Discovery Channel Global Education Fund is renaming itself Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership. The non-profit brings educational tech to under-resourced schools globally. — Attendance at the Broadcast and Cable Financial Mgmt assoc’s annual confab surged 50%, to 450 as speakers like TV One’s Jonathan Rodgers, Comcast co-CFOs John Alchin and Larry Smith and Leo Hindery drew crowds Sun-yesterday in Atlanta. — Very successful night for NAMIC NY as more than 250 viewed the premiere of "I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Bd of Ed" at Viacom’s Times Sq office Mon. Among the VIP attendees: MTV pres/COO Mark Rosenthal, Discovery ad chief Joe Abruzzese and Tonya Lewis-Lee (aka Spike’s wife). — Props to Disney, ESPN and cable partners for tackling youth obesity with the multi-pronged ‘Play Your Way’ initiative, which teaches kids 9-14 to improve their health through physical activity. At Baltimore’s ESPN Zone at 5pm tonight, the all-sports net and Comcast hold Play Your Way’s initial "gear drive," where pro athletes extol the virtues of physical activity and collect sports equipment for less fortunate youth. — Happy 1st anniversary today to Marc Juris and the people at Fuse. — CCTA sent retiring honcho Spencer Kaitz off in fine form Mon, with new prez Dennis Mangers leading a parade of well wishers who remembered, remarked and rewarded Spencer and the Kaitz family for years of service. Spencer brought along 3 excellent cases of reds from his cellars; he’s off to homes in Perth, Paris and Lake Tahoe. – PSM

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