Tennis Channel Volleys NCTA Opposition
Points to strength of Comcast influence on association
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/30/2012 3:17:06 PM
"It needs to be noted that 1) Comcast is the largest dues payer in the NCTA; 2) the most recent ex-president and CEO of the NCTA, Kyle McSlarrow, is now head of Comcast's lobbying and government affairs office in Washington, D.C.; 3) Brian Roberts, Comcast Corporation chairman and CEO, has been a multiterm chairman of the NCTA board of directors and remains a board member at this time; and 4) Neil Smit, president and CEO, Comcast Cable/executive VP, Comcast Corporation, is currently secretary of the NCTA executive committee.
Additionally, independent programmers, while members of the NCTA, generally have no representation within the organization."
In a blog posting last week, McSlarrow called the decision a "dramatic regulatory overreach that cannot be justified.
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