Quick Takes

Jun 10, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“Ken Potashner, CEO of Sonicblue. They produce the ReplayTV devices, and they just overturned the ruling that would require them to share their customers’ viewing habits with the major studios. I think it’s going to create a more competitive environment.”
Mark Hoebich, president/CEO, TVtracker.com
“What about the ownership groups? Hearst-Argyle, Belo and others? There are names in these companies who wield a lot of power. … And how about net promo players? Vince Manze and John Miller at NBC can pretty much make or break a new show.”
Randy Foulds, creative services director, WDSU-TV (NBC), New Orleans
“Among those missing from the 74 people on your list of the 50 most powerful and influential people in television are Brad Grey, Mark Burnett, Bill Hillary, Don Hewitt and Dennis FitzSimons.”
Phil Rosenthal, television critic, Chicago Sun-Times