The Cable Show 2012

Events at The Cable Show

The Cable Show and various partners offer a full series of special events that provide unparalleled information and networking connections you won't encounter anywhere else.

Learn more about the following events:



Academic and Cable Telecommunications (ACT) Forum

Sunday, May 20 - Monday, May 21
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The Academic and Telecommunications (ACT) Forum, offers academic faculty an all-access pass to the latest news, technology and information about the cable industry. Verified faculty and doctoral candidates qualify for an academic-only admission rate of $125 (an 85% savings over the all access, non-NCTA member Cable Show registration rate). During this event cable industry thought leaders will share their views on:

  • Programming
  • Distribution
  • Emerging technologies
  • Industry legislation
  • Customer engagement and more

Academics will have the opportunity to share their research for peer review, and have ample opportunity to interact with cable industry leaders in this closed-door session. ACT Forum will conclude with a tour of the Cable Show exhibit floor, providing an overview of the industry to help faculty with new material and insights to share with their students and use for research.

For a full schedule, more information or to register, contact Shannon Novosel at The Cable Center at 303.871.7471 or visit



Lunch Forum Hosted by "Will Broadband Succeed At Changing the DNA of Universities?"

Monday, May 21
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 154 East

This is a moderated panel discussion by, an internet policy news and events service, which hosts the monthly Broadband Breakfast Club in Washington, DC

Cost: $75.00. Full lunch is provided. Tickets may be purchased here:

Speakers Include:

  • Cecilia D’Oliveira, Executive Director, MIT Open Courseware
  • Jerry Grochow, Interim Vice President for Internet2 NET+ Services, Internet2
  • Jay A. Halfond, Dean, Metropolitan College and Extended Education, Boston University
  • Charles R. Severance, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Moderator: Drew Clark, Founder and Publisher,

Registration for The Cable Show is also required.



2012 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

Monday, May 21
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place

Induction into the Cable Hall of Fame is one of the industry’s highest and most exclusive honors. Inductees are chosen based on their outstanding dedication to and impact on the cable industry. They are selected by a committee of industry peers and leaders and in 2012 the selection committee was chaired by Abbe Raven, President and CEO, A&E Television Networks, and a 2010 Cable Hall of Fame Honoree. Congratulations to the 2012 inductees:

The William J. Bresnan Ethics in Business award will also be presented at the Cable Hall of Fame celebration. This year’s recipient is Alan Gerry, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Cablevision Industries Corporation, growing the business from a small television sales and repair shop to the largest privately held cable company in the country, serving over 1.3 million subscribers in 18 states, when he sold it to Time Warner in 1996.

To register and for more information, please visit


Television industry leadership series - multicultural tv

Multicultural TV Breakfast, presented by B&C and Multichannel News

Tuesday, May 22
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 205A

This is an annual, "must-attend" event for those in the business of television for multicultural audiences.

Its popularity is reflective of the increasing importance of multicultural customers to the cable TV industry.

The breakfast is followed by a program of moderated panel discussion that focuses on the following key topics:

  1. Challenges and opportunities of content distribution across platforms, via new technologies.
  2. Promotional efforts for driving customer growth, attracting viewers and generating revenues.

Tickets are $99.  Call 917-281-4718 or



Cable Europe Special Breakfast Session: Transatlantic Discussion Series

Tuesday, May 22
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 154 East

How has cable performed over the past year in Europe compared to the US? What are European cable providers’ near-term operational priorities?  How is OTT developing in EU markets? Find out how Europe is tackling some of the most pressing issues in the cable industry at this exclusive breakfast hosted by the NCTA and Cable Europe.


  • Manuel Kohnstamm, President, Cable Europe, SVP and Chief Policy Officer, Liberty Global
  • Jan Vorstermans, Chief Operating Officer, Telenet
  • Matthias Kurth, former President of German Regulator Bundesnetzagentur
  • Paul Glist, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Moderator: Leslie Ellis (Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis Edits, Inc.)

Download a flyer for this event.

RSVP required to Tobi Brown at


A breakfast with expert panelists

Communication Technology's The 2012 Cable Show Tech Breakfast

Wednesday, May 23
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 205A

Hosted by Communications Technology Magazine, the 2012 Cable Show Tech Breakfast is a free, must-attend industry event.

How are service providers coping with the influx of consumer-electronics equipment hooked into their broadband connections? What management and diagnostic tools and best practices are being used today to help ensure the connected home stays connected?

Join us on May 23rd to eat, meet and greet, and you'll come away with tips on how to: diagnose network problems generated by consumer off-the-shelf gear and perhaps eliminate a truck roll . . . be pro-active with subscribers when it comes to what kinds of consumer-electronic equipment to purchase . . . and maintain a positive customer experience.

Featured panelists include:

  • Neil Dholakia, CTO, Motive Customer Experience Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer, Actiontec
  • Debra Baker, Editor, Communications Technology, Moderator

To secure your seat contact Saun Sayamongkhun at: or visit
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Cable Asia Breakfast Session: OTT Growth and Success – A View from Asia

Wednesday, May 23
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 154 East

In a rapidly changing broadcasting landscape, the Internet has become an important platform for a range of services - including TV. As viewing habits change, how are business models adapting to online distribution channels - Hulu, YouTube, Todou, Youku – and where are the monetization opportunities for broadcasters and content providers? Find out in this exclusive breakfast event hosted by the NCTA and CASBAA.


  • John Medeiros, Deputy CEO, CASBAA
  • Yew Ming Lau,  SVP & Managing Director, North Asia, Turner International AP
  • Josh Hizon, Asia Analyst, SNL Kagan

RSVP required to Tobi Brown at