Barry Diller

Born February 2, 1942 in San Francisco, California. Raised in Beverly Hills, close to Hollywood, Diller, now famous in the media business, took one of his first jobs in the mailroom of the Morris Agency. He was hired by ABC in 1966 and was serving as the Chairman of Paramount Pictures by 1972. Paramount, during Dillers tenure, produced hits like Laverne and Shirley, Taxi, Cheers, Saturday Night Fever and India Jones.

“The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry. ”

“This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.”

“I think the set-top box is convergence, ... It is the most exciting development will be the topic for the next five years.”

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