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    25th Annual Cable Hall of Fame. Thursday, September 15, 2022. Zeigfeld Ballroom, New York City.  
  • Cable Center Honors Bill Daniels And Pat Esser With 2021 And 2022 Bresnan Ethics In Business Awards

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    June 8, 2022

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    Cable Center Honors Bill Daniels And Pat Esser With 2021 And 2022 Bresnan Ethics In Business Awards

    To Be Presented During 2022 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

    DENVER, CO, June 8, 2022 – The Cable Center announced today that the late Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer and founder of the Daniels Fund, has been named the 2021 Bresnan Award recipient and Pat Esser, former President and CEO of Cox Communications, has been named the 2022 recipient. The award recognizes the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. The award will be presented at the 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, September 15, 2022, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

    “On behalf of the Daniels Fund, I am honored to accept this award for Bill Daniels,” said Hanna Skandera, President and CEO, Daniels Fund. “He would have been extremely proud to receive this recognition along with Pat. He dedicated his life to the cable industry and to giving back to his community. His commitment to ethics and to being a steward of the next generation of leaders was unrivaled and we continue to see the impact of that commitment today.”

    “I am thrilled to accept the Bresnan Award,” said Pat Esser. “Bill Bresnan was not only a mentor, but also a friend, and I greatly admired his passion for our industry and to doing what is right in today’s business world. I am humbled to be named this year’s award recipient and I am thrilled to be recognized alongside Bill Daniels.”

    “Bill and Pat have been two of the most passionate and innovative members of our industry. Their dedication to people and philanthropy exemplifies what the Bresnan Award is all about,” said Michael Willner, Chairman and CEO of Penthera Partners and Chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “Pat has shown outstanding leadership at the helm of Cox Communications and his dedication to our industry and to supporting his community is extraordinary. Bill helped found the cable industry and his entrepreneurial spirt was at the core of its growth and success. We are honored to recognize both Bill and Pat.”

    Bill Daniels was a born entrepreneur, widely considered one of the great business visionaries of the twentieth century and one of the earliest pioneers in the cable industry. Daniels’ company, Daniels & Associates, brokered many of the deals that shaped the industry, and his leadership attracted many technology and communications companies to Denver, making it the recognized “cable capital of the world.”

    Daniels was also a dedicated philanthropist, providing significant support to innovative education efforts. He founded Young Americans Bank in 1987, the world’s only bank exclusively for kids, and made substantial donations to the University of Denver to incorporate ethics, values, and personal integrity into the business school curriculum. The business school was later renamed the Daniels College of Business in his honor.

    Daniels spent his final years laying plans for the Daniels Fund, which is now one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region, continuing Daniels’ legacy of compassion and generosity across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through grants, scholarships, and an ethics initiative.

    Pat Esser held the top executive position at Cox since 2006, retiring December 31, 2021. During his leadership tenure, Cox earned many accolades for celebrating its diverse people, suppliers, communities, products and the characteristics that make each one unique. Esser has personally been recognized with several industry awards including the Cable Advertising Bureau’s President’s Award, NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Leadership, Multichannel News’ Executive of the Year, NAMIC’s Living Legend Award and Hall of Fame inductions by both The Cable Center and Multichannel News.

    Esser currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of C-SPAN as well as a national Trustee and member of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He also served many years on both the board of CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

    “Bill and Pat’s commitment to the creation and growth of the cable industry, as well as their history of supporting innumerable philanthropic endeavors is truly inspirational,” said Diane Christman, President and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are delighted to honor them with the Bresnan Award.”

    The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award was created to honor outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify Bill Bresnan’s longstanding commitment to ethics in business, and demonstrating societal, community, and philanthropic engagement.

    The 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame returns to the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15, 2022.

    For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

    About The Cable Center

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

    Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

    About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

    The industry’s best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors leaders in connectivity, content, and media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF.

    For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513

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  • Cable Center Names Industry Frontline Associates the 2021 Cable Hall of Fame Honoree

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 16, 2021

    For more information, contact:
    Hannah Hardi

    720-502-7532
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    Cable Center Names Industry Frontline Associates the 2021 Cable Hall of Fame Honoree

    The Cable Center salutes and commemorates the unwavering commitment, service, leadership, and innovation of the connectivity industry’s Frontline Associates throughout the pandemic.

    DENVER, CO – The Cable Center announced during its virtual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, which premiered November 15 on C-SPAN3 and C-SPAN.org, that the 2021 Cable Hall of Fame Honoree would be an especially memorable recipient this year.

    After ceremoniously inducting the 2020 Honorees into the Cable Hall of Fame, The Cable Center surprised viewers by naming the connectivity industry’s Frontline Associates the 2021 Honoree, recognizing their ongoing commitment to innovation, leadership, and service throughout the pandemic.

    “Our industry’s steadfast Frontline deserves our deepest gratitude, highest regard, and heartfelt recognition,” said Michael Willner, President and CEO of Penthera Partners and Chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “Our Frontline Associates have collectively demonstrated phenomenal leadership, innovation, and grit throughout the pandemic. Thank you for keeping our communities connected and welcome to The Cable Hall of Fame.”

    Since 1998, 148 total Honorees have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. Although several groups have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame before, this year’s remarkable group Honoree certainly stands out.

    “Our inspiring Frontline Associates have proved there is no obstacle too great for our industry to face head-on,” said Jana Henthorn, President and CEO of The Cable Center. “Due to their unwavering commitment to innovation—even during the throes of an unprecedented global pandemic—our industry is thriving as it continues to innovate and connect families and friends, companies and employees, communities and nations. We are grateful for our Frontline Associates and their exceptional leadership, agility, resilience, and service. We are honored to induct them into The Cable Hall of Fame.”

    The full virtual celebration as well as a dedicated tribute to the Frontline Associates are available for on-demand streaming at www.cablehalloffame.com. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, the 2020 Honorees, and the 2021 Honoree, visit www.cablehalloffame.com.

    About The Cable Center

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. . Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

     

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  • Cable Center Welcomes Six Industry Trailblazers to Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2022

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    March 30, 2022

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    Cable Center Welcomes Six Industry Trailblazers to Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2022

    Celebration Returns to New York City on September 15

    DENVER, CO, March 30, 2022 – Six industry innovators who have changed the world of media and entertainment are set to be honored at the 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration. The 2022 Cable Hall of Fame red carpet event will return to the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on September 15.

    The honorees, selected for their groundbreaking leadership and entrepreneurship in the connectivity, content, and media industry, are:

    • Patricia Jo Boyers – President/CEO & Co-Founder, BOYCOM Cablevision, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of Directors, ACA Connects
    • Kevin Casey – President, Northeast Division of Comcast Cable
    • Chris Lammers – COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs
    • Tina Perry – President, OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
    • John C. Porter II – CEO, Telenet Group Holding
    • The Honorable Michael K. Powell – President & CEO, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association; Former Chairman of the FCC

    Since 1998, 147 luminaries have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

    “Our 2022 Cable Hall of Fame class represents the ‘best of the best’ of our industry. Each of these trailblazers has worked to shape the cable and video entertainment industry through their leadership and pioneering ideas,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “We are also thrilled to welcome everyone back to the red carpet for our Cable Hall of Fame celebration this fall in New York.”

    “The entrepreneurial spirit and dedication shown by this year’s inductees has had an immeasurable impact on our industry throughout the world. We can’t wait to gather in person again and honor them at our celebration at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15,” said Diane Christman, president and CEO, The Cable Center.

    The 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame returns to the Ziegfeld Ballroom on September 15, 2022.

    For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

    About The Cable Center

    The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources.

    Visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.

    About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

    The industry’s best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors leaders in connectivity, content, and media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF.

    For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513

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  • Chris Lammers

  • IN MEMORIAM: Bernard Shaw

    IN MEMORIAM: Bernard Shaw May 22, 1940 – September 7, 2022

    Bernard Shaw, CNN’s beloved chief anchor and 2009 Cable Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. The Cable Center extends its condolences and sympathy to the Shaw family and all those who loved him.

  • John C. Porter II

  • Kevin Casey

  • Our Industry’s Frontline Associates

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    Our Industry’s Frontline Associates

    The Cable Center salutes and commemorates the unwavering commitment, service, leadership, and innovation of the connectivity industry’s Frontline Associates throughout the pandemic. Thank you for keeping our communities connected and welcome to The Cable Hall of Fame.

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  • Patricia Jo Boyers

  • The Honorable Michael K. Powell

  • Tina Perry