Cable Hall of Fame to go Virtual on October 20, 2021

Event to Air on C-SPAN 3

June 15, 2021

DENVER – The Cable Center announced today that its 23rd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration will now be held virtually on October 20, 2021.

The celebration will air on C-SPAN 3 at 8p.m. ET and be available for view simultaneously on The program will also be featured in the C-SPAN Video Library and available for on demand viewing immediately following the event.

The Cable Hall of Fame event will honor seven leaders who are changing the world of cable media and video entertainment, including:

  • Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc.
  • Jim Blackley, Former EVP, IT and Engineering, Charter Communications
  • Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman, Urban One, and Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO, Urban One; chairman and CEO, TV One
  • Jeff Marcus, Cable Pioneer
  • Dave Watson, president and CEO, Comcast Cable
  • Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports and President, CNN Worldwide

The Bresnan Ethics in Business Award will also be presented to Ted Turner, Environmentalist and Philanthropist during the Cable Hall of Fame celebration.

“After much thought and consideration, The Cable Center decided that it was best to host our Cable Hall of Fame event virtually at this time,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center. “We are eager to gather in spirit with the industry on October 20, and finally have the opportunity to celebrate our honorees.”

“This year has proven that our industry is extremely resilient and creative, and the Cable Hall of Fame will be no different,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “We have some fun surprises in store as we roll out the red carpet virtually for our honorees and we are thrilled that C-SPAN has agreed to air this engaging celebration. We can’t wait to induct our 2020 class and hope that everyone will support this must-see event by not only viewing but also through our unique sponsorship opportunities.”

The Cable Center is still confirming its plans for 2021 honorees.

Additional sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit, or call 720-502-7513.

About The Cable Center

The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit serving the connectivity industry that advances future innovation by helping organizations develop connectivity innovators from within. Through our Intrapreneurship Academy, we enable companies to drive business growth by channeling the entrepreneurial drive of their greatest source of inspiration – their people. Our programs, expertise, and opportunity instill the leadership of our industry’s original innovators to empower a new generation of bold thinkers. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is also the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

The industry’s best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF. For more information, visit or call 720-502-7513.


For more information, contact:
Geneva Rodriguez, Syndeo Institute
Email: | Office: 720.502.7533

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