David Leavy

Years in Media & Broadband: 21

Education: BA, Colby College

My personal superpower is: Self-awareness—enough to know that I don’t have any superpower

How does the country narrow the digital divide? Strong digital literacy tools, rural broadband deployment and universal access can and should be one of the most bipartisan/nonpartisan issues—hoping funding will be included in infrastructure legislations.

How has the pandemic forever changed programming? It certainly accelerated the streaming revolution but also confirmed how central media, entertainment and storytelling are to our culture, our communities and our collective experiences.

What’s the future of direct-to-consumer streaming look like? We see a rich multi-platform entertainment ecosystem with big theatrical films, linear TV and streaming all satisfying consumer needs, expectations, and experiences…not one size fits all.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Going back to the movies!

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