Mac Budill

Years in Cable: 24

Education: MBA, Harvard University, BA Economics Yale University

It’s a big programming year for NBCU with the evolution of content across all cable nets, not to mention the Olympics, and new NASCAR and FIFA programming. Good thing this rock-solid trio is here to ensure augmented distribution paths for all that content on all platforms, including a strong push into live streaming and on-demand. Budill, Bond and Manfredi are building on a track record that saw a 10 percent year-over-year increase in distribution revenue to more than $5 billion in 2015. To boot, this year’s Super Bowl was the most watched U.S. show in TV history and broke digital streaming records on NBC Sports Live Extra with 800,000 views per minute. Go team!

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Orphan Black”

My first job: Loading/launching clay pigeons while scrunched in a bunker that was 4 feet high and 100+ degrees

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… Small hands. Big lies. Can’t Win.

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Listening to music at Austin City Limits or similar festival

New favorite binge: “Parenthood” (only coincidentally an NBC show)

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