Tag Archives: Pat Esser

Sneak Preview: Speakers and Sessions for 2012

With TBS superstar Conan O’Brien being interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan, we have quite the growing list of speakers for The Cable Show 2012. Our General Sessions have the top names from sports, entertainment, business and politics represented in Boston. More speakers are being announced everyday, including: Glenn Britt – Chairman & CEO, Time Warner […]

Day One Opening General Session — Hip Hip Hooray

Anyone who has watched any CEO-centric General Session over the years knows that as men (and occasionally women) running companies that are, more often than not, publicly traded , there’s not a whole lot of time spent taking the gloves off and — if you’ll excuse the mixed metaphor — lobbing hand-grenades. Given that, there was […]

The Cable Show 2011 Kicks Off

The Cable Show 2011  has kicked off at McCormick Place in Chicago.  The three day gathering of cable’s operators, programmers, and vendors showcases the advancement of the industry that brings telephony, entertainment and high-speed broadband access to America. Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened with a warm welcome and joked that he would like to apologize, on […]

Consumers Should Guide Content Consumption, Top Industry Execs Say

Even as technology accelerates viewing choices, consumers drive the programming process and it’s the job of operators and programmers to satisfy customer content demands on whatever platforms they choose to use, top industry executives agreed during The Cable Show’s 2010 Opening General Session today.  When it comes to navigating and managing the abundance of new […]

The Cable Show's Opening Panel Session

Yesterday’s opening session of The Cable Show 2010 featured a line up of cable heavy hitters in free-flowing discussion across a wide variety of topics.  Starting with the FCC’s recent decision to pursue reclassification of ISPs under Title II, moderator Tyler Mathisen questioned the CEOs about regulations, business models, consumer interests, and the future. When […]

In closing, VOD and advertising take center stage

The cable industry’s charge for the next 12 months: Make just about every cable network available on demand, and develop an advanced-advertising management system for cable that rivals what’s now on the Internet. Those were the directives issued by Time Warner Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Bewkes in a spirited conclusion to the […]