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All Aboard to Cable Congress, Next Stop Amsterdam

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2014 Event to Highlight European Cable Sector’s Flourishing Future on its High Train to Growth

(Brussels, 10 March) Cable Europe’s Cable Congress, the much anticipated annual industry gathering taking place from 12-14 March in Amsterdam, is shaping up as just the ticket for those steeped in the converging worlds of entertainment and technology. An all-star line-up of leaders from across cable, content, tech and new media will be on hand to discuss the latest trends and developments in the industry, as well as their strategies to compete and grow in the years to come.

The flagship conference will kick off with the release of brand new 2013 year-end pan-European cable industry data supplied by IHS. Highlights are expected to include continued growth in new customers as well as a powerful top-line increase in total cable revenues.  Europe’s cable industry now serves more than 109 million Revenue Generating Units (RGUs), an industry metric measuring the number of services – TV, internet and telephony – delivered to customers. More statistics on growth in these three product areas, as well as in digital services like Video on Demand, will be unveiled on Day 1.

“There’s no blowing smoke about what the cable industry is delivering to European consumers,” according to Cable Europe’s Executive Chairman Matthias Kurth. “Tunnel vision, when focused on the customer, is a game changer that cable is exploiting. Last year saw cable operators upgrading commercially available broadband speeds to 200 Mbps and even 500 Mbps in European markets. At this year’s Cable Congress we’ll hear more about how the industry is leveraging the power of these networks, in combination with new services and the inclusion of over the top and premier content, to deliver the absolute best value to its customers. This year is a can’t miss for those interested in the future of cable in Europe.”

In addition to the release of new industry data, the 2014 Cable Congress programme is packed with engaging sessions and high-profile executive appearances, including:

  • Keynote speech by visionary President & CEO of AMC Networks, Josh Sapan
  • C-Suite panel hosted by CNN’s Nina Dos Santos, featuring Michael Fries, Liberty Global, Manuel Cubero, Kabel Deutschland, Carsten Dilling, TDC and Bert Habets, RTL Nederland
  • A fireside chat with René Obermann, Ziggo
  • Cable’s technology wheel of fortune with Paul Hendriks, Ziggo, Balan Nair, Liberty Global, and Lorenz Glatz, Kabel Deutschland, hosted by Babita Sharma, BBC News
  • The third annual Cable Europe Awards, honouring contributions from individuals and companies helping to move the European cable industry forward
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities, with 69% of attendees at C-level, Director and Board Level

For the latest news on Cable Congress 2014, please visit www.cablecongress.com, talk to us on Twitter via @CableEurope, and follow all of the discussion live using #cablecongress.

Cable Europe Innovation Awards: A good New Year’s Resolution

Cable Europe Awards
12-14 March 2014, RAI, Amsterdam

Submit your innovation or nominate a fellow by 31st January

At the beginning of the year we often look back on the past year and make our resolutions for the year to come. You can combine both by submitting your most innovative project of 2013 for the Innovation Award or your brightest candidate for the Fellow Award.

The nominees will get the deserved attention at Cable Congress, for example by giving the nominees for the Innovation Award the opportunity to showcase their innovation in a 3 minute video shown to all attendees on Day 1 of the Conference. Of course being a Cable Congress Awards winner is a clear message of excellence, quality, innovation and leadership that will bolster your position in the eyes of your existing and prospective customers, partners, suppliers and competitors.

So don’t hesitate and submit your project or nominate your candidate for the Fellow Award now. You have until January 31th to submit and get the opportunity to shine in the spotlights at Cable Congress 2014.

About the Awards:

Cable Europe Innovation Award

Innovation is what makes our industry flourish and that innovation deserves to be put in the spotlight for all to see, share and be inspired by. Read more on the Cable Europe Innovation Award. Submit your project now.

Cable Europe Fellow Award

The Fellow Award allows the great people that go the extra mile to make the impossible happen to shine in the spotlight. Read more on the Cable Europe Fellow Award. Nominate a Fellow.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JANUARY 31ST 2014

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Extra information on the nomination process:

Anybody connected to the European cable industry is invited to put forward innovation projects & fellow candidates.

– Nominees for the Cable Europe Innovation Award can only be projects from a European cable company, which can include joints projects with a partner vendor, content provider, consultant, etc.
– Nominees for the Cable Europe Fellow Awards can only be individuals from a European cable company. Nominees are not part of the C-level management team of the company.

Based on entries received, the jury of Cable Europe will put forward a list of three nominees for each award. Nominees will be informed three week prior to Cable Congress.

The Winner of the Innovation Award will be chosen by the attendees of the Cable Congress via an interactive voting.

The Winner of the Fellow Award will be chosen by the Executive Committee of Cable Europe.

Launch of the Cable Europe Awards 2014

awads logoFor the third consecutive year the European Cable Industry will celebrate its best innovations and most promising talent at the Cable Congress, which takes place in Amsterdam from March 12th till March 14th. The winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony at the 2014 Cable Congress.

The Cable Europe Awards recognize significant contributions that help create a flourishing future for the Cable industry and its partners in Europe.

We are pleased to launch this year’s Fellow Award and Innovation Award and we need you to help us find the winners:

1. Cable Europe Innovation Award

Our industry thrives on innovation to offer the best solutions and services for our customers. Innovation is what makes our industry flourish and that innovation deserves to be put in the spotlight for all to see, share and be inspired by. So submit your innovative projects from 2013 to the competition and come celebrate the successes of the European Cable Industry at the Cable Congress.
Read more on the Cable Europe Innovation Award

Submit your project now

2. Cable Europe Fellow Award

There is no great cable industry without great people working in it. The Fellow Award puts those great people that go the extra mile to make the impossible happen in the spotlight. Who are the rising starts of the European Cable Industry? Who went all the way to find the right solutions for their customer? Who created the right partnerships to create that win-win? Nominate your favorite candidate for the 2014 Fellow Award and maybe he or she will be on stage at the Cable Congress to accept the Fellow Award.
Read more on the Cable Europe Fellow Award

Nominate a Fellow

** Entries close on January 31st 2014 **

We look very forward to hearing from you.

The Cable Europe Team

Extra information on the nomination process:

Anybody connected to the European cable industry is invited to put forward innovation projects & fellow candidates.

– Nominees for the Cable Europe Innovation Award can only be projects from a European cable company, which can include joints projects with a partner vendor, content provider, consultant, etc.

– Nominees for the Cable Europe Fellow Awards can only be individuals from a European cable company. Nominees are not part of the C-level management team of the company.

Based on entries received, the jury of Cable Europe will put forward a list of three nominees for each award. Nominees will be informed three week prior to Cable Congress.

The Winner of the Innovation Award will be chosen by the attendees of the Cable Congress via an interactive voting.

The Winner of the Fellow Award will be chosen by the Executive Committee of Cable Europe.

VOOmotion Promotion Video @ Cable Europe Awards 2013

The 2nd annual Cable Europe Innovation Award, voted on by delegates at Cable Congress, was awarded to Belgian operator VOO and Sea Change for their multi-screen TV solution VOO Motion.

The innovation won against a competitive field, including Virgin Media’s WiFi on the London Underground, ZON’s Timewarp, Kabel Deutschland and ARRIS for their world record 4.7 Gbit/s downstream throughput speed, and Liberty Global’s Horizon, done in partnership with Cisco, Samsung and Intel. The Innovation Award recognizes a special project that stands out as a bright spot in helping cable innovate and stay ahead of the customer. Accepting the award on behalf of VOO and Sea Change was Nico Weymaere, Chief Technology Officer at VOO.

Record-Breaking Results for Cable Congress 2013

Record-Breaking Results in 2013

This year Cable Congress welcomed over 850 senior-ranking attendees from 39 countries.

The high quality of attendees reflected a broad cross section of the industry, with 29% of delegates representing cable operators and service providers, 27% equipment and set top box vendors, 13% content providers. View the full attendee breakdown here.

Cable Congress 2013 came at a time of great activity within the sector and in a city where technology, media and entertainment are leading globally.

Both, Michael T. Fries, President and CEO of Liberty Global, and Neil Berkett, CEO of Virgin Media appeared at the event to talk about their views on the industry and the recently announced merger of the two businesses. Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, told CNBC about plans to enter one of the most competitive and dynamic markets in Europe in an exclusive broadcast interview.

Cable Europe announced fresh data from IHS Screen Digest that showed 5.5% top-line revenue growth across Europe, representing nearly €1bn in new revenues for 2012.

The upward trend is explained by a shift towards digital for customers increasingly relying on the high speed fibre-rich broadband connections for which cable is known as well as the trend of increasingly accessing video content over cable’s high performance telecom networks. Guy Bisson, Research Director at IHS Screen Digest, broke down latest figures and leading trends in cable industry during a CNBC interview and explained why cable providers are extremely well-positioned to capitalize as the industry moves towards content provided over the internet.

For the Cable Congress TV’s executive speaker interviews conducted by Digital TV Europe, visit the event website.

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ZON Multimedia, VOO and Sea Change Honored With Awards at Cable Congress

NEWS RELEASE

ZON Multimedia, VOO and Sea Change Honored With Awards at Cable Congress

ZON’s Jose Pascoal wins Cable Europe Fellow Award
VOO Motion takes home Cable Europe Innovation Award

(London, 6 March) Cable Europe, the trade association representing the European cable industry, announced today the Cable Europe Award winners in the categories of innovation and individual achievement. Peter Percosan, Managing Director, Cable Europe Labs, and Caroline Van Weede, Managing Director of Cable Europe presented the awards on the second day of Cable Congress, taking place this week in London.

The second annual Cable Europe Innovation Award, voted on by delegates at Cable Congress, was awarded to Belgian operator VOO and Sea Change for their multi-screen TV solution VOO Motion. The innovation won against a competitive field, including Virgin Media’s WiFi on the London Underground, ZON’s Timewarp, Kabel Deutschland and ARRIS for their world record 4.7 Gbit/s downstream throughput speed, and Liberty Global’s Horizon, done in partnership with Cisco, Samsung and Intel. The Innovation Award recognizes a special project that stands out as a bright spot in helping cable innovate and stay ahead of the customer. Accepting the award on behalf of VOO and Sea Change was Nico Weymaere, Chief Technology Officer at VOO.

Jose Pascoal, Planning, Engineering & Services Architecture Director, ZON Multimedia was honored with the Cable Europe Fellow Award in recognition of his individual dedication, talent, consistent excellence and contributions to the cable industry. In accepting the award, Pascoal thanked his colleagues, noting: “This is not an individual award, it is a team achievement.”

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European Cable Leaders Descend on Europe’s Digital Capital

NEWS RELEASE

European Cable Leaders Descend on Europe’s Digital Capital
Industry expected to report strong top-line & subscriber growth figures for 2012

(Brussels, 4 March) With one day left until Cable Congress 2013 kicks off the European cable industry’s flagship annual event, anticipation is peaking in London where leaders across the cable, content, tech and new media space convene to talk strategy, share opinions and make predictions on the future of the industry.

Cable Congress, taking place on 5-7 March, will start with the opening news briefing which will release new year-end pan-European cable industry data from IHS Screen Digest. Offering a preview of what is to come, Cable Europe, the trade association for the European cable industry, today indicated the new YE2012 European cable figures will show:

  • Positive revenue and new customer growth
  • Strong broadband and telephony performances
  • Continued growth in Digital TV and advanced services like Video on Demand

Comprehensive statistics on growth across cable’s products will be unveiled during the event.

Manuel Kohnstamm, President of Cable Europe, said, “Cable’s continued and steady uptick in new customers is a credit to the industry’s investments in innovation to bring new products, faster speeds and better services to more people across Europe. With so much attention on the industry right now and heightened excitement for cable’s prospects, there’s no better place or time to hear from top decision-makers. It’s an often heard refrain, but this year’s Cable Congress truly promises to be our best ever.”

Cable Congress 2013 features a spectacular line-up. Highlights include:

  • CEO appearances by Liberty Global’s Mike Fries, Virgin Media’s Neil Berkett and ONO’s Rosalia Portela
  • An unmissable meeting of the minds with international CTOs from Comcast (Tony Werner), Kabel Deutschland (Lorenz Glatz), Liberty Global (Balan Nair), Time Warner Cable (Michael LaJoie) and Virgin Media (Dan Hennessy)
  • Executives representing the world’s premier content players, featuring Catherine Powell, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, Jonathan Sichel, Scripps Network Interactive, and Bruce Tuchman, AMC/Sundance Channel, AMC Networks
  • The second annual Cable Europe Awards, honouring contributions from individuals and companies helping to move the European cable industry forward

Cable Europe Executive Chairman Matthias Kurth said: “Cable Congress always puts the industry’s most important topics front and centre. Whether focused on keeping pace with consumers’ connectivity and content needs, investing in the right technologies to maintain leading networks, or securing financing for future growth, cable’s best and brightest will deliver observations and insights that you can’t get anywhere else.”

For the latest news on Cable Congress 2013, please visit www.cablecongress.com, talk to us @CableEurope on Twitter & follow the discussion live on using #CC2013.

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For more information, please contact:

Gregg Svingen
Cable Europe
Director of Communications
M: +32 476 490 603
E: gregg.svingen@cable-europe.eu
Jessica Fernandez Cable Europe
Communications & Office Manager
T: +32 2 556 2104 E: jessica.fernandez@cable-europe.eu

About Cable Europe
Cable Europe is a trade association that groups all leading broadband cable TV operators and their national associations throughout Europe. The aim of Cable Europe is to promote and defend the industry’s policies and business interests at European and international levels, and to foster cooperation among its members. The European cable TV industry services more than 94 million broadband, TV and telephony subscriptions throughout the EU 27 (around 70 million households). www.cable-europe.eu

About IHS Screen Digest
IHS Screen Digest is the pre-eminent firm of industry analysts covering global media markets. Headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Monterey, California, we employ a team of 40 specialist analysts covering film, television, broadband, mobile, cinema, home entertainment and gaming. Our online services and reports provide the information and analysis that hundreds of media companies worldwide base their decisions on. www.screendigest.com

European Cable Industry Spreads the Love in Digital Capital

(Brussels, 14 February) Cable Europe, the trade association for the European cable industry, today celebrates consolidation and the role it plays in building strong cable players, stimulating healthy infrastructure and promoting competition ahead of its annual flagship industry gathering.

In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day and ahead of Cable Europe’s annual conference with 69% of attendees at C-level, Director and Board Level, Cable Congress, takes place in London from 5-7 March 2013.  We look back over the past decade at how successful pairings have resulted in the consolidation of the European cable landscape. Where Europe once boasted around 10,000 providers, today this number is closer to 7,000 stronger, more efficient and more competitive operators.

Yet, despite the wave of combinations in recent years, the cable industry still remains highly fragmented. It will need further consolidation to compete over the long term and to help meet Europe’s Digital Agenda policy objectives of increased connectivity for consumers.

Cable Europe Executive Chairman Matthias Kurth added:  “Cable’s investment in fibre- rich high speed networks plays an important if not sometimes invisible role in meeting the entertainment and connectivity needs of Europe’s sophisticated consumers. As the unique crossroads of technology and content that keeps us entertained, informed and connected, it’s entirely fitting that this year’s Cable Congress will take place in London, Europe’s undisputed Digital Capital and one of the most connected cities in the world.”

Cable Congress 2013 will feature the launch of new industry data with the contribution of fresh IHS Screen Digest data, the latest trends and an incredible line-up of industry all-stars across cable, content, technology and new media. Highlights include:

  • BBC World News Presenter Babita Sharma as Master of Ceremony
  • CNN anchor Becky Anderson’s exclusive interview with Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries
  • Keynote speech by Neil Berkett, CEO, Virgin Media
  • Ed Vaizey, MP & UK Minister for Culture, Communications & Creative Industries
  • CEO panel featuring Berit Svendsen, Telenor Norway, Rosalia Portela, ONO and Dana Strong, UPC Ireland
  • Lorenz Glatz, CTO, Kabel Deutschland

New content, programme updates and interviews are being added regularly to www.cablecongress.com and don’t forget that 22 February is the last day to submit nomination entries for Cable Europe’s 2013 Fellow and Innovation Awards.

The Cable Europe Awards: Less than 2 Weeks to Go

Cable Europe Awards 2013 logoLess than TWO WEEKS remaining until the Cable Europe Awards 2013 entry deadline. As a leader in the cable industry, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your exceptional work.

Categories include:

Cable Europe Fellow Award

This award recognizes the dedication and contribution of an individual to the European cable industry. We need your help in finding the person that stands out as a shining star in one of Cable Europe’s member companies. It’s time to turn the spotlight on that person who embodies what cable is about, who consistently delivers excellence and represents that special talent that is needed in the increasingly competitive European marketplace.

Cable Europe Innovation Award

We want to recognize an amazing project (product, service, technology, organisation, etc) that stands out as a bright spot in helping push cable innovation forward and stay ahead of the customer. Often these kind of ground breaking innovations are the result of a joint project between a cable operator and its partner (vendor, content provider, consultant, etc). The Cable Europe Innovation Award celebrates that shining example of innovation that keeps our industry vital.

Why get involved:

Being a Cable Congress Awards winner is a clear message of excellence, quality, innovation and leadership that will bolster your position in the eyes of your existing and prospective customers, partners, suppliers and competitors. Meet the 2012 Award Winner.

Nominate your company for an award here

The shortlist of nominees will be presented on Day One of Cable Congress, March 5th. The judges are attendees of Cable Congress who will vote for winners on site on the shortlist of nominees on Day Two of Cable Congress, March 6th.

The Cable Europe Awards now open

Cable Europe Awards 2013 logoThe Cable Europe Awards are now in their second year and have – it’s now official – gone annual. Cable Europe has developed the awards to showcase and celebrate best practice in the European cable industry.

The Cable Europe awards recognize significant contributions that help make cable the vibrant and winning sector that it is today in Europe.

Cable Europe Awards categories include:

  • Cable Europe Fellow Award

This award recognizes the dedication and contribution of an individual to the European cable industry. Read more

  • Cable Europe Innovation Award

We want to recognize an amazing project (product, service, technology, organisation, etc) that stands out as a bright spot in helping push cable innovation forward and stay ahead of the customer. Read more

Entries close 15th February 2013

Anybody connected to the European cable industry is invited to put forward candidates.
To nominate please complete the entry form here.

Based on the nominations received, Cable Europe will put forward a list of three nominees for each award.  Nominees will be informed one week prior to Cable Congress.

The shortlist of nominees will be presented on Day One of Cable Congress, March 5th. The judges are attendees of Cable Congress who will vote for winners on site on the shortlist of nominees on Day Two of Cable Congress, March 6th.

The Cable Europe Team

* Nominees who make the shortlist will be invited to Cable Congress 2013 on 5-7th March in London  free of charge

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