The 2009 B&C Next Wave of Leaders
The television industry desperately needs new game-changing ideas. Here's an all-star team that we think can deliver in the clutch.
By Broadcasting & Cable Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/8/2009 2:00:00 AM
Rumors of the television industry's impending demise may be greatly exaggerated, but it's in need of some fresh inspiration. Battling an onslaught of technology and the diminishing attention span of viewers, companies that play in the space find themselves needing to innovate with a degree of urgency unimaginable in past years.
And to accomplish this Herculean task, it will take visionaries who can see around the corner and anticipate both opportunities and threats coming down the pike. Often that happens below the CEO level, where you'll find leaders-in-waiting who are already demonstrating the acumen to effect change and success.
Every year at this time, B&C honors a group of those stars who have already made an impact, but also show the track record and upside to propel their companies to greater things.
This year's Next Wave of Leaders is no exception. From network and studio execs to producers to tech gurus, B&C presents an all-star team that we hope will help the television industry fight through one of its most trying periods ever.
We invite you to read about this year's Next Wave below. You'll be hearing more from them in the years to come.
StewartIII - 6/8/2009 6:49:28 PM EDT
The success of the media industry depends on serving the US audience. That audience is becoming increasingly diverse. So what does it say when there is no ethnic diversity in the "next wave of leaders"?
It makes me worry that the industry risks becoming out of touch with its audience base.
Michael Smith - 6/8/2009 12:06:13 PM EDT
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