NCTA Seeks CALM Act Promo Exemption

The cable industry is trying to exclude “promotional material” from a new law that says TV commercials can be no louder than the programs they accompany.

K. Dane Snowden, Joining NCTA As Chief Of Staff

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced that K. Dane Snowden, formerly chief of the FCC Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau and currently VP for external and state affairs for CTIA–The Wireless Association, will join NCTA in the new role of chief of staff, working closely with NCTA President-CEO Michael Powell and Executive […]

NCTA To FCC: Drop Connected TV Standard

The FCC has been working on plans to create AllVid, a new CableCARD replacement standard for the delivery of IP video services and applications to Internet-connected television sets. The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, however, wants the FCC to back off.

NCTA: Carriage, Access, Rate Regs Should Go

The cable group’s supplementary filing reguarding the FCC’s video competition report says that 1992 Cable Act regulations are no longer necessary.

NCTA’s McSlarrow Joining Comcast

National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Kyle McSlarrow will join Comcast as president, Comcast/NBCU, Washington, beginning next month. McSlarrow announced last fall that he would be leaving the association to seek a job in the industry he had spent the last half a decade promoting in Washington.

NCTA’s McSlarrow Stepping Down In Spring

The president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association has decided to leave the trade group next spring after six years. As NCTA searches for successor, he is searching for a job within the industry.