Patty McCaskill, an industry vet most recently with Suddenlink Communications, has joined the content advisory board of Layer3 TV, the Denver-based next-gen cable operator.
McCaskill was formerly the SVP and chief programming officer at Suddenlink Communications, the MSO acquired by Altice in December 2015. Altice is reportedly one of Layer3 TV’s investors.
McCaskill, named to the Multichannel News Wonder Woman class of 2009, also served as VP of programming and pay-per-view for Charter Communications, and is a recipient of the industry’s Vanguard award for Distinguished Leadership and is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers.
McCaskill joins a content advisory board that includes Brian Brady, John Hane, Preston Padden, Michael Regan, Sean Riley, Jeff Sherwin, Dave Shull, and D.A. Wallach.
Layer3 TV has launched service in parts of in Los Angeles, in Longmont, Colo. (through a partnership with municipal provider NextLight), and in the Washington, D.C., and Chicago metro arears.
“Patty’s expertise in constructing and negotiating video packages is an invaluable resource for Layer3 TV,” Lindsay Gardner, Layer3 TV’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “Our line-ups and consumer-friendly offerings already reflect Patty’s judgment and insights as she has been a friend of the company since our early days working with Suddenlink.”
“I’ve enjoyed working with the world-class team Layer3 TV has assembled,” added McCaskill. “I’m thrilled to bring my knowledge to this next generation cable company as they build ‘win-win’ programming partnerships that also provides a fantastic service to the rapidly expanding user base.”
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