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Abbas Heads Cable Co-Op

Cable hardware buying co-op The National Cable Television Cooperative has named Jeffrey Abbas president and CEO.

NCTC is a Lenexa, Kan.-based programming and hardware cooperative representing 1,100 independent cable operators comprising 6,000 systems serving 14 million subs, according to the co-op.

Abbas had been senior VP of business affairs since 2003. He succeeds interim President/CEO Tom Gleason, who has been holding down the fort since the retirement of founding President Mike Pandzik in August.

Abbas is an attorney and former VP, programming, at Adelphia.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.