Chuck Dolan’s Cablevision Systems Corp., the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., has awarded senior veep stripes to three of its executives: Katherine Lewis, in strategic market planning; Mac Budill in programming; and Walt Hildenbrand in engineering and technology.
Lewis will research market trends and help evaluate the financial viability of video, telephony and high-speed data in the New York metropolitan area. Before joining Cablevision, Lewis was VP of programming for American Sky Broadcasting.
Budill buys the cable networks and the pay-per-view events for all of Cablevision’s systems, which serve more than 3.4-million subscribers. Budill was previously a management consultant for Bain & Co.
One of Hildenbrand’s duties will be to create a new engineering and technology department to speed the delivery of new services to subscribers.