Apostolou’s known for her fierce work ethic as she makes sure the independent Starz gets its due. “I think it’s important to accept that your work IS part of your personal life. We work in an industry we love, and if we don’t integrate it into our lives, it becomes a source of stress,” she says. That said, she highly recommends an email detox on Sunday mornings.

How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women? 

I think women in the cable industry are doing a great job supporting one another, and that is what I consider to be the most important factor to success. However, large swaths of the media continue to disparage issues that are important to women and oftentimes create a negative narrative. This is an area where I think women in cable could exert more of their considerable influence – to change the conversation and promote progress.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

Consolidation has been the biggest story this year and the one that will most transform and impact the industry.

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

I think it’s important to accept that your work IS part of your personal life. We work in an industry we love, and if we don’t integrate it into our lives, it becomes a source of stress. That said, I highly recommend going “analog” on Sunday mornings. We all need to regularly detox from smartphones and emails.

When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?

I recently moved from NYC to Los Angeles, so now I am most likely to be outdoors… Year-round! Winter is indeed coming…

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