TWC's Marcus and Comcast's Roberts top the 8 highest paid CEOs in pay-TV

Cable executive compensationWho are the highest paid CEOs in the pay-TV industry? Now that the nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, FierceCable has compiled its annual list.

Topping the ranking is Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus, an executive who would have gained nearly $80 million had Comcast been successful in purchasing the MSO. Despite the fallout from the Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) deal, Marcus still raked in $34.6 million, making him the highest paid pay-TV executive of 2014.

Speaking of Comcast, the MSO's Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts came in second with $32.96 million. Read the full report here.

You can also check out a similar list from FierceTelecom, and stay tuned for an upcoming list next week in FierceWireless.

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