Cable networks received 10 Peabody Awards, led by HBO with five nods including one each for its documentaries, Baghdad ER and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, director Spike Lee’s examination of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Cartoon Network won its first Peabody for an episode of The Boondocks entitled "Return of the King." Showtime, BBC America, IFC and mun2 rounded out cable’s haul. The awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by Bob Costas in New York on June 4.
Namic’s Next Generation Leaders
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications announced its 2007 Next Generation Leaders Awards. This year’s winners: Steven Apodaca, VP-operations support, Charter; Lisa Choi-Owens, VP-business development, fuse; Richard Gay, EVP-strategy and business operations, VH1 and CMT; Barbara Gee, VP-strategic alliances, Comcast; Sherisse Hawkins, senior director, STB development, Time Warner Cable; Darrel Hegar, VP/GM, Time Warner Cable’s Northeast Ohio division; Harold Lewis, VP/GM, radio and newspaper, Weather Channel; and Karen Wishart, EVP and chief legal officer, TV One. The awards will be presented May 9 at the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast at the Cable Show.
Time Warner’s Terry Named Top Woman in Tech
Carolyn Terry, Time Warner Cable’s regional director of engineering in its Los Angeles division, has won WICT, SCTE and Communications Technology’s Women in Technology Award recognizing significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industry. Terry will receive the award at a ceremony at SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo on June 20 in Orlando.
CTAM Nod for TWC Carolinas Biz Services
Time Warner Cable Carolinas’ Business Services division was named the first place winner in the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing business services case study competition. The division won for a case study of its regional alternate channel program. "Time Warner Cable’s case study presentation added valuable, tangible strategies that all cable companies can implement," CTAM president and CEO Char Beales said.