NCTA Names General Session Speakers

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has announced a lineup of A-list execs, policymakers and shapers as general session speakers for the Cable Show from April 29 to May 1 in Los Angeles.

Tuesday (April 29) speakers include A+E president and CEO Nancy Dubuc; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of Suddenlink; Rob Marcus, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable; John Martin, CEO of Turner Broadcasting; NCTA president Michael Powell; and ESPN president and Disney Media Networks co-chairman John Skipper.

Wednesday will feature Michelle Ashford, creator, writer, and executive producer of Showtime's ‘Masters of Sex’; Richard LaGravenese, cocreator, writer and executive producer, The Divide (WE tv); Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts; Kurt Sutter, creator, writer, producer and actor, FX's Sons of Anarchy; FCC chair Tom Wheeler; and David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery Communications

Thursday wraps up with Cox president Pat Esser; Rob Lloyd, president, development and sales, for Cisco; Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks; and Matt Weiner, creator, writer, director and executive producer of AMC's Mad Men.

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.