Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. has been a leader in providing property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and surety bonds to cable companies for over thirty years. Alliant Insurance (then Franey, Parr & Muha) established the first surety bond program for cable companies in the country and remains the leading insurance agency in this field.
Scott Soden, Managing Partner
Alpina Capital is a top-tier investment banking partnership specializing in middle market and rural telecommunications markets. Alpina Capital provides a full portfolio of financial advisory services, and maintains a specialized focus on maximizing value for clients.
Kristin Saunders, Markeing Manager
For over 25 years American Pipe & Plastics, Inc. has been a leading supplier of PVC conduit and fabricated sweeps, bends, couplers and adaptors for the Telecommunications industry. PVC conduit and accessories are utilized as raceways for communication cable by CATV Companies and other end users in their design of underground infrastructure. Conduit and accessories are designed for either direct burial or concrete encased applications.
Darlene Chapman Holmes, RVP, Affiliate Sales
AmericanLife TV Network, your Baby Boomer TV choice, speaks to the interests and values of the unstoppable Baby Boomer generation; delivering entertaining classic programs and award-winning originals 24-hours a day.
Cora Wickersham, Director of Customer & Marketing Service
Aurora Networks is a leading manufacturer of advanced optical transport systems for broadband networks. Our technologies and unique all-digital return path architecture enable system operators to dynamically provision bandwidth and economically scale the network's capacity. Our solutions, including field-proven LcWDM® technology for node segmentation, support all HFC and Fiber Deep architectures as well as enabling Ethernet and FTTP enhancements. Aurora's multiple wavelength solutions (DWDM, CWDM and LcWDM) provide network operators the means to quickly expand network capacity without the expense of adding new cables.
Alan Poon, Director of Marketing
Auspice® OpsLogic ® network service assurance solutions automate manual operation support processes for leading MSOs. We monitor, integrate and correlate events in real time across diverse network environments and into NOC, customer support, and field service operations to proactively manage all IP-based broadband services. The results are increased reliability and operational efficiencies that deliver superior customer experiences and improve the bottom line.
Tony Swain, COO
Beyond Broadband Technology ("BBT") provides the BBTSolutionTM an FCC compliant Open Standard Downloadable Security ("OSDS") available to all set-top manufacturers and operators on any platform.
Gerhard A. Franz, President
BLANKOM is a leading supplier of professional headend equipment for digital video distribution. The company provides SD and HDTV signal processing modules from QAM-modulators, encoders and multiplexers to DVB-S2 satellite receivers for all broadband applications. With more than 10,000 Headends operating worldwide BLANKOM is delivering superior value to service providers.
Chris Cinnamon, Attorney
High quality legal services for independent communications companies throughout the United States.
Rob West, Senior Vice President
CoBank offers a wide range of financing services from traditional financing to leasing and cash management services to rural communications companies nationwide.
HITS' provides cost-effective content management solutions for cable system operators, including its HITS Quantum all-digital portfolio, VOD In a Box, HITS Advanced Interactive Service ("AxIS") and HITS Broadband. More information is available at www.comcastmediacenter.com
Confluent Technology Group has evolved into a "total solutions" provider for all types of cable television equipment sales and repair services. Collectively, Confluent team members represent over 120 years of CATV sales and service experience. Because of our history as a cable operator, we at Confluent understand the importance of providing products at the appropriate price point, as well as the technical support and outstanding service our customers expect and desire. We truly are your "One Stop Shop" for CATV equipment sales and repair service. You will like "How We Sell" as much as "What We Sell"!
John Pietila, Attorney
Townsend Devereux, Managing Director
DH Capital is an investment banking partnership serving the media, Internet and telecommunications industries. The firm provides a full range of advisory services to companies and financial institutions including private placements, mergers & acquisitions, financial restructuring, and operational consulting.
Lindsay Mather, Account Director
Discovery Communications is the world's number one nonfiction media company with 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater.
Jay Dugan, President
Cable brokerage and appraisal.
Dick Beard, Director Operations
Ervin Cable Construction, LLC is a national full service communications contractor capable of providing engineering, aerial/underground construction and certification for fiber, coax, and telephone networks.
Ana Barajas, Promotions Coordinator
ESNE TV, Spanish Catholic channel that unites all Hispanics. ESNE delivers dynamic, cultural and educational programming for the whole family. Free to air.
Brian Mezzell, Marketing Support Coordinator
EWTN, the world's largest religious media network, airs family & religious programming from a Catholic point of view, in English and Spanish (EWTN Español) without license fees.
SVP, National Distribution and Marketing
FamilyNet's mission is to strengthen the family through safe, wholesome, values-based entertainment.
Sean Riley, SVP, Affiliate Sales
Fox Cable Networks (FCN) provide much of America's most popular entertainment, sports and informative content via 33 owned-and-operated television networks, video on demand and other media platforms. Fox Cable Networks span FX, FX HD, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Fox Reality Channel, Fox Movie Channel, Fuel TV, FSN and 16 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, SPEED HD, Big Ten Network, Big Ten Network HD, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox College Sports and Fox Sports en Español. These services collectively reach more than 550 million television homes.
Carl Daly, Director of Sales
Front Porch's direct-to-the-browser communication solution enables ISPs to target and send any HSI subscriber any message or content, anytime and anywhere they surf the Internet.
Sandi Kruger, Director of Sales
Laura J. Lee, VP
From one of the most trusted brands, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel in HD delivers extraordinary original movies and award-winning entertainment you won't find anywhere else.
Barry Donaldson, Director-Affiliate Sales
HSN, an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI), is an interactive lifestyle network and retail destination, offering a cultivated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names. HSN reaches 91 million homes and is a leader in technological innovation including services like Shop By Remote, and Video on Demand.
IBBS is leader in triple-play broadband services. We enable cable operators to focus on their core competency while we manage the technical side of the business from diagnostics and provisioning to technical customer care and support.
David Nizen, VP, Business Development
919.387.3550 x 814
iGLASS offers outsourced NOC services for a low monthly investment and no upfront capital expenses. If you're a cable operator seeking the most comprehensive, yet user-friendly, network monitoring system, but don't want to spend a fortune reinventing the wheel, iGLASS is the NOC for you. Call (888) YOUR-NOC or visit www.iglass.net for more information.
Inge Cheng, Product Marketing Manager
Incognito Software is a provider of subscriber edge provisioning and network resource management systems. Broadband operators and large enterprises worldwide use our products to quickly deploy high-reliability data, voice, and video networks. Incognito is recognized for its carrier-grade software, superior customer support, and partnerships with leading software and hardware vendors.
Tim Morrison, Executive Vice-President of Operations
864.235.1700 ext. 125
Infinity Marketing, Inc. is a full-service marketing and advertising firm, offering a suite of fast, flexible and affordable services tailored to the cable industry.
Steve Friedman, President ION Cable
ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems and features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its digital multicasting capability, the Company has launched several digital TV brands, including qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth.
Kevin Graves, CTO
IP Fabrics' DeepSweep CALEA systems are the first self-contained, CBIS-compliant systems for lawfully intercepting broadband internet communications. Because of the DeepSweep's small form factor and the fact it doesn't rely on any other service provider equipment to perform the intercepts, it is ideal for medium and small cable service providers.
Jim Dickson,Vice President Cable Sales
IPtimize is a broadband voice and data service provider that offers Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to Cable TV operators. Our simplified, best of breed, cost-effective turnkey solution enables Cable TV operators to offer "Triple Play" bundled services with a huge ROI. Using leading, standards-based technologies, IPtimize's suite of products and services provides cost-effective and rapid deployment of reliable VoIP service that is network and terminal agnostic, meaning it works with any premise LAN equipment or broadband data network provider. Expand your reach to residential and commercial accounts that are off-net or out-of-region. IPtimize can even provide the sales and marketing support you to help you grow the business once the solution is deployed.
John Becci, Staff Director-Regulatory Affairs
JSI provides a full array of financial, management, regulatory, business development, marketing/public relations, education and strategic services to hundreds of companies across the nation.
Stacey Danheiser, Sr. Marketing Manager
Committed to independent cable companies, Level 3 Communications provides a foundation for tomorrow, today. As an international communications company operating one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, Level 3 provides services that include Internet Protocol (IP), broadband transport and infrastructure, colocation, voice and voice over IP, and content delivery, streaming and media distribution services.
Jonathon Haight, Sales Manager
Lindsay manufacturers wired and wireless equipment for the delivery of video, voice and data to the communication industry. Solutions include amplifiers, passives, subscriber materials, ingress blocking management systems, WiFi access controllers and digital antennas.
James Robbins, President & CEO
LocalToolbox is the leading provider of white-label, community-based web portals to telecommunications providers in more than 800 communities throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.
Michael Drake, President
Providing brokerage, management and consulting services to independent cable operators, Michael Drake has prior ACA board service as an independent cable operator and is a former CPA. With over twenty five years of experience in the industry. Mike is uniquely qualified to serve the independent cable operator.
Sarah Pieri, Marketing Manager
Momentum provides private label digital voice services that enable independent cable operators and municipalities throughout the U.S. to deliver the triple play. By leveraging its fully redundant telecommunications infrastructure and back-office capabilities, Momentum offers turnkey residential and business digital voice solutions that give operators the ability to offer telephone services at a low total cost of ownership.
By partnering with MTV Networks / BET Networks you can deliver value to your customers. For a complete listing of our brands, visit http://www.mtvn.com/
Sherman Miller, President
Serving independent cable operators since 1982, Multicom is your “One Stop Resource Center” stocking over 7,000 products from more than 85 of the world’s major manufacturers to completely build and maintain your systems at cost effective prices. These products are used to acquire, process and distribute signals over fiber optics, and coax.
Peter Schneider, senior Marketing Director
Josh Thackery, President
NorthStar provides subscriber management and billing software as well as outsourced call center services to cable tv, internet and telephone service providers.
Randy Brown, SVP Affiliate Sales and Marketing
Outdoor Channel is America's Leader in Outdoor TV, featuring best-in-class traditional hunting, fishing and shooting sports programming that entertains, educates and inspires outdoor enthusiasts. Top programs include Realtree Road Trips, Trevor Gowdy's Monster Fish, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures, The Best Defense, and Savage Wild.
Mike Schmidt, VP Sales & Marketing
Parasun is the leading Broadband provisioning and management solutions provider for mid-tier and small market cable operators and MSOs, with advanced OSS software, network support, and help desk services.
Ken Corelli, Sales/Product Manager
QAMnet provides fiber optic hardware solutions that enable the transition from existing HFC networks to next-generation FTTH and deep-fiber networks. Customers can choose from our standard line of products, or they can consult QAMnet's OEM/ODM services to fully customize products to meet exact network requirements.
Pat Thompson, Managing Director
RBC Daniels is a leading provider of mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and financial advisory services to the cable industry, from large MSOs to rural system owners. RBC Daniels, formerly Daniels & Associates, is a subsidiary of RBC Capital Markets.
Betsy Brightman, VP Affiliate Relations & Distribution
Retirement Living TV is an award-winning, original programming network for people 55-plus. Shows with hosts including John Palmer, Florence Henderson and Dr. Ruth are designed to inform, involve and inspire viewers, with subjects of interest to a senior population, including health, finance and AARP co-produced programs.
Brad Nickel, VP Marketing
SafeMedia is the best of breed provider of systems that blocks unauthorized transmission of copyrighted digital contents through P2P networks. SafeMedia’s system encapsulate the total functionality of many advanced technologies, and deploy Dynamic Profiling and Learning Authorized network Patterns in an architecture created specifically for cable network operations regardless of network type or speed, resulting in far more scalable processing capacity. SafeMedia’s systems provide for the cable network operator investment protection in current and future network infrastructure and for the acceleration of system deployment to provide quickest time-to-value for the cable operator as well as the cable operator subscribers.
Peggy Ballard, VP Strategic Communications
Cisco provides a tradition of innovation with industry-leading IP solutions that provide easy access to information and communications anywhere, at any time; www.cisco.com.
Rachel Toedter, Marketing Coordinator
Scopus Video Networks offer receivers, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, splicers, edge QAM, edge decoders, integrated conditional access and network management systems that enable operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus meets the challenges of small, medium and large operators with their end to end solutions.
Stan McGinnis, Founder and CEO
Increase revenue and subscriber growth with no-cost digital, analog and IP piracy solutions. Plus audits, equipment recovery, and employment background assessments. Nationwide service. 20+ years cable industry experience. Visit www.SecureSignals.com.
Carlos Carpenter, CEO
SinglePipe Communications is a facilities-based wholesale VoIP provider focused on delivering residential and business services. SinglePipe offers turnkey solutions over its own highly reliable network.
Kate Cummings, Senior Sales Executive
A single source for essential business intelligence on media & communications. From broadcast to wireless, filmed entertainment to TV programming, SNL Kagan has it covered.
Frank Gallagher, Managing Director
Stifel Nicolaus is a full service investment bank focused on middle market media and communications companies. We serve as advisor in mergers and acquisitions, provide valuations and manage public and private financings of debt and equity.
Bob Higley, VP Affiliate Sales and Marketing
TBN is America’s largest faith channel that features popular faith-based programs, movies and specials that appeal to a wide variety of denominations. TBN has four other faith channels including TBN Enlace for Hispanics, JCTV for teenagers; Smile of a Child for children and Church Channel for adults and seniors.
Mark Socier, VP Cable
For over 30 years, the TCT Network has been changing lives with God's good news. TCT is a Christ centered, ministry focused television network. Over 100 hours of exclusive programming provided weekly, reaching across the US and world wide. Total Christian Television is available in HD, with VOD options.
Nancy Pingitore, VP of Distribution
Tennis Channel (http://www.thetennischannel.com/) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community.
Darren Kerns, Director of Sales and Marketing
Toner Cable Equipment, Inc. is a single source supplier of television distribution equipment and technical support with over 35 years experience. We have over 2,000 products in stock for immediate shipment, including prepackaged headends, satellite receivers, modulators, RF amplifiers, fiber optic transmitters and cable. Call for your free catalog.
Norman Gillaspie, President
Transparent Video Systems designs, manufacturers and integrates Standard and High Definition digital CATV Systems. The TVS Systems are the most cost effective available to US operators. TVS supports the independent operators need to transition from analog to digital with acost effective system. This includes encoding, multiplexing, scrambling, modulation, RF conversion and STB's. TVS is fully committed to supporting the ACA , NCTC and their Members. All systems are referenceable and system contact names are available upon request. The system is fully compatible with HITS.
Bryce Adams, Sales Coordinator
TV One is a 24-hour lifestyle and entertainment network designed to entertain and inspire a diverse audience of African American Adults. Offering popular sitcoms, critically acclaimed dramas, hit movies, and a unique array of originals featuring reality, relationships, comedy, lifestyle and public affairs, TV One showcases and celebrates African American culture.
Amy Kan, VP Marketing
TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading television on-demand company, works with every major studio, network, and telecommunications video provider in North America.
Michael Malcy, VP Marketing
303.604.0800 x 136
Vidiom Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of standards-based iTV solutions and professional services to the Cable and Consumer Electronics Industries. Vidiom provides products and packaged solutions for interactive subscriber services including: ETV and OCAP Application Testing, integration and deployment and consulting on moving your system to ETV and OCAP. Vidiom is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
Suzanne Urash, Marketing Director
VoX offers private label digital voice service for cable operators. Our quality voice services, flexible back office and automated provisioning enable quick turn-up at attractive margins.
Garrett Baker, Managing Partner
Waller Capital is the leading Investment Bank focused on the cable industry. Since 1982, it has
advised cable clients on transactions from under $1 million to over $5 billion.
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