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A Letter from New President and CEO, Jana L. Henthorn

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Cable Center tells the story of this dynamic industry. The focus of my tenure will be to ensure that we continue to share cable’s legacy and contributions to society through resources easily accessible around the world. One such program is The Center’s Hauser Oral History project, which gathers first-hand accounts from the women and men who built the industry, and those who are leading it forward. In the last two years, we’ve added 35 new videos to our online collection from programmers, operators and technology innovators.

Another way we recognize cable’s heritage is through the Cable Hall of Fame. The Cable Hall of Fame is the premier tribute that honors our industry and is The Center’s signature fundraising event. Since 1998, 114 illustrious individuals have been inducted. Every year the support for this celebration increases and the program has become even more meaningful with expanded international participation.

As the new president and CEO of The Cable Center, this will be a special night for me, as I will have the opportunity to personally honor and present this fine class of cable’s elite on May 16 in Boston. Please come join me!

The 2016 honorees are:

  • Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
  • Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications, Inc.
  • John D. Evans, Chairman and CEO, Evans Telecommunications Co.
  • Tom Rogers, Chairman, TiVo Inc.
  • Robert J. Stanzione, Chairman and CEO, ARRIS
  • John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Retired President and CEO, Landmark Communications, Inc.

During the celebration, we will also recognize Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. with the 2016 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award. He has consistently provided strong leadership and guidance throughout his years in the cable industry, and his dedication to philanthropy and ethics in business is truly admirable.

For those of you who don’t know me, I have been at The Cable Center since 2004 and am a seasoned telecom veteran with experience working for operators, programmers and nonprofits. Throughout my years in the industry, one of my early favorite jobs (and I had many!) was being a multi-system general manager; it offered a variety of rich experiences that introduced me to cable’s fast pace and remarkable innovation, while always having an eye on the customer experience.

This industry is evolving, and we will reflect that future and stay relevant to our audience. I believe The Cable Center has a bright future, and with your ongoing support, will continue to tell the story of the industry’s innovators for generations to come.

Jana L. Henthorn



Amos Hostetter Named Bresnan Ethics in Business Award Recipient

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The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame, honors those in the cable industry who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry and will take place on May 16, in Boston in conjunction with the INTX. In addition to the seven 2016 inductees, Amos Hostetter will be presented with the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.

The award honors outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify the standards upheld by Bill Bresnan, including understanding and doing what is right in the face of adversity and upholding ethical leadership qualities in everyday work situations.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award,” said Hostetter. “Bill was a respected colleague, and most importantly, a good friend, and it is a real privilege to receive this recognition in his memory.”

“Amos has always been a role model for many of us in the cable television industry,” said Brian Lamb, executive chairman, C-SPAN, and chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee. “In many ways ‘ethics’ could be his middle name.”

A long time industry veteran, Hostetter, Jr. currently serves as chairman of Pilot House Associates, LLC and is a dedicated philanthropist for art and education in the Boston area.

Help us honor Hostetter at the Cable Hall of Fame celebration on May 16 at the Westin Boston Waterfront! For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit or contact Morgan Hernquist, , 720-502-7513.

The 2016 Beacon Awards® Honoring, Communications & Public Affairs

Sponsored Article by the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC)

For 2016, the Beacon Awards® are even easier and faster to enter. In an effort to create a more efficient entry process, the main portion of the entry, the Project Summary, has been reduced to only a single-page submission, although up to two-pages may be submitted. Plus all information about entering and submitting a Beacon entry is now online. You don’t even need the hard copy brochure.

The Beacon Awards® have been cable’s highest recognition of communications and public affairs excellence since 1989. The 2016 entry deadline for the Beacon Awards® is March 18, 2016. However, if you submit your entry by March 5, $50 will be taken off the regular entry fee for every submission.

All entrants need to do is submit the project summary, optional supplemental materials, completed entry form and payment, all of which may be emailed to ACC. Beacon Award® entries must represent work executed and results achieved between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

New for this year, the 2016 Beacon Awards® have added two entry categories, Enterprise and Small/Medium business public relations. Organizations eligible to enter the Beacon Award® are cable operators, regional and national cable networks, state and regional associations, marketing co-ops, and vendors (hardware and software providers). Additionally advertising and public relations agencies may enter with the permission of the client cable system or network.

Receive the recognition for your communications and public affairs campaigns and their accomplishments to drive both company and industry goals. The awards will be presented during a gala celebration the evening of June 21 in New York City at the Hearst Building.

For general Beacon Awards® entry information, please go to For complete information on submitting an entry, please go to

Additionally, a pdf version of the 2016 Call for Entry brochure is available on the ACC website at or you may contact the ACC office for a brochure. For additional information, contact Steve Jones at or 703-372-2215.


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