Tag Archives: David Zaslav

Zapping and the Mothers of Innovation (Pt 2)

Zapping and the Mothers of Innovation is a series looking at innovation at The Cable Show 2012. Written by contributor, Russell Howard. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Today I continue my mission to identify innovations on The Cable Show floor while pondering “innovation.” We pride ourselves on celebrating innovation as a virtue. In reality, though, innovation is not always […]

Sneak Preview: Speakers and Sessions for 2012

With TBS superstar Conan O’Brien being interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan, we have quite the growing list of speakers for The Cable Show 2012. Our General Sessions have the top names from sports, entertainment, business and politics represented in Boston. More speakers are being announced everyday, including: Glenn Britt – Chairman & CEO, Time Warner […]

Day Three General Session: The Big O

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Paula Zahn; shame on me for that.

I should have known Oprah was not going to talk about reach and penetration. She wasn’t going to talk about launch dollars or affiliate fees. She wasn’t even going to talk about advertising revenue or cable households.

She was going to talk about one thing, and one thing only; the power of the Oprah brand.

In fact, right up front when asked by Zahn about the Oprah brand, she prefaced her answer with the admission, “I guess I have to admit it, I am a brand now.”

Consumers Should Guide Content Consumption, Top Industry Execs Say

Even as technology accelerates viewing choices, consumers drive the programming process and it’s the job of operators and programmers to satisfy customer content demands on whatever platforms they choose to use, top industry executives agreed during The Cable Show’s 2010 Opening General Session today.  When it comes to navigating and managing the abundance of new […]

The Cable Show's Opening Panel Session

Yesterday’s opening session of The Cable Show 2010 featured a line up of cable heavy hitters in free-flowing discussion across a wide variety of topics.  Starting with the FCC’s recent decision to pursue reclassification of ISPs under Title II, moderator Tyler Mathisen questioned the CEOs about regulations, business models, consumer interests, and the future. When […]