Three-Day Lineup Offers Constructive Panels, Expert Insight and Forecast for Future of Industry

Washington, D.C. – March 27, 2014 – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced the first slate of educational sessions for The Cable Show 2014, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 29 – May 1.  The full series of sessions will cover a variety of issues that matter most to the communications industry, covering topics such as programming, public policy, marketing, advertising, and new media and technologies.

An updated schedule of events is available through the Show’s website,  

Here are a few session highlights:


Tuesday, April 29 at 2:00PM PDT

TV Apps Crash Course: National Networks, Personalized Experiences

Hear from leaders in the TV-meets-interactivity field about the how, why and what of a new generation of content enhancements and viewer experiences – and how they’re contributing to key strategy objectives.  Panelists include executives from Discovery Communications, ESPN, Golf Channel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Showtime Networks.

Tuesday, April 29 at 3:30PM PDT

CTO Central: Outlook from Cable’s Technology Leaders

Top technology executives in a candid discussion about technology implementations, investment priorities and marketplace dynamics that drive technology decisions. Panelists include executives from Cablevision Systems Corporation, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable.

Wednesday, April 30 at 11:30AM PDT

Now Playing on Any Screen: What’s Now & What’s Next in TV Everywhere

Top-tier executives address the industry’s deployment progression, content availability and usage, and their strategies for continued growth and key success metrics. Panelists included executives from Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, Scripps Networks Interactive, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. 


Wednesday, April 30 11:30AM PDT

Feeding the Screens: Television Networks and the New Video Landscape

Find out how top television network distribution executives are not just adapting to the new video environment, but building creative approaches to attract viewers, sustain business opportunity and maintain competitive advantage. Panelists include executives from Fox Networks, HBO, NBCUniversal and Univision Communications.

Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00PM PDT

Binge Viewing Meets Big Data: New Insights into Video Consumption

Get in on the early intelligence as experts from television networks share what we know so far about changing viewing patterns and what they mean for the future of the television business.  Panelists include executives from AMC Networks, FX Networks, Nickelodeon and Showtime Networks.


Tuesday, April 29 at 2:00PM PDT

Deal Me In: Financial Analysts on the Evolving Economics of Telecommunications

Industry restructuring, competitive dynamics, investment objectives and the impact of disruptive technologies. They’re all fair game for discussion and debate among leading financial analysts in a panel that delivers a macro-view of where telecommunications is going. Panelists include analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, MoffettNathanson LLC, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan.

Tuesday, April 29 at 3:30PM PDT

Hundreds of Thousands of Hotspots & Counting: Cable Wi-Fi Storms the Nation

Today’s best Wi-Fi experience is a Cable Wi-Fi experience. Find out how cable companies are going beyond the norm in assuring excellent high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity across the U.S. and how they are allowing their customers to seamlessly stay in touch while in stores, on public transportation, in restaurants and going about their daily lives. Panelists include executives from Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable.

Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00PM PDT

Executive Perspectives: Growth Drivers for Cable Business Services

Cable’s B2B services continue to produce double-digit growth across SMB and enterprise business segments. Find out what’s working and what’s next as cable commercial services leaders share their vision for raising the bar on customer experience and service delivery.  Panelists include executives from Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Time Warner Cable.


Wednesday, April 30 at 2:30PM PDT

Targeting Television’s Future: Addressable Advertising Strategies & Solutions

Understand the implications for advertisers, agencies, political candidates, cable programming networks and cable operators as leaders in the emerging addressable advertising field share their perspectives and rollout strategies for a revolution in television-based marketing. Panelists include executives from Cablevision Media Sales, Comcast Spotlight, Cox Media and Time Warner Cable Media.


The 2014 Spring Technical Forum will be comprised of ten sessions at which technical authors will present the highlights of their published papers.  Topics range from Network Architecture to Software Defined Networking to Wi-Fi, IP Video and more.  The full list of Spring Technical Forum sessions can be found here.

Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or emailing [email protected].