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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
August 30, 2006
(202) 289-8928
   
Comcast CEO Roberts Featured at CEO Luncheon
Luncheon Now Scheduled for September 21st

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, will speak at The Progress & Freedom Foundation's next CEO Luncheon, scheduled for September 21st at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C . Roberts' remarks will focus on issues facing the communications industry, including competition, convergence and recent legislative reform efforts. The luncheon address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Roberts and several distinguished media industry analysts.

Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 100 company serving 23.3 million customers, including 11 million digital cable, 10 million high-speed internet and 1.6 million voice subscribers. Under Roberts' leadership, the corporation has grown into a $22.3 billion revenue business with 87,000 employees. In addition to being a leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, Comcast also owns or invests in a variety of content offerings, including E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS Kids Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. In addition to his leadership role at Comcast Corporation, Roberts is currently serving his second consecutive term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). He previously served as NCTA Chairman during the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Roberts has twice served as Chairman of CableLabs, a research and development consortium, and is a current board member of The Bank of New York.

Following Roberts' address, financial analysts will engage Roberts in a question and answer session. Panelists scheduled to appear include Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Managing Director of Media/ Communications/ Entertainment Equity & Fixed Income Research at UBS Investment Research; Blair Levin, Managing Director, Telecommunications, Tech and Media Regulatory Analyst, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; and Craig E. Moffett, Vice President and Senior Analyst, U.S. Cable and Satellite Broadcasting at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. The event will be moderated by Raymond Gifford, PFF Adjunct Fellow and Partner at the law firm of Kamlet, Shepherd & Reichert.

The event will be held September 21st, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Capital Hilton's South American Room, located at 1001 16th Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or egoulding@pff.org. Members of the media should contact Patrick Ross or Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or pross@pff.org and asmorodin@pff.org, respectively.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.

 

 

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