Three Day Event Brought Together Government Leaders, Media and Technology Executives and Hollywood Producers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) wrapped up The Cable Show 2013, the U.S. cable industry’s premier national event, today with a one-on-one discussion with NUVOtv’s Jennifer Lopez and a keynote address on technology in education by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Today’s General Session also included a Content Creation: The Producers’ Perspective panel featuring Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives & Devious Maids), Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad & Rectify) and Joe Weisberg (The Americans).
The Cable Show was held in Washington, D.C. from June 10-12 and brought together world-renowned names in media and entertainment, policy, technology and business. The event included conversations with government leaders, including Members of Congress, FCC Commissioners, and Executive Branch and congressional staff, as well as presentations from leading industry executives on the future of cable and technology and the ever-changing entertainment landscape.
The Cable Show 2013 featuredthree General Sessions, including keynote addresses from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell and Secretary Duncan; panels on Broadband Innovation, Content Creation, Cable on the World Stage, Education in Technology; discussions with Mignon Clyburn, FCC Acting Chairwoman and Jennifer Lopez; and a groundbreaking demonstration on the future of TV with Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation.
In addition to these events, The Cable Show 2013 featured 35 sessions in the educational track, 12 sessions in Imagine Park, and three breakfasts on international developments. Videos of the events and sessions at The Cable Show 2013 can be found at http://www.thecableshow.com/videos and photos at http://www.thecableshow.com/pressphotos.
Highlights from The Cable Show 2013
Monday, June 10
- The Cable Show 2013 Opens with the Cast of Duck Dynasty & MC Hammer
- Day One Highlights
- Keynote Presentation from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell
Tuesday, June 11
- Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair
- Day Two Highlights
- Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on “The Future of TV”
- Conversation with Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn
Wednesday, June 12
- One-on-One with NUVOtv’s Jennifer Lopez
- Keynote Address from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
- Content Creation: The Producers’ Perspective Panel
Public policy leaders also visited The Cable Show to tour the centerpiece of the exhibit floor, The Observatory, a 360-degree multimedia experience that shows the journey through cable’s transformative evolution from the first multichannel television delivery platform, to the power of broadband, to today’s powerful content and delivery platform. The venue also explores cable's leadership in delivering innovative, engaging, and critically acclaimed entertainment from today’s most creative storytellers.
For additional information about The Cable Show 2013, visit www.thecableshow.com and follow on Twitter @CableShow and #cable13.