Rick Howe is a television veteran, with vast experience on the operator (Time Warner Cable) and programmer (Showtime) sides of the business, in addition to working with The Cable Guide before and after its acquisition by TV Guide. He is also the co-author of a patent for the use of multiscreen mosaics in EPG’s. Rick was elected to the Cable Pioneers in 2011, and is a member of the Interactive Media Peer Group of The Television Academy. Rick provides marketing, product positioning and business development services to new providers in the advanced and interactive television space, as well as strategic planning and acquisition consulting for some of the largest players in the media industry. He writes a column under the sobriquet “The iTV Doctor,” published by itvt.com.