Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
19 December 2016
A year like no other inspires a new roster of potentates shaping the television landscape. They are the best. Believe us.

2016 B&C and Multichannel News Power 100

The TV industry is a remarkably fluid, creative, imaginative enterprise, and its top executives still shape what we watch and how, and what we’re willing to pay for and why.

Once again, we dealt with list-making caveats on our Power 100 list. C-level execs, talent, agents, government officials, tech creators, executive producers…and Oprah. They’re all here. But where do they land? CEOs and controllers of giant companies were going to rate high. Financials mattered, but they weren’t everything. Do you keep someone on when a merger may soon force them out? Yes; this is as close as possible to a snapshot of the present moment. A deal is done when it’s truly done.

You’ll find next to each name and title a number in parentheses, indicating where the power player landed on our list last year; a dash, of course, indicates a new entry. You’ll also find about a dozen women among the 100; shamefully, that is all. Lack of diversity remains a frustrating reality among positions of top TV power, and something must be done about that.

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