programs

Programs

The Cable Center tells the story of the cable industry, and connects people and ideas to advance innovation.

One story-telling avenue is through the Hauser Oral History Collection, which contains first-person audio and video recordings of our industry’s icons and influencers. Hundreds of industry leaders have contributed their personal accounts. Today, more than 400 video and audio histories are available online, which tell the cable story from the varied viewpoints of entrepreneurs, engineers, operators, programmers, marketers, producers, financiers and journalists.

The Cable Center celebrates the industry’s leaders at the Cable Hall of Fame. Induction into the Cable Hall of Fame is one of the industry’s highest and most exclusive honors. Honorees are chosen based on their outstanding dedication to and impact on the cable industry and are selected by a committee of industry peers and leaders.

Additionally, the Cable Center has expanded its presence into the podcast arena with its Stories from the Headend podcast series, which focuses on innovation in the industry.

Through its innovation-focused programming, The Cable Center connects people and ideas, and advances innovation in the industry.

The Center’s premier innovation-focused initiative is the Intrapreneurship (IA), one of the industry’s leading career development and educational programs. During this unique 8-week program, offered multiple times per year, participants learn and apply the process of innovation and intrapreneurship while conducting a real-world project within their companies.  

Another initiative that connects people and ideas is our Maverick’s lecture series, where industry leaders inspire university audiences. The Mavericks Lecture Series connects university students and professional, cable industry luminaries through lively, interactive presentations on campus. Our Mavericks speakers, many of whom are also Cable Center Innovation Laureates, share lessons learned and wisdom earned throughout their careers, educating student audiences about opportunities in the cable/telecom/ media industry and inspiring future leaders. View the library of Maverick’s lectures online.

Meet our Senior Fellows, the dedicated group of academics that make our work in customer experience and other educational initiatives possible. Through the Cable Center Customer Centric Consortium (C5), members from leading cable operators throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America collaborate on customer experience best practices. C5 provides educational, research, and collaborative learning opportunities to its members, with bi-annual meetings where this esteemed group of customer care/customer experience executives openly discuss the challenges and successes they experience.

Please take the time to review the Center’s many programs.