Institutional Investor Magazine has named Comcast Corporation's Brian L. Roberts as one of "America's Best CEOs" in its annual "America's Best CEOs" poll of financial professionals appearing in the January 2005 issue. This is the third year Institutional Investor has published the Best CEOs list and Roberts has been included each year.
Roberts was recognized as the top vote-getter in the cable & satellite category, one of 62 sectors, from votes cast by 1,700 investment professionals at close to 500 brokerage and asset management firms. The article cites Roberts' leadership at a time of convergence and transformation in the communications industry, and Comcast's strategy of combining content and distribution as seen in the Company's partnership with Sony to acquire MGM. The article also notes that Comcast's aggressive deployment of digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet connections, and voice-over-Internet-protocol phone service was enabled by the company's "bold acquisition" of AT&T Broadband which created an "unparalleled distribution network."
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.5 million cable customers and more than 6.5 million high-speed Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content businesses and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4techTV, International Channel Networks, TV One and four Comcast SportsNets. TheCompany also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.