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CABLE NETWORKS POISED TO CONTINUE RATINGS SUCCESS IN 2004

<b><center>Cable Networks Poised to Continue Ratings Success in 2004<BR><BR>
<i>Networks Present Their 2004 Lineups to TV Critics in Hollywood</i></center><BR><BR>

Hollywood, CA –</b> Coming off a second consecutive year topping broadcast networks in overall daytime and primetime viewer ratings, cable’s basic, digital and premium networks are poised to build upon their ratings success in 2004.

STATEMENT OF ROBERT SACHS, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO REGARDING FCC APPROVAL OF THE NEWS CORPORATION ACQUISITION OF DIRECTV

<center><b>Statement of Robert Sachs, President & CEO<BR><BR>

National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)<BR><BR>

Regarding FCC Approval of the News Corporation Acquisition of DirecTV<BR><BR></center>

NCTA SAYS 2003 WAS YEAR OF CONTINUED PROGRESS IN DIGITAL TV TRANSITION AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT

<b><center>NCTA Says 2003 Was Year of Continued Progress in Digital TV<BR> <BR>

Transition and Broadband Deployment<BR><BR>

<i>Industry’s Capital Investment Since ’96 Act Tops $84 Billion<BR> <BR></center></i>

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2004 NATIONAL SHOW

<b> <center>Online Registration Now Open for<i> The 2004 National Show</i> <br><br>

at www.thenationalshow.com<BR> <BR>

<i>“Early-Bird” Booking Offers Significant Advantages</i></center><br><BR>

NCTA's SACHS DELIVERS OPENING REMARKS AT 2003 WESTERN SHOW

<p>National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President & CEO Robert Sachs today delivered opening remarks to the 2003 Western Show in Anaheim, CA. A copy of Sachs' speech is attached.</p></font></td>

CABLE HDTV AVAILABLE IN 96 OF TOP 100 U.S. MARKETS AND 143 MARKETS OVERALL

<B><CENTER>Cable HDTV Available in 96 of Top 100 U.S. Markets
and 143 Markets Overall<br> <br>

<I>70 Million Homes Can Receive High-Definition TV Over Cable, Reflecting Jump of Nearly 90 Percent during First 11 months of 2003</i></center><BR><BR>

NCTA APPOINTS STEVE BERRY AS SVP FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

<B><CENTER>NCTA Appoints Steve Berry As Senior Vice President<BR>

for Government Relations<br.</CENTER><br> <br>

<I>Senior Government Affairs Executive Moves to NCTA from CTIA</I> </CENTER><br><br>

Washington, D.C.</B> – National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President & CEO Robert Sachs today announced the appointment of Steven K. Berry (photo attached) as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for NCTA, effective January 2, 2004.

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBIT SPACE SHOWS INCREASED EXHIBITOR INTEREST IN 2004

<b><center>Initial Assignment of Exhibit Space<BR> <BR>

Shows Increased Exhibitor Interest in 2004 National Show</center><BR><BR>

Washington, D.C. – </b>The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has completed the first round of exhibit space assignments for the 2004 <i>National Show,</i> NCTA’s 53rd Annual Convention & International Exposition, May 2-5, 2004, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.</p>

CONSUMER DEMAND FOR CABLE'S BROADBAND SERVICES CONTINUES TO GROW

<b>Washington, DC –</B> Cable operators ended the third quarter of 2003 (July 1 to September 30) with a strong showing in advanced broadband services, topping the 15 million subscriber mark for high-speed Internet access service and 21 million for digital cable service, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today.</p>

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs Regarding FCC Approval of Broadcast Flag

<p>"The FCC’s action represents another significant step in moving the digital transition forward. The cable industry has consistently supported the goal of preventing the unauthorized redistribution of free, over-the-air broadcast programming over the Internet. </p>

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