March 21, 2019
This week, CableFax announced honorees for the 2019 Cablefax 100 Issue, which recognizes influential executives who are leading the way forward in innovation within the cable industry. We’re honored Newsy CEO Blake Sabatinelli was recognized alongside executives from the likes of Hulu, Comcast, Sling TV and more.
Under Sabatinelli’s leadership, Newsy has significantly grown its pay-TV distribution, making it the fastest growing news network in America right now. Newsy’s linear channel is available in nearly 40 million cable homes and the network is a leader in over-the-top programming and distribution. That growth has been fueled by Newsy’s commitment to bring truly objective, opinion-free news and information through up-to-the-minute news coverage, live news shows, award-winning investigations and long-form documentaries.
A native Texan, Sabatinelli started his career as a digital producer at ABC Action News in Tampa, and was later promoted to executive producer, managing a team of producers and overseeing editorial operations. He later led the digital strategy and operations at WJLA and News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Newsy in 2015, Sabatinelli oversaw video strategy at Newsy’s parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company.
CableFax is one of the leading trade publications covering the cable industry. The Magazine’s 100 issue will be published on June 6, 2019 during the Cablefax Celebration Gala when the executive rankings and profiles will be revealed. For the full list of honorees, visit cablefax.com.