The Cable Center is pleased to welcome a CEO with a recipe for success – Balan Nair, new CEO of Liberty Latin America; and a successful Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series about a recipe for meth – “Breaking Bad,” Vince Gilligan creator, AMC to our Cable Hall of Fame class of 2018.
“Breaking Bad” and Nair join our four previously announced honorees: Nomi Bergman, Senior Executive, Advance/Newhouse; John Bickham, President and Chief Operating Officer, Charter Communications; Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO, HBO; and Neil Smit, Vice Chairman, Comcast Corporation.
“We couldn’t ask for a better way to round out our 2018 Cable Hall of Fame class,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “Balan is an incredible technologist whose expertise and insight helped to transform our industry’s technology operating model. And ’Breaking Bad’ was one of television’s most innovative series. It had an immense impact on how we watch and consume television. We are excited to pay tribute to this inimitable series at the 2018 Cable Hall of Fame.”
The 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held April 4, 2018 in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The Ziegfeld Ballroom will be the home for the Cable Hall of Fame through at least 2020.
Are you an Intrapreneur?
While an entrepreneur is defined as a person who establishes a new business with an innovative idea or concept, an intrapreneur undertakes innovations on behalf of their organization. Both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs share similar qualities like conviction, creativity, zeal and insight, and both are instrumental in driving innovation.
The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy (IA) provides rising stars in the cable industry with the skills and mindset to become intrapreneurs, to envision and effect change, and to innovate within their organizations’ existing corporate structures. Innovation, as defined by IA, can apply to processes, products and programs, as well as technologies. “A core tenet of the curriculum is that innovation is a process, and this process can be learned and honed”, said Janice Silver, IA program director. “IA is looking for candidates that have displayed these intrapreneurial behaviors and attributes”.
The IA curriculum is organized into three sections. It begins with a two day in-person kick-off at The Cable Center, followed by 7 weeks of online supported-study period, culminating in a two and a half day capstone at the Cable Center. The program is open to early to mid-career cable industry professionals (MVPDs, vendors or content providers) from any department or discipline – both people managers and individual contributors. There are two available 2018 sessions, spring and fall. To learn more, view our academy overview video and apply online now.
The Cable Center is delighted to announce that June Travis, former EVP and COO of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), has been named the 2018 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient. The award honors the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. Travis will be presented the industry accolade at the 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration on April 4.
“I am honored to be recognized as this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient. It is particularly special because it is dedicated to Bill Bresnan, a friend and colleague whom I admired greatly. He displayed integrity and high ethics in every aspect of his life. I am humbled and very touched to be named this year’s recipient,” said June Travis.
“June has helped shape the cable television industry with her vision and guidance,” said Frank Drendel, chair of the board and founder of CommScope, Inc., chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee, and past Bresnan Award recipient. “She demonstrated ethics in every aspect of her career and we are thrilled to present her this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.”
June E. Travis served as EVP and COO of NCTA from 1994 until she retired from the cable television industry in 1999. She has also been very active in the industry, serving as an officer and board member for a number of cable television industry boards, including CommScope, NCTA, C-SPAN, Cable in the Classroom, TechCorps and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She chaired the industry’s political action committee, CablePAC, for nine years. Ms. Travis also participates in a number of Colorado-based organizations.
Shine a Spotlight on Your Company
Don’t miss your chance to put your company in the spotlight. The 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC is fast approaching, and a sponsorship opportunity is waiting for you!
The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration attracts a global audience of high-level executives from all segments of the industry, and gives your company unprecedented access to high-level decision makers. Choose from a wide variety of sponsorships available for every budget. All sponsorships come with high-impact recognition opportunities at the Ziegfeld.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Cable Hall of Fame, please contact The Cable Center’s Development Office at or +1 720.502.7513. There are still great options for sponsorships and tables!
Register Today for the Celebration of the Year!
Reserve your table or ticket today for the industry's best networking event April 4, in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom! Click here to register today, or contact The Cable Center’s Development Office at or +1 720.502.7513.
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