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2009 Beacon Award Winners

10/31/2009 2:00 AM Eastern

Annually, The Association of Cable Communicators sponsors the Beacon Awards, cable’s highest award for communications excellence. Cable operators, programming networks, cable associations and new technology partners are recognized for achievements in public affairs and communications initiatives in categories such as community relations, competitive response and programming. The Beacon Award winners of 2009 achieve peer, industry and local market recognition for their exemplary work and set a standard for their colleagues to emulate.


Community Relations



Cable System 1

The Negro Baseball League Project

Cox Communications

Gainesville, FL

Community Relations



Cable System 2

Cox Community Golf Tournament

Cox Communications

Rancho Sta Marg, CA

Community Relations



Cable System 3

Time Warner Cable’s Read to Feed

Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Division

Milwaukee, WI

Community Relations



Cable Network 1

Make a Difference with Mediacom, Big Ten Network, Fox Cable Networks & University of Iowa

Big Ten Network

Chicago, IL

Community Relations



Cable Network 2

C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus Pennsylvania Primary Tour

C-SPAN Networks

Washington, DC

Community Relations



Other

WWE Smackdown Your Vote!

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Stamford, CT

Education



Cable System 1

WWII High School Quiz Bowl 2009

Cox Communications

Metairie, LA

Education



Cable System 3

GED On Demand

Mediacom Communications

West Des Moines, IA

Education



Cable Network 2

Give a Lincoln for Lincoln

History

New York, NY

Government Relations



Cable System 2

Albuquerque Recycles Day 2008

Comcast Communications

Albuquerque, NM

Government Relations



Cable System 3

“Your Town, Our Town” featuring Granville County

Time Warner Cable

Morrisville, NC

Internal Communications



Cable System 3

Time Warner Cable’s Employee Communications

Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Division

Milwaukee, WI

Internal Communications



MSO

Cox Bundlese Video Contest

Cox Communications Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Media Relations



Cable System 2

Early College Academy Campaign

Cox Communications Greater Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Media Relations



Cable System 3

“High School Rock-Off” Tune-In Campaign

Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio

Akron, OH

Programming Publicity



Cable System 1

Cox Presents Morgus

Cox Communications

Metairie, LA

Programming Publicity



Cable System 3

Houston, We’ve Got Local On Demand

Comcast Cable

Houston, TX

Programming Publicity



Cable Network 2

Expedition Week

National Geographic Channel

Washington, DC

Competitive Response



Cable System 2

Cox LINC Ambassadors

Cox Communications

Rancho Sta Marg, CA

Competitive Response



Cable System 3

OSU Campus Competitive Response

Time Warner Cable

Columbus, OH

Reputation/Brand Management



Cable System 3

Greening the Arizona Desert

Cox Communications

Phoenix, AZ

Reputation/Brand Management



Cable Network 1

Big Ten Network

Big Ten Network

Chicago, IL

Cause Marketing



Cable System 1

Fighting Crime On Demand

Time Warner Cable/Central Texas

Austin, TX

Cause Marketing



Cable System 2

Mediacom Iowa Flood Relief Campaign

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Cedar Rapids, IA

Cause Marketing



Cable Network 1

Tobacco Free Florida Week

Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida

Orlando, FL

Cause Marketing



Cable Network 2

Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help

Nickelodeon

New York, NY

Events & Observances (Seven or Fewer Days)



Cable System 1

The Negro Baseball League Project

Cox Communications

Gainesville, FL

Events & Observances (Seven or Fewer Days)



Cable System 2

Cox Acadiana Grand Opening

Cox Communications Greater Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Events & Observances (Seven or Fewer Days)



Cable System 3

Inauguration Day 2009 — New York City

Time Warner Cable

New York, NY

Events & Observances (Seven or Fewer Days)



Cable Network 1

Big Ten Network’s Big Ten Quad

Big Ten Network

Chicago, IL

Events & Observances (Seven or Fewer Days)



Other

Cable Positive’s Youth AIDS Media Institute University

Cable Positive

New York, NY

Events & Observances (More than Seven Days)



Cable System 1

Rochester Celebrates 50 Years of Cable Television

Charter Communications

Rochester, MN

Events & Observances (More than Seven Days)



Other

West Virginia’s Take A Veteran To School Day Campaign

West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Assn.

Charleston, WV

Business to Business Communications



Cable System 3

Cox Business & the Digital Growth Grant Contest

Cox Communications New England

West Warwick, RI

Crisis Communications



Cable System 2

Total Teamwork Tackles Gustav & Ike

Cox Communications Greater Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Crisis Communications



Cable System 3

“Because We Care” Campaign

Charter Communications Wisconsin

Fond du Lac, WI

Crisis Communications



Cable Network 1

Big Ten Network Iowa Flood Relief Fundraiser

Big Ten Network

Chicago, IL

Issues Management



Cable System 3

The Truth Hurts KXAN

Time Warner Cable/Central Texas

Austin, TX

Multicultural Public Relations



Cable System 1

The Negro Baseball League Project

Cox Communications

Gainesville, FL

Multicultural Public Relations



Cable Network 1

Descubre el Verde, 3 Pasos 3 Personas Campaign

Discovery U.S. Hispanic Networks

Miami, FL

Multicultural Public Relations



Cable Network 2

Black In America

Turner Network Sales Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Integrated Communications



Cable System 1

Huskers on Pay-Per-Video

Time Warner Cable National

Lincoln, NE

Integrated Communications



Cable System 3

Time Warner Cable’s Total Digital Home

Time Warner Cable

Irving, TX

Integrated Communications



Cable Network 1

Tobacco Free Florida Week

Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida

Orlando, FL

Integrated Communications



Cable Network 2

On Board Air Force One

National Geographic Channel

Washington, DC

New Media



Cable System 3

Effectively Leveraging Social Media At Comcast Cares Day

Comcast

Lynnwood, WA

New Media



Cable Network 1

Pos or Not

mtvU

New York, NY

New Media



Cable Network 2

MTV GYT

MTV

New York, NY

New Media



Other

Cable Positive’s No LOL in HIV

Cable Positive

New York, NY

Programming (Single Program)



Cable System 2

Plugged In

Cox Communications

Chesapeake, VA

Programming (Single Program)



Cable System 3

Time Warner Cable’s Hang Tough Video Contest

Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Division

Milwaukee, WI

Programming (Series)



Cable System 2

Metro Sports Youth

Time Warner Cable

Kansas City, MO

Programming (Series)



Cable System 3

Political Update with Paul Lisnek

Comcast

Elmhurst, IL

Programming (Series)



Cable Network 1

Indebted

mtvU

New York, NY

Public Service Announcement (Single or Series)



Cable System 1

Connecting Community & Culture

Bright House Networks

Bradenton, FL

Public Service Announcement (Single or Series)



Cable System 3

Time Warner Cable’s Hang Tough Video Contest

Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Division

Milwaukee, WI

Public Service Announcement (Single or Series)



Cable Network 2

Choose or Lose

MTV

New York, NY

Support Materials



MSO

channel you: where TWC tunes in

Time Warner Cable

New York, NY

Support Materials



Cable Network 2

Human Footprint

National Geographic Channel

Washington, DC

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