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The Countdown to NCTC’s Winter Educational Conference is On!

Joanne Dant
Primavera Group for NCTC
(720) 205-2454

February 22, 2019

The Countdown to NCTC’s Winter Educational Conference is On!
Trends, Game Plans and Keys to Success all on the Line

Atlanta, GA.–The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) kicks off its 18th annual Winter Educational Conference (WEC), Monday, February 25, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA. For two days, NCTC members, consisting of traditional cable, telcos, broadband-only providers and municipalities from across the U.S. and Canada, will huddle to learn insights, study the latest trends in the industry and explore the most important topics facing providers today.

The WEC playbook features hard-hitting sessions on top-of-mind issues that independent video and broadband providers want to be educated on in order to stay competitive: Smart Home and IoT, in-home managed Wi-Fi, wireless strategy and app-based Pay TV launch game plans.

A variety of industry thought leaders will share strategies for success, including a keynote presentation about the state of the MVPD game from Moffet Nathanson Research’s Craig Moffett. Attendees will experience an action-packed lunch with The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. One of the most recognized faces in weather, Cantore will share highlights from his 30-year career covering major weather events throughout the nation. A Solutions Showcase with more than 80 leading suppliers and partners will highlight the latest innovative solutions to stay ahead of today’s competition.

Rich Fickle, president and CEO, NCTC:
“We are counting down the minutes until the WEC kickoff. This year’s event is shaping up to be one of our most well-attended WEC shows, which is a testament to the strong support of our NCTC members and their desire for education and connection within the industry. WEC provides a great opportunity for our members to collaborate and work together to drive success in today’s competitive environment with their broadband offerings, entertainment services, smart home services and more.”

WEC Agenda Highlights:

Monday, February 25

  • First-String Leaders Discussion Panel
  • Keynote – Cable 2019: Time for a New Playbook?
  • Watching Game Tape: Early Learnings from App Based Pay TV Launches
  • Inside the Huddle: NCTC’s Game Plan for 2019 and Beyond

Speakers from:
All West Communications, ATMC, Cable ONE, Fidelity Communications, GCI, Moffet Nathanson Research, North State Communications, NCTC.

Tuesday, February 26

  • Game Planning for Smart Home and IoT
  • American Cable Association Update: DC Power Plays and Penalty Kills
  • Lunch with The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore
  • Calling the Shots on In-Home Managed WiFi
  • The X’s and O’s of Bandwidth – Network Capacity in Smaller Markets
  • Bring the Blitz: Broadband Pricing and Packaging Plays that Work
  • Teaming up with Wireless

Speakers from:
Accenture, Alpine Group, American Cable Association, ARRIS, Cinnamon Mueller, Comporium, Eagle, EPB, Great Plains, Kelley Drye & Warren, Kyrio, NCTC, OpenVault, Parks Associates, Pivot Group, Ritter Communications and TVS.

Attendees are encouraged to click here to download the #WEC19 app to view the show’s full agenda, and follow the conversation via #WEC19 on NCTC’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Note for editors: Interviews and photos are available upon request.

About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750-member companies in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.