“My Big Fat Greek Digital Dreading” to be held October 15, 2008
The Cable Center announced today that it will host the Denver Chapter of Cable Positive for the organization’s signature event, Positively Cable, during The Center’s second annual Cable Days – three days of industry events in Denver to honor the cable telecommunications industry October 15- 17, 2008, featuring the Cable Hall of Fame Celebration. This year’s Positively Cable show, entitled My Big Fat Greek Digital Dreading, will be held Wednesday, October 15, beginning at 5:30p.m. at The Cable Center.
Positively Cable is an annual musical satire of the current state of affairs in the cable industry, and this year’s show takes a fresh, funny and witty look at the digital TV transition. The show is written, produced and staged by volunteers and performed by a chorus line of well-known industry executives as well as a handful of professionals.
Cable Days begins with the Cable Center Smackdown, a raucous industry trivia challenge between several local cable non-profit organizations, at 11 a.m. on October 15. The 11th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, honoring the best in the cable industry, follows on Thursday, October 16. Cable Days concludes on Friday, October 17 with the Key Issues Series – The Structure of the Video Programming Industry: Revolution, Regulation, or The Return of Yesterday’s Battles? Presented in partnership with The Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado and Communications Technology Professionals, the Key Issues Series brings together executives, students and thought leaders to examine the industry’s intertwined policy, business, and technological issues.
“We are pleased to include Positively Cable in our Cable Days lineup this year,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and chief executive officer of The Cable Center. “Positively Cable is a great fit for the Cable Days mission to educate, appreciate, and celebrate our cable heritage. It’s always an evening filled with many laughs, and it is a great addition.”
Additionally, The Cable Center will unveil its new permanent Cable Hall of Fame exhibit during Cable Days, and host a number of private meetings and receptions for various cable organizations and contributors.
More information about Positively Cable, including songs sung in previous Positively Cable revues, is available at www.positivelycable.org. For additional information on Cable Days, visit www.cabledays.com.
About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is a leading resource for information, education and expertise on cable telecommunications. Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center provides the knowledge to people and companies to help develop the industry’s future, while also chronicling its history. From content to technology; from professional development and training to higher education; from historical perspective to future vision, The Cable Center, a nonprofit organization that does not rely on member dues or association fees, offers anyone interested in the industry invaluable tools and insights to hone skills in, and gain better understanding of, the cable business. The Cable Center is the home of The Cable Hall of Fame. Please visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.
About Cable Positive
Founded 16 years ago, Cable Positive strives to mobilize the talents, resources, access and influence of the cable and telecommunications industry to raise HIV/AIDS awareness; support HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care; and strive to end stigma by creating a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS.
The Denver Chapter of Cable Positive is one of the organizations most influential and active chapters. With the annual stage show Positively Cable, a silent auction and many other fundraising events, the Denver Chapter of Cable Positive has raised more than one million dollars to help support two local organizations which support individuals in our community who are affected by HIV/AIDS; The Volunteers of America Rainbow House and Mi Casa FENIX Project. The Denver Chapter of Cable Positive recently won a 2008 Beacon Award in the Event and Observances (more than seven days) category for the Singing Foolishness to End HIV/AIDS: Denver Cable Positive HIV/AIDS Fundraising Initiative.