HBO Chairman & CEO Richard Plepler accepted the prestigious Driver of Change award at the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony last night in London. The category recognized companies who saw opportunity where others only saw danger. In HBO's case, it was the decision to provide its programming through an online streaming service that set it apart from the other nominees.
At the event, Plepler spoke to FT's Vanessa Kortekaas about Apple, why predicting a hit show is impossible, and more. Watch the interview below.
In the related Financial Times article, Matthew Garrahan said: "No other television channel can lay claim to being as influential or as having played such a key role in redefining what television is or means, than HBO. No other network has had the cultural impact or swept the Emmy awards for excellence in television on such a consistent basis."
Read the full article, "HBO Continues to Break New Ground in Television."