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Charter's Rutledge Re-Elected NCTA Chair

Charter Communications chair/CEO Tom Rutledge had been re-elected chairman of NCTA-The Internet & Television Association.

Cable execs were in Washington this week for the Cable Hall of Fame and NCTA's Near Future conference.

Also re-elected for second, one-year terms, on the board were Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications, vice chair; and John Skipper, ESPN president and co-chair, Disney Media Networks, secretary.

Dave Watson was elected to a first term as treasurer. He is president of Comcast Cable and EVP of Comcast Corp.

Bob Stanzione, executive chairman of Arris, was re-elected to a two-year term.

Elected at-large programmer directors were: David Zaslav, president, Discovery Communications; Peter Rice, chairman, Fox Networks Group; and Josh Sapan, president, AMC Networks, each to two-year terms.

Bob Bakish, president of Viacom, was elected for a one-year term.

Elected at-large system directors to new, three-year terms were John Evans, chairman, Evans Telecommunications, and Pat McAdaragh, president, Midco.

Nancy Dubuc, president of A+E Networks, and Alfred Liggins, president of Radio One and chairman of TV One, were named to at-large director seats for two-year terms.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

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.