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Statement of NCTA Regarding Confirmation of Terrell McSweeny to the Federal Trade Commission

"We congratulate Terrell McSweeny on her confirmation to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). With a tenure in government service at the Senate, White House and Department of Justice, she brings significant policy experience and knowledge that will serve her well as commissioner. Now that the FTC is complete with all five members, we look forward to working with Ms. McSweeny in her new position and with the rest of the commission."

NCTA AND SHORTSHD™ LAUNCH 48-HOUR STUDENT FILM COMPETITION DURING THE CABLE SHOW 2014 WITH COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY, and UCLA

Industry Judges Include Ovation Network CEO Charles Segars, ShortsHD CEO Carter Pilcher, Deadline Hollywood Legal Editor Dominic Patten, Academy Award® Winning Producer Nick Reed and Film Legend Rutger Hauer

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s FCC Action on Wi-Fi and Retransmission Consent

“Today’s FCC action marks a significant step forward in the vital effort to free up more spectrum for unlicensed use. By enabling higher power, outdoor Wi-Fi operations to share an underutilized portion of the 5 GHz band, Chairman Wheeler and his colleagues have embraced a win-win solution that will help alleviate existing congestion and deliver a substantially faster Wi-Fi experience to American consumers.

NCTA RELEASES INITIAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR THE CABLE SHOW 2014

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.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Approval of the STELA Draft by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

“We applaud Chairmen Upton and Walden, Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo and the entire subcommittee for their bipartisan efforts to advance the STELA draft on to the full committee. We are especially pleased that committee members have worked collaboratively to eliminate the FCC’s Integration Ban, an unnecessary rule that has increased significantly both the cost and energy consumption of cable leased set-top boxes while offering no consumer benefit. We look forward to working with the full committee on this important legislation.”

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding NAB’s Misguided Attack on Cable Advertising

"NAB's latest attack is an unfortunate and desperate attempt to divert attention from examination of discrete broadcast ownership issues. This collateral attack on pay TV providers should be seen for what it is – a transparent stunt to muddy the waters and confuse the issue."

NCTA ANNOUNCES THE INITIAL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR THE CABLE SHOW 2014 FEATURING LEADERS IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND POLITICS

The Annual Convention Will Host Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and top executives from AMC Networks, Comcast, Cisco, Cox, ESPN, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Suddenlink, Producers from “Mad Men”, “Masters of Sex”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “The Divide”

NEIL SMIT AND PATTY MCCASKILL TOP LIST OF NCTA’S 2014 VANGUARD WINNERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Neil Smit, President & CEO, Comcast Cable and Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation, and Patty McCaskill, Senior Vice President & Chief Programming Officer, Suddenlink Communications, are the 2014 recipients of the cable industry’s top honor, the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership.

Statement of NCTA Regarding House Passage of the FCC Process Reform Act

"We applaud members of the House for passing the FCC Process Reform Act, and especially thank Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo for their work on this bill. This bipartisan legislation furthers the important objective of encouraging greater transparency and predictability in FCC decision making, and ensures that business can continue to invest and innovate with more consistent federal oversight. We hope the Senate will soon consider and approve this legislation."

Statement of NCTA Regarding Energy & Commerce Committee Discussion Draft of the Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act

"We support legislation offered by Chairmen Upton and Walden reauthorizing STELA, and proposing narrowly targeted video reforms. We particularly support eliminating the FCC's integration ban rule - a rule that applies only to cable operators among MVPD competitors and that forces consumers to bear needless costs. And we support efforts to address anticompetitive concerns that consumers are harmed by local broadcasters jointly negotiating signal carriage agreements.

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