Matthew C. Blank

Networks Years in Cable: 40

Education: University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business; Baruch College

One Word that Best Describes Me: Persistent

Elevated to his post last year Nevins’ works relentlessly to achieve the widest possible audience for Showtime, across platforms and markets. Under his leadership, the network has grown its international reach through deals with Bell Media and Sky Atlantic, and the content keeps flowing, including recent hit “Billions,” upcoming return of “Twin Peaks,” Cameron Crowe’s “Roadies” and election insider “The Circus.” Guiding these efforts is Blank’s clear vision of the brand. He continues to act as liaison between Showtime and CBS, finding ways to expand Showtime, keeping it as one of the most innovative networks in the industry.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Showtime Over-The-Top

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Slow by steady change

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Better Call Saul”

My first job: Marketing trainee, Philip Morris companies

Favorite charity event you work with: Harlem Children’s Zone’s Friend of the Children dinner

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… Dressing on the side

My favorite hashtag is: #Homeland

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Movie and dinner

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Drone

I watch the majority of programming on this device: iPad and smart TV My personal theme song is: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Favorite vacation spot: Amalfi Coast

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