WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today new general session panels featuring top media, telecommunications and advertising industry leaders during the upcoming Cable Show 2011, NCTA’s 60th Annual Convention and International Exposition, June 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Wednesday, June 15 at 9:15 a.m. CT
Value Proposition: Cable’s Rising Role in the Modern Media Mix
Panel to include:
•    David Haslingden, President & COO, Fox Networks Group
•    Debra Lee, Chairman & CEO, BET Networks
•    Ken Lowe, Chairman, President & CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive
•    Robert Marcus, President & COO, Time Warner Cable
•    Michael Willner, Vice Chairman & CEO, Insight Communications, Inc.

Reaching Out: Advertising Strategy for a Shifting Media Environment
Panel to include:
•    Laura Desmond, CEO, Starcom Mediavest Group
•    Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO & Founder, Horizon Media
•    Lori Senecal, President & CEO, Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal & Partners
•    Tim Spengler, President, North America Initiative 

Maria Bartiromo, CNBC’s anchor of Closing Bell and anchor and managing editor of Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo will moderate the two panels.

Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. CT
Generation Next: Leveraging the Network for a New Era of Innovation
Panel to include:
•    Sanjay Jha, Chairman & CEO, Motorola Mobility
•    Thomas Rutledge, COO, Cablevision Systems Corporation
•    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation
Erin Burnett, CNN Worldwide’s news anchor and chief business and economics correspondent, will moderate this panel.

Additional panels and speakers will be announced.  All general sessions will be streamed live on the Internet from the North Hall at McCormick Place, and be available at live.thecableshow.com

For additional, up-to-the-minute information about The Cable Show 2011, visit www.thecableshow.com, or contact NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs at (202) 222-2430.  Exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail [email protected]