Justin Connolly (photo credit:Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images)

Years in Cable: 13

Education: BA, MBA, Harvard University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Fortunate

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.

My first job: Vendor at Fenway

Favorite charity event I work with: The Jimmy V Foundation

What should cable do to improve its image? Massive upgrades to the user interface

New favorite binge: “American Crime”

My Starbucks order: Four cake pops for my kids.

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