WASHINGTON, D.C. – A panel of top cable and entertainment industry leaders will discuss how their companies are approaching the ever-evolving and increasingly competitive telecommunications marketplace during the opening session of The Cable Show 2011, the 60th Annual Convention and International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), June 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Convention co-chairs David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Communications, and Jerry Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suddenlink Communications, will welcome delegates.  Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell will make his Cable Show debut as President & Chief Executive Officer of NCTA, delivering a “State of the Industry” keynote, a candid assessment on the state of the dynamic cable industry in 2011.

Leading executives will then take the stage in a panel discussion exploring new business opportunities in media and telecommunications featuring:

  • Jeff Bewkes, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner, Inc.
  • Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
  • Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President & COO, News Corporation 
  • Philippe Dauman, President & CEO, Viacom, Inc.
  • Patrick Esser, President, Cox Communications
  • Neil Smit, President, Comcast Cable Communications

The Opening General Session will begin at 10:30 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, and will be streamed live on the Internet from the North Hall at McCormick Place. 

Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The Cable Show 2011 is available at www.thecableshow.com, or from NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs (202-222-2430).  Prime exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail exhibitinfo@ncta.com.

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