CN8 Names New England GM


The expansion of Comcast Corp.'s superregional CN8, The Comcast Network
channel to Boston and other New England areas earlier this month is also
expanding the channel's management team.

Ken Botelho formally became CN8's New England division general manager
Wednesday morning. Although the appointment was made public then, he joined CN8
more than one month earlier to spearhead construction of the channel's Boston
studio facilities.

The process -- renovating and enlarging former AT&T Broadband studios --
cost more than $2 million.

Botelho came to CN8 from Century Productions, a remote-production and
transmission company he launched several years ago. At Century, he worked on,
among other things, the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Earlier in his career, Botelho was studio-operations director at former
cable-system owner Heritage Communications.