Cable Center Unveils 2015 Hall of Fame Class

Berman, Roedy, Simmons, Sparkman, Werner, Winter Named

The ranks of the Cable Hall of Fame has swelled by six members.

The Cable Center announced today the members of its Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015, with the half-dozen newly elected industry leaders slated to be inducted during the 18th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration. The ceremony (2014 event pictured) will be in conjunction with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Internet and Television Expo (INTX), May 5-7, 2015, in Chicago.

The Class of 2015 honorees are: 

  • Chris Berman, Sportscaster, ESPN
  • Bill Roedy, Global Health Ambassador and Former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International
  • Steve Simmons,Chairman, Patriot Media and Communications
  • JC Sparkman, Chief Operating Officer, TCI, Retired
  • Tony Werner, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Comcast Cable
  • Eleanor Winter, Senior Vice President, NCTA 

Since 1998, 108 men and women have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

The Cable Center chooses its Hall of Fame members based on their dedication and contributions to the development of the cable industry. The 2015 Cable Hall of Fame selection committee was chaired by Michael Willner, president and CEO of GreatLand Connections and a member of The Cable Center’s board of directors. 

“It is a pleasure to announce the six new members of our Cable Hall of Fame,” said Willner. “From programming visionaries to technology trendsetters, they exemplify the spirit of innovation that has helped to drive and build this industry.”  

Noted Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center:  “Congratulations to the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015. They have all exhibited significant leadership and influence upon the people, organizations and communities served by our industry, and we are honored and excited to welcome them into the Cable Hall of Fame during the INTX event.”

The 18th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration will be held on May 5, 2015 at the Chicago Navy Pier.  For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit, or call 720-502-7500.