October 31, 2017
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Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Named

DENVER – The Cable Center announced today the members of its Cable Hall of Fame class of 2018. The newly selected luminaries will be inducted during the 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, held on April 4, in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

 The honorees are:

  • Nomi Bergman, Senior Executive, Advance/Newhouse
  • John Bickham, President and Chief Operating Officer, Charter Communications
  • Jarl Mohn, President and CEO, NPR
  • Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO, HBO
  • Neil Smit, Vice Chairman, Comcast Corporation

The honorees were chosen based on their leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation in media. Since 1998, 127 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

“We are thrilled to roll out the red carpet for our 2018 inductees at our first Cable Hall of Fame celebration in New York at the phenomenal Ziegfeld Ballroom,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “This year’s honorees are some of the most respected leaders in our industry, and they have helped to shape the face of cable for future generations.”

“The dedication, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit shown by this year’s inductees has helped to guide the successful development of our industry. We look forward to honoring this stellar class on April 4,” said Jana L. Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center.

The 21st annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held on April 4, 2018 in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Recently renovated, the Ziegfeld Ballroom opened this fall in the former Ziegfeld Theater building. The Ziegfeld hosted Hollywood's top blockbuster movie premieres for decades, earning acclaim as one of the most celebrated venues in the world. The Ziegfeld Ballroom will be the home for the Cable Hall of Fame through at least 2020.

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

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources, as well as the Community of Innovators initiative that focus on industry innovation. 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 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 or call 720-502-7513.