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Encyclopedia > Brian L. Roberts

Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, one of the United States of America's leading providers of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a Fortune 100 company with 21.4 million customers and 80,000 employees. Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectator, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the largest cable company in the United States. ... E! (Entertainment Television) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... The Style Network is an American cable television network based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... OLN (formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network until July 2005) is a cable television channel owned by Comcast. ... G4 may refer to: PowerPC G4 – a microprocessor branding used by Apple Computer PowerMac G4 Power Mac G4 Cube PowerBook G4 iMac G4 eMac G4 Mac mini (not branded with the G4, but uses this CPU) Gulfstream 400 and 450 – a private jet G4 (television) – a videogame-themed channel owned... AZN Television (AZN TV), formerly The International Channel, is a cable television channel featuring programing from Asian countries including China, Korea, Japan, and India. ... PBS KIDS Sprout is a U.S. digital cable television channel, video-on-demand (VOD) service, and website providing PBS KIDS content for preschoolers. ... Note: Radio 1 is the primary service of several broadcasters. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...

Mr. Roberts is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and previously served as Chairman of NCTA from 1995 to 1996, when the landmark deregulatory 1996 Telecommunications Act became law.

Mr. Roberts has won numerous business and industry honors during his tenure. Institutional Investor magazine named him its top vote-getter three years straight (2004-2006) in the Cable & Satellite category of their America's Best CEOs annual survey; and also named Comcast as one of America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies in 2006. He was the recipient of the 2004 Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and was the 2002 Walter Kaitz Foundation Honoree of the Year for his commitment to diversity in the cable industry. The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia honored Mr. Roberts with its 2002 award for his commitment to youth programs and community partnerships.

Mr. Roberts is a board member of The Bank of New York. He co-chaired the 2003 Resource Development Campaign for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and was a founding co-chair of Philadelphia 2000, the nonpartisan host committee for the 2000 Republican National Convention. An All-American in squash, he earned a gold medal with the U.S. squash team in 2005 and silver medals at the 1981, 1985 and 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Bank of New York NYSE: BK, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, is the oldest bank in the United States and has a distinguished history of serving clients around the world through its five primary businesses: Securities Servicing and Global Payment Services Private Client Services and Asset Management Corporate...

Mr. Roberts, 46, received his BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Aileen, live in Philadelphia with their three children. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is a business school founded in 1881 by Joseph Wharton, who hoped the school would produce graduates who would become pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life. ...



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