Whether you’re a producer looking to score a commission for an original series or an international distributor seeking an American window for your show, World Screen’s Top 100 U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels report is your must-have guide to doing business in the biggest television market in the world.
Ad-supported cable channels delivered a 61-percent share of total day viewing in the U.S. in 2009. With buzz-generating original series, international imports and off-net acquisitions, the American pay-TV channels are continuing to draw audiences from broadcast TV—and in the process, are providing tremendous opportunities for content creators.
This comprehensive downloadable directory, available for US$395, features:
- Programming Strategies: Featuring information on daytime, access and prime-time scheduling, signature franchises and the channels’ original to acquired ratio.
- Contact Information: Acquisitions, commissioning and development contacts.
- Market Schedule: Find out which U.S. and international conventions are on the planner for channels as they look to fill their programming needs.
- Available Slots: Programmers discuss which areas of their schedules they need to fill.
The Top 100 U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels guide was compiled by Jay Stuart, with additional reporting by Mansha Daswani, the executive editor of World Screen.
Jay Stuart has covered the international television and media business for more than two decades, during which he has been a staff overseas correspondent of Variety, editor of Television Business International and editorial director of Kagan World Media in London.
Executives interviewed for the guide include:
- Margaret Loesch, President & CEO, The Hub
- Mark Cuban, Chairman & President, HDNet
- Paul DeBenedittis, Senior VP, Programming Strategy, and Tracy McAndrew, Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Disney Channels Worldwide
- Jason Klarman, President, Oxygen Media
- David Royle, Executive VP, Programming & Production, Smithsonian Channel
- Tom Zappala, Executive VP, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Family
- Stacy Isenhower, Senior VP, Programming & Scheduling; and Adina Pitt, VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Cartoon Network
- Thomas Vitale, Executive VP, Programming & Original Movies, Syfy
- Rick Holzman, Senior VP, Programming, Animal Planet
- Bob Tuschman, Senior VP, Programming & Production, Food Network
- Rob Magdlen, Senior VP, Program Planning & Acquisitions, Comcast Entertainment Group
- Diane Robina, Executive VP, Development, Acquisitions & Programming Strategy, TV Guide Network
- Marc J. Zand, Executive VP, Business Affairs & Digital Networks, ION Media Networks
- Eric Schrier, Executive VP, FX Productions & Senior VP, Series Development, FX
- Kris Slava, Senior VP, Programming & Production, Ovation
- Bilai Joa Silar, VP & Channel Director, Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic
- Roger Henry, VP, Programming & Development, Investigation Discovery
- Jaci Cohen, Senior VP, Programming & Acquisitions, TV Land
- Katie Buchanan, VP, Programming & Acquisitions, The Style Network
- Dan Russell, VP, Programming & Scheduling, Planet Green
- John Griffin, VP, Programming, Spike TV
- Bob Scanlon, VP, Production, HD Theater
- Sebastian Trujillo, Senior VP, Operating Manager, Galavisión Network
- James J. Ackerman, President & CEO & Kate Pearson, Senior VP, Programming, Documentary Channel
- Matt Monos, VP, Programming & Acquisitions, G4
- Kevin Little, Director, Editorial, Turner Entertainment Networks
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