October 9, 2015
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The Cable Center Names Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2016

DENVER – The Cable Center announced today the members of its Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The seven newly elected industry leaders will be inducted during the 19th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, held in conjunction with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) Internet and Television Expo (INTX), May 16-18, 2016, in Boston.

The new 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, President and CEO, TiVo Inc.
Robert J. Stanzione, Chairman and CEO, ARRIS
John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Retired President and CEO, Landmark Communications, Inc.

The honorees were chosen based on their dedication and contributions to the development of the cable industry. The 2016 Cable Hall of Fame selection committee was chaired by Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and a member of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. Since 1998, 114 men and women have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

“I am thrilled to welcome these seven industry leaders into the Cable Hall of Fame,” said Willner. “This year’s class members represent so many different aspects of our industry – from programming to operators, to technology and equipment. Each one of them has had a unique and immense impact on the growth of the cable industry and its influence on today’s society."

“Congratulations to the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2016,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “Each of these individuals have helped the cable industry change the world, and we are looking forward to honoring them at the Cable Hall of Fame celebration during INTX."

The 19th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration will be held on May 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit, or call 720-502-7500.

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, 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.