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Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Craig Moffett, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein and Co.; and Peter Giles, president of Giles Communications LLC will address the future of the industry and the technologies that will take you there during the general sessions at FORUM 2010, September 15 and 16, in New York City.
On Wednesday, September 15, Moffett will kick off FORUM 2010 during the opening general session assessing cable’s competitive position in telecommunications and how new technologies are impacting the industry. Interviewed by Fox Business Network anchor, Liz Claman, Moffett will also focus on the outlook for the cable industry and the role communicators have positioning their companies within this marketplace.
During Giles session, he will address the influence of new technologies on the business of communications with a show-and-tell presentation featuring some of the latest gadgets and software PR professionals should be using, on Wednesday afternoon.
As part of the general session on Thursday morning, McSlarrow will provide an update on what the industry should expect from
In addition to the general sessions at FORUM, the conference will also feature four educational breakout sessions on topics including operator/programmer partnerships, corporate social responsibility, working on a tight budget and employee relations.
FORUM 2010 concludes with the presentation of the annual Beacon Awards® during a newly formatted luncheon ceremony. The three nominees for the Golden Beacon, the association’s highest award, are C-SPAN Video Library, C-SPAN Networks; A Thin Line, MTV; and Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner Cable. The conference will be held in the Hilton New York in
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Cable and broadcast networks are doing their part to raise funds for innovative cancer research on September 10 when 17 channels will air the “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon, at 8 p.m. EDT. More than 50 celebrities have signed on to perform and answer telephone calls from donors during the commercial-free, live, one-hour event hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams. Participating cable networks include Biography, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1.
All donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research. Viewers will have the ability to donate via a dedicated phone line, the Web, or through text message. During the program, viewers will hear from cancer survivors like Anne Feeley, who cycled from
The 2008 telecast helped raise over $100 million. To date, five multi-disciplinary “Dream Teams” of researchers from more than 50 institutions, as well as 13 scientists who are undertaking high-risk yet potentially high-reward projects have received SU2C funding. SU2C brings together these scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to work collaboratively, rather than competitively, at a critical time in the field of cancer research. The organization is a partner of the American Association for Cancer Research and a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. For more information, visit www.standup2cancer.org.
Celebrate cable communications excellence at the 2010 Beacon Awards Luncheon and Ceremony by reserving a table today. Concluding FORUM 2010 on September 16 in
Gospel Music Channel (GMC) honors Gospel Music Heritage Month this September. The network has equipped a dedicated Web site to help visitors learn more about the history of the musical genre, participate in gospel concerts, and spread awareness of the event.
The Web site profiles the history of the Gospel Music Association and gospel music artists to encourage fans to honor the month by taking in more of the history of the music. To help fans celebrate, GMC also provides an online quiz and schedule of gospel-themed events around the nation. Ads and promotional information are also available on the site.
Gospel Music Heritage Month was founded in 2008 as a way to honor gospel’s contribution to American culture. For more information, visit http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/heritage.
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Comcast and the Washington, DC, Office of Cable Television (OCT) have partnered to launch DKN On Demand â�� an educational programming initiative that gives local Comcast subscribers access to District Knowledge Network (DKN) programs through the operator’s on demand service. Nearly 20 hours of programming will be available from DKN’s GED Connection, a comprehensive multimedia series designed to help learners prepare for the General Educational Development exam. DKN is the public education channel of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).
“By developing and supporting constructive models like DKN On Demand, we offer meaningful options to students, which will lead to higher achievement and increased opportunities in the workplace,” said DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in a statement.
DKN On Demand programming from GED Connection includes a focus on reading, writing, social studies, science and math. DKN’s programming empowers students and the community at-large by offering relevant instructional and life skills programming that fosters and encourages student learning and achievement and promotes community wellness.
In addition to DKN On Demand, the company’s “Get Local” on demand programming for DC area customers has included other academic-oriented programs such as “Scholarships On Demand” and coverage of Comcast’s Leaders and Achievers Scholarship celebrations for area high school seniors.
DKN is operated by the DC Office of Cable Television, and supported by DCPS and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. DKN is designed to provide innovative resources and support to students, parents, teachers and community members. For more information, visit the DKN Web site.
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