CABLE SHAPES UP! Members of CableFit #teamplatform at NCTA get ready to run a St. Patrick’s Day 8K road race, spanning the U.S. Capitol grounds and National Mall on March 9, (back row, l. to r.): Julie Hance, Ethan Buch, Frank Gallagher, Kristin Buch, Steven Morris, Lisa Hamilton, Scot Donaldson, Rob Stoddard, Rick Stoddard; (front row, l. to r.): Kelly Allers, Kat Stewart, Esther Song, Carleigh Blewett, Lisa Otto. NCTA’s team finished 11th in a field of 54.
DISNEY & DEES: Radio Disney and Dees Entertainment announced a distribution agreement on April 10 that will provide radio in the US access to the Radio Disney Top 30. Pictured: Ernie D, Creative Director, Programming/On-Air Talent; Rick Dees, CEO, Dees Entertainment; Joe Kieley, SVP, Programming, Dees Entertainment; Bob Catania, VP, Affiliate Relations/Dees Entertainment and Phil Guerini, VP, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney.
Cut Some Slack to America‘s Independent Cable System Operators With ACA (the American Cable Association) holding its annual Summit in Washington, DC last week, we had a chance to hear about the issues that keep our country’s independent cable operators up at night. Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association, reports for CableFAX.... More » Television Franchise Fees in the United Kingdom Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center, discusses how the UK regulates broadband and its effect on consumers and innovation.... More » From New York to Hong Kong - How to Master Leading Virtual Teams Leading teams in today’s business environment is more complicated when group members are located across different cities, states and continents. And today, more than ever, people are leading—or participating in—virtual teams. CableFAX columnist Esther Weinberg reports.... More » Do We Have More in Common with Aereo or Local Broadcasters? It’s important to consider Aereo and other OTT (over the top) services as being a battle royal for television and not just for broadcasters, argues Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association.... More » Glenn Jones and the Mind Extension Business One of the most interesting oral histories in The Cable Center’s collection belongs to Glenn R. Jones and his vision of the future from almost 15 years ago. Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center, takes us back to his fascinating past.... More » Failing Up - Strategies for Making Failure Your Winning Secret As we’re sandwiched between the Olympics and the Academy Awards, you could say winning and losing is all around us. High stakes victory and high stakes failure abound. When you fail inside an organization, there is frequently a reluctance to communicate and a lack of transparency. People want you to take responsibility for your actions. And they want to know what you are going to do now to course correct. Here are some tips on how to learn from failure.... More » The Circle of Life - Commentary by Steve Effros Now maybe it's just because I've been around all this stuff for a long time, but I was amused lately as I navigated through my websites and home pages when I realized that Google has started something "new" that many of us remember from some time ago.... More » Taking Penalty Kicks With beIN Sports' Christian Vieri During my adventures at Time Warner Cable Studios this past weekend (stay tuned for a slideshow later this week on CableFAX.com), I had the opportunity to chat with Italian soccer legend Christian Vieri at beIN Sports’ “Soccer Experience.” He was on hand to discuss his new gig at the network as a sports broadcaster on the show “The Locker Room.” I also got a few tips on how to take a penalty kick.... More »