Among those honored at Wednesday’s ceremony in Miami Beach were AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan, YouTube’s Susanne Daniels, Univision’s Randy Falco, multihyphenate Eva Longoria and Fox’s Gary Newman and Dana Walden.
When YouTube decided to get serious about developing high-end content for its YouTube Red subscription product, the Internet behemoth turned to a seasoned TV pro. Susanne Daniels, who joined YouTube as global head of content in July 2015, helped birth such notable series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek” during her tenure in programming at the WB Network. She also logged stints at ABC and Fox and, more recently, Lifetime and MTV.
Six honorees will receive their awards at a reception scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
YouTube original content head Susanne Daniels pushed back Friday against the insistence by television executives that uniform systems to measure multiplatform video viewing are needed — and the movement by companies such as Nielsen and comScore to create such systems.
Susanne Daniels is exiting her post as programming chief at MTV to join YouTube in a newly created position leading the plaform’s budding original content efforts.