Telecommunications Issues

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association annual convention, “The Cable Show '09,” was held at the Washington… read more

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association annual convention, “The Cable Show '09,” was held at the Washington Convention Center April 1-3, 2009. At various times participants at this meeting of cable companies, programmers, and technology providers were interviewed about industry issues.

Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast talked about the state of the cable industry, future technologies that Comcast would be using, and the regulatory environment in which cable operates.

Bonnie Hammer, president of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, talked about how the business models of broadcast television and cable television are changing and how NBC Universal is responding to those changes.

Matthew Polka, president and chief executive officer of the American Cable Association, talked about federal regulations from the FCC and Congress and how it affects smaller cable operations, which the ACA represents.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 4, 2009
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2009

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  • Apr 04, 2009 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 2009 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 2009 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 2:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2009 | 5:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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