In the past year, Investigation Discovery launched in both Italy and France, and female FTA channel DKISS launched in Spain. Soldi’s leadership has led to record content ratings achievements, including 2 million viewers for the season finale of “Bake Off Italia” on Real Time, and 2.1 million viewers for the series premiere of “Fratelli di Crozza” on NOVE. Gender equality in cable will occur, she says, with “sponsorship of women by women, and creating men who are feminists.”

Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Celeste in “Big Little Lies,” wherein lies the complexity of human nature and dynamics.

What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
Sponsorship of women by women, and creating men who are feminists.

What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Simone de Beauvoir.

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