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CNN’S DON LEMON TO EMCEE
CABLE HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION ON MAY 2

DENVER, April 16, 2019 –The Cable Center announced that Don Lemon, anchor of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, will emcee the 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame. The Cable Center will host the Cable Hall of Fame celebration Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Lemon has reported and anchored on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking news stories, including the Las Vegas shooting (2017), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), Charleston church shooting (2015), death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston marathon bombing (2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013),the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008) and the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007).

“We are thrilled to welcome Don as this year’s Cable Hall of Fame master of ceremonies,” said Jana L. Henthorn, president and chief executive officer, The Cable Center. “The Cable Hall of Fame is only a couple of weeks away, and we can’t wait to welcome all of our industry friends and associates as we gather to salute our honorees.”

The Cable Hall of Fame celebration will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony honoring: Leslie Ellis, president, Ellis Edits, Inc.; Phil Kent, former chairman and CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Kyle McSlarrow, SVP, customer experience, Comcast; Steve Miron, CEO, Advance/Newhouse; MTV, founding creators – Mark Booth, Tom Freston, Judy McGrath, Bob Pittman, Fred Seibert, and John Sykes; and Susan Swain and Rob Kennedy, president and co-CEOs, C-SPAN. The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award will also be presented posthumously to James O. Robbins. A festive after-party concludes the evening’s activities.

Lemon joined CNN in September 2006 and also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, including an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama. He also interviewed Anne Cooper, the 106-year old voter President-elect Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech after he had seen Lemon's interview with Cooper on CNN.

In 2009, Ebony named him as one of the Ebony Power 150: the most influential Blacks in America. He has won an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington, D.C. snipers. He won an Emmy for a special report on real estate in Chicagoland and various other awards for his reporting on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he won three more local Emmys for his reporting in Africa and a business feature about Craigslist, an online community.

Lemon serves on the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn College. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University.

The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame is sponsored by Carlsen Resources; CommScope, Inc.; Anna and John J. Sie Foundation; Charter Communications; Shaw Communications; ARRIS; Advance; Discovery, Inc.; Cablefax; Multichannel News; FierceVideo; Cynopsis; Light Reading; and Vision Graphics.

For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.

 

About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit organization serving the broadband, media, and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. With our focus on intrapreneurship, we connect people and ideas to advance innovation. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is 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 those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF and event Twitter handle is @CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.  

 

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THE CABLE CENTER NAMES 2019
CABLE HALL OF FAME HONORARY COMMITTEE

DENVER, March 27, 2019 – The Cable Center announced today the members of its 2019 Cable Hall of Fame Honorary Committee. The committee members serve as the official ambassadors for the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, and is chaired by Michael Willner, president and CEO, Penthera Partners, Inc. The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held May 2, 2019, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

The members of the 2019 Cable Hall of Fame Honorary Committee are:

  • Michael Willner, chair, president & CEO, Penthera Partners, Inc.
  • Mike Fries, international chair, CEO & vice chairman, Liberty Global
  • Decker Anstrom, board of directors, Discovery Communications
  • Bridget Baker, founder and CEO, Baker Media Inc.
  • Ann Carlsen, founder and CEO, Carlsen Resources Inc.
  • Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP, programming & human resources, Mediacom Communications Corp.
  • Jeff DeMond, CEO, Vyve Broadband
  • Frank M. Drendel, chairman, CommScope, Inc.
  • Brian Lamb, executive chairman, C-SPAN
  • David Levy, president, Turner
  • Rob Marcus, former chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
  • Paul Maxwell, Media-Max Advisors
  • Pat McAdaragh, president & CEO, Midco
  • Balan Nair, CEO, Liberty Latin America
  • Tony Werner, president of technology, product, Xperience, Comcast Cable

“Our Cable Hall of Fame Honorary Committee is comprised of some of the most respected leaders in the industry, and it is an honor to work with such an esteemed group. We are deeply appreciative of their dedication and support,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “The Cable Hall of Fame festivities are less than two months away, and we are thrilled for our 2019 honorees!”

The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame is sponsored by Carlsen Resources; CommScope, Inc.; Anna and John J. Sie Foundation; Charter Communications; Shaw Communications; ARRIS; Discovery, Inc.; Cablefax; Multichannel News; FierceVideo; Cynopsis; Light Reading; and Vision Graphics.

For more information about 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 organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. We connect people and ideas to advance innovation. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship. Visit us at www.cablecenter.orgwww.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter 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 and event Twitter handle is @CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

 

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CABLE HALL OF FAME SPONSORS SIGN ON TO SUPPORT 2019 CELEBRATION

Variety of Sponsorships Still Available

 

DENVER (March 13, 2019) – The 2019 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration is just around the corner, and numerous companies are already on board to support the event. The Cable Center announced today six corporate sponsors and six media sponsors for the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, which takes place May 2 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Current Cable Hall of Fame sponsors include:

  • Champagne Sponsor – Carlsen Resources
  • Dinner Menu Sponsor – CommScope Inc.
  • Global Innovation Sponsor – Anna and John J. Sie Foundation
  • Intrapreneurship Academy (IA) Scholarship Sponsor – Charter Communications
  • Program Sponsor – Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Wine Sponsor – ARRIS

Gold Table sponsors include: Discovery, Inc.

Media sponsors include: Cablefax, Multichannel News, FierceVideo, Cynopsis Media, Light Reading and Vision Graphics.

“We are honored and thankful to have the support of so many industry organizations for this year’s Cable Hall of Fame,” said Diane Christman, The Cable Center’s SVP and chief program officer. “The Cable Hall of Fame celebration attracts a global audience of high-level executives from all segments of the industry and there is still plenty of time to get on board with a sponsorship that will put your company in front of this elite group.”

The Cable Center offers a wide variety of Cable Hall of Fame sponsorships, including Marquee, Legacy, After Party, Cocktail Party, Next Generation, and many more. The Center will also work individually with companies to create unique, custom sponsorship packages.

Every Cable Hall of Fame sponsorship package includes great benefits, such as logo inclusion on all promotional materials, program recognition, admission to the VIP Cocktail Reception, admission to the After Party, and recognition as a Cable Center donor.

The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held on May 2, 2019, in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Since 1998, 133 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. 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 organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. We connect people and ideas to advance innovation. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship. Visit us at www.cablecenter.orgwww.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter 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 and event Twitter handle is @CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

 

 

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The Cable Center Announces New Intrapreneurship Academy
Program Extension: IA - Company Track


IA - Company Track’s 8-week program teaches teams of cable industry rising leaders at the same company how to innovate within their organizations.

 

DENVER – March 5, 2019 – The Cable Center has developed a new company-focused extension of their highly successful Intrapreneurship Academy (IA) program, IA - Company Track. IA - Company Track teaches individual contributors as well as entire teams within the same organization the process of innovation and how to work together as intrapreneurs. With the goal of driving innovation, productivity, and success within the same company, IA - Company Track is ideal for organizations who want to retain their top talent, cultivate indispensable teams, and empower rising leaders.

“As a logical extension to the Intrapreneurship Academy, we are excited to offer a customizable, company-specific version of IA,” said Janice Silver, vice president of programs and marketing at The Cable Center. “This way, entire teams, or multiple teams within an organization, can learn and apply the innovation process to larger organizational efforts.”

“As I’ve been talking to folks in the industry about IA, several have expressed an interest in bringing a class into their organizations,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “This is a great way to jump-start innovation projects, especially for organizations looking to nurture a culture of innovation.”

IA - Company Track is applicable to all departments, teams, and individual contributors working within the same organization. From engineering to marketing teams, to people managers to process managers, to even cross-functional teams, IA - Company Track is a unique, one-of-a-kind program that enables organizations to nurture successful employees, build effective teams, and reach new heights through intrapreneurship.


Similar to IA, IA - Company Track combines in-person and online facilitated self-study where participants from the same organization work together through real-world projects. Participants complete each tailored learning module over eight weeks. The program culminates with the creation of an innovation business plan that the newly minted “intrapreneurs” can implement within their organization.

Since its launch in 2017, IA has grown into a gold standard industry program, and has graduated a total of 59 intrapreneurs. IA and its Company Track extension are part of a larger umbrella initiative at The Cable Center, the Community of Innovators (COI), which connects people and ideas and advances innovation through educational programs and supportive resources.

The Cable Center is now accepting online applications for IA Class 5 and is offering an Early Bird Registration Discount, which ends March 15. To apply, visit www.cablecenter.org/ia.

For more information on IA - Company Track and registering your company, please contact Janice Silver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 720-502-7515.


About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship, connecting people and ideas to advance innovation. Visit us at www.cablecenter.orgwww.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information.


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February 26, 2019

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The Cable Center Names SCTE•ISBE's President and CEO Mark Dzuban an Innovation Laureate

Cable industry veteran and luminary Mark Dzuban will work closely with The Cable Center to inspire future industry leaders and advance innovation.

DENVER - February 26, 2019 - The Cable Center has announced a new addition to their circle of Innovation Laureates, an esteemed group of leaders who have transformed the cable industry with shrewd business moves, groundbreaking ideas, and bold decisions. Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE•ISBE, will join forces with The Center to mentor, teach, and motivate the next wave of cable industry leaders.

The Cable Center’s Innovation Laureates consist of cable’s top executives and renowned pioneers, from business leaders and marketers to engineers and technical trailblazers. The Laureates help drive The Cable Center’s mission and programs, with a primary focus on inspiring a new generation of leaders who will propel the industry’s future. Some of the initiatives and programs that the Innovation Laureates actively participate in include: serving as keynote and/or guest class speakers during the Intrapreneurship Academy (IA), which teaches cable industry rising stars how to effect change within their organizations; and engaging university students through The Cable Center’s student-focused initiative, the Mavericks Lecture Series.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark into our exceptional group of industry leaders,” said Diane Christman, senior vice president and chief program officer at The Cable Center. “It’s an honor to call Mark an Innovation Laureate, and we are excited for his partnership and collaboration with The Cable Center.”

“Mark has been a good friend of The Cable Center and a guiding light in the industry for many years,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “As a veteran cable engineer and visionary executive, Mark brings a unique influence and remarkable perspective to our diverse group of Laureates. We are both delighted and honored to welcome Mark as an official Cable Center Innovation Laureate, and we look forward to the exciting and positive collaboration ahead!”

A Vanguard Award winner and Cable TV Pioneer, Dzuban has broken new boundaries for the cable/telecom industries over more than 50 years as an operator, a vendor, a venture capitalist, and an association head. Following 16 months in combat logistics with the U.S. Army in Korea—where he used early Univac card processing systems—he worked on transitions from vacuum tube to solid state technology and on expansion of channel capacity as a design engineer at Vikoa.

Dzuban served as vice president, engineering and CTO of Cross Country Cable, a TCI affiliate, before becoming a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. He worked with Morgan Stanley and the United Kingdom’s Thatcher government to develop the business case for cable telephony, and authored a white paper on the topic that influenced AT&T’s strategic moves to acquire cable systems and develop technology. In 1993, he engineered the first full-motion MSO-to-MSO video telephony call between Cox San Diego and TCI of Westchester in New York.

After spearheading the growth of cable voice services with AT&T Broadband and Cedar Point Communications, Dzuban was selected by the SCTE•ISBE board to transform the Society into the industry’s applied science arm. Under Dzuban, SCTE•ISBE has pivoted to a proactive approach to standards, education, and thought leadership. Through working collaboratively with NCTA, CableLabs, and members to anticipate and address industry needs, SCTE•ISBE has patented new technologies and taken the lead in areas such as energy management and 10G training.

“Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with many of the smartest and most visionary people in the industry,” said Dzuban. “I am honored by and grateful for The Cable Center’s invitation to join the Innovation Laureates, and look forward to working with the Center and my peers to help the industry and its future leaders grow.”

The Innovation Laureates are a part of The Cable Center’s larger umbrella initiative, the Community of Innovators (COI), a first-of-its-kind program for the cable industry. COI connects people and ideas to advance innovation through educational programs and support, targeting high-potential industry employees and university students.

The Cable Center’s Innovation Laureates are:

  • Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc.
  • Nomi Bergman, senior executive officer, Advance/Newhouse Partnership
  • Matt Blank, former advisor, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Julian Brodsky, co-founder & vice chairman (retired), Comcast Corporation
  • Jim Chiddix, former CTO, Time Warner Cable
  • Rich DiGeronimo, EVP, product & strategy, Charter Communications
  • Frank Drendel, chairman, Commscope
  • Mark Dzuban, president & CEO, SCTE•ISBE
  • Mike Fries, CEO & vice chairman, Liberty Global
  • Leo J. Hindery, managing partner, InterMedia Partners
  • Mike LaJoie, founding partner, Jinsei 2.0; former CTO, Time Warner Cable
  • Ken Lowe, chairman of the board, president & CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Paul Maxwell, CEO, Media-Max Advisors
  • Phil McKinney, president & CEO, CableLabs
  • Trygve Myhren, owner & president, Myhren Media
  • Josh Sapan, president & CEO, AMC Networks
  • Quentin Schaffer, EVP, corporate communications, HBO
  • Evan Shapiro, owner, eshapTV
  • David Zaslav, president & CEO, Discovery Inc.
  • Jeff Zucker, president, CNN Worldwide

About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship, connecting people and ideas to advance innovation. Visit us at www.cablecenter.org, www.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information

 


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The Cable Center Announces Intrapreneurship Academy Class 4 Participants and Program Rebranding

8-week program will teach 19 multinational cable industry rising leaders how to innovate within their organizations. Class 4 is the first class following the program’s rebranding.

DENVER – February 5, 2019 – Following a marketing rebranding early last month, The Cable Center is kicking off Class 4 of its Intrapreneurship Academy today at its Denver headquarters. Nineteen multinational cable industry rising leaders will participate in this innovation-focused development program, which is designed to give the next generation of industry leaders the tools for practicing innovation and effecting change within their organizations.

Debuting a fresh new logo and tagline, “Tomorrow’s innovators start here,” the Intrapreneurship Academy (IA) program is welcoming its fourth class of high performers, called “intrapreneurs.” With the goal of driving innovation in all areas of the industry—from marketing to human resources to engineering to programming—IA has quickly become a gold standard industry program and has graduated 59 intrapreneurs since its first class in 2017.

The Class 4 participants represent a wide range of departments and roles, and is IA’s most multinational class to date, including participants from Comcast India; Cable & Wireless, Honduras; Cable & Wireless, Panama; and Liberty Latin America, Puerto Rico. Previous classes included participants from FLOW, Jamaica and C&W Business, Colombia.

“We’re pleased to welcome this diverse group of emerging industry leaders to The Cable Center. These intrapreneurs represent many different departments and job functions, and also represent different organizations around the world,” said Janice Silver, director of IA and of marketing and programs at The Cable Center. “We are excited to see IA’s influence extend throughout our global industry, and we look forward to working with our most multinational class yet.”

“We are thrilled to have this next class of innovators in the building,” said Jana, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “This is a unique class in terms of its multinational and departmental diversity, and The Cable Center is proud to be connecting members of our industry around the globe. We have literally ‘gone global’ and couldn’t be more excited to be advancing innovation in our industry on an international scale.”

The Cable Center’s IA Class 4 participants are:

  • Pedro Baez, senior installation manager, Liberty Latin America, Puerto Rico
  • Kat Berry, senior director, client services, S&D Marketing | Advertising
  • Maria Corina Betancourt, finance director, Cable & Wireless, Panama
  • Francesca Bliss, senior writer, NCTA
  • Lorena Chavarria, senior marketing regional manager, Cable & Wireless, Honduras
  • Sean Crotty, director software development, Charter Communications
  • Lisa DeHayes, senior instructional designer, Charter Communications
  • Jimmy Freimark, senior manager engineering, Charter Communications
  • Manoj Hebbaradi, software engineer, Charter Communications
  • Michelle Hurt, senior manager engineering, Charter Communications
  • Sydney Lauer, manager, Sand Cherry
  • Jeremy Meissner, principal engineer, Charter Communications
  • Rob Mengert, senior manager engineering, Charter Communications
  • Tracy Norris, web development manager, Cable ONE
  • Krithika Raman, VP product engineering, Comcast India
  • Ed Rankin, business fulfillment manager, Cable ONE
  • Joshua Rodriguez, API test lead, Charter Communications
  • Kristin Turner, people director, Liberty Global
  • Richard Weinstein, vice president, digital media, C-SPAN


Combining in-person and online facilitated self-study, IA participants will work through real-world projects as they complete each tailored learning module over eight weeks. IA is part of a larger umbrella initiative at The Cable Center, the Community of Innovators (COI), which connects people and ideas and advances innovation through educational programs and supportive resources.


For more information about the Intrapreneurship Academy and The Cable Center, visit www.cablecenter.org.


About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship, connecting people and ideas to advance innovation. Visit us at www.cablecenter.org, www.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information.


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The Cable Center Honors The Late Jim Robbins With 2019 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award

DENVER (January 29, 2019) – The Cable Center announced today that the late Jim Robbins, former CEO of Cox Communications, will be honored as the 2019 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award 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 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, May 2 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

“Jim embodied the spirit of the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award,” said Brian Lamb, executive chairman, C-SPAN and chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee, and past Bresnan Award recipient. “He held a passion for the cable industry, commitment to excellence and was dedicated to the success of Cox Communications and its employees. We are honored to recognize him with this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.”

Cox Communications President Pat Esser said, “Jim was such a positive influence in our industry and personally to so many of us at Cox. There was no one like him and hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t recount a Jim anecdote or special memory. He led the company to great success, but it is how he led that we remember most. To employees, customers, and colleagues, he was always genuine and giving and that’s what makes him so deserving of this recognition.”

Robbins joined Cox in 1983 and was named president in 1985. He added CEO to his title in 1995. During Robbins’ leadership, Cox quadrupled its size and led the industry on many issues, including sports rights. He retired from Cox at the end of 2005. Following his retirement, he was elected a member of the Cox Enterprises board of directors.

He served twice as chairman of the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) and won multiple awards, including the industry’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership. He is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame class of 2006.

Robbins was also a veteran, serving as a destroyer line officer and a gunboat flotilla public affairs officer during two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967.

Robbins passed away on Oct. 10, 2007 at age 65.

“Jim’s commitment to excellence in customer service was exceptional, he was a mentor and friend to so many in our industry,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are delighted to remember Jim and his legacy with this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business 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. Awardees represent the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continually demonstrating ethical leadership qualities, doing what’s right in the face of adversity, even when it is unpopular, incorporating doing what’s right in everyday life, and demonstrating societal, community, and philanthropic engagement.

The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame will be held on May 2, 2019, in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Since 1998, 133 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. 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 organization serving the media and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. We connect people and ideas to advance innovation. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry; the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources; as well as the Community of Innovators with a focus on intrapreneurship. Visit us at www.cablecenter.orgwww.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter 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 and event Twitter handle is @CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.

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