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12 Names to Know in 2011

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While we hope 2011 will be remembered as the year the economy finally turned around and the content delivery business exploded alongside it, there are still some big challenges ahead for the industry.

From two major sports leagues staring down the barrel of work stoppages, to U.S. companies needing to find and sustain international growth to offset other problem areas, to a first-run syndication business in need of a new hit, there is much work to be done.

And while the big-name CEO's will be the ones making most of the headlines and appearing at industry confabs trying to solve the world's problems, there are plenty of other influential voices that will have lots to say about how this year is remembered.

In the following articles, the editors of B&C pick a dozen people and organizations that may not be regulars in these pages yet, but are sure to have major influence before the ball drops next New Year's Eve in Times Square.

Some of these execs and companies you may know. Some you don't. But before 2011 is over, we're betting you'll know much more about them.




Kees Abrahams

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President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television



All3Media

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Production Company


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Kirk Black

Senior VP, Meredith Local Media Group






Matthew Hong

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Senior VP/General Manager for Sports Operations, Turner Sports




Mike Hopkins

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President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Fox











The Hub

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Kids Cable Network




Megyn Kelly

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Anchor, Fox News Channel




Jeremy Kyle

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Talk Show Host




Aaron Meyerson

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President of Programming and Development, CBS television Distribution




Jeff Pash

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Executive VP of Labor/League Counsel, NFL




Michael Riley

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President, ABC Family




Jordan Wertlieb

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Executive VP, Hearst Television

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