Gary Marsh

Years In Cable: 28

Education: UCLA

A robust slate of series plus original movies “Descendants” and “Teen Beach 2” spelled big success for Disney’s television properties targeting the pint-size set. Under Marsh’s able watch, Disney Channel was the No. 1 cable net in Total Viewers and Total Day in 2015. Pyne continues to assure the Disney footprint is expanding across distribution platforms, with a particular eye to digital. Connolly, promoted a year ago, is leading the company’s media networks distribution strategy through a time of disruption, sealing deals including an agreement with Sony to deliver Disney/ESPN content to PlayStation Vue.

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Like a python trying to swallow a kangaroo—hard to digest, but necessary for survival.

Favorite charity I work with: City of Hope

My personal theme song is: “If Only” (from Disney Descendants)

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