Josh Sapan, AMC

Years in Industry: 38

Education: BA, University of Wisconsin

Sapan’s talent for spotting unique, compelling programming has set AMC Networks apart from the rest of the pack. This year was filled with accolades for dramas like AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” BBC America’s “Killing Eve” and SundanceTV’s “State of the Union.” When AMC Networks decided to purchase RLJ Entertainment, Sapan ushered in a new era for the company that centered on targeted SVOD services. In December, those services collectively passed the 2 million subscriber milestone. Most recently, Sapan & Co reconfigured the SVOD lineup to bundle an ad-free version of AMC with Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited and launched WE tv+, which features on demand content from WE tv and Urban Movie Channel. Some might not know that video isn’t the only creative medium on Sapan’s mind. He’s also a published poet and collects group panoramic photos from throughout history.

Number of subscriptions to streaming services:
Industry forecasts are estimating 250 million subscriptions worldwide to targeted streaming services by 2023, with enthusiasts seeking out specialized content like suspense and horror, British TV and urban-themed content, among others.

The future of broadband is…
Robust

Last content I streamed:
“Better Call Saul,” “Killing Eve,” “The Innocence Files,” “Unorthodox,” “Mrs. America,” “The Sopranos.”

What about travel used to annoy you but that now you actually miss?
Solo time on airplanes.

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