Brad Schwartz; President, Entertainment & Media. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Years in Cable: 14

Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania

One Word that Best Describes Me: Canadian

2015 was a big year for Pop. After steering the successful rebrand from TV Guide, Schwartz kept the momentum going with nine quarters of ratings growth, nearly 100 new blue chip adver­tisers and a flurry of original programming. The network’s first scripted series, “Schitt’s Creek” is helping drive viewership and propelling new carriage agreements, including recent launches on Cablevision and AT&T U-verse, among others.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: The Real Housewives of Potomac

Virtual reality is… My favorite Jamiroquai song

My first job: Assistant to Lorne Michaels—”Saturday Night Live”

What excites you most about DOCSIS 3.1? The catchy brand name.

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… “You’re The Worst”

What should cable do to improve its image? Have Kylie Jenner tweet about it.

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