Joseph J. Collins Elected Director of Comcast
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today that Joseph J. Collins has been elected an independent director of Comcast Corporation by its board of directors.
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast said, "I'm pleased that Joe
has accepted a position on our board. He has vast experience and a very
distinguished record of service in our industry, including his tenure as
Chairman of the NCTA. Joe brings a thorough and broad understanding of the
cable business and will be a tremendous addition to our Company."
Mr. Collins currently serves as the Chairman of Aegis, LLC. He retired
from Time Warner where he served as the Chairman and CEO of AOL Time Warner
Interactive Video, a position he assumed in 2001. From 1989 to 2001, he
served as the Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable.
Mr. Collins began his cable industry career with American Television and
Communications Corporation (ATC) in 1972 as Marketing Director for the
company's properties in Orlando. He assumed a series of executive positions
with the company, and was named President in 1982. He was named President of
Home Box Office, Inc., in 1984. In 1988, Mr. Collins was named Chairman and
CEO of ATC, which merged with Time Warner Cable in 1992.
Mr. Collins earned his A.B. from Brown University in 1966 and earned his
M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1972.
He is a recipient of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's
Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership in recognition of his
contributions to the cable industry. He also received the President's Award
and Grand TAM Award for excellence in cable marketing from the Cable and
Telecommunications Association for Marketing.
Comcast Corporation (http://www.comcast.com) is principally involved in
the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks, and in
the provision of programming content. The Company is the largest provider of
cable and broadband services in the United States, serving more than
21 million cable television customers and more than 6 million high-speed
Internet customers. The Company's content businesses include majority
ownership of Comcast Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, E! Entertainment
Television, Style Network, G4techTV, The Golf Channel, International Channel
and Outdoor Life Network. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special
common stock trade on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and