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Roberts Named NCTA Chairman

Comcast Corp. president and CEO Brian Roberts has been elected chairman of the board of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, succeeding Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable.

Other officers elected: Nick Davatzes, CEO Emeritus, A&E Television Networks, Vice Chairman; Tom Rutledge, COO, Cablevision Systems, Treasurer; and Bob Miron, Chairman & CEO, Advance/Newhouse Communications, Secretary.

The new executive committee for 2005-2006 will comprise: NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow, ex officio (by virtue of being NCTA President), Decker Anstrom, President & COO, Landmark Communications; Matthew C. Blank, Chairman & CEO, Showtime Networks; Britt; Rocco Commisso, Chairman & CEO, Mediacom; Ronald Duncan, President, GCI; James Robbins, President & CEO, Cox Communications; William Schleyer, Chairman & CEO, Adelphia Communications; Michael Willner, President & CEO, Insight Communications.

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.