Years in Cable: 36
One Word that Best Describes Me: Inquisitive
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Nah, this executive suite functions like a well-oiled machine. They sold Patriot Media to Comcast for one of the highest prices on record, and also turned around Choice in Puerto Rico before making money for their investor group. In other words, these executives are committed to the cable industry. Among individual achievements and qualities, Simmons executive-produced a documentary educational issues that earned a Regional Emmy Award. Holanda brings diversity to the company, having worked throughout the U.S. including Missouri, where he was Regional VP of operations for Charter, Gdovin handles negotiation of programming and retrans consent agreements and Rohre provides management for technical and business operations.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: DOCSIS 3.1
What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Operators reside directly in the middle of a chasm between what consumers want and what programmers demand. I don’t see this untenable position dramatically changing in the near term.
My dream would be for golf balls to be connected to the Internet of Things so it could be found (golfers will understand)
Virtual reality is: The promise of immersive technology creating a new interactive platform for the medical, educational and entertainment industries
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Mozart In the Jungle”