Brian Roberts

Adweek’s Power List 2016: The Top 100 Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

To assemble Adweek's second annual Power List, we considered the profiles and results of global corporate titans, taking into account such criteria as company value, revenue and revenue growth, market performance, consumer reach and affinity, their standing among rivals, the number of employees overseen, key acquisitions and partnerships, industry accolades and media buzz. 

The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech


Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers?

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased to report that it had expanded, but not by convincing new subscribers to sign on—by moving forward with its deal to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Stellar Quarter for Resurgent NBC

After years of ratings deflation took the wind out of its sails—er, sales—things are looking up at NBC.

Comcast’s Brian Roberts Plays Down NBC Woes

Only two days into full ownership of NBCUniversal, Comcast NBCU CEO Brian Roberts knows better than to step into the middle of the feud between Jay Leno and the network.

Broadcast Boom Lifts NBCU in Q4

Hours after Comcast shocked analysts by announcing it would accelerate its buyout of General Electric’s remaining stake in NBCUniversal, Brian Roberts affirmed that “the opportunities for growth and value-creation available at NBC Universal are even stronger and better than we first anticipated.”

How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash

Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of analysts’ expectations.

Burke: NBC Profits ‘Could Be Dramatically Higher’

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke on Friday (Oct. 26) told investors that he isn’t satisfied by recent improvements at the broadcast division.Speaking during Comcast’s third-quarter earnings call, Burke acknowledged that while NBC is “obviously … doing better, we still have a lot of businesses that are underperforming.