Ben Zurier has been involved with a number of significant media launches, including serving as the initial programming strategy executive for Comedy Central (and its HBO-incubated predecessor The Comedy Channel). He later oversaw programming for MagRack, an innovative collection of niche SVOD offerings launched by Cablevision in 2001. Later, he was in charge of Programming Strategy and Acquisitions for VH1, where he also was instrumental in designing and executing the launch programming models for LGBT-focused brand Logo, and the all-music performance brand Palladia.
If you want to watch Ben's talk with Cohort VI of the TVWS, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swDgIHtvpto
(Please note Ben arrives to class at the 47 minute mark)