The Cable Center Names Cable Hall of Fame Class 2015

DENVER – The Cable Center announced today the members of its Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The six newly elected industry leaders will be inducted during the 18th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration, held in conjunction with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's (NCTA) Internet and Television Expo (INTX), May 5-7, 2015, in Chicago, IL.

The new honorees are:

• Chris Berman, Sportscaster, ESPN
• Bill Roedy, Global Health Ambassador and Former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International
• Steve Simmons, Chairman, Patriot Media and Communications
• JC Sparkman, Chief Operating Officer, TCI, Retired
• Tony Werner, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Comcast Cable
• Eleanor Winter, Senior Vice President, NCTA

The honorees were chosen based on their dedication and contributions to the development of the cable industry. The 2015 Cable Hall of Fame selection committee was chaired by Michael Willner, president and CEO of GreatLand Connections and a member of The Cable Center's Board of Directors. Since 1998, 108 men and women have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

"It is a pleasure to announce the six new members of our Cable Hall of Fame," said Willner. "From programming visionaries to technology trendsetters, they exemplify the spirit of innovation that has helped to drive and build this industry."

"Congratulations to the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015," said Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center. "They have all exhibited significant leadership and influence upon the people, organizations and communities served by our industry, and we are honored and excited to welcome them into the Cable Hall of Fame during the INTX event."

The 18th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration will be held on May 5, 2015 at the Chicago Navy Pier. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit, or call 720-502-7500.

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry. The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world's largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit us at, and for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
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. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #cablehof. For more information visit or call 720-502-7500.

October 8, 2014
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