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THR's 2010 Digital Power 50

Power doesn’t come easily in the digital content world.

Despite the buzz about the iPad or Foursquare, audiences and revenues generated by programming on PCs and wireless devices are still a pittance compared with such established media as film and TV. But, measured by the more intangible metric of influence, even the slightest innovation can portend big changes to come in the evolving media business.

Which makes the accomplishments of the 50 men and women highlighed in The Hollywood Reporter’s third annual Digital Power issue worth noting. To best reflect an industry sector that flouts tradition, Digital Power isn’t a traditional “power” list.

No amorphous quantifications of clout here; these simply are the people you need to watch if you want to stay abreast of how the content business is being revolutionized.

That guiding principle applies to execs at white-hot success stories like Twitter and turnaround specialists trying to work their magic on beleaguered assets like MySpace.

If there’s one quality that epitomizes all of these people, it’s ambition. Look no further than this year’s Digital Power Player honoree, David Eun, who left Google in March to head content efforts at AOL, a company that has reprioritized to make content its true focus.

If taking a business once known as the Internet’s gateway and remaking it into a Time Inc. for the 21st century doesn’t represent a power play, nothing does.

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  1. Lucas Cruikshank

    Fred read more

  2. Justine Ezarik

    iJustineread more

  3. David Eun

    President, AOL Media & Studiosread more

  4. Darcy Antonellis

    President, Warner Bros. Technical Operationsread more

  5. Jean-Briac (JB)

    Perrette president, digital and affiliate distribution, NBC Universalread more

  6. Eric Berger

    Senior vp, digital networks, Sony Pictures Entertainmentread more

  7. Dan Goodman

    Partner and co-founder, Believe Entertainment Groupread more

  8. Josh Bank

    President, East Coast, Alloy Entertainmentread more

  9. Ethan Beard

    Director of developer network, Facebookread more

  10. Jonathan Barzilay

    Senior vp programming and advertising, Flo TVread more

  11. Joe Bilman

    Executive vp, global products, Fox Mobile Groupread more

  12. Jim Funk

    Vp, business development, Rokuread more

  13. Michael Aragon

    Vp and GM, Sony Corp.read more

  14. Eddy Cue

    Vp, Internet services, Appleread more

  15. Marc DeBevoise

    Senior vp, digital media, business development & strategy, Starz Medi...read more

  16. KC Estenson

    Senior vp and GM, CNN.comread more

  17. Erik Flannigan

    Executive vp, digital media, MTV Networksread more

  18. Karin Gilford

    Senior vp and online entertainment, Comcastread more

  19. Mark Greenberg

    President and CEO, Epixread more

  20. Greg Clayman

    Executive vp, digital distribution and business development, MTV Netw...read more