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"Turn Off Or Take Charge of Your TV?" Asks NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs

A healthy and balanced diet of television and Internet content can be a positive, educational force in children's lives, yet media consumption should be measured with tools such as those provided by the cable industry, NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs today told the Cable Television Public Affairs Association's Forum 2001. "Denying children TV is no more likely to encourage kids to enjoy reading, for instance, than denying kids ice cream would encourage them to like brussels sprouts," Sachs told the Washington, D.C.

MATT BLANK, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, SHOWTIME NETWORKS, TO SPEAK AT WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CABLE CLUB (WMCC) LUNCHEON, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001

Following are the details on the upcoming WMCC Luncheon. Please use the attached document to RSVP to the event, or call the WMCC Hotline at 202/775-1085. <br /><br />

FIRST AMENDMENT SUGGESTS MARKET APPROACH TO DIGITAL CARRIAGE, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS MEDIA INSTITUTE

The special status broadcasters have held in First Amendment policy debates is disappearing due to fundamental shifts in the electronic media landscape, NCTA President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs told a Media Institute gathering.

NCTA STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WITH VOLUNTARY EEO GUIDELINES AND NAMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

NCTA cable operator members will comply voluntarily with a suspended Federal Communications Commission Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rule as part of the industry’s efforts to improve diversity in employment, the association announced. The suspended rule encouraged recruitment efforts by broadcasting and cable companies.

THEME FOR NCTA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION & INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED; INDUSTRY'S LARGEST EVENT - CABLE 2001 - HEADS FOR CHICAGO, JUNE 10-13

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SACHS: VIDEO COMPETITION IS WELL ESTABLISHED, BRINGING CONSUMERS MORE BENEFITS, CHOICES

Consumers are receiving increasing benefits of competition, enjoying a widening choice of video and telecommunications services from multiple providers, National Cable Television Association President and CEO Robert Sachs told the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition today.<br /><br />"Cable will continue to be a leader in providing consumers with choice - not only in video services, but also in high speed Internet services and telephony," Sachs testified.

NCTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDSCable's Commitment to the Community Showcased Through Local & Regional Programming Achievement

<b>WASHINGTON, DC -- </b>The National Cable Television Association today announced winners of the 3rd Annual Community Spirit Awards during the Washington Metropolitan Cable Club luncheon. The awards, honoring outstanding local and regional cable programming achievements, concluded NCTA’s two-day local and regional programming symposium.<br /><br />Winners of the competition’s six categories are:
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CABLE 2001 NEWS UPDATE: VANGUARD AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE NEARSNCTA also to Provide First-Ever Conference Center at Cable 2001

<b>Washington, D.C.- </b>The Vanguard Awards, the cable industry's highest honor, will be presented on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at a special luncheon during NCTA's 50th Annual Convention and International Exposition, June 10 - 13, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois.

NCTA: GOVERNMENT REGULATION COULD JEOPARDIZE INTERACTIVE TV

The threat of regulation of the nascent interactive television (ITV) marketplace would be a major mistake and could jeopardize the very development of an ITV marketplace, the National Cable Television Association told the Federal Communications Commission today.<br /><br />“ITV’s development is nowhere near as far along as cable modem services, which the Commission has wisely refrained from regulating in part because of their incipient nature,” the comments on the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on ITV services state.

CABLE INDUSTRY LEADING TELEVISION'S TRANSITION TO DIGITAL, INSIGHT COMMUNICATIONS' MICHAEL WILLNER TELLS HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

The cable industry’s $42 billion private capital investment to upgrade its own networks demonstrates that the marketplace serves as the most effective incentive for the transition to digital TV, Michael Willner, Insight Communications CEO and President, told the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet today.<br /><br />“Cable has moved with supersonic speed into the digital world -- not because anyone told us to, but because our customers want us to,” testified Willner, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the National Cable Television Association.

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