<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <rss version="2.0"> <channel> <title>Comcast RSS Feed</title> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/rss</link> <item> <title>Awards & Recognition</title> <description> <![CDATA[2018 * For the sixth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2018 Corporate Equality Index [https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversal-named-best-place-to-work-for-lgbtq-equality]. 2017 * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #1onFortune’s list ofThe 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity [http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-for-diversity/], based on a survey polling thousands of women at companies from across the country. Comcast NBCUniversal also ranked #4onFortune'slist ofThe 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, and #31 on its list ofThe 100 Best Workplaces for Women [http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-for-women/comcast-nbcuniversal-31/]. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #10 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies List for 2017. * Frost and Sullivan honored Comcast's Xfinity Home with its Company of the Year Award. * NBC Olympics won four prestigious Olympic Golden Ring awards by the International Olympic Committee. * Comcast NBCUniversal received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve "Freedom Award," the highest honor the Department of Defense awards to employers for support of their National Guard and Reserve employees. * Comcast received three prestigiousRed Dot Awards [http://red-dot.de/pd/online-exhibition/?lang=en&c=0&a=0&y=2017&i=0&oes=comcast]in the area of industrial design for the XFINITY Video Gateway, XFINITY X1 Wireless TV Box, XFINITY Voice Remote. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2017 Best Company for Women to Work [https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/wict-par-names-comcast-nbcuniversal-top-employer-for-women] by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), ranking first among both operators and programmers, based on the findings of the joint WICT/ NAMIC Workforce Diversity Survey. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2017 Top Company for People of Color by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), based on the findings of the joint NAMIC/WICT Workforce Diversity Survey. * For the fourth year, Points of Light named Comcast NBCUniversal among the most community-minded companies in the nation as part ofThe Civic 50 [https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/civic50], an initiative that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named 2017 Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses by US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and one of the2017 Best Places to Work [https://www.disabilityequalityindex.org/top_companies]by USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), after receiving a 100 score on their joint Disability Equality Index (DEI). * Comcast NBCUniversal received the National Organization on Disability’s 2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 4th onLATINA Style's 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2017 Best Company for Diversity byBlack Enterprise. * Comcast ranked in the top ten (#8) on theMilitary Times’ 2017 Best for Vets Employers list [http://bestforvets.militarytimes.com/best-employers-for-veterans/2017/]- a list that recognizes employer support for military employees and their families. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #19 on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, up 10 spots from #29 in 2016, and up 30 spots in just four years. * Comcast NBCUniversal was ranked number four on GI Jobs® Magazine’s 2017 Military Friendly Employer list. * For the fifth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index. * Military Spousemagazine ranked Comcast NBCUniversal #1 among its annual Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Employers’ list in 2017. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named among Careers & the disABLED magazine’s "Top 50 Employers" list for 2017. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #25 among Omnikal's "Top 50 Corporations for Inclusive Majority Business Opportunities." 2017 marks our 12th consecutive year on the list, as Omnikal was previously known as DiversityBusiness.com, and its annual list was titled "America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities." * NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’s "El Poder En Ti" community initiative won the "Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Civic Empowerment" award at the Cynopsis Social Good Awards. * Seth Meyers of NBC’s Late Night was honored with the HRC Equality Award for his work drawing attention to discriminatory legislation that targeted the LGBTQ community, including House Bill 2 in North Carolina. 2016 * Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one ofFortunemagazine’s50 Best Workplaces for Diversity [http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-for-diversity/]. * Comcast NBCUniversal received a score of 90 on the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) 2016 Corporate Inclusion Index (CII). * Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2016 "Best-of-the-Best" Corporation for Inclusion by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Inclusion Consortium for the 2nd consecutive year. * Comcast NBCUniversal named Corporation of the Year for Innovation by theNational Minority Supplier Development Council [http://www.nmsdc.org/]. * For the fifth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. * Comcast was ranked number nine among Fortune’s first-ever list of the50 Best Workplaces for Parents [http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-parents/]. * For the third time in 2016, Points of Light named Comcast NBCUniversal among the most community-minded companies in the nation as part ofThe Civic 50 [http://www.civic50.org/], an initiative that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked in 29th place among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The company also ranked among DiversityInc’s following specialty lists: 4th among Top Companies for People with Disabilities: 5th among Top Companies for Supplier Diversity; and 9th among Top Companies for Veterans. * Comcast NBCUniversal is named one of the inaugural 2016 "Best-of-the-Best" Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). * Comcast NBCUniversal scored 100 of 100 points on the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) Disability Equality Index (DEI). * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #20 among theMilitary Times'Best for Vets: Employers 2016. * Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, selected Comcast as finalists for the 2016 "Freedom Award." * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked 2nd onLATINA Style's 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. * Women’s Enterprise USA named Comcast NBCUniversal among their annual list of "Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity." * Voices for National Service presented Comcast NBCUniversal with the "Corporate Service Award" for its extraordinary and longstanding dedication to the national service movement. * Comcast NBCUniversal received the National Organization on Disability’s 2016 Leading Disability Employer Seal. * For the fourth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index. * Profiles in Diversity Journalnamed Comcast NBCUniversal among its Top 25 recipients of the 2016 Diversity Leader Award, recognizing excellence for outstanding standards aligning diversity initiatives with business goals. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named one of Women’s Enterprise USA magazine’s WE 100 Corporations of the Year. The annual list includes the influential companies that regard the inclusion of women’s business enterprises as essential to supply chain productivity and, ultimately, to corporate success. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named a 2016 Top Employer and Top Supplier Diversity Program by "Black EOE Journal" (BEOEJ), which is one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of African Americans in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #74 amongG.I. Jobs’2016 Military Friendly Employers list and ranked #9 in the Technology & Telecom industry. * DiversityBusiness.com named Comcast NBCUniversal #26 among "America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2016" (Div50), marking our eleventh consecutive year on the list. * Comcast NBCUniversal was named among "Latino Leaders’" Five Outstanding Companies for Diversity, highlighting our ranking on the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index and our recent induction into the Billion Dollar Roundtable. * Cablefax named Xfinity’s X1 Bicultural Experience among the finalists for this year’s Tech Awards in the Overall Tech Innovation and New Product categories. * The American Foundation for the Blind honored Comcast NBCUniversal with its Helen Keller Achievement Award for the Xfinity Talking Guide,Emily’s Oz, andThe Wiz Live! * Twenty-three Comcast NBCUniversal productions were among the nominees for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. * For the fourth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal recognized as one of America’s Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs by U.S. Veterans Magazine (4th consecutive year). * Comcast NBCUniversal named one of the top 25 "U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses" by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) (2016 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program) (4th consecutive year). * For the second year in a row, Comcast received theNorth American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award [http://www.thetalentboard.org/cande-awards/cande-winners/]. 2015 * Comcast NBCUniversal selected as the Company of the Year for second time in four years by LATINAStyle. * The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) recognized Comcast NBCUniversal with its 2015 Corporate Advocate of the Year Award. * The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognized Comcast NBCUniversal with its Corporate Leadership Award. * Comcast earned a spot on Workforce magazine's 2015 list of the world's best companies for human resources. The list is based on how companies perform in seven core areas: workplace culture, employee benefits, diversity and inclusion, employee development and talent management, HR innovation, leadership development and talent acquisition. * Comcast was named amongLatino Magazine’sLATINO 100, which recognizes companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos. * Comcast NBCUniversal recognized by Women’s Enterprise among its WE USA 100 for its sustained effort to develop diverse businesses. * Comcast NBCUniversal scored 100 of 100 points on the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) first annual Disability Equality Index (DEI). * Calvert Investments awarded Comcast Corporation 90 out of 100 points for its record on including women, minorities, and LGBTs in our workforce. * Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #18 onEqual Opportunity Magazine’s2015 "Top 50 Employers." * NBCUniversal ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s 2015 list of 25 Highest Rated Companies for Internships. * Comcast Corporation ranked amongBlack Enterprise’s35 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity. * The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) named Comcast NBCUniversal among the 2015 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs. * Comcast received the FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility (AAA) for the Xfinity X1 talking guide. * MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership recognized Comcast NBCUniversal with aCorporate Mentoring Champion Award [http://www.mentoring.org/news_and_research/news_releases/mentor_and_cncs_to_honor_corporate_mentoring_champions]for excellence and commitment to quality youth mentoring for our national partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. * Big Brothers Big Sisters honored Comcast NBCUniversal at its National Conference Awards Gala with the 2015 "Chairman’s Award" for commitment to youth mentoring. * Boys & Girls Clubs of America recognized Comcast NBCUniversal with its 2015 "Great Futures Award" for unparalleled contributions to furthering the organization’s Great Futures Impact Plan. * Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Northeast Region named Comcast NBCUniversal and Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen its 2015 "Champion for Youth." * The American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania named Comcast NBCUniversal its "Citizen of the Year" in recognition of our Hurricane Sandy response. * Comcast NBCUniversal has been named one of the "25 Most Influential Companies for Veteran Hiring" byProfiles in Diversity Journalmagazine. * For the third consecutive year, Comcast and NBCUniversal were recognized among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. * Black Enterpriseselected Comcast Corporation as one of its "40 Best Companies for Diversity [http://www.blackenterprise.com/career/the-40-best-companies-diversity/]." * Comcast Cable receivedCableFax’s "Top Ops Award" for their National Recycling Program in the "MSO Social Responsibility" category. * Comcast Corporation received a rating of 100 on the 2015 HRC Corporate Equality Index. * G.I. Jobsmagazine ranked Comcast-NBCUniversal #69 among the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2015. * The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired recognized Comcast Corporation with its Corporate Recognition Award during the organization’s 55th Annual Louis Braille Awards. * Comcast NBCUniversal received 18 nominations for the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. * DiversityBusiness.com ranked Comcast-NBCUniversal 27th among its "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" (Div50) for 2015. * Comcast NBCUniversal was ranked amongCareers and the disABLEDMagazine's"Top 50 Employers". * Comcast's Internet Essentials received the Signature Accolade Award for public service from Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). * Comcast was presented with a Champion of Literacy Award by The American Literacy Corporation for its Internet Essentials program. * The Philadelphia Academies Inc. (PAI)’s awarded Comcast’s Internet Essentials program the "Party 2015 Stand and Deliver Award." * The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) presented Comcast’s Internet Essentials program the Educational Impact Award. * The X1 talking guide received a "Corporate Recognition Award" hosted by the Associated Services for the Blind, an organization created to inspire self-esteem, independence and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. * For its commitment to innovation and access for all, the X1 talking guide received the "Access Award" from American Foundation for the Blind. * The X1 talking guide received the "Corporate Leadership Award" from the American Association of People with Disabilities for the positive impact it is making on Americans with disabilities. * Comcast’s X1 Entertainment Operating System received a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the Television Academy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media Program. * Comcast was recognized by online publicationLight Readingwith a "Leading Lights" award for our X1 DVR with cloud technology. * Comcast’s "Emily’s Oz" campaign received numerous awards, including: * Bronze award at the Cannes Lions Festival 2015 Titanium and Integrated Festival * Cannes Lions, Titanium and Integrated – Bronze * D&AD Wooded Pencil Award for Production Design, Advertising and Casting * 2015 Integrated Campaign Finalist at the Facebook Awards * AICP Award for Agency Art Direction * New York Festivals, Third Place, Film Craft * New York Festivals, Finalist, Film * American Council of the Blind’s Vernon Henley Media Award for Voice Guidance * Cablefax’s FAXIES Award for Integrated Marketing Campaign * Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) named Comcast second among its 2015 Best Operators for Women in Cable and NBCUniversal third among its 2015 Best Programmers for Women. * The Hispanic IT Executive Council named Comcast NBCUniversal Corporation of the Year, recognizing the company’s outstanding commitment to the vision and mission of HITEC, with personnel, leadership, and engagement from the company. * The National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) designated Comcast as a 2015 Top Company for People of Color, based upon the findings of the recent joint NAMIC/WICT Cable Telecommunications Workforce Diversity Survey. * Comcast NBCUniversal was among the three finalists for the 5th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award. * Comcast was ranked 17th onHuman Resource Executive’s 2015 list of the "Top 50 Companies Most Admired for HR" based on the following four categories of HR-related attributes: People Management, Innovation, Product/Service Quality, and Management Quality. * In October 2015, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) recognized Comcast NBCUniversal with its Corporate Excellence in Access to Capital Award, which recognizes a company that has demonstrated a corporate initiative to provide access to capital solutions and unique financial arrangements to minority suppliers. * Black Enterprise named Comcast NBCUniversal among the 25 Best Corporations for Vetpreneurs. * The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications’ (NAMIC) recognized Xfinity’s multicultural work among its 2015 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMAs), including 13 top awards for Comcast across Case Studies/Campaigns and Marketing Tactics. * Comcast NBCUniversal recognized as one of America’s Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs by U.S. Veterans Magazine (3rd consecutive year). * Comcast NBCUniversal received the ESGR Pro-Patria Award. 2014 * For the second consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies byThe Civic 50 [http://www.civic50.org/],an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The company also ranked first among its communications industry peers. * Comcast Corporation has been ranked 4th among the 2014 LATINA Style 50 Report. * For the second consecutive year,U.S. Veterans Magazine(USVM) named Comcast NBCUniversal to its Best of the Best lists for Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs. * Comcast and NBCUniversal’s diversity councils placed sixth on the Association of ERGs & Council’s annual list of the nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils. * The Readers ofDiversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technologyrecognized Comcast NBCUniversal as a "2014 Best Diversity Company." * For the second year in a row,Hispanic Network Magazinenamed Comcast NBCUniversal among its "Best of the Best" in "Top Diversity Employers" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs" * For the second consecutive year,Professional Woman's Magazinenamed Comcast NBCUniversal to its "Best of the Best" lists for "Top Diversity Employers" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs." * The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) named Comcast, NBCUniversal and Telemundo among its 2014 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) winners, with a combined 13 top awards for marketing tactics. Comcast also received six additional EMMA awards for international marketing efforts. * Comcast received the 2014 Lithium Social Customer Excellence Award. * Comcast and NBCUniversal were the 2014 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program. * Comcast and NBCUniversal were named among the nation's "best places to work" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people - scoring 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2014 Corporate Equality Index. * DiversityBusiness.com named Comcast and NBCUniversal among its "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" (TheDiv50). * Equal Opportunity Magazineranked Comcast among its 2014 "Top 50 Employers." * Comcast was listed amongCareers & the disABLED Magazine’s" Top 50 Employers List." * The Legal Intelligencernamed Comcast’s legal team among Pennsylvania’s Best In-House Legal Departments of the Year. * The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) honored Comcast for its Outstanding Diversity Practices during their 17th Annual Impact Awards Gala. * Comcast and NBCUniversal were awarded the2014 Multicultural TV Front Runner Awardfor their commitment and efforts to support multicultural communities. * Comcast and NBCUniversal received aDistinguished Corporation Awardfrom the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) for our work in promoting digital literacy. * Comcast and NBCUniversal received the Innovative Program Award for Internet Essentials at the 2014 T. Howard Foundation Diversity Awards Dinner. * For the second consecutive year, Comcast and NBCUniversal were recognized among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. * For the second year, Comcast and NBCUniversal were named among Latino Magazine’sLATINO 100. * The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) named Comcast and NBCUniversal among the2014 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses. * G.I. Jobsmagazine ranked Comcast and NBCUniversal #76 among the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. * The Denver Indian Center presented its Excellence in Corporate Partnership Award to Comcast-NBCUniversal for the company’s outstanding work with American Indian communities in Colorado and across the United States. * The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awarded Comcast the Distinguished Corporation Award for its Internet Essentials program. * Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) honored Comcast as an exceptional operator that champions community and public service programs in support of women's initiatives for its Internet Essentials program. * The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) awarded Comcast and its Internet Essentials program seven first place awards for Excellence in Multicultural Marketing. * Marin County Chamber of Commerce honored Comcast with a Spirit of Marin award for Internet Essentials. 2013 * Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) named Comcast the top operator in cable and NBCUniversal as the best programmer for women in cable as part of their 2013 PAR Survey. * Comcast was named "Operator of the Year" byMultichannel News. * Comcast ranked #38 on theInformationWeek 500list and placed second within the Telecommunications sector. The annual list ranks the most innovative users of technology. * Comcast Corporation was ranked among "The Civic 50" by the National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light Foundation and Bloomberg News. The survey recognizes the leading community-minded companies in the S&P 500. * Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) named Comcast the top operator for women in cable and NBCUniversal as the best programmer for women in cable as part of their 2013 PAR Survey. * Comcast Corporation ranked 3rd among the 2013 LATINA Style 50 Report. * Comcast Business received a "2013 Leading Lights" award fromLight Readingin the category of "Most Innovative SMB Service" for its cloud-based app store, Upware. * Comcast Cable receivedCablefax’s"Program & Top Ops Awards" for Xfinity TV Watchathon Week in the "Best Video on Demand Program/Special" category. * Comcast and NBCUniversal received OCA’s 2013 "Outstanding Corporate Partner Award." * Professional Woman’s Magazinerecognized Comcast and NBCUniversal as part of their Best of the Best lists: "Diversity Employers for Women" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs for Women. * Comcast named one of the 2013 "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. * Comcast was recognized in the fall issue ofLatino Magazineas being one of the top 15 companies actively encouraging Latinos to enter STEM careers. * Comcast and NBCUniversal’s diversity councils placed third on the Association of ERGs & Council’s annual list of the nation’s Top 25 Diversity Councils. * Comcast Corporation received the Hall of Fame award among extra-large companies in thePhiladelphia Business Journal’slist of "Best Places to Work." * Black EOE Journalnamed Comcast among the "Top Diversity Employers" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs." * The National Business Group on Health honored Comcast as the Special Recognition Winner for Best Family Engagement in the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles 2013 Awards. * Comcast Business earned top ranking in Infonetics Research’s 2013North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard. * Xfinity Home, in partnership with EcoFactor, was recognized with a 2013 Home Area Networks Smart Grid Innovation Award by Greentech Media for Xfinity Home's real-time energy management solution. * DiversityIncmagazine named Comcast Corporation among the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." * The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) honored Comcast and NBCUniversal with its "2013 Industry Diversity Champion Award." * Comcast and NBCUniversal were each named a "Top Company for People of Color" by NAMIC. * Comcast Corporation was ranked among the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by DiversityBusiness.com. * Careers & the disABLEDmagazine ranked Comcast Corporation ninth in the country on their annual "Top 50 Employers List." * Comcast Corporation was honored with New York Urban League’s 2013 "Champions of Diversity" Award. * Hispanic Network Magazinenamed Comcast and NBCUniversal among its "Best of the Best" in "Top Diversity Employers" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs" for 2013. * U.S. Veterans Magazine(USVM) named Comcast-NBCUniversal among its 2013 Best of the Best lists for "Top Veteran-Friendly Companies" and "Top Supplier Diversity Programs." * LATINO Magazinerecognized Comcast and NBCUniversal among its first-ever LATINO 100, a listing of the top 100 companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos. * United Way Worldwide recognized Comcast Corporation with two 2013 Summit Awards for volunteer and philanthropic engagement. * During its 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Summit, thePhiladelphia Business Journalpresented Comcast Corporation with the "Top Community Impact Award" and the "Top In-Kind Donor Award" in the extra large company category. Comcast was also ranked as the fifth largest corporate charitable giver in the Philadelphia region. * Comcast received a Beacon Award® from the Association of Cable Communicators for its Internet Essentials Ambassadors Program. * The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLESN) honored USA Network’sCharacters Unitecampaign with its "Inspiration Award." * Comcast received a score of 85 on the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) 2013 Corporate Inclusion Index (CII). * The United States Conference of Mayors honored Comcast with an Outstanding Public/Private Partnership Award for the Internet Essentials program. * The New York Urban League (NYUL) honored Comcast’s Internet Essentials program with its "Champions of Diversity Award." * United Way awarded Comcast’s Internet Essentials program with the Spirit of America Award and the Summit Award. * The Bank of Marin presented Comcast with the Heart of Marin Award recognizing the company as a Business of the Year for its Internet Essentials program. * The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) presented Comcast’s Internet Essentials program with the Industry Diversity Champion Award and third place for the Grassroots Marketing Tactics category. * The Foundation for Florida Virtual Schools awarded Comcast Florida with the "Bridging the Gap" Award for Internet Essentials. * The Virginia Cable Show recognized Comcast as Operator of the Year for its Internet Essentials program. * The Civic 50 recognized Comcast as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation in regards to its Internet Essentials program. * Career Bliss named Comcast NBCUniversal Top 20 Company with Happiest Veteran Employees * Comcast and NBCUniversal were designated as one of the Military Friendly Employers for 2013 byGI JobsMagazine. 2012 * Comcast and NBCUniversal were awarded the 2ndAnnual Hiring Our Heroes Lee Anderson Award for Excellence in Veteran and Military Spouse Employment by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation. * Comcast was named "MSO of the Year" byCablefax: The Magazine. * For the seventh year in row, Comcast was named one of the "Top 10 Places to Work in Cable" byCablefax: The Magazine. * Comcast was recognized as one ofDiversityInc’s "25 Noteworthy Companies." * Black Enterprisemagazine selected Comcast as one of its "40 Best Companies for Diversity." * Comcast Corporation was selected as the Company of the Year (No. 1) for the 2012Latina Style Magazine’s"50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work." * Comcast-NBCUniversal ranks amongHispanic Businessmagazine’s "Top 60" corporations for diversity. * Comcast received the "Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Initiatives" honor from the Philadelphia Association of Black Accountants, Inc. * Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Diversity Councils were listed among the 2012 25 Diversity Councils by the Association of Diversity Councils. * Comcast received the2012Workforce Diversity Awardfrom the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). * Comcast was selected as one of inCAREERS & the disABLED Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Top 50 Employers. * The Equality Forum honored NBCUniversal with its "International Business Leadership Award." * Comcast was named amongAsian Enterprise Magazine’s"Fortune 500’s Best Companies for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." * For the sixth consecutive year, Comcast was named among the "10 Best U.S. Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses" by NaVOBA, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. * For the eighth consecutive year, Comcast was named amongHispanic Businessmagazine’s "Diversity Elite 60." * Comcast scored 100 points out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates large U.S. employers and their policies and procedures pertinent to LGBT employees. 2011 * Comcast made thePhiladelphia Business Journal’s"Best Places to Work List for Extra-Large Employers." Comcast ranked No. 1 and received the Gold Honor. * Newsweekmagazine named Comcast to their annual "Green Rankings" list. * Comcast ranked 26th on the 2011 CareerBliss Leap Awards. * For the sixth year in row, Comcast was named one of the "Top 10 Places to Work in Cable" byCablefax: The Magazine. * Comcast named one of the 2011 "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. * NaVOBA, the National Veteran Owned Business Association, ranked Comcast among the "10 Best U.S. Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses." * In Oct. 2011, Comcast was named the fastest Internet provider in the nation according to aPC Magazinereader testof the nation’s leading ISPs. * For the seventh consecutive year, Comcast was named amongHispanic Businessmagazine’s "Diversity Elite 60." * Comcast Corporation named one of "America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2011" by DiversityBusiness.com. * DiversityIncnamed Comcast to its 25 Noteworthy Companies list. * Comcast Diversity Management Council was among the top 25 U.S. diversity councils to receive the "2011 Diversity Council Honors Award" from The Association of Diversity Councils. * For the fifth consecutive year, Comcast made theLatina Style Magazine’s "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work." * Comcast was listed amongG.I. Jobs’ Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. * For the seventh consecutive year, Comcast was named amongHispanic Businessmagazine's "Diversity Elite 60." * Comcast named to the 21st Annual "Top 50 Employers" inCAREERS & the disABLED Magazine. * Comcast was honored with a 2011 Visionary Award presented by United Spinal for demonstrating extraordinary service and outstanding commitment to people with disabilities. * Comcast received the 2011Asian Enterprise MagazineAward for "Best Companies for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." * Comcast received the Asian American Justice Center’s (AAJC) 2011 Bridge Builder Award for its innovative approach to successful community empowerment. 2010 * Comcast tied for third place in the telecommunications industry on the Dave Thomas Foundation’s list of "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces." * For the fifth year in a row, Comcast ranked onCablefax: The Magazine’s"Top Places to Work in Cable." * For the second year in a row, Comcast scored 95/100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. * Comcast made thePhiladelphia Business Journal’s "Best Places to Work" list for the fourth year in a row. * Comcast named toLatina Style Magazine’s "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work" for the fourth consecutive year. * Comcast received "Top 10 in Accountability and Representation" byDiversity MBA Magazine. * DiversityBusiness.com named Comcast among the Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities (TheDiv50) for the sixth consecutive year. * Comcast was named among the "Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work" byDiversity MBA Magazine. * The Association of Diversity Councils named Comcast a recipient of the "2009 Diversity Council Honors Award." * Comcast ranked among the "Top 25 Most Notable Companies" byDiversityInc. * NaVOBA, the National Veteran Owned Business Association, ranked Comcast among the "10 Best U.S. Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses." * Comcast ranked on the G.I. Jobs list of "Top 100 Military Friendly Employers." * Comcast received the WICT PAR Award in the areas of "Best Operators for Women in Cable" and "Best Companies for Advancement Opportunities for Women." * Comcast received Top 10 in Accountability and Representation byDiversity MBA Magazine. * For the sixth year in a row, Comcast ranked on the "Hispanic Business Corporate Diversity in America" list. * Comcast received a score of 50 on the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR) report. 2009 * Comcast was named one of the Dave Thomas Foundation "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces." * For the second year in a row, Comcast was ranked as one ofBusinessweekmagazine’s "Best Places to Launch a Career." * For the third year in a row, Comcast was named to thePhiladelphia Business Journal’s "Best Places to Work" list. * For the fourth year in a row, Comcast was named toCablefax: The Magazine’s "Top 10 Places to Work in Cable." * Comcast ranked No. 4 (out of 200 social media leaders across the nation) as a "Corporation That Has Done the Best Job of Using Social Media" by Abrams Research. * Mashable.com named Comcast among "10 of the Smartest Big Brands in Social Media" (No. 7). * Comcast named to Mashable.com’s "40 of the Best Twitter Brands and the People Behind Them" (No. 3 under Entertainment brands). * Comcast was named to the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by DiversityBusiness.com for the fifth consecutive year. * Comcast ranked No. 6 inDiversity MBA Magazine’s "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work" list for the fourth year in a row. * The Association of Diversity Councils named Comcast a recipient of the "2009 Diversity Council Honors Award." * Comcast was selected for inclusion onDiversity Edge Magazine’s "Best Companies for Diverse Graduates 2009." * For the third year in a row, Comcast was named one ofLatina Style Magazine’s "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work." * For the fifth year in a row, Comcast was named one ofHispanic Businessmagazine’s "Diversity Elite 60: Top 60 companies for Hispanics." * Comcast ranked on the Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index with a score of 95/100. * Comcast selected as one of the Most Admired Employers for Minority Professionals by the readers of U.S. Black Engineer, Hispanic Engineer and Women of Color magazines. * Comcast honored along with Turner Broadcasting as the 2009 Diversity Champion by the Walter Kaitz Foundation. * Comcast named one of the "2009 Top 10 Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses" by NaVOBA, the National Veteran Owned Business Association, inVetrepreneurmagazine. * Comcast named to the WICT Foundation/PAR Initiative "Best Operators for Women in Cable" list. 2008 * Comcast named one of America’s most shareholder-friendly companies byInstitutional Investormagazine. * Comcast was named one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" byBusinessweekmagazine. * For the third year in a row, Comcast was named toCablefax: The Magazine’s"Top 10 Places to Work in Cable." * For the second year in a row, Comcast was named to thePhiladelphia Business Journal’s "Best Places to Work" list (Second Place Winner for Extra-Large Companies). * Comcast named to the WICT Foundation/PAR Initiative "Best Operators for Women in Cable" list. * Comcast named one of the "Five Companies that Get Social Media" byPR Week. * Comcast Digital Voice recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s "2007 Customer Value Enhancement Award" for IP Communications Services. * Comcast was named toWomen of Colormagazine’s "40 Great Places for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Careers." * Comcast was named one of the Dave Thomas Foundation "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces," ranking No. 2 in the Communications and Telecommunications category. * For the fourth year in a row, Comcast was named one of the "Diversity Elite 60: Top 60 companies for Hispanics" byHispanic Businessmagazine. * Comcast ranked No. 13 inDiversity MBA Magazine’s "Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers to Work" list. * Comcast named to the "25 Notable Companies for Diversity" list byDiversityInc. * For the second year in a row, Comcast was named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" byBlack Enterprisemagazine. * For the second year in a row, Comcast was named one ofLatina Style Magazine’s "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work." * Comcast named toBlack MBA Magazine’s Top Companies list. * WICT Foundation/PAR Initiative named Comcast to its "Best Operators for Women in Cable" list. (Ranked second on the "Best Operators for Women in Cable" list and ranked fourth on the "Best Companies in Advancement Opportunities" list). * Comcast named amongVeterans Business Journal’s "Best Corporations for Veteran Businesses" list. * Comcast was named among the Human Rights Campaign 2008 Corporate Equality Index Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality (No. 8 among Entertainment and Electronic Media companies). * Comcast named amongBlack Enterprisemagazine’s "Top 40 Companies for Diversity" list. * Hispanic Businessmagazine named Comcast to its "Top 60 Companies for Hispanics" list. * Comcast was named to the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by DiversityBusiness.com for the fourth consecutive year. * Comcast NBCUniversal named among the "10 Best U.S. Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses" by NaVOBA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/awards</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/awards</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jan 2, 2017 11:25 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Public Policy</title> <description> <![CDATA[OUR PUBLIC POLICY Public policy issues affect our customers, our employees, and our business every day. Traditional regulation and legislation are constantly evolving and attempting to keep up with the new reality of media, technology, and communications available across multiple platforms, on multiple devices – from traditional broadcast and cable to delivery over the Internet and wireless. Each of the markets in which we operate is highly competitive.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/public-policy</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/public-policy</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:25 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Company Timeline</title> <description> <![CDATA[THE COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL HISTORICAL TIMELINES SHOW JUST HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT OUR COMPANIES HAVE HAD ON THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES. READ ON TO LEARN ABOUT THE INNOVATION WE HAVE DRIVEN IN RADIO, TELEVISION, FILM, CABLE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/timeline</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/press/timeline</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:26 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Comcast Holiday Spectacular Reaches 2 Million Visitors</title> <description> <![CDATA[Philadelphia’s Must-See Holiday Tradition Celebrates Its Two Millionth Visitor Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Comcast Center lobby is filled with sights and sounds of the holidays, as people of all ages gather at the top of each hour to enjoy a special performance of “The Nutcracker” by the renowned Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as scenes featuring “Carol of the Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” These performances are all a part of The Comcast Holiday Spectacular, which has become a must-see holiday tradition in Philadelphia since its 2008 debut. When the show was unveiled, the dream was to create a unique and free holiday experience that captured the wonderful spirit of the holidays for members of the Greater Philadelphia community, local families, and visitors to enjoy throughout the season. Recently, the show celebrated its 2 millionth visitor with a surprise performance by the Philly POPS Festival Brass [http://phillypops.org/about/festival-brass] and a special giveaway for audience members to celebrate in this milestone. The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is shown on the 83’ x 25’ Comcast Experience video wall — one of the world’s largest, high resolution LED displays. Over the last ten seasons, the show has been updated with several new scenes. In 2014, closed captions and audio descriptions [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/bringing-the-magic-and-joy-of-the-season-to-the-widest-possible-audience] were also added making the show available to the widest possible audience. The show can be seen at the top of each hour 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM at Comcast Center in Philadelphia (1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.) through New Year’s Day.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/the-comcast-holiday-spectacular-reaches-2-million-visitors</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/the-comcast-holiday-spectacular-reaches-2-million-visitors</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 20, 2017 1:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Introducing the New X1 Voice Remote</title> <description> <![CDATA[Since we introduced it in 2015, the X1 Voice Remote has been one of our most popular products. We’ve delivered 18 million of them, and last month alone, our customers gave nearly half-a-billion voice commands. But that didn’t stop us from going back to the drawing board to see what we could do better. The result of that work – our newly designed X1 Voice Remote – builds on what customers love about the device, combining more intuitive functionality with an award-winning design. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/voice-remote-inline1.jpg] The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up the new X1 Voice Remote is the position of the blue microphone button. After researching how customers hold and use the remote, our design team placed the round blue button directly where the thumb naturally rests. That button is also in the center of the remote, larger than every other button and made from a distinct material so it can be identified by touch alone. Beyond evolving the look and feel of the voice remote – and packing it with the same technology that won its predecessor an Emmy Award [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-wins-emmy-award-for-x1-voice-remote-technology] – we continuously add new features and commands to support the voice experience. With the launch of the new device, there are a couple that we’re particularly excited to share. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/voice-remote-renderings.jpg] We know our customers like to rewind and fast-forward their on-demand or recorded movies and shows to see something again, or find a favorite scene, so we added a feature to make it easier. You can now choose to go back or forward in a show or movie by a specific amount of time. Simply say "go back 20 seconds" or "go forward 10 minutes" to get right to the moment you want to see, right away. If you’ve ever wondered what song was playing in a movie, TV show or even a commercial, the next feature is for you. Simply ask "what song is this?" into your remote and X1 will show you the artist and title. These are just two of many new features we’ll be sharing in the coming weeks. Other new features include a whole new range of commands for your connected home, as well as improved artificial intelligence for Spanish-language commands. These new features work on all of our voice remotes, including the newest model. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/voice-remote-icon-inline.jpg] Lastly, the remote might be new, but it has already garnered international accolades. The new voice remote was one of three product designs – along with our wireless set top box and 4k set-top box – honored with a Red Dot Design Award earlier this year [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/red-dot-award-recognizes-comcast-for-simple-elegant-products]. This honor reflects the evolution of our approach to building products that are simple, attractive and elegant, and our commitment to putting customers at the center of that process.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/introducing-the-new-x1-voice-remote</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/introducing-the-new-x1-voice-remote</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 11, 2017 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Internet Essentials Connects 4 Million Low-Income Americans</title> <description> <![CDATA[2017 marked a major milestone for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which is designed to help close the digital divide for low-income families. In the six years since it launched in August 2011, the effort connected four million low-income Americans from one million households to the Internet at home, most for the very first time. To put that in perspective, four million people is larger than the populations of every city in America except New York City. It’s also bigger than the populations of 21 different U.S. states including Mississippi, Utah, and West Virginia. This is a remarkable milestone, but we did not do this alone. One of the biggest lessons we learned along the way is that no single company or government program is ever going to close the digital divide all by itself. Solving a big, difficult societal issue like the digital divide takes a movement. It takes passionate people from all walks of life who are united and determined to solve one of the great inequalities in our society. It takes people like Cheryl Hobby, a math teacher at Lee Street Elementary School in Georgia, who embraced Internet Essentials because her students only had access to the school’s computer lab for 45 minutes a day. She saw immediately what having home Internet service could mean to her students’ grades. It takes people like Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who personally made the case that Chicagoans take full advantage of the program, and the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, with whom we made the biggest, most sweeping change to the program in its history – we expanded eligibility to all HUD-housing assisted families, of which there are up to two million in our service area across the country including veterans and seniors. Creating a movement also takes customers, parents, and mothers like Lisa, Delis, and Gale, who all had the courage and confidence to share their stories about what Internet Essentials has meant for them and their families. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, six-time Olympic medalist and our national spokeswoman for Internet Essentials, joined David L. Cohen for the second year in a row to go on a multi-city tour to promote the program, which has evolved to become the most successful broadband adoption initiative in the United States. To learn more about Internet Essentials, please either click on the stories below or visitwww.internetessentials.com [http://www.internetessentials.com/]. DLC Quote [corporate:main:pull-quote]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/internet-essentials-connects-4-million-low-income-americans</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/internet-essentials-connects-4-million-low-income-americans</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 5, 2017 2:06 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Meet the World’s Most Advanced Wireless Gateway Device</title> <description> <![CDATA[Great digital experiences begin and end with great Wi-Fi, so when we set out to design our xFi Advanced Gateway, our goal was to create the fastest, smartest and most powerful Wi-Fi device on the planet. Today, that device is available across the country in every market where we offerXfinity Gigabit Internet [https://www.xfinity.com/gig]. Starting with the basics, the xFi Advanced Gateway is designed to support Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi. While there are currently no mass-market Wi-Fi connected devices capable of receiving Gig speeds over Wi-Fi, those devices are coming. In the meantime, the power of the xFi Advanced Gateway delivers ultimate performance to your connected home. In our labs, we’ve actually tested Wi-Fi speeds faster than 1.5 Gbps, and the xFi Advanced Gateway is capable of going even faster, as Internet speeds increase and Wi-Fi devices become more powerful. To deliver that performance, the xFi Advanced Gateway is packed with the most advanced Wi-Fi technology we’ve ever put into a device, including a 160 MHz-capable 8x8 antenna array, Mu-MiMo (Multi-user, Multi-input, Multi-output) technology, and a combination of specialized Internet of Things radios.Check out the sidebar for more details [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/about-the-advanced-gateway]. [corporate:media:media-embed] Click here to download [http://update.comcast.com/download/13627/] SPEED MEETS CONTROL As the name implies, every xFi Advanced Gateway comes packaged with xFi –our personalized Wi-Fi experience [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/introducing-xfi-wi-fi-advanced]that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. With xFi, setting up an xFi Advanced Gateway is as simple as plugging it in, scanning a QR code with our xFi app, and clicking through a few simple prompts. Once online, in addition to ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds, customers will have access to unprecedented control over their home Wi-Fi network, with the ability to set profiles for every member of the household, assign devices and decide what devices connect and when. Since launching xFi in May, we’ve made it available to more than 10 million homes. The service is available at no additional cost to all Xfinity Internet customers with an xFi Advanced Gateway or compatible xFi Wireless Gateway. [corporate:media:media-embed] Click here to download [http://update.comcast.com/download/13631/] BUILT TO BE SEEN We all know that gateways deliver the best Wi-Fi performance when they’re in a central location in the home, elevated off the floor, and out in the open, but gateways haven’t always looked like the kind of thing you want sitting on a table in your living room. That’s why design was such a key focus for us in making the xFi Advanced Gateway. We don’t want you hiding all that power behind your desk, so we set out to make a device that we would be proud to display in our own living rooms. There are a lot of things that make the xFi Advanced Gateway a better device to see and feel, but one that might not be obvious is the gateway’s single soft blue light. If we’re going to ask you to put the xFi Advanced Gateway in a central location, we couldn’t have it flashing all day and night, so we replaced the traditional array of bright flashing lights with a single, soft and steady light that you’ll quickly forget is even there. The design elements that define the look and feel of the xFi Advanced Gateway are drawn from our Xfinity Design Language, that we’ve used to create a consistent look and feel across our latest generation of devices and products. The soft touch materials and neutral colors are designed to easily blend in to most homes. [corporate:media:media-embed] Click here to download [http://update.comcast.com/download/13633/] POWERING TODAY’S CONNECTED HOMES, AND THE CONNECTED HOMES OF TOMORROW As of today, the xFi Advanced Gateway is available for our fastest speed tiers, from 300 Mbps and up depending on the market. This includes 1 Gig, which is now available in 26 of our markets, with more coming all the time. And while the xFi Advanced Gateway is powerful enough to blanket the vast majority of homes in ultra-fast Wi-Fi, we aren’t stopping there. Later this month, we’ll begin offering a Wi-Fi mesh option with our forthcoming pods, for homes where a gateway alone is not enough. Going forward, the xFi Advanced Gateway is a device built for the future. As people connect more and more devices in their homes, and those devices increasingly use the cutting-edge technologies already built into the xFi Advanced Gateway, it will ensure that our customers are ready for whatever comes next.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/meet-the-worlds-most-advanced-wireless-gateway-device</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/meet-the-worlds-most-advanced-wireless-gateway-device</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 3:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inspiring Stories: Rico Roman, USA Sled Hockey and Purple Heart Recipient</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/inspiring-stories-rico-roman-usa-sled-hockey-and-purple-heart-recipient</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/inspiring-stories-rico-roman-usa-sled-hockey-and-purple-heart-recipient</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 5, 2017 3:03 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>xFi Pods and Mesh WiFi Begin to Roll Out </title> <description> <![CDATA[When welaunched Xfinity xFi [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-introduces-xfinity-xfi]we added a new level of speed, coverage, and control to our customer’s Xfinity home WiFi experience. xFi is a simple to use digital dashboard that enables customers to see what devices are on their home WiFi networks, troubleshoot issues, and even pause their home WiFi connections during dinnertime. Now, we’re introducing xFi Pods - small, wireless WiFi extenders that help blanket virtually any home with great WiFi coverage even in hard-to-reach areas. We’re beginning our roll out today in Boston and Chicago and plan to introduce the pods nationally next year. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-color-back.jpg] Click here to download [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-color-back.jpg] xFi Pods are easy to install and they work seamlessly with our xFi Gateways to create a whole-home, mesh WiFi network. The small, hexagon-shaped devices plug into indoor electrical outlets just like an air freshener and are easily activated using the xFi mobile app for iOS or Android.Our xFi Gateways [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/meet-the-worlds-most-advanced-gateway-now-available-nationwide]deliver reliably fast speeds and the best WiFi coverage to the vast majority of households. However, there are homes that have unique WiFi challenges due to their size, shape, age, or construction materials. That’s where xFi Pods come in. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-pod-and-app.jpg] Click here to download [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-pod-and-app.jpg] xFi Pods won’t be necessary for everyone. Before ordering the Pods, we recommend customers try to resolve their WiFi connectivity issues by making sure their xFi Gateway is located in a central area of their home – a few feet off the floor, in an upright position, and in an open space, which is free of obstructions. If they’re still experiencing WiFi coverage issues, then xFi Pods might be the answer. The 3-Pod pack is recommended for homes with 3-4 bedrooms and multiple stories. The 6-Pod pack is recommended for homes with 5+ bedrooms, L-shaped additions and rooms on multiple stories. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-gateway-and-pods.jpg] Click here to download [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pods-16x9-gateway-and-pods.jpg] Best of all, xFi is a cloud-based platform, which means we can continue to introduce new features on an ongoing basis to keep making it better and better. We can’t wait to show you what’s next.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/comcast-launches-simple-mesh-wifi-solution-for-homeowners</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/comcast-launches-simple-mesh-wifi-solution-for-homeowners</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 13, 2017 3:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Xfinity Mobile Customers Can Now Say “Find My Phone” with The X1 Voice Remote</title> <description> <![CDATA["At one point or another, everyone has lost their mobile phone in their home," said Amaya Capellan, Senior Director of Product Management and Customer Experience for Xfinity Mobile. "With Phone Finder we’ve made it easy to find it. There’s no set up required – you just ask Xfinity Mobile to find your phone using the X1 voice remote, and the phone rings. It’s simple and convenient – that’s what differentiates Xfinity Mobile, and we’ll continue to innovate and find ways to make our Xfinity services work better together." [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/find-my-phone-1.png] To use Phone Finder, Xfinity Mobile customers simply say, "Xfinity Mobile, find my phone," or if you have multiple lines, "Xfinity Mobile, find Sam’s phone." This is possible because during the purchase process every new Xfinity Mobile customer assigns a name to their phone number. The phone number is then called and pre-recorded audio message from "Xfinity Mobile" informs the user why they’re receiving a phone call. Customers can also search by saying their 10-digit phone number into the X1 voice remote. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/getScreenshot2.png] Xfinity Mobile was designed to be intuitive, easy to use and to add value by simplifying entertainment and connectivity both in and out of the home: * Single sign-on for Xfinity apps like Stream TV, our Digital Home solution xFi, the My Account app or Xfinity Home. * Stream TV = 200 live TV channels + 40K On Demand movies and shows at home and on-the-go across devices via the Xfinity Stream app. * Access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots outside of the home. * Unique features such as "switch-and-save," which allows customers to change from "By the Gig" to "Unlimited" data options during their billing cycle at no charge; and "mix-and-match," the flexibility for each individual on an account to choose the data option that makes sense for them. Xfinity Mobile offers the most popular devices on the market today. To find the Xfinity Store closest to you, gohere [https://www.xfinity.com/support/service-center-locations]. For more information and to purchase Xfinity Mobile online, go to XfinityMobile.com [https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/]. To download images and assets, go towww.corporate.comcast.com/mobile [http://corporate.comcast.com/mobile].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-customers-can-now-say-find-my-phone-with-the-x1-voice-remote</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-customers-can-now-say-find-my-phone-with-the-x1-voice-remote</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 12, 2017 3:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Unveiling Our Newest Studio Xfinity Store in Washington, D.C. </title> <description> <![CDATA[We are excited to announce the opening of our newest Studio Xfinity store in Washington, DC, bringing a transformative retail experience to consumers located in the nation’s capital. The DC Studio Xfinity Store is designed around the needs of -- and based upon feedback from -- our customers, and gives them an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact with the latest Xfinity products and services in an immersive experiential way. The Studio Xfinity Store in DC spans 9,000 square feet and is located in the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood, a place we know our customers like to shop and explore. We want to bring our customers an incredible shopping experience, and the Studio Xfinity Store has our newest interactive technology and other cool features and applications so that there is something for everyone. From the moment our guests walk through the doors, our friendly experts are on hand to guide them through their journey and help answer any questions. Visitors can try out all of our Xfinity products and services – the latest in Internet, video, mobile, home automation and security. Within the store, we have an Apple Experience shop, where visitors can purchase or ask questions about their Apple products. Studio Xfinity is all about experiential learning and shopping, and visitors can check out each zone in the store to experience something new. The X1 Living Room is an inviting space where our customers or other people curious about our technology can try out X1. With xFi at the forefront of our in-home Wi-Fi, our Internet Zone features multiple points of interactivity for our customers to learn how to be the master of their own home network through xFI. Visitors can learn more about home security based on real-life narratives in our Home Zone. Customers also can visit special immersive sections of the store, where they can see our entertainment experiences in action, simply by using their voice. Being committed to our customers also means being committed to the Washington, DC community. Visitors can grab a cup of coffee at the La Colombe Coffee Bar, either while browsing the store or stopping in on their way to a Washington Capitals game. And, we’ll screen movies and TV shows for the community at our Lounge – from Secret Life of Pets and This is Us, and more. Customers can simply hang out and stream live TV. The Studio Xfinity store will also include information on our Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income households. This program has connected more than 4-million Americans in Washington, DC. and throughout the country.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/unveiling-our-newest-studio-xfinity-store-in-washington-dc</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/unveiling-our-newest-studio-xfinity-store-in-washington-dc</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 20, 2017 3:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Home Automation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Our best-in-class partners include: the Nest Learning thermostat, August door lock, Lutron Caséta wireless controller and dimmer, Chamberlain MyQ garage door controller, and GE light bulbs by Jasco.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/xfinity/home/automation</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/xfinity/home/automation</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 4:51 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Ventures</title> <description> <![CDATA[TURNING MOTIVATION INTO FORWARD MOTION Comcast Ventures combines the resources of a global media and technology leader; the expertise of a leading venture fund; and the technical insight, scale, and experience of a strategic investor.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/comcast-ventures</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/comcast-ventures</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 4:57 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>D'Arcy Rudnay: Comcast and its Entrepreneurial Culture</title> <description> <![CDATA[Q: What does having an entrepreneurial culture mean to you? A: Because Comcast provides products, services, and entertainment to millions of people around the world, some may assume that we don’t have an entrepreneurial culture. However, it is quite the opposite and that is perhaps the most interesting and motivating thing about working here. When Ralph Roberts started the Company, his passion was creating a great company, being entrepreneurial, and having a drive to succeed combined with a focus on customers. Having a culture of creativity and innovation were not just words; they were expectations. Today, creativity and innovation are the heart and soul of our company. Any successful business is a result of growth, which goes beyond coming up with great ideas, but also hiring the right people, and empowering them to bring those ideas to life. Q: Are there certain qualities Comcast looks for when hiring people to work here? A: We don’t want people just to work here, we want them to thrive here. Regardless of the position, we look for candidates who are self-motived, respectful of others, and who are truly team players focused on the success of the Company and each other. Our organization is comprised of people who want to do the right thing every day, develop creative ways to move the organization forward, and motivate their team members. These qualities are especially important as the media and technology industries continue to experience rapid change and increased competition. Q: How has Comcast’s culture influenced your own career? A: When I came here, Brian Roberts was very clear that he had big plans for our Company and our people. His vision was exciting and inspiring to me then, and still is today. I have the freedom to try new things, to experiment, and to evolve our team to keep up with the pace at which our industry is moving. However, when I first started, I didn’t come from this industry and it took time for me to earn his trust and the trust of my peers. I realized very quickly that the only way I would succeed was by going the extra mile. People have to want to work with you and those relationships are built through trust and success. When you work so closely together on so many projects, having a culture of integrity, trust and care for each other is essential. Ultimately, I learned that you will rely on your relationships and the trust you’ve built to move tough projects forward; without that approach, I would not enjoy my career at Comcast as much as I do. Q: If you had to give some examples of how our entrepreneurial roots have impacted our strategy, what would they be? A: Brian had the foresight to know we would need to continually evolve and grow our business. I came on board just after we acquired AT&T Broadband, a pivotal moment in our history that laid the groundwork for how we would take our business to the next level in terms of reach. And our acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011 gave us the ability to stake our claim in the media industry and work together with the NBCUniversal team to make an incredible company even better. These two acquisitions allowed us to diversify and hedge our bets on where content, cord-cutting, and broadband were going. More importantly, they enabled us to become an innovative leader, to invest resources in research and development, and to focus on delivering the technology, devices, and experiences our customers were going to want and need. It is our entrepreneurial culture that got us to be a global media and technology company and that has helped us to maintain our leadership in this rapidly evolving and fiercely competitive industry.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/darcy-rudnay-comcast-entrepreneurial-culture</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/darcy-rudnay-comcast-entrepreneurial-culture</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cable Entertainment</title> <description> <![CDATA[LIFESTYLE, ENTERTAINMENT, AND BEYOND Producing award-winning dramas, covering the latest entertainment news, telling new stories in children’s television, and innovating to create the future of reality, lifestyle, and late night programming.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/cable-entertainment</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/cable-entertainment</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Entertainment</title> <description> <![CDATA[BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE FOR MILLIONS Delivering the best in scripted, unscripted, and late-night content that brings beloved characters and compelling stories to life for millions.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/nbc-entertainment</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/nbc-entertainment</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>News</title> <description> <![CDATA[TELLING THE WORLD’S STORIES A global leader in business, breaking, and political journalism, we provide live, award-winning coverage when it matters most.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/news</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/news</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Digital</title> <description> <![CDATA[PAIRING TODAY’S PASSIONS WITH TOMORROW’S PLATFORMS Connecting the most avid moviegoers, makers, sports fans, and TV fanatics to what they love in new and exciting ways– anywhere and everywhere.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/digital</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/digital</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:06 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Film</title> <description> <![CDATA[POPULAR SUCCESS AND CRITICAL ACCLAIM Creating legendary films that have touched the hearts of millions and fueled culture’s imagination with cinema for more than 100 years.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/film</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/film</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:06 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>International</title> <description> <![CDATA[ENTERTAINING AND INFORMING THE WORLD Creating and distributing content that entertains, informs, and shapes the world by delivering an unmatched portfolio of news, television, and film to more than 165 territories internationally.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/international</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/international</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:06 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Parks & Resorts</title> <description> <![CDATA[DESIGNED TO THRILL Turning fantasies into realities, bringing characters to life, and making magic feel real for millions of guests across the globe every single day.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/parks-resorts</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/parks-resorts</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sports</title> <description> <![CDATA[THE CHAMPION OF SPORTS COVERAGE Delivering the most popular games, comprehensive analysis, and original programming, we bring the greatest moments of sports history to millions of homes across America.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/sports</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/sports</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBCUniversal Hispanic Media</title> <description> <![CDATA[AUTHENTIC AND VIBRANT HISPANIC CONTENT Leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across a multiplatform portfolio to Hispanic audiences around the world.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/telemundo</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/telemundo</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Local Media</title> <description> <![CDATA[BRINGING IT ALL HOME Delivering the very best coverage of the news, sports, and entertainment that matter most to our communities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/local-media</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/company/nbcuniversal/local-media</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:08 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Noorpur Davis: Working Hard Behind The Scenes To Protect Comcast's Customers</title> <description> <![CDATA[As SVP and Chief Product and Information Security Officer at Comcast, Noopur Davis leads the team that’s helping to develop a more secure environment for our customers. Q: How and why is it important to incorporate security into product development? A: There’s nothing more important than our customers’ safety and security. That’s why our security team partners with our developers as they’re building products, making sure that security is top of mind throughout the entire process – from design to development to deployment. During design, we look at security from all different angles to determine potential vulnerabilities and how to best protect against them. You wouldn’t try to change the infrastructure of a building after it’s already been built. We take a similar approach, always making sure that our products are secure the day they’re released. Q: What are technology providers like Comcast doing to address security challenges? A: Comcast does a lot of security work behind the scenes – providing continuous monitoring using tools like automatic updates to the modems and gateways customers lease from us and our malware detection service. There are also some easy steps people can take to help make our networks safer from hackers, malware, and other cyber threats, including using security software to add another layer of protection and always promptly installing any updates from computer, software, phone, tablet and other Internet-connected devices. Maintaining what we like to call “good password hygiene” is also very important. Try to use long, strong passwords, and use different passwords for different accounts in case one password is somehow compromised. Q: What opportunities are there for women in technology at Comcast? A: We’re making it a priority to recruit and invest in highly qualified women for all of our technical positions – from cyber security to engineering to product design. We’re looking at how we hire women in tech and also how we retain and promote them. Having a background in network or software is essential. From there we can teach people the skills they need to work in cyber security. I honestly believe that technology is one of the best careers for women. There are so many opportunities and it’s an incredibly creative and collaborative field.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/noorpur-davis-working-hard-to-protect-comcasts-customers</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/noorpur-davis-working-hard-to-protect-comcasts-customers</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 5:49 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kathy Kelly-Brown: 'Symphony' in Action</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kathy Kelly Brown, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Kathy Kelly Brown leads Symphony, Comcast NBCUniversal’s initiative that works to leverage both Comcast Cable’s and NBCUniversal’s unparalleled assets to maximize consumer awareness and engagement. Q: Tell me about your career path at Comcast. How did you get to where you are? A: I’ve held a number of great positions here – initially with NBC Entertainment, then with the Corporate Communications team in New York. I led News Communications for a while and even had the opportunity to launch a new division within the Company -- Global Talent Booking. I've been very fortunate to have had managers who were willing to support me taking on new challenges, so I've been able to continue to develop my career while staying part of a company that I love. Q: Tell me about Comcast NBCUniversal’s Symphony strategy. A: I think we have the best portfolio in the business. Symphony is all about working together to use the power of the all of the individual brands to support the priorities of the combined company. Whether it be a film or television premiere, a theme park opening or a huge sports event like the Olympics, it's incredible to see the entire organization pull together around a common goal. It's a big part of our culture and it's great that everyone can share in our collective success because they've genuinely played a part in it. Q: Can you give me an example of Symphony in action? A: The Olympics is probably the best example of how the company rallies around a big Symphony initiative. It’s truly extraordinary to be part of it. And now that Comcast is an official partner of Team USA, it will be bigger and better than ever. Q: Tell me about a proud career moment. A: I’d say being given the opportunity to take on the Symphony role is a proud moment for me. It is such a special thing to this Company -- often called the “secret sauce” for our success -- and it’s a privilege to work with the people who bring it to life. Q: How would you describe Comcast’s culture? A: Innovative. Whether it’s creating hit films and television shows, dreaming up the best new theme park experiences or developing a technology that customers love, there is always something being created that’s new and exciting.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/kathy-kelly-brown-symphony-in-action</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/kathy-kelly-brown-symphony-in-action</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 6:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Javier Garcia: Serving An Increasingly Multicultural Customer Base</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast’s focus on the multicultural community goes far beyond marketing. We are committed to continuously enhancing our product experience to cater to the needs of bicultural Latinos, African American, International, and LGBTQ communities. Javier Garcia, SVP and General Manager of Multicultural, Xfinity Services, has stayed true to this vision, spearheading groundbreaking work in the multicultural space and building products and services that meet the diverse needs of our customers. Javier’s enthusiasm and passion for technology is infectious, helping him build teams and unite collaborators of diverse backgrounds, insights, and expertise around a common goal. He possesses a keen ability to anticipate the needs of customers – many of them bicultural families just like his. Through his experience as an engineer, he is able to bring to life culturally relevant, immersive experiences that not only deliver value to customers but are also changing the way they experience technology, consume entertainment, and communicate, one innovation at a time. Javier was born and raised in Colombia. After graduating from college, he left home for the first time ever, bound for Miami’s tech start-up world and then the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Today, more than 20 years later, Javier is among the highest ranking Latino executives at Comcast, bringing a unique multicultural and international perspective to his role.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/javier-garcia-serving-multicultural-customer-base</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/javier-garcia-serving-multicultural-customer-base</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 6:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sridhar Solur: Evolving the Next Generation Connected Home</title> <description> <![CDATA[Q: Where are we in the evolution of the Internet of Things and the Connected Home? A: It’s still in the very early days. We’ve done some incredible work as a global technology community, but I think the best is still very much yet to come, and that’s exciting. The challenge for digital home engineers is to develop solutions that truly make peoples’ lives better. It’s all well and good to build fun connected home toys, but the real breakthrough will come when we tackle real issues, such as security and peace of mind. Q: What does the next step in that evolution look like? A: My team is very focused on evolving the digital home experience from one where things are done by you (the customer) to one where things are done for you. Leveraging machine intelligence – artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning – we want to create technologies that, with your permission, anticipate your needs and deliver the experiences you want. As connected homes become more complex from a technical standpoint, one of our foremost responsibilities is to make managing them simpler and more elegant for users. Q: What emerging technologies are you most excited about? A: Machine intelligence is critical. It has the potential to deliver an unprecedented level of responsiveness and personalization to our customers. I’m also really focused on the connection between physical and digital security. If we can protect your physical possessions with Xfinity Home, we should also be able to give you peace of mind that your kids aren’t going someplace online where they shouldn’t. It’s an exciting time to be working on these technologies, and I’m honored to be a part of it. Q: What kind of workforce do you need to deliver these advances? How do you put together teams? A: Everything we do begins and ends with our team. A huge part of my job is just finding amazing technologists to work with us and making sure that members of my team are happy and excited to come to work every day. The good news is that we get to work on big, meaningful challenges here. When you build a piece of technology here, you might be deploying it to more than 20 million customers the next day, so the work really matters. It’s also important to create an environment where failure is encouraged. “Fail fast” is our mantra, and we make it a point to honor the ideas that never made it out of the lab, because we know that all of those failures make our final products better. Finally, you need to foster an environment where creativity and entrepreneurial spirit can flourish. All of the engineers on my team work in the “DevOps” model, where small teams take ownership of a key product or service and work on it from the whiteboard all the way to the living room. This encourages a strong sense of ownership and a commitment to continuous improvement.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/sridhar-solur-evolving-next-generation-connected-home</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/sridhar-solur-evolving-next-generation-connected-home</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Xfinity Mobile: A More Modern Way to Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[Can you think of a recent invention that’s changed the way you live your everyday life more than the smartphone? These little devices are the thing that literally connects billions of people around the world for the first time in history. And yet smartphones have come a long way, with the pace of innovation picking up rapidly in 2007 following the introduction of the iPhone. Today’s smartphones are powerful computers that help you bank, shop, video chat and do countless other things while on the go. This is a major shift that demands a mobile service built for high-speed data consumption. At Comcast, we’ve been in the home internet business for over a decade, and now we’ve introduced Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless service which we built from the ground up for today’s Internet and data-centric mobile user. It combines the best of both worlds – providing access to the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network with the largest and most advanced Wi-Fi network. Thanks to this new approach, we can offer existing Xfinity customers a better wireless experience, for less money, on the most popular devices. We designed Xfinity Mobile to offer consumers savings by giving all of our 25 million internet customers five lines, with no line charges, or access and early termination fees. You also get access to a massive Wi-Fi network with 18 million hotspots that helps you save more by offloading data. Equally important, you only pay for the data you use. About 78 percent of mobile customers pay for more data than they use. We're going right at the heart of that. We charge $12 per GB of 4G LTE data across all lines on an account each month. A majority of our early adopters are choosing this “by-the-gig” option. Sure, another quarter of the market are heavy data users. My kids are in that bucket. They consume so much data on my plan that I often get a text message once a month informing me that my daughter has exceeded her data allotment and I need to shell out another $15 dollars before she gets turned off. It’s so frustrating. Customers in that camp don’t want to worry about usage, so they can go unlimited for $45 and have at it. For families, who have individual users with different data needs, we let you mix-and-match different data options per device on a single account. So I can put my daughter and son on unlimited plans, while my wife and I pay per gig. That flexibility will save families real money and it’s resonating. Nearly 25 percent of our multiline accounts have at least one line using “By the Gig,” and one line with the “Unlimited” option. Now, here’s the really cool part. Let’s say during the month, on any day, that you used 7 gigabytes and it would have been more affordable to have chosen the unlimited plan. Pop open the XFINITY mobile app and switch over with the click of one button. We’ll wipe your usage and you’ll only pay $45 dollars. It’s the ultimate price protection. And you can go back to pay-by-the-gig the next month, all at no penalty. The way people consume media and entertainment has changed radically. That’s why we were quick to roll out broadband internet across the country more than a decade ago. It’s why in 2012 we launched our X1 platform that offers users easier access to on demand video, social media and apps all from the comfort of your TV or by using an X1 voice remote. And now, with the mobile Internet being more important than ever, it’s why we are evolving again by offering a new kind of wireless service. We’ve designed Xfinity Mobile for the way mobile should be – a modern, simple, flexible and affordable solution for Internet and entertainment in and out of the home. Our goal is not to disrupt the wireless industry and become one of the Big Four, but rather to simply add a vital new service for our customers that will enhance their lives.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-a-more-modern-way-to-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-a-more-modern-way-to-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 7:34 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Xfinity Mobile Rolls Out Phone Finder Feature Allowing Customers To Use X1 Voice Remote To Find Their Phone In The Home</title> <description> <![CDATA[Xfinity Mobile today announced the introduction of Phone Finder, a new feature that leverages the X1 voice remote to call Xfinity Mobile smartphones in the home – solving the common problem of locating your lost phone inside your home. “This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the power of integrating Xfinity Mobile with our other Xfinity products,” said Amaya Capellan, Senior Director of Product Management and Customer Experience for Xfinity Mobile. “We continue to focus on simplifying entertainment and connectivity in and out of the home, and Phone Finder is a great example of that. Looking ahead, we plan to enable more experiences for our customers including automatic set up of Xfinity Mobile phones on xFi, as well as device delivery notifications on the best screen in the house with X1. To use Phone Finder, Xfinity Mobile customers need to follow these simple steps: Say, “Xfinity Mobile, find my phone,” or if you have multiple lines, “Xfinity Mobile, find Sam’s phone.” The personalization built into the buy flow allows the customer to attach each family member to their specific phone number. Users can also search by a 10-digit phone number. The phone number is then called and pre-recorded audio from “Xfinity Mobile” informs the user why they’re receiving a phone call. Xfinity Mobile is a new wireless service combining the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network with the largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots nationwide to support a seamless internet and entertainment experience inside and out of the home. Xfinity Mobile offers the most popular devices on the market today. To find the Xfinity Store closest to you, go here. For more information and to purchase Xfinity Mobile online, go to XfinityMobile.com. To download images and assets, go to www.corporate.comcast.com/mobile. About Xfinity Mobile Xfinity Mobile is the nation’s first wireless service combining America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network with 18 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots to deliver a great wireless experience, for less money, on the most popular devices. With Xfinity Mobile, customers can choose to pay only for the gigabytes they use, one gigabyte at a time, or select the unlimited data plan – easily switching from “By the Gig” to “Unlimited” at any time and no cost using the Xfinity Mobile app. For more information on Xfinity Mobile, go to XfinityMobile.com. About Comcast Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-phone-finder-feature-customers-to-use-x1-voice-remote-find-phone</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/xfinity-mobile-phone-finder-feature-customers-to-use-x1-voice-remote-find-phone</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 6, 2017 7:43 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Code of Conduct</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/values/integrity/code-of-conduct</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/values/integrity/code-of-conduct</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Listens</title> <description> <![CDATA[Anti-Retaliation Policy Comcast’sCode of Conduct [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/integrity/code-of-conduct]includes our Anti-Retaliation Policy which emphasizes to employees that retaliation is strictly prohibited in response to a good faith report—even if the concern is eventually unsubstantiated.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/values/integrity/comcast-listens</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/values/integrity/comcast-listens</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:59 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Meet the World’s Most Advanced Gateway, Now Available Nationwide</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/meet-the-worlds-most-advanced-gateway-now-available-nationwide</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/meet-the-worlds-most-advanced-gateway-now-available-nationwide</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 7, 2017 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Xfinity Mobile: A More Modern Way to Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[Can you think of a recent invention that’s changed the way you live your everyday life more than the smartphone? These little devices are the thing that literally connects billions of people around the world for the first time in history. And yet smartphones have come a long way, with the pace of innovation picking up rapidly in 2007 following the introduction of the iPhone. Today’s smartphones are powerful computers that help you bank, shop, video chat and do countless other things while on the go. This is a major shift that demands a mobile service built for high-speed data consumption. At Comcast, we’ve been in the home internet business for over a decade, and now we’ve introduced Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless service which we built from the ground up for today’s Internet and data-centric mobile user. It combines the best of both worlds – providing access to the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network with the largest and most advanced Wi-Fi network. Thanks to this new approach, we can offer existing Xfinity customers a better wireless experience, for less money, on the most popular devices. We designed Xfinity Mobile to offer consumers savings by giving all of our 25 million internet customers five lines, with no line charges, or access and early termination fees. You also get access to a massive Wi-Fi network with 18 million hotspots that helps you save more by offloading data. Equally important, you only pay for the data you use. About 78 percent of mobile customers pay for more data than they use. We're going right at the heart of that. We charge $12 per GB of 4G LTE data across all lines on an account each month. A majority of our early adopters are choosing this “by-the-gig” option. Sure, another quarter of the market are heavy data users. My kids are in that bucket. They consume so much data on my plan that I often get a text message once a month informing me that my daughter has exceeded her data allotment and I need to shell out another $15 dollars before she gets turned off. It’s so frustrating. Customers in that camp don’t want to worry about usage, so they can go unlimited for $45 and have at it. For families, who have individual users with different data needs, we let you mix-and-match different data options per device on a single account. So I can put my daughter and son on unlimited plans, while my wife and I pay per gig. That flexibility will save families real money and it’s resonating. Nearly 25 percent of our multiline accounts have at least one line using “By the Gig,” and one line with the “Unlimited” option. Now, here’s the really cool part. Let’s say during the month, on any day, that you used 7 gigabytes and it would have been more affordable to have chosen the unlimited plan. Pop open the XFINITY mobile app and switch over with the click of one button. We’ll wipe your usage and you’ll only pay $45 dollars. It’s the ultimate price protection. And you can go back to pay-by-the-gig the next month, all at no penalty. The way people consume media and entertainment has changed radically. That’s why we were quick to roll out broadband internet across the country more than a decade ago. It’s why in 2012 we launched our X1 platform that offers users easier access to on demand video, social media and apps all from the comfort of your TV or by using an X1 voice remote. And now, with the mobile Internet being more important than ever, it’s why we are evolving again by offering a new kind of wireless service. We’ve designed Xfinity Mobile for the way mobile should be – a modern, simple, flexible and affordable solution for Internet and entertainment in and out of the home. Our goal is not to disrupt the wireless industry and become one of the Big Four, but rather to simply add a vital new service for our customers that will enhance their lives. Greg Butz is the president of Xfinity Mobile.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/xfinity-mobile-a-more-modern-way-to-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/xfinity-mobile-a-more-modern-way-to-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 12, 2017 6:56 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Employees Share Legal Expertise to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed </title> <description> <![CDATA[Others soon followed, and they eventually numbered 14 entrepreneurs gathered to tap into a valued resource: free legal advice. They were joined by more than 30 attorneys from Comcast NBCUniversal and Philadelphia law firm Morgan Lewis, who teamed up to host individualized consultations to advise the local small business owners on topics including business formation and incorporation, risk management, intellectual property, and more. The volunteer program is part of a growing commitment to pro bono service at Comcast NBCUniversal. Our pro bono program became formalized in 2016 [http://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will]under the leadership of Comcast’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel Art Block, who volunteered during the session to advise Peter Merzbacher, the founder and owner of Philly Bread [https://www.phillybread.com/]. Last year, our attorneys provided more than 1,400 pro bono service hours to offer their legal expertise. This year the team built upon this momentum, planning ongoing activities that culminated in a weeklong series of projects in partnership with nine nonprofits in six different cities in the United States and England. About 100 attorneys and other employees from our legal teams volunteered to lend their talents and skills at small business clinics in Philadelphia and Brooklyn and other opportunities including advising foster parents who were finalizing adoptions of their foster children in Los Angeles, and hosting a shadowing day for 20 students from a London school to teach them about opportunities in legal careers. "It's not only a responsibility for us as lawyers to provide pro bono service; it’s an opportunity to use our passion to make our communities stronger," said Derek Squire, Comcast Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel, who leads the employee planning committee. At the Philadelphia small business clinic, Eshaw Samuels, a self-proclaimed "one woman show" and founder of Escreenings LLC, a year-old business that provides promotional items and giveaways for events, came in search of advice on an operating agreement and vendor contracts. She was paired up with Shelita Stewart, Deputy General Counsel in Comcast’s Corporate Legal department and Michael Ossip, Partner at Morgan Lewis. [corporate:media:media-embed] "We work for a company that’s always growing," Shelita said, "so it’s fitting that we’re getting engaged in this way to help entrepreneurs, like Eshaw, succeed." For Shelita, the experience was also personal. "I believe it’s important for clients to see and interact with lawyers who reflect the diverse communities that we serve." The clinic was planned by attorneys at both companies in partnership with Philadelphia VIP [https://www.phillyvip.org/]and Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians [http://welcomingcenter.org/about-us/], two local nonprofits focused on providing hard-to-access resources to underserved individuals and communities in the greater Philadelphia region. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees represent 97 percent of all businesses in the City. "Small businesses are the engine of economic growth and job creation in Philadelphia," said Sophie Bryan, Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP. "Having key documentation and appropriate processes in place can mean the difference between these businesses succeeding or hitting roadblocks that hinder growth." [corporate:media:media-embed] [corporate:media:media-embed] [corporate:media:media-embed] [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/employees-share-legal-expertise-to-help-entrepreneurs-succeed</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/employees-share-legal-expertise-to-help-entrepreneurs-succeed</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Crossing the Senior Digital Divide - Mr. Petrenko's Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/crossing-the-senior-digital-divide-mr-petrenkos-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/crossing-the-senior-digital-divide-mr-petrenkos-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Using the Internet to Learn about History - The Watson Family's Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/using-the-internet-to-learn-about-history-the-watson-familys-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/using-the-internet-to-learn-about-history-the-watson-familys-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Staying Connected to the Things that Matter - The Lopez Family's Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/staying-connected-to-the-things-that-matter-the-lopez-familys-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/staying-connected-to-the-things-that-matter-the-lopez-familys-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Starting A New Life in Philadelphia - Delis and Derek's Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/starting-a-new-life-in-philadelphia-delis-and-dereks-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/starting-a-new-life-in-philadelphia-delis-and-dereks-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Accessing and World of Resources - Ms. Oglesby's Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/accessing-and-world-of-resources-ms-oglesbys-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/accessing-and-world-of-resources-ms-oglesbys-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Janet Mays, Army Reserve</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/janet-mays-army-reserve</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/janet-mays-army-reserve</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 1, 2017 2:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sam Waltzer, Army National Guard</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/sam-waltzer-army-national-guard</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/sam-waltzer-army-national-guard</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 1, 2017 2:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Josh Delano, U.S. Navy and Internet Essentials Customer</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/josh-delano-us-navy-and-internet-essentials-customer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/josh-delano-us-navy-and-internet-essentials-customer</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 1, 2017 2:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cynthia K. Hook, Senior Vice President, General Auditor and Global Risk Officer</title> <description> <![CDATA[Cindi Hook serves as Senior Vice President, General Auditor and Global Risk Officer for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she leads the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team (CAAT) including all internal audit staff, risk management, and the performance of financial, operational, and systems audits. Additionally, she leads the governance of Comcast and NBCUniversal’s data security and cyber capabilities, which includes directing and developing strategy for the company’s global security risk program and ongoing external and independent assessments of auditors and outside vendors. Since joining Comcast in 2010, Cindi has had an enormous impact, including transforming Comcast’s internal audit’s engagement model to include both assurance and advisory work. She also successfully designed, developed and implemented NBCUniversal’s internal audit function upon the closing of the Comcast and General Electric transaction in 2011. Cindi has a passion for developing the careers of others. She is the founder and serves as executive sponsor for several company-wide finance development programs, including the Financial Management Leadership Program (FMLP), CORE (Career Opportunities and Rotational Experience) and the Finance and Accounting Intern Program. Additionally, Cindi serves as executive sponsor of Comcast’s Young Professionals Network, a volunteer employee organization dedicated to shaping future leaders and serving the community by teaching innovation, collaboration and exceptional business results. Prior to joining Comcast, Cindi spent more than a decade at Dell, Inc., most recently serving as the Vice President of Global Audit and Transformation where she was responsible for the Global Audit function as well as transformation initiatives for the finance function and supporting business-wide change initiatives. Before that, she held senior finance positions within several groups at Dell, including heading up Corporate Planning and CFO for various business units including Dell’s Corporate Business Group, Dell Americas Operations, Dell International Services, Product Group and Information Technology. In previous roles, she served as an executive sponsor for Dell’s Finance Diversity Action Committee, led the Finance Development Council and was a founding board member of Dell’s women’s networking group. Prior to Dell, Ms. Hook spent 8 years in a variety of finance and IT roles at Hewlett Packard and 2 years at Price Waterhouse. Cindi is a member of the National Advisory Council for Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and is an Advisory Board member for America’s Freedom Festival. She is also a trustee of the University of Philadelphia. Cindi previously served on the boards of Community Partnership School in Philadelphia and Ballet Austin. She is the past board president of Austin Youth Hockey Association and served as Public Affairs Director for LDS Church – Philadelphia Stake. Cindi was named among the 2016 Class of Wonder Women byMultichannel News, and has been recognized as one ofCablefax’s“Most Powerful Women in Cable” in 2015, 2014 and 2013. She holds a B.S. in Accounting (magna cum laude) and a MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. Cindi, mother of four, splits her time between Philadelphia and Salt Lake City to spend time with her family.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cynthia-k-hook</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cynthia-k-hook</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 3:20 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[David L. Cohen is Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and is the Company’s Chief Diversity Officer. David has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration, and community investment. He also serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Before joining Comcast in July of 2002, David served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. A native of New York, David graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977 with a B.A. and with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude) in 1981. From January 1992 to April 1997, David served as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. As detailed in the book A Prayer for the City, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger, David played a critical coordinating role in significant budgetary and financial issues, in economic development activities, in collective bargaining negotiations, and in a wide variety of other policy and operational issues relating to the city. David serves as Chairman of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and its Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Trustee Board and the Executive Committee of Penn Medicine. In addition, David serves on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth, serves as Honorary Chair of Campus Philly’s Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Philadelphia Theatre Company. David is also the Campaign Chair for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s 100th Anniversary, is Co-Chair of the 2017-2018 Campaign for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and is a member of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. David serves as Vice Chair of the national board of City Year and is Chair of its Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the national board of the National Urban League and is Chair of its Audit Committee and is Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of UnidosUS, formerly called the National Council of La Raza. Additionally, David is a member of the Board of Directors of FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund and serves as Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. David has received numerous awards for his civic and charitable activities, including the Americanism Award of the Anti-Defamation League (1993), the American Red Cross Citizen of the Year Award (1999), the National Cable Television Association Vanguard Award for Leadership and Impact in the Cable Industry (2005), the President’s Volunteer Service Award (2007), the MS Society Hope Award (2007), the Drexel University Business Leader of the Year Award (2008), the National Urban League of Philadelphia Business Leader of the Year Award (2008), The William Way Community Center Amicus in Res Award (2009), the William Penn Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2012), the Spirit of Asian American Award (2012), the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award (2012), the Community Hero Award (2013), the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Champion of Youth Award (2015), and the Peirce College Legacy of Leadership Award (2016). David also was awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Drexel University (1997), Rider University (2010), and Rowan University (2017). David lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-l-cohen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-l-cohen</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:30 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a global Fortune 50 company uniquely positioned at the intersection of media and technology with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Brian has worked at Comcast since graduating from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was named President of Comcast Corporation in 1990 when the company had $657 million in annual revenue. Comcast Corporation’s annual revenue has since grown to $80.4 billion. Brian has won numerous business and industry honors for his leadership. Most recently, he was recognized by Barron’s as one of the world’s 30 best CEOs, named “Businessperson of the Year” by Fortune magazine and named one of America’s top CEOs by Institutional Investor magazine for the ninth time. Brian is the recipient of the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for his visionary leadership and philanthropic work in education and technology. He also received the Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Brian is a member of the Business Roundtable and also served on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), where he served as Chairman for two consecutive terms. Brian is also Director Emeritus of CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry, where he served three terms as Chairman. An All-American in squash, Brian competed six times in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. He and his wife, Aileen, live in Philadelphia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/brian-l-roberts</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/brian-l-roberts</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 11:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Melissa Maxfield, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Melissa Maxfield serves as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs and is a Corporate Officer for Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she is responsible for all legislative issues for Congress and the Administration, all political activities for the company in Washington, DC, along with corporate affairs. She also co-manages the Company’s corporate office in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Comcast in 2003, Melissa served as the top political staffer for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota (1999-2003). She also worked on Senator Daschle’s re-election campaign (1996-1998) and served as his political liaison at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Melissa worked for Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska during his 1992 Presidential campaign, his 1994 Senate re-election campaign and at the DSCC during his Chairmanship from 1995-1996. She also worked for Senator Bill Nelson during his 1990 Florida gubernatorial campaign. Melissa was named among the Top Corporate Lobbyists in Washington in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, byThe Hill newspaper and as one ofWashingtonian Magazine’s100 Most Powerful Women in 2015. She was also named among the Most Powerful Women in Cable in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 byCableFAX: The Magazineand as one ofMultichannel’sWonder Women in 2015. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA. She is active with several charity organizations, including the March of Dimes, The Kevin Spacey Foundation and The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. She serves on the honorary board for the N Street Village and was the recipient of its Founder’s Award in 2016. Melissa also serves on the boards of WILL (Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc.) Tracy’s Kids and the Boys and Girls Club Regional Board. Additionally, she is a member Susan G. Komen’s National board and the Faith and Politics Institute’s corporate advisory board.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/melissa-maxfield</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/melissa-maxfield</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:25 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Michael J. Cavanagh, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Michael J. Cavanagh serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Mike has a broad range of responsibilities, including overseeing all financial functions, corporate development, strategic planning, and Comcast Ventures. Comcast Corporation has approximately 159,000 employees worldwide and over $80 billion in annual revenue. Mike joined Comcast in 2015 after spending more than 20 years in the financial services industry. He was the Co-CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Corporate & Investment Bank from 2012 to 2014, a business that was a global leader in its industry with over $30 billion in revenue and more than 50,000 employees located in over 50 countries. Prior to that, he served as JPMorgan Chase’s CFO for six years -- from the time of its 2004 merger with Bank One through the financial crisis -- until 2010 when he was named CEO of its Treasury and Securities Services Business. Before JPMorgan Chase, Mike was a top executive at Bank One, and prior to that he held senior leadership roles at Citigroup and its predecessor companies, beginning with Primerica Corporation. Immediately prior to joining Comcast, he briefly served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $200 billion in assets under management. Mike earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He currently serves on the board of Yum! Brands, Inc. and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-j-cavanagh</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-j-cavanagh</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:20 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Devesh Raj, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy</title> <description> <![CDATA[Devesh Raj serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Devesh is responsible for driving corporate strategy and partnering with business units across Comcast and NBCUniversal on market development opportunities, specifically focusing on business and geographic expansion as well as long-range planning. Prior to joining Comcast, Devesh spent 14 years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in New York where he served as a Senior Partner and Managing Director leading the firm’s Telecommunications, Media, and Technology practice in North America. In that capacity, he focused on strategy and assessment for leading companies and emerging businesses in technology, media, software development, cloud innovations, and customer service transformations. Devesh earned a doctorate in applied physics from Yale University. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the New York Hall of Science, is a member of Plan International USA's Board of Directors and of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/devesh-raj</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/devesh-raj</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:30 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal & Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Stephen B. Burke is Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. He oversees the company’s valuable portfolio of news, sports and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Steve assumed this role in January 2011, upon the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture merging the assets of NBC Universal with Comcast’s programming assets. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Corporation, where he was a driving force in its growth from a cable industry leader to one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. Steve joined Comcast in 1998 as President of Comcast Cable. During his tenure, Comcast became the largest cable company, largest residential Internet service provider and third-largest phone company in America, along with launching a wireless business. Steve also led Comcast to leadership in multiplatform video entertainment distribution, including the company’s industry-changing video-on-demand platform and online video offerings. He has been praised for leading the highly successful integration of AT&T Broadband with Comcast. Prior to Comcast, Steve served with The Walt Disney Company as President of ABC Broadcasting. Steve joined The Walt Disney Company in January 1986, where he helped to develop and found The Disney Stores. In 1992, he moved to Euro Disney S.A., where, as President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped to lead a comprehensive restructuring effort. Steve serves on the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Steve is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in New York with his wife and five children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/stephen-b-burke</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/stephen-b-burke</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Administration</title> <description> <![CDATA[Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Senior Vice President of Administration for Comcast Corporation, has a wide array of corporate development responsibilities, including corporate real estate, facilities, aviation, diversity, political affairs, corporate services, business continuity, travel, security and sustainability. She is the executive in charge of the development of Comcast’s new Technology Center, a $1.5 billion, 60-story tower adjacent to Comcast’s corporate headquarters, the Comcast Center, which will be one of the nation’s tallest at its completion in early 2018. Karen also previously oversaw the development of Comcast Center, a $750 million, 56-story tower from 2005 through 2008. In addition, Karen is leading Comcast’s launch of Studio Xfinity stores, a new retail concept for Comcast’s Xfinity products and services. From 2000 to 2003, Karen established Comcast’s first corporate communications infrastructure, unifying communications for the entire family of Comcast companies. This included leading communications during many company acquisitions, including the company’s transformative acquisition of AT&T Broadband in 2001-2002. Prior to Comcast, in 1997, then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell appointed Karen as President of Philadelphia 2000, the organization that brought the 2000 Republican National Convention to Philadelphia and served as the City’s official Host Committee. The Convention attracted 50,000 visitors and won national and international media attention. Immediate economic benefits exceeded $300 million. Karen served as Sales Executive for Comcast-Spectacor from 1993 to 1997 to develop corporate sponsorships for what is now called the Wells Fargo Center, a 20,000-seat arena and home to the Comcast-owned Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers. In 1991, Karen led the development of the Pyramid Club at the top of the Mellon Bank Center for Club Corporation of America. Karen was the club’s Membership Director and sole corporate representative in Philadelphia for Club Corporation of America. Karen served as Special Assistant to State Treasurer Barbara Hafer during her 1990 gubernatorial bid. From 1988-1990, Karen was Special Assistant to United States Senator John Heinz in Washington, D.C. Karen received her M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is a 1988 graduate of Dickinson College and the Dickinson Center for European Studies in Bologna, Italy. Karen serves on Beneficial Bancorp, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: BNCL) Board of Directors. She also serves on the Boards of many civic and charitable organizations, including: Board of Trustees, Drexel University; Global Board of Directors, Women in Cable Telecommunications; Board of Directors, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; Chair, Board of Governors of the Pyramid Club; and University of Pennsylvania’s Trustees’ Council of Penn Women. Karen recently served on additional boards, including: Abington Health Foundation; American Heart Association Great Rivers Affiliate Southeastern Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Ballet; People’s Emergency Center; The Forum of Executive Women; and Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Karen has received numerous awards, including: 2017 Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Council’s Construction & Real Estate "Good Scout" Award; 2016 Philadelphia Magazine's Trailblazer Award; 2014 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Women’s Initiative Award; National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications - Philadelphia 2012 Paragon Award; 2012 Multichannel News Wonder Women Award; 2011 Women in Cable Telecommunications Seasoned Professional Service Award; 2009 Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business Award; 2008 American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” Woman of Heart Award; 2000 Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal; Headliner Award by the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association; Comcast Newsmaker of the Year Award; Girl Scouts of America Take the Lead Award; Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Council’s 2000 Summit Award; Honorary Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners; and the PENJERDEL Council Citizen of the Year. Karen resides in the Philadelphia region with her two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/karen-dougherty-buchholz</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/karen-dougherty-buchholz</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 2:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Rebecca Arbogast, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rebecca Arbogast serves as Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for the development and coordination of the company’s public policy efforts across the corporation. Prior to joining Comcast in 2011, Rebecca served as Managing Director at Stifel Financial, where she provided advice to institutional investors on legal issues affecting communications, media and technology industries. She joined Stifel from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where she was Chief of the International Bureau Telecommunications Division and led an office of attorneys, economists and engineers shaping the agency’s policies for international communications services. Prior to joining the FCC, Rebecca served in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and she began her legal career as a corporate attorney with Wilmer Cutler practicing international and communications law. Rebecca holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She has taught constitutional law at Johns Hopkins School of Public Policy and global communications at American University. She clerked for Judge Fletcher on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and was a Fulbright Fellow in European Community Law.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rebecca-arbogast</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rebecca-arbogast</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 1:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Lynn R. Charytan, Senior Vice President & Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation and Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Lynn Charytan serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the full range of legal affairs of Comcast Cable and the wide array of technologies, products, and services delivered to both consumers and businesses in 39 states and Washington, DC. Additionally, in her continuing role as Senior Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation, Lynn oversees the Company’s regulatory compliance with the NBCUniversal transaction requirements. Lynn previously served as Senior Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel of Comcast Corporation, responsible for providing corporate-wide legal advice on regulatory matters and overseeing the Company’s legal regulatory advocacy, including filings in federal and state regulatory proceedings and related litigation and appeals. Prior to joining Comcast in 2010, Lynn spent more than 17 years at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where she served as the chair of its Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group. During her tenure at the firm, she counseled clients in all sectors of the communications industry on law matters pertaining to telecommunications, privacy, security, and the Internet. Prior to joining WilmerHale in 1993, Ms. Charytan spent two years as in-house counsel toThe Washington Post. She also clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Lynn has received many accolades for her exceptional legal skills, having been ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, included inThe Best Lawyers in Americain the area of communications law, and ranked for several years running with the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubbel’s Top Rated Lawyers list. She has also been widely recognized for her leadership and achievements in the cable industry, having been repeatedly named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFax Magazine, recognized as a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News, named as a CableFax Top Lawyer and among the CableFax 100. Lynn earned a B.A. degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and graduated from both institutions with honors.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lynn-r-charytan</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lynn-r-charytan</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark J. Noble, Vice President, Corporate Development, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mark J. Noble serves as Vice President of Corporate Development for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he develops corporate strategy for Comcast through the formation and execution of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and new investment activities for Comcast and NBCUniversal both domestically and internationally. Mark comes to Comcast after 12 years at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity fund specializing in media, telecommunications and information services, where he served as a Principal. Some of the portfolio companies he oversaw included Grupo TorreSur and Bresnan Communications, where he also served on each organization’s Board of Directors; ZeniMax; AutoTrader; Consolidated Communications; and YES Network. Prior to Providence Equity Partners, he served as an analyst in media and communications at Salomon Smith Barney. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. He lives in Penn Valley, PA with his wife and their three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-noble</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-noble</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Arthur R. Block, Esq, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Arthur R. Block serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast. He previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast. He is the Company’s chief legal officer, overseeing Comcast’s legal, corporate governance and strategic intellectual property functions. Art has been with Comcast since 1989; during this time, he has served as the lead in-house attorney for Comcast’s mergers, acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Comcast, Art was a partner in the Corporate Department of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, which he joined in 1978. Art currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Managers of Moore College of Art and Design, and as a member of the Site Board of City Year Greater Philadelphia. He was the recipient of the 2012 Idealist of the Year Award from City Year Greater Philadelphia. Art received his B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1975, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1978.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/arthur-r-block-esq</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/arthur-r-block-esq</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Thomas J. Donnelly, Vice President, State & Local Tax, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Thomas J. Donnelly serves as Vice President of State & Local Tax for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for state tax planning, policy, compliance, credits, incentives, financial reporting, audits, litigation, legislation and the state and local tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Tom has lead Comcast’s State and Local Tax practice since joining the Company in 1994. Prior to joining Comcast, Tom practiced tax and commercial law with the Philadelphia office of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz and previously worked in the Philadelphia office of Coopers & Lybrand. Tom holds a CPA & B.S. in accounting from Villanova University. Additionally, he received M.T. and J.D. degrees from the Villanova University School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society for law school graduates. Tom has lectured on various tax topics at numerous seminars, and as a guest lecturer at Villanova University’s Graduate Tax Program. He resides in Havertown, PA with his wife and their family.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/thomas-j-donnelly</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/thomas-j-donnelly</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Bob Eatroff, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development & Strategy</title> <description> <![CDATA[Bob Eatroff serves as Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Development and Strategy for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he manages Comcast NBCUniversal’s strategic business initiatives and its merger and acquisition efforts. He also partners with various business units across the company on market development opportunities with a focus on business and geographic expansion. Prior to joining Comcast in January 2016, Bob spent more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley in its Investment Banking Division where he served as lead advisor on some of the firm’s largest and most high profile M&A transactions and held many leadership positions, including Head of the M&A Department, North America and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking on the East Coast. Bob earned his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bob-eatroff</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bob-eatroff</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jennifer Khoury Newcomb, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Digital Communications</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jennifer Khoury Newcomb serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Digital Communications for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Jennifer leads all strategic communications for the company’s consumer products, in addition to media relations, social media and digital communications for the company’s corporate brand. In 2012, Jennifer led the cross-functional team for Comcast and NBCUniversal that established the new Comcast brand and website. She also led the company’s corporate digital strategy in 2008, establishing a best-in-class social media infrastructure and launching the company’s corporate blog. She managed the complex communications and execution for the Comcast and NBCUniversal transaction, announced in 2009, and has led numerous product and technology launches for the company. Jennifer previously served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Comcast Corporation and as Vice President of Public Relations for Comcast Cable’s New England region, where she directed the company’s communications and public relations activities and served on the region’s senior leadership and operations team. Previously, she managed the community and media relations groups for AT&T Broadband and Media One’s New England territories. Prior to joining the cable industry, Jennifer worked in consulting for ML Strategies, a strategic consulting company of Mintz Levin where she focused on creating and implementing marketing and public affairs campaigns for a diverse range of clients, focusing primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Jennifer has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Barnes Foundation, The Boston Public Library, as a Trustee of the National Braille Press and as Vice President and Trustee of the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee for Physical Fitness and Sports. Jennifer earned her master’s degree from The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and received her B.A. in communications from Boston College.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-khoury-newcomb</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-khoury-newcomb</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:25 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Matthew Fradin, Vice President & Sr. DGC</title> <description> <![CDATA[Matthew Fradin joined Comcast in 2002 and serves as Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel. He is responsible for legal matters related to strategic corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and debt financings. Matt’s transactional work has also included real estate transactions relating to the Comcast campus development in Philadelphia and strategic advertising initiatives. In addition, Matt oversees the Legal Technology Operations function serving all Law Department personnel and chairs the enterprise-wide Legal Technology Committee. Prior to joining Comcast, Matt served as an associate in the business and finance departments of Latham & Watkins and Ballad Spahr. In those positions, his responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, financings and other corporate transactions. Matt graduatedcum laudefrom The University of Pennsylvania Law School and he received his B.S. in Finance from University of Illinois. Matt lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and two daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matthew-fradin</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matthew-fradin</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Gregg M. Goldstein, Vice President, Corporate Development, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Gregg M. Goldstein is Vice President of Corporate Development at Comcast Corporation. He works to achieve the company’s strategic business goals through merger and acquisition activity and has been specifically involved in the Aldelphia transactions and the acquisitions of AT&T broadband, Lenfest Communications, Jones Intercable, Comcast-Spectator, E! Entertainment and a controlling interest in NBCUniversal. Gregg joined Comcast in 1995 and has held numerous positions in Corporate Development, including Senior Associate, Director and Managing Director. Prior to joining Comcast, Gregg was a manager at Coopers & Lybrand, Valuation Service group. He provided business valuation and other advisory services in connection with merger and acquisition activities for public and private companies. Gregg received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University and his MBA from Drexel University. He resides in Lafayette Hill, PA with his wife and their two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gregg-m-goldstein</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gregg-m-goldstein</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:25 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>James P. McCue</title> <description> <![CDATA[James P. McCue serves as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for many of the company’s financing activities, including capital formation, liability management, share repurchases, derivative financial instrument transactions and financial modeling. Prior to joining Corporate Treasury in March 2010, Jim served as President of Comcast Capital Corporation in Wilmington, DE for six years and as Senior Director of Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation for eight years, where he was responsible for internal and external financial reporting for the company. Prior to joining Comcast in 1996, Jim was a senior manager with Arthur Andersen LLP, serving clients in the firm’s Emerging Growth Industry Group. He spent nine years with Andersen in Philadelphia. Jim is a member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jim graduatedcum laudewith a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University. He resides with his wife and four children in Villanova, PA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/leadership-overview/james-p-mccue</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/leadership-overview/james-p-mccue</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 4:41 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ralph Martinez, Senior Vice President, Houston Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ralph Martinez currently serves as Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Houston Region. In this role, Martinez is the top executive responsible for operations, financial performance and customer service for the region, which includes 63 communities and employs over 2,500 throughout the Greater Houston area. Martinez previously served as Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Twin Cities Region where he was responsible for approximately 2,000 employees in a four state area, including operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas. Prior to that, Martinez held the position of Area Vice President for Comcast’s Silicon Valley operations in the San Francisco area. During his nine years with Comcast, he has held leadership positions at both the division and regional levels, where he managed teams successfully through important customer-affecting, employee-impacting initiatives. Martinez is widely respected as a strategic thinker and leader who deeply values collaboration and teamwork, and is personally invested in the growth and development of all employees while exceeding key operational and financial targets. With 30 years in the telecommunications industry, Martinez has also held regional leadership positions with Verizon Wireless and Frontier Communications. In addition, he brings a strong background of community involvement having served on several boards of directors, including San Francisco State University’s College of Business, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Women in Cable Telecommunications NorCal Executive Advisory Board. He has also taken an active role in City Year, an important Comcast-nationwide mentoring partnership. Martinez also supports a number of Houston area service organizations including the United Way of Greater Houston, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs. He is also responsible for introducing the Jester and Pharley Phund to the Houston Community. This service organization supports literacy initiatives in local schools. Martinez is married and the father of two recent college graduates. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. Martinez is an alumnus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and currently resides in Houston, Texas.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ralph-martinez</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ralph-martinez</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Lawrence J. Salva, Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Lawrence J. Salva is Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Comcast Corporation. As Chief Accounting Officer, Larry is responsible for external financial and management reporting, corporate accounting and corporate internal controls, risk management, and support of the corporate financial planning and analysis functions. Prior to joining Comcast in January 2000, Mr. Salva was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for over 12 years, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. Following the merger of Coopers & Lybrand and Pricewaterhouse in 1998, Larry served as the national technical accounting consulting partner and regional risk management partner for PwC’s Southeast Region. Larry also served as a Professional Accounting Fellow with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant. Larry previously served as Chairperson of the Committee on Corporate Reporting, the senior technical committee of Financial Executives International and continues as a member of its Executive Subcommittee. He is a former member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and currently serves on the Emerging Issues Task Force and on the Board of Trustees of Rowan University. Larry graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lawrence-j-salva</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lawrence-j-salva</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:53 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation and President, Comcast Foundation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Dalila Wilson-Scott serves as Senior Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast Foundation. In this role, Dalila works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership throughout all aspects of the company’s community investment and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In addition, Dalila oversees efforts to leverage various assets, resources and platforms throughout the company to extend the reach and impact of philanthropic partnerships. In 2015, Comcast NBCUniversal and its foundations provided over $500 million in cash and in-kind support to nonprofit partners sharing Comcast’s commitment to improving communities. Comcast proactively seeks out ways to leverage the reach of its media and technology platforms to strengthen communities in meaningful ways. Dalila joined Comcast in 2016 after more than 16 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she most recently served as Head of Global Philanthropy and President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. She led the firm’s philanthropic initiatives, including employee engagement and volunteerism, while helping to set the company’s overall corporate responsibility strategy. JPMorgan doubled its grant-making portfolio under her leadership and launched groundbreaking private sector commitments to close the skills gap across the globe, spark FinTech innovation, promote economic equality, as well as significantly improve the lives of young men of color. Prior to joining the Office of Corporate Responsibility, she served in the firm’s Corporate Merger Office as an integral member of the team managing the integration of JPMorgan Chase and Bank One. Before this role, she was a Senior Strategic Planning Director focused on evaluating new business initiatives and acquisition opportunities for the retail and commercial banking businesses. In addition to serving on the boards of Welcome America, Inc., GuideStar and Box.org, Dalila is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She previously served as a member of the Committee for Economic Development, and the Advisory Council of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Dalila has been named one of the "Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America" bySavoy Magazineand an "Innovative Rising Star: Building Communities" byForbesmagazine. She has also been a featured speaker at several forums highlighting impact and innovation in philanthropy, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Social Innovation Summit, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s Annual Symposium. She earned an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from New York University’s College of Arts and Science.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dalila-wilson-scott</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dalila-wilson-scott</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:35 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Maria G. Arias, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Maria G. Arias is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Maria develops the strategy and oversees the implementation of the diversity and inclusion initiatives across the company in five focus areas: governance, workforce, procurement, programming, and community investment. Maria works closely with Comcast’s Executive Internal Diversity Council, and the external Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Advisory Council, comprised of more than 40 national civil rights, community and business leaders from various disciplines. Maria previously served as Vice President of Operations for Comcast Cable’s Southern Colorado systems, where she led technical operations and alternative sales channels. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Operations for the West Division, Interim Vice President of Technical Operations for the West Division, and Interim General Manager for Comcast’s Colorado Mountain Area and Tucson, Arizona cable systems. Before joining Comcast in 2007, Maria spent time with both Adelphia Communications, AT&T Corporation and AT&T Broadband in various legal and government affairs roles. Prior to that, Maria was an income partner with national law firm McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago, IL, specializing in commercial litigation. Maria currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA Philadelphia & VICINITY and Congreso de Latinos Unidos. She holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. Maria lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Thomas C. Pelto, and together they have five children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/maria-g-arias</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/maria-g-arias</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Rudy N. Brioche, Vice President, Global Public Policy and Policy Counsel, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rudy N. Brioché serves as Vice President for Global Public Policy and Policy Counsel for Comcast Corporation. In this role he focuses on the development of the company’s public policy positions and legislative analysis. Prior to joining Comcast, Rudy served as Legal Advisor to Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein at the Federal Communications Commission and Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). In these roles, he focused on media and broadband policy. Earlier in his career, Rudy practiced law as a commercial litigator in New York City and Baltimore, and served as Counsel to the Washington Bureau of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He also clerked for Judge André Davis on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Chief Judge Robert Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Rudy received a B.A. from Rutgers College, a J.D. from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rudy-n-brioche</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rudy-n-brioche</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jeffrey A. Freyer, Regional Vice President, Twin Cities Region, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jeff serves as Regional Vice President for Comcast's Twin Cities Region and is responsible for 2,000 employees in a four state area, including operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas. The Twin Cities Region provides video, high-speed internet, digital phone service and home security products for more than 600,000 residential and business customers. Soon after arriving in the Twin Cities Region in the fall of 2013, Jeff engaged with the community. He currently sits on the board of Greater MSP (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership) and is a cabinet leader for the Corporate Campaign Division of the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Prior to joining the Twin Cities Region, Jeff served as Vice President of sales for the Northeast Division of Comcast. In this role, he was the senior leader responsible for driving a high performance sales culture for the Direct Sales and MDU channels as well as leading XFINITY Home sales performance across all Northeast Division sales channels. Under his leadership, the Northeast Division’s Direct Sales Team saw significant year-over-year improvement in key metrics such as Triple Play Sell-in, ARPU, and MRC. From 2010-2012, Jeff served as Regional Vice President, Comcast Business for the Heartland Region, where he developed and executed strategies to grow Comcast Business across Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas and Kentucky. Under his leadership, revenues exceeded $165 million and grew at a rate of more than 35 percent year over year. Jeff joined Comcast in 2007 as Vice President, Comcast Business for the Western New England Region and provided direction and oversight for the development of regional operations, marketing, sales and customer care capabilities. While in this role, high-speed data customers grew from 11,757 to approximately 30,000 and 14,000 new voice customers were added. With these results, Jeff has been recognized nationally as a two-time Comcast President’s Club winner. Prior to Comcast, Jeff held leadership positions at industry leading communications companies including MCI, TelCove, Level 3 and AT&T Solutions. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of South Carolina with a minor in Psychology. He earned his Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Tennessee.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeffrey-a-freyer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeffrey-a-freyer</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:41 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>James Finnegan, Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[James J. Finnegan serves as Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the continued development and execution of Comcast’s intellectual property strategy, capitalizing on the strong innovation that takes place within the Company. Prior to joining Comcast, James served as Vice President, Intellectual Property for Qimonda AG in Munich, Germany. Additionally, he spent 17 years at AT&T and Lucent as a leading contributor to their intellectual property business. He also served in various consulting roles to major communications and electronics firms. James holds an MBA from Lehigh University, where he also earned a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/james-finnegan</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/james-finnegan</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Charisse R. Lillie, Fellow and Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Charisse R. Lillie serves as Fellow and Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and as Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation. Charisse joined Comcast in 2005 as Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Corporation, and Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Cable. Additionally, she served as President of the Comcast Foundation from 2011 through 2016. Prior to joining Comcast she was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP in Philadelphia from January 1992 to February 2005. She was Chair of the Litigation Department from 2002 to 2005, and was a member of the Employment and Labor Law Group of the firm. She also served as an advisor to clients on diversity and anti-discrimination issues. She is a frequent lecturer regarding diversity, community investment and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining the firm, Charisse’s legal experience included positions as Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; General Counsel to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia; and City Solicitor of the City of Philadelphia. In addition, Charisse has been a member of many civic commissions. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of NBCUniversal Foundation, The Franklin Institute, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Philadelphia Electric Company, an Exelon Company. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University from 2004-2016 and is the former chair of the Board of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In 2012, she received the Inaugural Diversity Leadership Award from Temple University Law Alumni Association. She has been honored by CableFAX: The Magazine in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 as one of the most influential minorities and powerful women in cable. Additionally, in 2016 she was named a "Woman to Watch" byMultichannel News. The Houston, Texas native received her B.A. in 1973 from Wesleyan University (cum laude); her J.D. in 1976 from Temple Law School (Dean’s Honor List); and her LL.M. in 1982 from Yale Law School. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, in 2005. In 2011, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cheyney University. She worked as a research assistant to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. from 1975 to 1976 on his first book,In The Matter of Color. Charisse was law clerk to the Honorable Clifford Scott Green, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1976 to 1978.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charisse-r-lillie</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charisse-r-lillie</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 4:56 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Bret Perkins, Vice President, External & Govt Affairs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Bret Perkins serves as Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role he is responsible for the headquarters’ Government Affairs team in Philadelphia, as well as the Company’s outreach efforts to third-party groups. Bret joined Comcast in 2001 and has managed local government affairs while the Company grew from operating in 2,500 communities to 6,000 communities. His responsibilities have included implementing the company’s regulatory and legislative initiatives at the local level, managing relationships with state and local intergovernmental associations, developing political strategy, and grassroots communications. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Vice President of System Services and Assistant to the President at Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania and worked in legislative affairs at Keystone Mercy/AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan and with the North Philadelphia Health System. In 2008, Bret received the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Vanguard Award for Young Leadership, one of the cable industry’s highest honors for its next generation of leaders. Bret is a member of the Temple University Board of Trustees. He has served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and currently serves as board chair for The Committee of Seventy, and on the boards of Visit Philadelphia, PIDC, ReadWorks, and the New Leaders Council. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University and resides in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bret-perkins</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bret-perkins</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Greg Butz, President, Comcast Mobile, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Greg Butz was named President, Comcast Mobile, the newly created unit of Comcast Cable, in July 2016. Since joining Comcast in 1993 as Director of Business Development for Comcast Cellular Communications, Greg has been a driving force behind Comcast’s extensive customer growth across its consumer lines of business. He led the teams responsible for the development, growth, and transformation for the Xfinity.com digital sales and self-service channel, and the creation of the Xfinity Store retail channel. Previously, Greg was Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Operations, for Comcast Cable, one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. He drove growth by investing in sales channel transformation and evolving Comcast’s customer acquisition, retention, and segmentation strategies. Before that, as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Comcast Online, he spearheaded the early growth of Comcast’s high-speed Internet service with responsibility for product strategy, business development, and marketing. He has also served as President of Business Planning and Development, Vice President of Business Development for Comcast Online, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Comcast Cable, where he delivered innovative strategies to reach key customer segments, including developing new packaging for Xfinity's Double Play, Triple Play and Xfinity Home and Wireless. Prior to Comcast, he held positions in the wireless, communications and entertainment industries. Greg earned his BS degree in business administration from Miami University, and his MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/greg-r-butz</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/greg-r-butz</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cathy Kilstrom, Senior Vice President, Customer Care, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Cathy Kilstrom is the Senior Vice President of Customer Care for Comcast Cable Corporation’s West Division, serving 6.5 million customers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Texas and Wisconsin. In this position, Cathy is responsible for customer care strategy and planning, customer service standards and centralized care operations. Cathy recently led the transformation of the company’s care operations into Centers of Excellence. Cathy has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and information industry. Prior to accepting her current position at Comcast in November 2002, she joined AT&T in September of 1997 as Vice President of Business Local Services and moved to the role of Senior Vice President – Telephony for AT&T Broadband in 1999. In 2001, Cathy was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of Customer Care for AT&T Broadband. Before joining AT&T, Cathy worked for US West, where she was Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of National Account Sales and Service. Cathy graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in business and marketing. She is also a graduate of Columbia University and University of Minnesota executive programs. Cathy lives in Denver and is a member of The Leadership Investment board of directors, and the University of Colorado at Denver’s board of advisors. In 2013, Cathy received the Multichannel News "Wonder Woman Award." She received the ‘2005 Woman of the Year Award’ from the Rocky Mountain-Women in Cable Telecommunications organization, and presided as chapter president during 2007 and 2008. Cathy continues to serve on the Rocky Mountain WICT alumni board, was elected to the WICT national board of directors in 2009 and selected for the 2013 WICT Senior Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cathy-kilstrom</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cathy-kilstrom</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:26 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Bill Connors, President, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Bill Connors is the President of Comcast Cable’s Central Division. In this role, Bill leads all residential and business services operations including marketing, finance, engineering, human relations, customer service, fulfillment and government affairs for over 20 million combined video, high-speed Internet and voice customers throughout the 17 states that comprise the Central Division. A 36-year veteran of the cable industry, Bill most recently served as President of Comcast’s Eastern Division and, before that, as president of the Comcast’s Midwest Division. His previous roles include Senior Vice President of Atlanta Region, Western Region Vice President for AT&T Broadband’s Greater Chicago Market, and General Manager and Director of Customer Operations positions with Continental Cablevision and MediaOne in both Florida and Chicago markets. Bill also served as the Domestic Operations Advisor for the Company’s Singapore Broadband venture from 1996 to 1999. Bill is an active community volunteer, having served in numerous board and advisory board positions with several organizations, including the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Special Olympics Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America and the Creating Pride Art Education Foundation. In addition, he has served on national board positions, including the Detroit Renaissance Board, Cranbrook Institute of Science, COMPAC, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast Sports Southeast Network and the Comcast Foundation. He is also a member of numerous industry organizations, including the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). He attended the University of Florida, BCN 1984. Bill is married to his wife, Carolyn, and they have three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-connors</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-connors</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>David A. Scott, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spectacor</title> <description> <![CDATA[David Scott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Spectacor, and serves as Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers for the National Hockey League. As CEO, Scott is responsible for the growth and optimization of Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses: the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers; the Wells Fargo Center Complex; and Spectra, a hospitality firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement. Since his arrival, Scott has propelled Comcast Spectacor’s business operations and winning culture behind a unified go-to-market approach and a renewed commitment to operational excellence and client satisfaction. His primary focus is shaping and developing Comcast Spectacor’s strategic vision for sustainable, long-term growth. Under Scott’s direction, the Wells Fargo Center continues to serve as the company’s flagship arena and is consistently ranked among the top-five venues in the United States. This past year alone, the Wells Fargo Center captured the national spotlight as host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional matchups as well as the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Philadelphia Flyers, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, stand as one of the NHL’s marquee franchises, regularly drawing sell-out crowds and thrilling their passionate fan base. In 2015, Scott spearheaded a complete re-branding of Comcast Spectacor’s wide-ranging client solutions into Spectra, a singular and cohesive business unit that offers an unmatched blend of integrated services. Spectra’s innovative and tight coordination of hospitality offerings present incremental revenue opportunities for clients and enhanced experiences for fans visiting more than 400 venues, primarily in North America. Scott joined Comcast Spectacor as President and COO in December 2013 following a 20-year tenure at Comcast Cable. Scott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Cable from 2005-2013. During his time as CFO, Comcast acquired approximately five million new customers and launched Digital Voice and Home Security under the Xfinity brand, as well as Comcast Business Class Services. Scott joined Comcast in 1993 as Vice President of Comcast’s Southeast Region after extensive roles in finance and operations with two other communication companies. Scott served as President of Comcast’s former Southern and Midwest Divisions from 1996 to 2005, which are now comprised within the Central Division and based in Atlanta. Scott earned a BBA from Cleveland State University, as well as a CPA Certification from Ohio. Scott currently serves on the executive committee and the Board of Directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Scott is also a board member of the Comcast Spectacor Foundation, and is on the advisory board at the Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland. He has previously served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania and Focus Hope and Cranbrook Science Institute in the Detroit area. Scott is married with five children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-a-scott</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-a-scott</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Marcien Jenckes, President, Advertising, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Marcien Jenckes serves as President, Advertising for Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for Comcast’s portfolio of advertising assets, positioning Comcast for continued success and even greater levels of growth as the advertising market adapts to new technology and business models. Previously, Marcien oversaw Comcast Cable’s residential lines of business, which include Xfinity Video, Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Home, and Xfinity Voice, including the strategy, development, and deployment of innovative technologies and services across all categories to provide a great entertainment and communications experience for tens of millions of customers. Prior to joining Comcast, Marcien was an entrepreneur, involved with a host of digital advertising and media syndication start-ups including Grab Networks and Voxant. He also held a variety of leadership roles at AOL Inc., where he launched AOL’s free web services, including the free AOL.com portal. Prior to AOL, Marcien worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in their media and telecom practice. Marcien holds a MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a BA in economics and political science from New York University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/marcien-jenckes</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/marcien-jenckes</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:25 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[At Comcast, Sam Schwartz has served in a number of innovation roles focused on delivering interactive products, building innovation teams, partnering with leading-edge companies, and overseeing Comcast’s venture capital and Internet investments and acquisitions. He has frequently represented Comcast in the press and at conferences to discuss the evolution of business models in a multiscreen digital world, technology and content distribution. As Chief Development Officer of Comcast Cable, Sam oversees Comcast’s Strategic Development Group in sourcing, building and developing strong partnerships and businesses that deliver the best products to consumers. Sam previously served as President of Comcast Converged Products where he led the strategic development of initiatives with key partners, including overseeing product development of the Comcast and Verizon Wireless innovation partnership to create new integrated wireline and wireless products and services. Sam also founded and led the team that developed the company’s next-generation X1 product and platform that both significantly enhance Comcast’s video service on the TV and extend it to other next-generation devices. Prior to this, he co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development for Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), the division of Comcast Corporation founded to develop and operate online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, including Xfinity.net and XfinityTV.com (formerly Fancast.com). In that role, he oversaw CIM’s acquisition and successful integration of Fandango.com, DailyCandy, Movies.com, thePlatform and Plaxo. As a co-founder of CIM, he played a key role in the industry’s development of its TV Everywhere strategy, the creation and launch of Fancast.com, and the development of CIM’s significant Web, strategy and engineering capabilities. Sam also is a Founding Partner of Comcast Interactive Capital (CIC), now Comcast Ventures, the venture capital fund affiliated with Comcast. He served as Senior Managing Partner, a role in which he grew the team, developed the investment strategy and oversaw investments in more than 100 venture-stage companies, in addition to serving on many of their Boards. In 2011, CIC combined with NBCUniversal and General Electric’s Peacock Equity Fund to form Comcast Ventures. Prior to joining Comcast in March of 1999, Sam spent time as a venture capital investor in communications and software companies. Prior to his work in venture capital, he was a manager at The Boston Consulting Group and a consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Sam began his career as a software engineer. Sam holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating as a Palmer Scholar, and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering & Applied Science. Sam is married with three children and lives in Suburban Philadelphia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/samuel-h-schwartz</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/samuel-h-schwartz</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>William R. Stemper, President, Comcast Business</title> <description> <![CDATA[William R. Stemper serves as President of Comcast Business. In this role he oversees Comcast’s business services division, the unit of Comcast Cable that provides businesses of all sizes with advanced telecommunications solutions, including Internet, Ethernet, voice, video, and other value-added products and services. Under his leadership, the division’s consistently seen double digit revenue growth each year — from $265 million in 2006 to over $5 billion at the end of 2016. Named “Ethernet Industry Person of the Year” in 2014 by the Metro Ethernet Forum, Bill has more than 30 years of leadership experience and an outstanding record of successfully delivering high-value solutions for business customers. He previously served as Vice President of Cox Business Services for Cox Communications in Atlanta, where he more than doubled the size of their business market in less than three years. Bill also held key executive positions for AT&T Corporation that focused on serving the needs of business customers in the United States and Europe. Bill holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He and his family reside in the Philadelphia area.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-r-stemper</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-r-stemper</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tony G. Werner, President, Technology and Product, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tony G. Werner serves as President of Technology and Product for Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology and Product organization, including innovation, development and operations. The Technology and Product team leads the design and development of Comcast’s world-class customer-facing products, including the X1 Entertainment Operating System, second-screen apps, and ultra-fast home Internet and Wi-Fi. The organization also leads software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, cloud computing, technical operations and R&D within Comcast. Under Tony’s leadership, Comcast has completed major platform developments, including DOCSIS 3.0, the Digital terminal Adapter/all-digital transition and the X1 platform. Today the company is delivering product innovation faster than ever before. In 2015, Comcast became the first company to connect a gigabit-class DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network. The Technology and Product organization also designs and builds new X1 features like Kids Zone, the Sports App and X1 Voice Remote. Prior to joining Comcast in 2006, Tony served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc., in Englewood, CO, where he led the company’s global strategy for video, voice and data services. He has more than 25 years of engineering and technical management experience, having also held senior management positions with Qwest Communications, Aurora Networks, TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI)/AT&T Broadband, Rogers Communications, Inc., and RCA Cablevision Systems. Tony serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Foundation (2015-16 term). A graduate of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN with a degree in Telecommunications, Tony resides in Philadelphia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tony-g-werner</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tony-g-werner</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sarah Gustashaw, Vice President, Finance, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sarah Gustashaw serves as Vice President of Finance for Comcast Cable’s West Division. In this role, Sarah is responsible for the overall financial leadership and operational management of cable systems representing more than 9 million customers and nearly 22,000 employees operating in 13 states. Sarah’s areas of responsibility include financial and operational business plan development and execution, financial planning and reporting, project management office, revenue management, capital management, information systems and technology, warehouse and field operations, financial operations, and cross-functional financial support and guidance. Sarah has been with Comcast for 18 years and has more than 20 years of experience in finance and business operations, most recently serving as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for the West Division and before that, as Vice President of Finance for the Mountain West Region since 2011. Prior to working in the West Division, Sarah served as the Vice President of Finance for Indiana Region of Comcast where she was responsible for the local business operations functions. Sarah has also held various other financial management positions within Comcast in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Sarah began her career as a public accountant and received her Certified Public Accountant License. She graduated from Indiana University with a Business Degree in Accounting, is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the 2016 WICT Rocky Mountain Woman of the Year, a 2014 graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Class 28, and a 2012 graduate of the Rocky Mountain Leadership Institute. In June 2016, Sarah was appointed Chair of the Clayton Early Learning Board of Trustees and continues to share her passion for their mission to improve early childhood education for disadvantaged youth through her volunteer work.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sarah-gustashaw</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sarah-gustashaw</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:22 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Micah Hawk, Vice President, Human Resources, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Micah Hawk is the West Division Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Micah leads all functions of the Human Resources team including talent management, employee engagement, performance management, employee development, internal communications and organizational effectiveness. Prior to his current role, Micah served as the Vice President of Human Resources in Comcast’s California Region. During his four years leading HR for the California region, he and his team increased the region’s internal promotion rate for leadership and achieved record-level employee engagement and satisfaction scores. Micah joined the California Region in June 2011 from Comcast’s corporate office where he held the role of Vice President of HR Shared Services. In this role, he built out the Company’s employee service center, back office HR support, and accompanying processes in support of a major HR transformation. Prior to joining Comcast, Micah worked for Walmart Stores, Inc. for more than 17 years. While there, he led various operational, merchandise, and supporting functions. With Walmart, he last held the position of Vice President of Human Resources, where he led Human Resources efforts for the Western U.S., along with supporting headquarter-based groups. Micah has served on the board of directors for Stride, an Oakland based non-profit, and previously served on the board for Youthbridge, based in NW Arkansas, and the MBA Advisory Board for the University of Arkansas. Micah graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/micah-hawk</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/micah-hawk</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:24 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>William E. Dordelman, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[William E. Dordelman serves as Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Comcast Corporation, where he oversees the company's relationships with financial institutions and manages the company’s capital formation activities. He is also responsible for many of the internal financial structures and processes of Comcast and its majority-owned subsidiary NBCUniversal, overseeing a diverse array of credit-related matters as well as capital allocation and investment management activities throughout the company. Bill helped create and currently serves on the board of directors for both the Comcast Foundation and Comcast Capital Corporation. In prior roles at Comcast, Bill oversaw investor relations and was instrumental in many aspects of the company’s public reporting and disclosure to the financial community. Prior to joining Comcast in 1993, Bill was an investment banker for nine years with Lazard Freres & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co, and an affiliate of Montgomery Securities, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions and oversaw corporate financial matters pertaining to the media and communications industry. Bill graduatedmagna cum laudewith a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-e-dordelman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-e-dordelman</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Marc Rockford, Vice President & Senior Deputy General Counsel</title> <description> <![CDATA[Marc A. Rockford joined Comcast in 2003 and serves as Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel. He is responsible for legal matters related to strategic corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Marc’s focus is on joint ventures involving digital television, wireless technologies and cable programming assets. He also supervises additional Comcast attorneys who handle the company’s transactional matters. Prior to joining Comcast’s team, Marc held numerous positions at the PNC Financial Group, Inc., including Deputy General Counsel, Chief Counsel & Regulatory Practice Group, and Senior Counsel. Marc’s responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, corporate secretary functions, bank regulatory issues, securities matters, and private equity activities. He graduatedmagna cum laudefrom Boston University School of Law, where he was a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and Edward F. Hennessey Scholar, and he received his B.S. at Cornell University, the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations in May 1982. Marc lives in Bala Cynwyd, PA with his wife and three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/marc-a-rockford</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/marc-a-rockford</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:25 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Derek H. Squire, Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation General Counsel, Comcast Ventures</title> <description> <![CDATA[Derek H. Squire serves as Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for legal matters relating to acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures and other strategic corporate transactions. Derek also serves as General Counsel of Comcast Ventures, Comcast’s venture capital arm, where he oversees all legal activities, including structuring and negotiating new investments and exit transactions, as well as working with management of Comcast Ventures’ portfolio companies on legal issues. Prior to joining Comcast in 2004, Derek was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia PA, focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions. Derek graduatedmagna cum laudewith a B.A. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and received his J.D.magna cum laudefrom Harvard Law School. Derek lives in Voorhees, NJ with his wife and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/derek-h-squire</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/derek-h-squire</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kathryn A. Zachem, Executive Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kathryn A. Zachem serves as Executive Vice President, Regulatory and State Legislative Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Company’s advocacy before federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, and state regulatory and legislative bodies. Kathy joined Comcast in 2008 from the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she was a founding partner and practiced communications law for 23 years. During that time, she represented clients from nearly every segment of the communications sector, including media, telecom, wireless, satellite and Internet service providers. Kathy was named among the Most Powerful Women in Cable and is regularly named to The CableFAX Top 100 list byCableFAX:The Magazine . She was honored byMultichannel Newsas a 2014 Wonder Woman and by Legal Momentum as a 2012 Aiming High awardee.Washingtonian recognized her as one of Washington’s best lawyers, andChambers USAlisted her as one of the leading lawyers in the telecom, broadcast and satellite fields. Kathy is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, where she has served several terms on its Executive Committee and Foundation Board and is a recipient of the association’s Distinguished Service Award. She also serves as a board member of the Washington Tennis & Educational Foundation. Kathy received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law and a joint B.A. in economics and political science from The George Washington University. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Alexandra.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kathryn-a-zachem</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kathryn-a-zachem</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Julie Laine, Vice President, Chief Transaction Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Julie Laine currently holds the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer for Comcast Cable and Vice President, Chief Transaction Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. As the compliance leader for Comcast Cable, Julie is responsible for leading the company’s efforts for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the compliance programs throughout the organization are effective in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations and company policies and procedures. Julie also oversees Comcast’s compliance with the governmental and third-party conditions and commitments arising from the Comcast NBCUniversal transaction and for coordinating NBCUniversal’s compliance with those requirements. Julie previously spent 13 years at Time Warner Cable Inc., most recently in the position of Group Vice President & Chief Counsel, Regulatory, where she oversaw a team responsible for all legal and regulatory matters relating to the company’s deployment of video, high speed data, telephony, telecommunications, and wireless services. Julie was also previously Associate General Counsel at Net2Phone, an IP telephony company, and also served as an Attorney Advisor in the Policy Division of the Federal Communications Commission’s Common Carrier Bureau, where she worked on issues relating to local telephone competition, the deployment of broadband services, and telecommunications mergers. Prior to joining the FCC, Julie practiced law at McDermott, Will & Emery, in Washington, D.C. She began her law career as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Julie previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall Law School, where she taught legal research and writing. She is a member of Women in Cable & Telecommunications and a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Julie is also a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and is co-chair of the FCBA’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. She also serves on the Board of Women’s Way in Philadelphia and sits on the Trustees Counsel of Penn Women. Julie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the College of William & Mary Law School. Julie previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall Law School, where she taught legal research and writing. She is a member of Women in Cable & Telecommunications and a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Julie is also a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and is a former co-chair of the FCBA’s New England Chapter. Julie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the College of William & Mary Law School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/julie-laine</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/julie-laine</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:35 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>James P. McCue, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer</title> <description> <![CDATA[James P. McCue serves as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for many of the company’s financing activities, including capital formation, liability management, share repurchases, derivative financial instrument transactions and financial modeling. Prior to joining Corporate Treasury in March 2010, Jim served as President of Comcast Capital Corporation in Wilmington, DE for six years and as Senior Director of Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation for eight years, where he was responsible for internal and external financial reporting for the company. Prior to joining Comcast in 1996, Jim was a senior manager with Arthur Andersen LLP, serving clients in the firm’s Emerging Growth Industry Group. He spent nine years with Andersen in Philadelphia. Jim is a member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jim graduatedcum laudewith a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University. He resides with his wife and four children in Villanova, PA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jim-mccue</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jim-mccue</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Hank Fore, Senior Vice President, California Region, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Hank Fore joined Comcast in 2003. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s California Region, West Division. In this role, he is the senior executive responsible for all Comcast cable operations in California. He leads nearly 5,000 employees and serves more than two million customers, driving annual revenue of nearly $4 billion. Prior to his current role Hank served as Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast Oregon Southwest Washington Region. In Oregon, he led 2000 employees and served more than 600,000 customers, leading a number of operational improvements during his two-year leadership tenure. Prior to his role in Oregon, Hank served as Comcast’s Area Vice President for Systems in Northern California and Dallas, Texas. In both roles, he accomplished a number of business turnarounds in financials, operations, employee relations and community service. Prior to Comcast, he served as North America Regional Vice President at Lucent Technologies, Managing Director for International Network Services and Director of Information Technology and CIO at Times Mirror. Hank had a distinguished career with the United States Armed Forces. He held numerous positions achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. Hank retired after 20 years of service to enter the private sector. Fore earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military at West Point and a Masters of Computer Science from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California. Hank has over 30 years of leadership experience running large organizations and all aspects of sales, marketing, operations and general management. His passion is building culture and developing leaders. Hank currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Leadership Council (BAC), California Communications and Telecommunications Association (CCTA), and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He also serves on Comcast’s Veteran’s Network Advisory Board. Past boards include Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest, United Negro College Fund, Legacy’s Randall Children’s Hospital, and Texas Communications and Telecommunications Association. He has been recognized numerous times as "Top 100 Most Influential Minorities in Cable" by Cable World Magazine. Additionally his organizations, under his leadership, have been recognized as "The Best Place to Work" in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon. Hank is a licensed pilot and enjoys fishing, skiing and backcountry camping. He has traveled extensively abroad and has lived in Germany, South America, and the Republic of Korea. He and his wife, Linda reside in the Pleasanton, California.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/hank-fore</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/hank-fore</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:38 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kyle McSlarrow, Senior Vice President, Washington Region, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kyle McSlarrow serves as Senior Vice President of the Washington Region for Comcast Cable's West Division. He previously served as Regional Vice President for Comcast’s Mountain Region, overseeing all operations and employees in Utah and in Tucson, Arizona. Kyle joined Comcast in April 2011, leading Comcast’s office in Washington, D.C. Kyle also worked closely with the business operations in the Metropolitan area. Prior to Comcast, Kyle spent six years as President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and held positions as Vice President of Political and Government Affairs for Grassroots.com, National Chairman for the Quayle 2000 Presidential Campaign, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell and Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott. He also served as an associate with the law firm of Hunton & Williams and as a Captain in the U.S. Army in the Secretary of the Army’s office as Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army. Kyle earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Virginia School of Law.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kyle-mcslarrow</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kyle-mcslarrow</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:34 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sarah Bryant, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sarah Bryant is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of Comcast Cable’s Central Division. Sarah brings over 20 years of experience to the telecommunications industry, and has been a member of the Comcast family since 2003. She initially served as business operations director in San Francisco prior to becoming vice president of business operations for Comcast’s Colorado region, where she served 815,000 customers and directly managed a 100-person team. Most recently, Sarah was the regional vice president of finance and business operations in California where she served 2.3 million customers, managing a 500-person team and overseeing strategic financial planning, compliance and controls, supply-chain operations, credit and collections, information systems and technology, facilities, fleet, and security for the region’s 6,000 employees. Prior to joining Comcast, Sarah served as director of business development for Tellium Inc., a supplier of high-speed networking equipment, where she was responsible for negotiating, developing, and administering Tellium’s master-purchase and service-level agreements. In 1999, Sarah served as director of finance for Lucent Technologies, where she was responsible for customer financing transactions including debt, leasing, working capital and equity investments for the entire Lucent suite of products and services. While at Lucent, Sarah was a part of their Financial Leadership Development Program in New Jersey and Beijing, China. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and a master’s degree in accounting from Babson College. She has served on the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bay Area Board as well as the Denver Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee Board. Sarah has participated in several leadership programs including Comcast’s Peak Leadership Program and the Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) Access Denver and Downtown Denver Leadership Programs, Harvard Women’s Leadership Forum, WICT Executive Development Program and is a Class XXIII Betsy Magness Leadership Institute graduate. Sarah was named a Woman to Watch by WICT in 2013 and one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable by Cablefax in 2013, 2014, and 2015.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sarah-bryant</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sarah-bryant</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:38 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Francis M. Buono, Senior Vice President, Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Francis M. Buono serves as Senior Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. As head of the Legal Regulatory Group, Frank is responsible for providing corporate-wide legal advice on regulatory matters and overseeing the company’s legal regulatory advocacy, including filings in federal and state regulatory proceedings and related litigation and appeals. He also oversees compliance with the regulatory requirements related to the NBCUniversal transaction and other significant matters. Prior to joining Comcast, Frank was a Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he served as Chair of the Communications, Media & Privacy Department and Chair of the Data Privacy & Security Practice Group. During his 25 years with the firm, he represented cable operators, Internet service providers, video programmers, and equipment manufacturers in major FCC rulemakings, merger transactions, and congressional legislation (including the Telecommunications Act of 1996), as well as in administrative adjudications regarding the FCC’s program access, program carriage, rate regulation, navigation device, effective competition, cable ownership, and must-carry rules. He also represented financial institutions, information service providers, retailers, communications providers, insurance companies, cloud computing vendors, and others on various U.S. and international data privacy and data security issues. Frank is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and its Privacy & Data Security Committee, and served as the Co-Chair of the FCBA’s Cable Practice Committee from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. He has authored numerous articles on data privacy, communications, intellectual property, and e-commerce law. He graduated from both Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center with honors. Frank lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Miriam of 25 years and his six children. He is a passionate coach of youth baseball and basketball.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/francis-m-buono</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/francis-m-buono</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Lindsey Dickinson, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Lindsey Dickinson serves as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role she is responsible for federal legislative advocacy. Prior to joining Comcast, she served as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Special Assistant to Secretary of Commerce, Don Evans. She also served as Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Ted Kassinger. Earlier in her career, Lindsey served as Government Relations Director for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). Lindsey received a B.A. from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and their two sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lindsey-dickinson</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lindsey-dickinson</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sena Fitzmaurice, Senior Vice President, Government Communications, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sena Fitzmaurice serves as Senior Vice President, Government Communications for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity she leads the Company’s government affairs communications activities in Washington, D.C. Sena is responsible for Comcast’s communication with national audiences on all federal, regulatory and legislative issues. She has led the strategy and execution of the company’s communications with these audiences through mergers and acquisitions, including the Comcast NBCUniversal transaction as well as major legislative actions and regulatory events. Prior to joining Comcast in 2006, Sena was a principal with the lobbying firm Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates in Washington, D.C., where she created strategic public affairs plans for her clients. Sena received her bachelor’s degree from The American University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sena-fitzmaurice</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sena-fitzmaurice</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>David N. Watson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable & Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[David N. Watson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable and Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for all business aspects of the Company’s cable operations. Previously, Dave served as Chief Operating Officer where he drove the operating strategy and execution that have led to the phenomenal growth of Comcast Cable into the nation’s largest ISP and one of the largest video providers. His leadership also has been critical to Comcast’s efforts to improve customer service and transform the customer experience. As COO, Dave led all of the cable company’s operations and business functions, including sales and marketing, the product teams for Xfinity Internet, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Voice and Xfinity Home, the Comcast Business division, as well as oversight of the Company’s three operating divisions and Comcast Spotlight, the Company’s advertising sales unit. Previously, Dave held a number of leadership roles at Comcast since joining the Company in 1991 and led multiple divisions and operating units. He has also led some of the industry’s most important transitions from analog to IPTV, from the early rollout of high-speed data to the delivery of gigabit speeds and the expansion of residential products and commercial business services. Dave has worked for three decades in the cable and cellular industries and held leadership roles for the nation’s top communications services providers. Before joining Comcast Cable in 1991, he served for seven years with Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., first as Senior Vice President of sales and marketing, and later as President. As President of Comcast Cellular, Dave led the unit’s operations prior to its sale to SBC Communications. Previously, he headed sales and marketing efforts at Bell Atlantic Mobile and Metrophone. Dave is the Chairman of C-SPAN’s Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. A graduate of the University of Richmond, he holds a BA in political science. Dave resides with his family in Rosemont, PA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-n-watson</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-n-watson</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Peter Kiriacoulacos, Chief Procurement Officer and Executive Vice President, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[As the Chief Procurement Officer of Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, Peter Kiriacoulacos is responsible for the combined procurement function and developing and guiding strategies to help achieve commercial synergies. Peter and his team serve as lead negotiators for enterprise-wide capital and associated operating expense, including all hardware, technology, software licenses, professional services, as well as third-party call centers and service level agreements. Peter also oversees the Company’s supplier diversity initiatives, and the Comcast Cable real estate group with a national portfolio of owned and leased properties. Prior to joining Comcast, Peter served as Vice President of Global Procurement at Liberty Global Inc. and resided in Europe. He also has over 20 years of experience in multinational environments, having held the position of Vice President of Corporate Procurement and Strategic Partnerships at Amsterdam-based companies United Global Communications Europe and United Pan-Europe Communications. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science and post-graduate degrees in Commerce from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He also serves as a National Trustee Board Member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Peter resides in Philadelphia with his wife.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/peter-kiriacoulacos</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/peter-kiriacoulacos</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Jan 1, 2017 2:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tom Karinshak, Executive Vice President, Customer Service, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tom Karinshak serves as Executive Vice President, Customer Service for Comcast Cable. In this role, he and his team work to ensure we are delivering an excellent customer service experience. Tom oversees call center operations including phone, chat and social media agents, in addition to other key touch points and service channels with our customers. Before joining Comcast in November 2010, Tom served as Managing Director and Customer Experience Director for Barclay’s Bank of Delaware, where he designed and built a top talent customer experience, marketing, and operations organization. Prior to Barclays, Tom was at AOL where he held a variety of senior leadership roles across marketing and operations. Tom has 20 years of leadership experience with multi-service providers and leading consumer brands. He also served on active duty with the U.S. Army for six years as a Combat Engineer Captain. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tom-karinshak</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tom-karinshak</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, Brigadier General (R), U.S. Army</title> <description> <![CDATA[Carol Eggert is Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs. In this role, she works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring and building talent at all levels of the organization. Carol brings more than 30 years of military and civilian experience to Comcast. In her civilian role, she assisted various organizations in the private, government and non-profit sectors with their initiatives in knowledge management, strategic planning and project management. During her career, she served in the Army, the Army Reserve and the National Guard, serving in a variety of command and staff positions, including Assistant Adjutant General, Battalion Commander and Chief of Staff and recently retired as a Brigadier General. She also has worked with members from all branches of the military, completed numerous overseas deployments, including a 15-month combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, where she conducted a full-scale analysis of women’s initiatives and developed a strategic plan for the economic and political empowerment of Iraqi women under the U.S. Secretary of State. She is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations in recognition of her contributions to the military, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and multiple awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. Carol is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Army War College, where she also served on the faculty and was later selected as the Deputy Commandant for Reserve Affairs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, two master’s degrees in instructional design and strategic international studies, and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. Carol serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for West Chester University, and the Boards of Directors for Valley Forge Military Academy Board, the Philly POPS, and PsychArmor. Her leadership in the private sector has been recognized by HillVets, who placed her on their 2016 list of the 100 most influential veterans in America, and by thePhiladelphia Business Journal, who named her one of their 2016 Veterans of Influence.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/carol-eggert</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/carol-eggert</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jeff Buzzelli, Senior Vice President, Central Division, Comcast Business</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jeff Buzzelli is the Senior Vice President of Business Services for the Central Division. In this role, Jeff is responsible for developing and implementing strategies aimed at growing Comcast Business in the Central Division. In his previous role, he served as the Senior Vice President of Comcast Business for the Northeast Division, where he was responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing strategies aimed at aggressively growing Comcast Business across the 13 states in the Northeast Division. This includes direct leadership of the Northeast Division COE Care, Order Management, Retention, Inbound & Outbound Telesales representing over 700 team members. Overall, the team has driven strong aggregate revenue growth north of 25% the past 3 years and led to growth of 500,000+ data customers. Jeff was instrumental in the very strong market growth of our Comcast Business organization for many years as the regional leader of the Greater Chicago Region. He led the successful acquisition and integration of Cimco, a Chicago based CLEC, to within the Comcast Business organization. As an executive with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Jeff has held key leadership positions within sales, marketing, and operations across large telecom industry firms such as AT&T, GTE/Verizon, and Level 3 Communications. Prior to Comcast, his last several assignments included leading large national/regional organizations focused on serving commercial customers. He is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and a member of the Board of Governors at the Georgia Chamber. He is also active in multiple charitable organizations, as well as involved in community youth sports. Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. and a MBA from the University of Dallas in Dallas, Texas.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeff-buzzelli</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeff-buzzelli</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Myrna Soto, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Myrna Soto is Senior Vice President Global Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) of Comcast Corporation. In her role, Myrna is responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure information assets and technologies are protected across the entire organization. She works closely with the all of the technology and security teams across the organization, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, Comcast Spectacor and Comcast Platform Services to develop cyber security, network/infrastructure security, data security strategies, and operational efficacy in security programs, policies, and technology risk management. Myrna is also the Executive Champion of Comcast’s Hispanic employee resource group, Unidos, which strives to impact innovation, collaboration and exceptional business results by developing future leaders and serving the community. Myrna joined Comcast in 2009 after earning more than 20 years of focused Information Technology and Security experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management and gaming/entertainment. Myrna previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Infrastructure & Information Security Officer, responsible for enterprise information and infrastructure security strategy and operations for Comcast Cable. Prior to Comcast, Myrna served as Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). In that role, she was responsible for Information Security (Data/Network), IT Audit & Compliance, Business Analysis, PMO (Project Management Office) and the development of a Six Sigma practice. She has previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Kemper Insurance. Myrna holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Myrna also holds a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University. She also is the recipient of the 2015 CSO Compass Award and was named Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013 by ISE. CNET also named her one of the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos in 2014. She was recognized by SC Magazine as the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security - 2015. She is also an Executive Management Committee Board Member (Vice President) of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) and is a Member of the Board of Directors for CMS Energy & Consumers Energy.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/myrna-soto</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/myrna-soto</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:30 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Beth Bunting Arnholt</title> <description> <![CDATA[Beth Bunting Arnholt serves as Vice President of Integrated Talent Management for Comcast/NBCUniversal. In this role she partners across Comcast Corporate, Comcast Cable, and NBCUniversal on the design and implementation of world-class Talent strategies. She works closely with the Cable and NBCUniversal teams to build a culture that takes a future focused, enterprise wide view of talent as a key business driver. Beth joined Comcast from BDC Consulting where she served for five years as Principal and Owner, providing strategic human resources and organizational development counsel to a variety of companies including Comcast Cable, Conectiv Energy, Bayada Home Health Care, The Reinvestment Fund, Versus, and The Golf Channel. Prior to BDC Consulting, she held various roles at Comcast Cable, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources, and before that, Vice President of Recruiting and Career Development. She also held positions at Acsys Resources, Inc. and Mobil Oil Corporation. Beth is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a Philadelphia Advisory Committee member for Women of Tomorrow, and actively involved as a mentor for Comcast/NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups and Executive Leadership Forum. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She resides in Garnet Valley, PA with her family.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/leadership-overview/beth-bunting-arnholt</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/leadership-overview/beth-bunting-arnholt</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 3:49 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Leonard J. Gatti, Vice President, Financial Reporting, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Leonard J. Gatti serves as Vice President, Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, he oversees the accounting and financial reporting, both internal and external, for the Company. He also supports the corporate financial planning and analysis function. Prior to joining Comcast, Len was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) serving clients in the firm’s Technology, Info-Com and Entertainment Industry Group. He spent 18 years with PwC in various offices, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and the firm’s National Accounting and SEC office in Florham Park, NJ. Len is an alternate member of the Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Committee on Corporate Reporting. He is a former member of the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ) SEC Regulations Committee. He is on the Accounting Advisory Boards of Villanova University and Rowan University. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Len holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. He and his wife and two children reside in Marlton, NJ.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/leonard-j-gatti</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/leonard-j-gatti</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:20 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jordan Goldstein, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jordan Goldstein serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role he is responsible for Comcast’s advocacy before federal agencies. Prior to joining Comcast in December 2009, Jordan was Vice President of Federal Regulatory for Neustar. He joined Neustar after a decade at the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC), including serving as Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Michael J. Copps and Legal Advisor to Commissioner Susan Ness. Before the FCC, Jordan worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He also clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Jordan was a legislative aide to Senator William Proxmire (D-WI). He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Jordan received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jordan-goldstein</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jordan-goldstein</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:30 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sam Lancaster, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sam Lancaster serves as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity he works with Republican Members in the House and Senate with an emphasis on House Republican Leadership as well as the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees. Prior to joining Comcast, Sam worked on Capitol Hill for 19 years for Former Speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL). During his tenure with Speaker Hastert, Sam served in various roles, including House Floor Assistant, Director of Speaker Operations and as Chief of Staff. Sam also served as a Senate Page and intern for the late-Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC). Sam received a B.A. in Political Science and Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sam-lancaster</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sam-lancaster</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Beth Bunting Arnholt, Vice President, Integrated Talent Initiatives, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Beth Bunting Arnholt is Vice President of Integrated Talent Initiatives for Comcast NBCUniversal. In a rapidly changing industry that needs to constantly adapt to stay at the forefront of innovation, Beth works to create strategies and experiences to evolve the way people think about the organization, its culture and talent. She joined Comcast NBCUniversal from BDC Consulting, where she served for five years as Principal and Owner, providing strategic human resources and organizational development counsel to executives in a variety of industries. Prior to BDC Consulting she held various leadership roles at Comcast Cable, including building the original recruitment function and strategy and serving as Vice President of Human Resources for the Eastern Division, Acsys Resources and Mobil Oil Corporation. Beth was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women in Cable in 2015 and 2016. She serves or has served on Drexel University LeBow Dean’s Advisory Board, the Philadelphia Chapter Women of Tomorrow Leadership Council, and Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association Board. Beth holds a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Delaware. She resides in Garnet Valley, PA with her family.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/beth-arnholt</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/beth-arnholt</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 3:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>William J.T. Strahan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Bill Strahan leads the Human Resources function for Comcast Cable. He has responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources including talent, compensation, benefits, learning, employee, and labor relations. Bill Strahan has been involved in various aspects of Human Resources work for almost 30 years. He began his career with over a decade of work at Macy’s Department Stores and Riggs National Bank. The second decade of Bill’s work included practicing law in Washington, D.C. in the area of Compensation and Benefits – mostly in the context of mergers and acquisitions and in initial public offerings. For nine years, Bill was a consultant and manager at Mercer HR Consulting. Bill holds a B.A. in Religion from Villanova University; a Certificate in Employee Benefit Administration from Georgetown University; and a Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law. He is an Active Member of the Virginia State Bar. Along with his wife and two sons, Bill resides in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He serves as chair of the board of Philadelphia Works, an organization that connects employers to a skilled workforce and helps individuals develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-j-t-strahan</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/william-j-t-strahan</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Neil Smit, Vice Chairman, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Neil Smit serves as a Vice Chairman of Comcast Corporation. In this role, Neil works with Comcast leaders to develop future technology-oriented business opportunities. Previously, Neil served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable, where he helped transform Comcast Cable into the top cable and broadband company in the nation. Neil and his team created an innovation engine at Comcast Cable with countless new and game-changing products and businesses, including X1, the voice remote, digital home technology and a growing broadband and Wi-Fi platform. Under Neil’s leadership, Comcast Cable grew video and broadband customers, helped reinvent the television experience, and built a business services division. Neil joined Comcast in March 2010 from Charter Communications where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2005. Prior to joining Charter, Neil was the President of Time Warner’s America Online Access Business, where he oversaw Internet access services, including America Online (AOL), CompuServe and Netscape ISPs. He also served at AOL as Executive Vice President, Member Services, and Chief Operating Officer of MapQuest. Neil also was a regional president with Nabisco and served in a number of management positions at Pillsbury. For five and a half years, Neil served on active duty with the Navy SEAL Teams and retired from the service as a Lieutenant Commander. Neil serves as the Chairman of CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). He serves on the board of directors for C-SPAN and on the Executive Committee of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors for Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Neil earned a Bachelor of Science from Duke University and a Master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife and sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/neil-smit</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/neil-smit</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:33 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head Of Funds, Comcast Ventures</title> <description> <![CDATA[Amy Banse is Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and leads strategy for the fund as it determines how best to support its portfolio companies through the Comcast and NBCUniversal platform. Amy has over 20 years of experience investing in, starting and building companies at Comcast. During her tenure, she has closed hundreds of deals, acquired multiple cable television networks, and launched several others. She was the founder of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), and, together with her team, established Comcast’s cross-platform product strategy. Amy has an extensive track record of identifying opportunity, pushing for growth and delivering profits. Amy joined Comcast in 1991 as an in-house attorney responsible for programming acquisition. She spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, including the company’s investments in E! Entertainment Television, The Golf Channel and VERSUS and the launch of G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and Comcast’s sports networks. In 2005, Amy founded Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) and led the company’s online strategy over the next six years, overseeing multiple acquisitions as well as the in-house development and management of Comcast.net, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com, Fancast and Swirl. It was here that Amy played a key part in the industry’s development of its TV Everywhere strategy. Amy has represented CIM and Comcast as a featured speaker in venues around the country discussing the rapid evolution of content consumption in a digital world and the opportunities and challenges facing the cable and entertainment industries. She has been named among the Most Powerful Women in Cable and the Top Programmers to Watch by CableWorld magazine. She has also been named among the Cable 100 by Multichannel News and the Digital Power list by the Hollywood Reporter. She was honored as a Wonder Woman by Multichannel News and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) in 2004, received WICT’s Geraldine B. Laybourne Fearless Award in 2009 and ProMax’s Brand Builder Award in 2010. Amy serves on the board of directors of Adobe Systems Incorporated, The Clorox Company, TuneIn, Quantifind and the Tipping Point Community. Amy received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Temple University Law School. She resides in San Francisco with her family.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-banse</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-banse</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jason S. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Finance</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jason Armstrong serves as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Finance for Comcast Corporation. He is responsible for communicating the company’s strategy, growth opportunities, and business initiatives to shareholders and the investor community. He also leads efforts to evaluate financial performance of the organization and ensuring priorities are aligned with corporate objectives, building shareholder value, and appropriate financial controls. Prior to joining Comcast, Jason spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs where he most recently served as Managing Director, Deputy Business Unit Leader of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research Group. He was also lead analyst for the North American Communications Services Equity Research Group with principal coverage of the cable, satellite, telecommunication services, wireless towers, and data centers industries. Jason has received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, he was named the top ranked Investor Relations professional in Media byInstitutional Investormagazine for the third consecutive year. Jason has also received recognition fromThe Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investormagazine andBusiness Insideras a top research analyst. He also consistently ranked in the top three in StarMine for estimate accuracy and stock picking accuracy in the U.S. Wireline Telecom, U.S. Wireless Telecom, and U.S. Media sub-sectors. He earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Duke University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jason-s-armstrong</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jason-s-armstrong</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 1:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Steve Krom, Senior Vice President, Sales And Marketing, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Steve Krom is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s West Division. In this role, Steve leads consumer marketing for XFINITY TV, Internet, Voice and Home. He also focuses on driving growth by investing in sales channel transformation and evolving the West Division’s customer acquisition, retention and segmentation strategies. Both Loyalty and Inbound Sales Centers of Excellence, which field customer calls across the division’s seven regions and 12 states, report into Steve. With has more than 19 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries, Steve brings a tremendous professional depth and breadth to Comcast. Most recently, he was Vice President/General Manager for AT&T New England. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of wireless and wired operations, including sales, marketing, customer care, network engineering and finance, and more than 2,500 employees. Steve’s responsibilities also included AT&T’s U-Verse operations in the state of Connecticut. Under his leadership, and with intense focus on building an inspired and engaged workforce, the New England Region moved from an under-performing market to one of the top performing and fastest growing markets within AT&T. Prior to his most recent assignment, Steve held several leadership positions with AT&T, including Vice President Customer Lifecycle Management in the company’s West Region and Vice President/General Manager of the San Diego/Las Vegas markets. In addition, he served as Vice President – Business Marketing, Vice President – Product Development, and Vice President – Wireless Data and Internet Services with national responsibility for wireless business marketing, voice services, data services and Internet services management. He also served as Vice President of Marketing with national responsibility for wireless product development, product management, wireless data strategy, merchandising and customer communications. Steve commenced his career with AT&T in 1994 as Director of Mobility Product Marketing. Before joining AT&T, he was a member of the product marketing team for EO, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up company that introduced the first wireless Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) into the United States. Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-krom</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-krom</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:29 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Shane Portfolio, Vice President Technical Operations and Engineering, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Shane Portfolio is Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and Engineering for Comcast Cable’s West Division, with responsibility for engineering, technical operations and advanced services for more than six million customers. Shane oversees the Division’s fiber network and IP-based infrastructure. He also leads the Division’s technical operations and engineering teams responsible for testing and deployment of new technologies and resources to deliver innovative new products and services as well as a reliable network and customer experience. Most recently, Shane served as Regional Vice President of Engineering for the California region, responsible for the oversight, guidance, direction and vision for all technical engineering aspects throughout the Comcast California footprint. With a career spanning nearly 20 years, his journey has taken him from the Central Division’s eXcellence in Operations Center, which monitors the network around the clock to identify and address issues that could impact service for multiple customers, to the National Engineering and Technical Operations center, which oversees Comcast’s nationwide backbone and wholesale organization, to leadership roles in IP Operations and network capacity planning. Shane’s extensive experience, leadership ability, and passion continue to assist the West Division with setting the pace within Technical Operations and Engineering. Shane is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was a Platoon Sergeant recognized as a Top Gun for Colorado and served as a leadership instructor for Combat Arms Units. Shane is also a lifelong learner; after earning his Bachelor of Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Computer Information Systems and Management Science, he went on to earn several advanced degrees, including master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership from Regis University and in Telecommunications from Denver University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/shane-portfolio</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/shane-portfolio</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:33 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jennifer Heller, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Sr DGC</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jennifer J. Heller serves as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for leading the internal processes for promoting and ensuring Comcast’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts, including chairing its enterprise-wide Compliance Committee which oversees its compliance risk management and internal complaint reporting programs. She is also responsible for formulating and implementing Comcast’s policies and procedures, including its Code of Conduct, and making sure they are communicated and trained upon across the company. Jennifer joined Comcast in 1999 as in-house attorney handling mergers and acquisitions matters before becoming Co-Chief Compliance Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Comcast, Jennifer served an associate in the Corporate Department of Blank Rome LLC, where she handled M&A matters. She serves on the Executive Board of Bala Cynwyd Middle School and is also active with Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Jennifer received a B.A. in political science from Barnard College, Columbia University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. She resides in Wynnewood, PA with her husband and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-j-heller</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-j-heller</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Jan 1, 2017 4:35 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kevin P. O'Connor, Vice President, Federal Tax</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kevin P. O’Connor serves as Vice President, Federal Tax for Comcast Corporation and is responsible for federal tax compliance, policy, research and planning, including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and financial reporting. Kevin joined Comcast in 1985, serving in numerous positions in the Company’s Tax Department before being named Vice President in 2011. During his more than 25-year career with Comcast, he has provided tax analysis for many significant acquisitions, including the 2002 AT&T Broadband acquisition and the 2011 NBCUniversal joint venture. Kevin earned a B.S. in accounting and finance from Drexel University. He resides in Havertown, PA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kevin-p-oconnor</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kevin-p-oconnor</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Steven Croney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Steve Croney is responsible for all functional, programmatic and financial operations of Comcast Cable, a $46.9 billion division of Comcast Corporation. Steve previously served as Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Comcast Cable, responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, capital planning, as well as financial oversight for the consumer services and marketing organizations. With Comcast for more than 25 years, Steve previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for the former Eastern Division. In this role, he had responsibility for the overall financial management for the Division, and oversaw accounting and regulatory functions, as well as strategic and operational planning. Steve holds a BA in Finance and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton. He resides in suburban Philadelphia, with his wife and two daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steven-croney</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steven-croney</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>D’Arcy F. Rudnay, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[D’Arcy F. Rudnay serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she reports to and serves as the communications counsel to the Chairman and CEO. She works closely with other members of the executive team and leads the management of the company’s brand, reputation and strategic communications activities across Comcast Corporation. D’Arcy has decades of experience in M&A communications, and led the strategic communications activities around Comcast’s $30 billion NBCUniversal transaction in 2011 and the $3.8 billion DreamWorks Animation acquisition in 2016, among many others. D’Arcy has over 35 years of experience in strategic communications for public corporations, national family owned businesses and large public relations agencies in a broad array of industries. At Comcast, D’Arcy oversees all communications for the Company’s financial reporting, crisis management, federal and regulatory activities, product launches, employee relations, diversity, and social media. In 2012, she led the rebranding of Comcast Corporation following the NBCUniversal acquisition with a particular emphasis on repositioning the company in the media and technology industries. Since her arrival at Comcast in 2003 as Vice President of Corporate Communications, D’Arcy has led all strategic corporate branding and communications for the company. During her tenure, she has led the repositioning of Comcast following its acquisitions of AT&T Broadband (2003) and Adelphia (2005) and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications in 2007, Chief Communications Officer in 2012 and to Executive Vice President in 2015. Prior to joining Comcast, D’Arcy spent nearly ten years in the financial services industry. At Lincoln Financial Group, D’Arcy served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Media Relations and Vice President of the Lincoln Financial Group Foundation. At Advanta Corporation, she served as Vice President of Communications and Corporate Identity. Prior to Advanta Corporation, she worked in communications for The Pew Charitable Trusts and for strategic communications firms in Washington, D.C. D’Arcy has won numerous industry honors for her leadership. Most recently, she was recognized by the cable industry as Woman of the Year. She has also been named to the Holmes Report’s annual Influence 100 every year since 2015, a list that recognizes the most influential CCO/CMOs around the world. She was also named one of the nation’s top 10 most powerful people in PR on the 2016 PR Week Power List. PR Week also recognized her on their 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 lists. In 2015, D’Arcy received the Vanguard Award for Government and Community Relations from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). In 2014, D’Arcy was inducted into the PR Week PR Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she was inducted into the PR News PR Hall of Fame as one of the Nation’s top 25 communications executives. In addition, D’Arcy has been named among the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. In 2005, she was a recipient of thePhiladelphia Business Journal’s "Women of Distinction" award and Profiles in Diversity Journal’s "Women Worth Watching" award. D’Arcy serves on the Advisory Committee of Springpoint Partners, a $500 million social investment fund. In addition, she serves or has served on the Board of Directors and special committees for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Steppingstone Foundation, Corporate Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Vice Chair of the Board), Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, Advanta Foundation and the Delaware Valley Grantmakers. D’Arcy earned a BA degree from Trinity Washington University and an MS degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with her husband.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/darcy-f-rudnay</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/darcy-f-rudnay</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 12:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Joseph P. McGinley, Vice President, Corporate Development, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Joseph P. McGinley serves as Vice President of Corporate Development for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he develops corporate strategy for Comcast through the planning and execution of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other equity-related transactions across the Company’s businesses. Since joining Comcast, Joseph has helped complete numerous transactions across Comcast’s various business units, including NBCUniversal, Cable, Business Services, International, Interactive Media and Spotlight. Joseph was integrally involved in Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. Prior to joining Comcast, Joseph worked with Cerberus Capital Management where he directed all facets of acquisition strategy and execution for several Cerberus-controlled companies. Joseph previously worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Bank as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory for companies across a variety of industries. Joseph began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Joseph earned a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University and an MBA in finance from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors at Eagleville Hospital. Joseph, his wife Margot, and their five children, reside in Devon, Pennsylvania.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-p-mcginley</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-p-mcginley</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Juan Otero, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Juan Otero serves as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role he is responsible for federal legislative advocacy with Members of Congress and the Administration. He is also responsible for developing strategies for achieving corporate legislative objectives. Prior to joining Comcast, Juan served as a director for the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. and previously served as Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he oversaw the Department’s efforts to develop improved interoperability technologies and communications. Before joining DHS, he worked as Principal Counsel for the National League of Cities. As Vice President, Juan also regularly interfaces and supports Comcast NBCUniversal with the leading national public policy, inter-governmental associations, and civil rights organizations. He currently sits on the Boards of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Hispanic Federation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington D.C.’s Studio Theatre. Juan holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a M.P.A. from American University. He resides in Washington D.C. with his wife.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/juan-otero</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/juan-otero</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Matthew Strauss, Executive Vice President, XFINITY Services</title> <description> <![CDATA[Matthew Strauss serves as Executive Vice President, XFINITY Services for Comcast Cable. In this role, Matt is responsible for Comcast’s residential lines of business, which include XFINITY Video, XFINITY Internet, XFINITY Home, and XFINITY Voice, including the strategy, development, and deployment of innovative technologies and services across all categories to provide a great entertainment and communications experience for the company’s 29 million customer relationships. Under Matt’s leadership, Comcast continues the roll out of best-in-class consumer products and services including XFINITY X1, xFi, ultra-fast gigabit speeds, the nation’s largest and fastest Wi-Fi network, as well as new home security and digital home automation features. Matt previously served as Executive Vice President, Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast Cable. In that role, Matt specifically focused on managing XFINITY Video, one of the nation’s largest pay TV distributors of video and entertainment services, focusing on innovation, personalization, and seamless access to the best entertainment experiences across platforms. He led the video business through a period of unprecedented results and in 2016 alone, helped the company end the year with positive video growth for the first time in a decade. He was one of the pioneers of video on demand and helped transform the entertainment viewing experience for customers by launching X1, cloud DVR, live in-home streaming across devices, the talking guide and the voice remote. Matt joined the senior management team at Comcast Cable in 2004 as the Senior Vice President, New Media, where he led content acquisition and strategic development of all on demand and cross platform programming properties and services. Prior to Comcast, Matt served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rainbow Media’s on demand Service Mag Rack, where he pioneered the video on demand model with one of the first national on demand networks. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Business Development for Rainbow Media, where he led the organization’s acquisition strategy for new and traditional media. He also held several management positions with Disney-ABC, including serving in the Strategic Planning department for the ABC Television Network. Matt has received several cable industry awards, including the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s Mark Award, CableFax magazine’s Programmer of the Year and the Multichannel News’ Innovator of the Year Award for programming. He holds a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and four children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matthew-strauss</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matthew-strauss</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Daniel Herscovici, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Xfinity Home</title> <description> <![CDATA[Daniel Herscovici is the general manager and senior vice president of Xfinity Home, the total home security and home automation solution from Comcast. He is responsible for all aspects of the Xfinity Home [https://www.xfinity.com/home-security.html] business, including operations, strategy, partnerships, product development and the Xfinity Home wholesale business. In this role, Dan has been instrumental in growing the business and launching the Xfinity Home partner program, which curates and integrates industry leading products onto the Xfinity Home platform. He also led the team that recently acquired Icontrol. Dan joined Comcast in 2007 as vice president of product management for Comcast's high-speed Internet service. In this role, he conceptualized and led the launch of Xfinity WiFi, which today enables Xfinity Internet customers to access 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. He also helped manage the introduction of DOCSIS 3.0 technology, further solidifying Comcast’s market leadership position as one of the fastest Internet service providers in the United States. In addition, he served as vice president and general manager of Xfinity Signature Support, which offered consumers and small business owners outsourced IT services. Prior to Comcast, Dan spent nine years at Motorola Mobility and several years with Lucent Technologies and Philips Electronics in various product leadership roles. An entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience in product design and execution, finance, and business operations, Dan has a deep understanding of the development of technology-enabled services and consumer electronics. He has issued four U.S. patents, most recently in 2015. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Boston University before continuing his education at Drexel University, where he obtained a Master of Science in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Dan also holds a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of New York City, Dan now resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/daniel-herscovici</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/daniel-herscovici</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4:50 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Eric Schaefer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications, Data and Mobility, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Eric Schaefer brings more than 20 years of experience in the cable and telecommunications industries to his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications, Data and Mobility for Comcast Cable. He is responsible for leading the Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Voice and consumer wireless businesses, which have more than 20 million Internet customers and more than 10 million Voice customers. In this role, he oversees the development and technical teams that design, develop and bring products to the market, and then manage the products’ performance to ensure growth. Eric’s team also manages the growing number of Xfinity WiFi hotpots, the partnership with Verizon Wireless and the Company’s groundbreaking Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost Internet service to low income families. Previously, as Senior Vice President for Wireless Product Management, Eric was instrumental in launching Comcast’s partnership with Verizon Wireless, leading deployment and execution of national sales, systems and product rollout. He also had a number of additional roles with Comcast including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the regions serving New York and Philadelphia designated market areas (DMAs), where he maximized marketing programs to improve customer consideration and response rates, Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, where he restructured national sales strategy and deployment, and Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing in both the Chicago and Detroit DMAs. Before joining Comcast in 2001, Eric was a Vice President and General Manager at Verizon Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications, and a National Manager for Customer Service at Silo, a former national retail electronics seller. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of New York at Potsdam.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/eric-schaefer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/eric-schaefer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Steve White, President, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Steve White currently serves as the President of Comcast’s West Division. In this role, he is the senior executive responsible for all Comcast cable operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Texas and Wisconsin. He leads nearly 28,000 (internal and external) employees and serves more than seven million customers, driving annual revenue of nearly $13 billion. Prior to his role as Division President, Mr. White served as Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast California, joining in late 2007. In California, he led 7,500 employees and served more than 2.45 million customers, and led a number of operational improvements during his two-year leadership tenure. He oversaw all operations for Comcast in California, and his team was among the first to launch DOCSIS 3.0 and Project Cavalry. Prior to his California role, Mr. White served as the Regional Senior Vice President of the company’s Mid-South Region, where he held management responsibilities for about 1.6 million customers and 4,600 employees, along with leading Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast -- a 24-hour regional sports network based in Atlanta. Prior to the merger of Comcast and AT&T Broadband, Mr. White served as Senior Vice President, AT&T’s Atlanta cluster from 2000 to 2002. Mr. White’s first assignment in the cable industry was in Chicago where he served as Regional Vice President, with Telecommunications, Inc. (TCI), which was purchased by AT&T. Before joining the cable industry, Mr. White spent six years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company where he held several positions of increased responsibility. Mr. White’s final assignment was Marketing Director of Colgate-Palmolive’s Toothbrush Products Division. In this capacity, Mr. White directed and managed the growth of the business, including the development of numerous new products and a re-launch of the Kids Line. Mr. White has 30 plus years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, and general management. His broad background includes sales, marketing, and operations management in the beverage, health and beauty-care, household products, and healthcare industries. Mr. White currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Comcast Foundation, COMPAC, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Hormel Foods. In addition, he is a member of the Colorado Forum, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and Delta Boule’ Denver. Mr. White also acts as an advisor for WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) Northern California.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-white</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-white</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:19 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kristine A. Dankenbrink, Senior Vice President, Tax</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kristine Dankenbrink serves as Senior Vice President of Taxation for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for all areas of taxation, including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, planning, policy, litigation, risk management, financial reporting and compliance. Prior to joining Comcast, Kristine served as Senior Vice President of Tax for Time Warner Cable (TWC) where she advised on the spin-off of TWC by Time Warner Inc., the Adelphia acquisition, the unwinding of Comcast’s stakes in TWC and the investment in the Clearwire/Sprint joint venture. Kristine also led numerous tax policy initiatives and testified on behalf of TWC before groups like the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislators and the American Legislative Exchange Council. Before joining TWC, Kristine held roles of increasing responsibility within the tax department of Time Warner Inc. and managed various functions within its tax group, including mergers & acquisitions, compliance and financial reporting. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Young. Kristine is a member of the Board of Directors for the Comcast Foundation and Comcast Capital Corporation. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Cal-Tax and the Broadband Tax Institute and is an active participant in many other tax and industry organizations. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.S. in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Taxation.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kristine-a-dankenbrink</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kristine-a-dankenbrink</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jennifer Daley, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jennifer L. Daley serves as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Comcast Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for many of the company’s financing activities, including capital formation, liability management, share repurchases, financial derivate transactions and acquisition financing. Prior to joining Corporate Treasury in December 2001, Jennifer served as Director, Corporate Accounting for Comcast Corporation, where she was responsible for accounting, risk management and financial planning for the corporate office. Prior to joining Comcast in 1994, Jennifer was with Ernst & Young LLP in Philadelphia, serving public and private audit clients in a variety of industries. Jennifer graduatedsumma cum laudewith a B.S. in Accounting from Widener University and earned an MBA in Finance from Temple University. She is also a Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class X graduate.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-daley</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jennifer-daley</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:55 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Joseph F. DiTrolio, Vice President, Financial Operations, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Joseph F. DiTrolio serves as Vice President of Financial Operations for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Joe is responsible for corporate financial operations and various accounting functions, including corporate accounting, treasury accounting, and compensation, benefits and insurance accounting. He is also responsible for corporate budgeting and forecasting. Prior to joining Comcast in 1992, Joe was a manager at the Big Four accounting firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG LLP, where he served a variety of clients in the audit and advisory practice at each firm. Joe serves on the Board of Director of the Comcast Foundation. He graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a B.S. in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International. Joe resides in Newtown Square, PA with his wife and four children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-f-ditrolio</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-f-ditrolio</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Charlie Herrin, Chief Customer Experience Officer</title> <description> <![CDATA[Charlie Herrin serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, Charlie serves as a customer advocate, partnering with leaders across all business units to transform the customer experience and ensure that customers are at the center of every business decision. Charlie leads a Customer Experience Services organization that includes the National Customer Service Operations, Technical Operations, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and his team, who work collaboratively to promote a consistent experience for customers across the company. Charlie previously served as Senior Vice President of Product Design and Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of the design of Comcast’s Xfinity products from conception through consumer testing and deployment. Charlie led the design team behind the X1 Platform, the Company’s next-generation television experience, and was the driving force behind the Company’s initiative to deliver a consistent user experience across platforms. For their work, the team received a 2011 Emmy Award for outstanding achievement for the Xfinity TV iPad app and a 2013 Emmy Award for the X1 user interface. An 18-year veteran of Comcast, Charlie has held a variety of business and product development roles since he joined the Company in 1999, serving as VP of Business Development as well as VP of Product Development for Comcast Interactive Media (CIM). During his tenure, Charlie has led the development of key platforms and industry firsts, including user self-installation, national retail agreements, and the widely adopted Comcast homepage and mobile applications. Charlie graduated with honors in Economics from the University of Washington.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charlie-herrin-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charlie-herrin-2</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:20 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Greg Rigdon, Executive Vice President, Content Acquisition, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Greg Rigdon serves as Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable, where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company’s content portfolio, including the negotiation of programming agreements for cable systems. Before joining Comcast, Mr. Rigdon was Executive Vice President, Programming, Business Development and Strategy at Charter Communications. He also previously held senior roles in programming strategy, business affairs and commerce at AOL. Greg holds a B.A. with high honors from Oberlin College and a M.A. in Russian Studies from Princeton University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/greg-rigdon</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/greg-rigdon</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Robert S. Victor, Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Operations, Comcast Business</title> <description> <![CDATA[Robert S. Victor serves as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations for Comcast Business. In this role Mr. Victor is responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis; the budget and long range plan; sales operation reporting; and new growth initiatives at Comcast Business. He and his team work closely with field leadership and Cable’s finance organization to develop operating budgets and pursue new opportunities. Formerly Mr. Victor was Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation, where he oversaw the corporate strategy and financial planning functions. He also co-led the transition of NBCUniversal from GE to Comcast and the integration of NBCUniversal’s and Comcast’s cable channels. In addition, Mr. Victor helped found and lead Comcast’s Financial Management Leadership Program for high potential early-career finance professionals. He has been involved in numerous cross-industry initiatives including advanced advertising, TV-Everywhere, data/analytics, international initiatives across Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, and developing Cable WiFi, the Cable industry’s nationwide WiFi roaming network. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Victor served as a Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and headed the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice on the East Coast. He led the development and implementation of strategic business transformations for many of the firm’s largest and most sophisticated technology clients. Additionally, Mr. Victor served as a Principal and core member of BCG’s eVentures Group, where he participated in the development of several new internet businesses. He was a founding member of BCG’s Washington, DC, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur offices. Mr. Victor earned an AB degree in Philosophy from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children and serves on the Board of Mastery Charter Schools.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/robert-s-victor</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/robert-s-victor</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:13 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Rich Jennings, Senior Vice President, Mountain West Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rich began his career in Telecommunications as an Assistant General Manager with Time Warner Cable in 1993 after leaving the Retail industry. He served as an Operations Manager and General Manager for small cable systems in the Los Angeles market, and in 1996, accepted the role of Area General Manager for several acquisition properties in southeastern Wisconsin. In May of 2000, he was named Vice President of Operations for Time Warner’s southeastern Wisconsin division. In 2005, Rich joined Comcast as the Area Vice President in Denver, Colorado, and in 2009 he was named Regional Vice President of Fulfillment for the Freedom Region (Philadelphia), Comcast’s largest most competitive market serving 2.5 million video subscribers across southern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and New Jersey. Rich’s team of over 3500 employees represented seven operating areas across the three states. He was responsible for the region’s field operations and delivering on Comcast’s commitment to its customers! In 2011, Rich returned to Denver to serve as Regional Vice President of Comcast's Mile High Region overseeing the company’s operations in Colorado and New Mexico, and was promoted to Senior Vice President for the region in 2012. In 2015, Rich was named Senior Vice President for the newly-formed Mountain West Region. In this position Rich oversees Comcast’s operations in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah, serving more than 1.5 million customers and 3,500 employees. In Rich’s 20+ year history in the Telecommunications field, he’s had full operational and profit and loss accountability across all functions of the business. His process flow improvements and customer care initiatives have elevated consumer value, operational efficiencies, and significantly contributed to the financial health and stability his businesses. In addition to his attention to the external customer, Rich’s passion for employee development and support has been significant to the success of his organization. With a strong belief in balancing work, family, and community, Rich has a robust history of community service. He serves on the board of directors for theYoung Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education, the world’s only state-chartered, FDIC-Insured bank, exclusively for young people (under the age of 22) reaching more than 52,000 young people in 50 states and a dozen foreign countries, the Colorado Cable and Telecommunications Association as Vice President, the Colorado Concern, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Rich has also served on the boards of theUrban League,The Downtown Denver Partnership,Colorado Concern, Colorado Chamber of Commerce,Boys and Girls Clubs of America,Junior Achievement,Kiwanis, theMary Lou Mahone Foundation,and the Wisconsin Cable and Communications Association(WCCA). He is associated with theNational Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications(NAMIC),National Cable and Television Association(NCTA),Cable Television Advertising and Marketing(CTAM),Women In Cable and Telecommunications(WICT), and theWalter Kaitz Foundation. Rich was named in the “Top 40 under 40” executives in the Telecommunications Industry byMultiChannel Newsin 2006. He was recognized as an influential leader byCable WorldMagazineand was a NAMIC Luminary Award recipient. He has also been repeatedly recognized by CableFax magazine as one of the most influential minorities in cable and top 100 overall leaders in the industry. In 2015, Rich was honored asFather of the Yearby theAmerican Diabetes Association, Colorado chapter for his commitment to his family and the community. Rich is a Chicago native and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received his business degree with a concentration in Marketing. He has completed executive education programs for Telecommunications through the University of Denver, UCLA, and Harvard Business School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rich-jennings</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rich-jennings</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>David Don, Vice President, Regulatory Policy</title> <description> <![CDATA[David Don serves as Vice President for Regulatory Policy for Comcast Corporation. David is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategies before federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission. David has worked extensively on the FCC’s public policy and spectrum allocation policies for almost 20 years, and he often represents Comcast in public fora examining the most relevant public policy issues of the day. David joined Comcast in 2006 from the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he practiced communications law. During that time, he represented clients from nearly every segment of the communications industry, including wireless and telecom companies and Internet service providers. David received a B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center with honors. He is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, where he most recently served on the board of the FCBA Foundation, and resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-don</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-don</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Chris Satchell, Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Chris Satchell serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, Chris leads Comcast’s product, design and innovation teams in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley to develop and design the company’s consumer products that are enjoyed by millions of people every day. Chris joined Comcast in 2015 from Nike, where he served as Consumer Technology Officer and was responsible for the strategy and execution related to all consumer-focused technology products and services. He led the Consumer Digital Technology team of 1,600 employees, which designed, built and operated consumer apps, Nike.com, e/mCommerce, brick-and-mortar retail solutions, digital brand experiences and activations globally. Prior to Nike, Chris was Chief Technology Officer and EVP of R&D at IGT (International Game Technology), the world leader in gaming entertainment and casino systems. Before IGT, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, and was responsible for product and technical development across multiple areas of the games business, including Xbox, Games for Windows, Xbox Live and Microsoft Game Studios. While at Microsoft, Chris also held many other roles, including General Manager and Chief Software Architect for Microsoft XNA, the business responsible for developing tools and platforms that facilitate video game development and management. Chris received a BSc in Computing from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/chris-satchell</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/chris-satchell</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:40 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Chris McDonald, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, West Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Chris McDonald is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast Cable’s West Division in Denver, Colorado. In this role, Chris oversees all government affairs, public policy, local franchising, state legislative matters, external communications, and community investment for the six Comcast regions across the western United States. Chris joined Comcast in 2005 as Director of State Government Affairs in Tallahassee, Florida. In that position, he served as the company’s chief advocate on all public policy and regulatory matters before the Florida Legislature and Florida Public Service Commission. In 2008, Chris moved to Atlanta to serve as Vice President of State Government Affairs for Comcast’s Central Division where he led a team responsible for the company’s policy positions and advocacy before legislative and executive branches for a twelve state area. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the West Division, where he oversaw all government, regulatory, and franchise relations for the West Division states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Comcast, Chris spent twelve years with AT&T Corporation. In his tenure with AT&T, Chris held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Government Affairs for AT&T Florida. In that position, Chris oversaw a team of government affairs professionals responsible for the company’s strategy and advocacy on all public policy matters in the Sunshine State. A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Chris graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and History from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and earned his law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife Meghan reside in Castle Rock, Colorado, with their two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/chris-mcdonald</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/chris-mcdonald</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:31 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Rodrigo Lopez, Senior Vice President, Oregan/SW Washington</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rodrigo Lopez is the Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Oregon and SW Washington operations, with general management responsibility for a subscriber base of more than 600,000 and more than 2,000 employees. Lopez has been with Comcast for 20 years, and began his career as a part time Customer Account Executive at Comcast’s former Orange County, California system. He subsequently held various positions of increased responsibility within the Business Operations Organization in Orange County, Delaware, Washington, Sacramento, California, and most recently as Regional Vice President of Comcast’s Mountain region based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lopez is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, a graduate of Comcast University’s Executive Leadership Forum, CTAM U, and a recipient of the NAMIC Luminary Award and was recently named one of Cable Fax’s top 100 Regional leaders in the industry. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Columbia Willamette, Oregon Sports Authority, OCTA, The Portland Business Alliance and Junior Achievement.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rodrigo-lopez</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rodrigo-lopez</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:45 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mike McArdle, Senior Vice President, Customer Care, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mike McArdle is the Senior Vice President of Customer Care for Comcast’s Central Division. In his role, he is responsible for Care strategies, operations and driving excellence across all customer service functions. Currently, he leads over 4,000 customer account executives across 14 sites in the division. Mike began his career with Comcast in 1996 as a CAE then moved to the newly formed Comcast@Home department where, as a Repair CAE, he was trouble shooting the early adopters of our High Speed Internet Service. Mike then moved into leadership as a Repair Supervisor for the National @Home repair team in Baltimore. Over the next 10 years, Mike advanced his career through the Customer Care organization, and in 2006 he was promoted to Vice President of Customer Care for the Potomac Region, serving over 1 million customers throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC. Mike later moved to East division to establish one of the first customer experience & process improvement teams in the company. Most recently, Mike served as Vice President of Customer Experience at the Comcast corporate office in Philadelphia. In this role he was responsible for the planning design and integration of all OneComcast and Customer Care efforts. Mike and his team worked across the organization to coordinate and develop operational processes focused on improving the customer experience, through the launch of programs like Cross Channel Self Service and Employee Tools which have delivered strategies like Einstein, the expansion of self-service to X1 and a dedicated My Account App, and the standardization of numerous policies, tools and customer treatments.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mike-mcardle</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mike-mcardle</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:43 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Andrew Lack, Chairman, NBC News and MSNBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[Andrew Lack serves as Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. He oversees editorial and business operations for the award-winning television and digital news properties at both networks. He is a member of the NBCU Executive Committee and reports to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. Lack, an NBC veteran, returned to the company in April 2015. He first joined in 1993 as President of NBC News. Under his leadership, the network transformed into America’s most-watched news organization, with "NBC Nightly News," "Meet the Press," "TODAY" and "Dateline NBC" all leading their respective categories. He was also responsible for expanding the "TODAY" show to three hours, and for creating the program’s street-side studio at Rockefeller Center in New York City in 1994. In 2001, Lack was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of NBC. In that role, he oversaw entertainment, news (including MSNBC and CNBC), NBC stations, sales, and broadcast and network operations. Most recently, Lack held the position of the first-ever Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media. Lack previously served as Chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group. He joined Bloomberg in October 2008 as CEO of its Global Media Group, where he led the expansion of its television, radio, magazine, conference and digital businesses. During Lack’s tenure, Bloomberg LP enhanced the quality of its media portfolio, expanded internationally, and built out services to connect people with information in more places, and across more platforms than ever before. Prior to Bloomberg, Lack was Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw management of the company’s prominent international artists and vast catalog of recorded music from around the world. Lack spent much of his early television career at CBS News. After joining in 1976, within a year, he became a prominent producer for "60 Minutes" and subsequently, senior executive producer of "CBS Reports." Lack’s broadcasts at CBS earned numerous honors, including 16 Emmy Awards and four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Awards. Lack received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, where he is currently a trustee. He lives in Bronxville, New York, with his wife, Betsy, and has two sons and a daughter.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/andrew-lack</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/andrew-lack</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Michael Parker, Senior Vice President, Western New England Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Michael Parker serves as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region. In this role, Michael is the senior executive responsible for operations, financial performance and customer service for over 800,000 customers in more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-parker</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-parker</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Paul D’Arcangelo, Senior Vice President, Customer Care, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Paul D’Arcangelo serves as the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Comcast’s Northeast Division, which consists of 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. In this role, Paul is responsible for delivering a superior customer service experience to Comcast’s millions of customers throughout the Division, driving excellence across all customer service functions, processes and operations through the use of new technology and standardized best practices. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the cable industry holding various management, technical operations and network construction positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Continental Cablevision, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. Previously, Paul served as the Vice President of Technical Operations and Engineering for Comcast’s Greater Boston Region, where he led a team of engineers and technical staff responsible for building and maintaining the advanced fiber-optic network that provides TV, Internet and voice services to more than 1.8 million customers in three New England states. Prior to that role, Paul was Vice President of the Metro Boston Region, where he led his region to receive company-wide recognition as Comcast’s 2006 System of the Year. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communications from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Council of Social Concern, an organization that supports the residents of Woburn, Massachusetts and its surrounding communities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/paul-darcangelo</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/paul-darcangelo</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4:51 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tina Simmons, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tina Simmons serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Cable's Central Division. In this role she is responsible for leading all facets of human resources and organizational effectiveness for the Division and for all people-related functions including: compensation and benefits, diversity, employee relations, labor relations, employee communications, HR policy, performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management. Tina previously served as Senior Vice President Human Resources for Comcast Cable. In this role, Tina served as the senior Human Resources executive for Customer Service Operations responsible for strategy development of employee recruitment, engagement, retention, recognition, and development initiatives for over 50,000 Customer Account Executives, Technicians, and leaders in Customer Operations. Tina focused on optimizing the Customer Operations’ employee experience in order to deliver a superior customer experience. Additionally, Tina served as the senior HR Business Partner for Comcast Headquarters Human Resources, Finance, and Legal Teams. Tina previously held the role of Senior Vice President Customer Service Operations for Comcast. She was responsible for customer experience strategy and tactical implementation, eCare operations, agent desktop tools deployment and enhancements. Tina developed outsource partner strategy, had responsibility for managing outsource call center partnerships, and workforce capacity management. Additionally, Tina had responsibility for consumer care inquiries, Social Media strategy, and customer outreach for the Office of the President. Tina began her career with Bell Atlantic (Verizon) as Manager of Call Centers for Small Businesses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She then transitioned to PECO Energy as Call Center Manager for call centers serving 1.5 million customers. Tina was able to use her operations experience to identify and share customer care best practices in her role as Practice Manager for GartnerGroup’s Contact Center Assessment service. She also built the Customer Care practice at Software Consulting Group. A School of Business graduate of Villanova University, Simmons received a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Tina graduated from Comcast’s premiere leadership development program – Executive Leadership Forum. Tina completed the Harvard Business School/CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) and the Cornell University ILR School HR Strategy Executive Education programs. Tina is Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). She serves on the Villanova School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Tina is a mentor for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT). She also serves as a Chapter Advisor for the National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Tina held Comcast’s board seat with the Urban League of Philadelphia and was Vice Chairman of the Board. Tina is a member of the Phi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tina received Villanova University’s Eby Award for Outstanding Post Graduate Achievement. Simmons has frequently been recognized as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable in Cablefax magazine and Most Powerful Women in Cable. Additionally, Tina received the “Movers and Shakers” award from the American Women’s Heritage Society, Inc. and was recognized by the Philadelphia City Council for this honor. Tina is the 2005 winner of NAMIC’s Paragon Award. Tina received WICT’s Liberty Award in 2006. In 2007, Simmons became a Class XIV Fellow of the WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Tina was named as a “Woman to Watch” by Multichannel News and a “Woman of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Additionally, Tina was awarded “Women Worth Watching in 2010” honors by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. Tina was recognized with the National Diversity Council’s 2011 “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Pennsylvania” and 2012 “Most Powerful & Influential Women for Tri-State” awards. Finally, Tina was recognized by the National Diversity Council with their “Most Powerful & Influential Women of Georgia” award in 2014. Tina resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tina-simmons</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tina-simmons</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Christine Whitaker, Senior Vice President, Keystone Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Christine Whitaker is Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Keystone Region, which serves approximately 1.5 million customers in areas including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, State College, Williamsport, York, southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and Maryland. Christine is responsible for the financial results of the Region as well as the overall customer experience. She oversees the Region's marketing, care, field operations, engineering, finance and commercial services teams and is dedicated to the customer experience and delivering best in class results in the Keystone Region. Prior to joining Comcast, Christine held the position of Group Vice President, Chief Learning Officer for Time Warner Cable. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s learning and leadership development opportunities and supported end-to-end performance and talent management. In addition, her team oversaw the development and support of programs that attract, develop and retain diverse talent across the Time Warner enterprise. A seasoned finance and operations executive, Chris is a cable industry veteran with 15 years of prior experience at Comcast Cable, where she served as Area Vice President and General Manager of North Virginia. Chris has received numerous industry accolades, including the 2005 Woman in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Washington/Baltimore Fearless Award and the 2012 WICT Carolinas Inspiration Award. She sits on the board and is Board Treasurer for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), and is on the North Carolina Science Festival Advisory Board. Chris is a member of WICT and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. She is also a graduate of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) executive management program at Harvard Business School and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute of WICT.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/christine-whitaker</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/christine-whitaker</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Edward D. Breen, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Edward D. Breen* has served as a director since February 2014. Mr. Breen is currently Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Mr. Breen was the Chairman of the Board of Tyco International Ltd. from July 2002 until March 2016; he had also been its Chief Executive Officer from July 2002 until September 2012. Prior to joining Tyco International, Mr. Breen was President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola from January 2002 to July 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Networks Sector from January 2001 to January 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector from January 2000 to January 2001; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Instrument Corporation from December 1997 to January 2000; and, prior to December 1997, President of General Instrument’s Broadband Networks Group. Mr. Breen is a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital, and had previously served as one of our directors from June 2005 until November 2011. * Lead Independent Director]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/edward-d-breen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/edward-d-breen</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kevin MacLellan, Chairman, NBCUniversal International, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kevin MacLellan was appointed Chairman, NBCUniversal International in September 2013. Based in London, MacLellan is responsible for day-to-day operations and international expansion for NBCUniversal businesses outside of North America, including Theatrical, Home Entertainment and Television (distribution, networks and production) with a focus to increase non-US revenues and drive collaborative business growth. MacLellan also works collaboratively with respective international leaders to drive the growth agenda for CNBC International, Telemundo International, Parks & Resorts and NBC News. Additionally, MacLellan supports Comcast’s overseas expansion strategy and serves on NBCUniversal’s Executive Committee. Since 2011, MacLellan served as President, International Television overseeing all of NBCUniversal’s TV and New Media businesses outside the U.S. In this role, he led the re-organisation of NBCUniversal’s international television operations into a single integrated television division comprised of an industry-leading distribution operation, a strong portfolio of channel brands, a growing stable of production labels and multiple new media platforms. The combined International Television division positioned the company to take a more holistic approach to its portfolio of assets and optimize its value across multiple windows and distribution platforms. During MacLellan’s leadership, the International Television Productiondivision developed world-class content for the US and international market, including Emmy and Golden Globe award-winningDownton Abbey,Draculastarring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the BAFTA-award winning reality drama seriesMade in Chelsea,Family Treefor HBO & BBC andAbout a BoyandCampfor NBC. Additionally, MacLellan set out the strategic vision for NBCUniversal’s International Television Distribution (TVD) and Universal Networks International (UNI) divisions. TVD manages free, pay and new media licensing across more than 250 territories with a portfolio of 75,000 television episodes and 4,000 feature films. UNI’s portfolio of international channel brands include: Syfy, Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, The Style Network, Studio Universal, DIVA and Golf Channel. These brands deliver quality content to 60 channels in 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Prior to his role at NBCUniversal, MacLellan served as President, Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) & Comcast Entertainment Studios (CES). In this capacity, he oversaw Comcast’s international television and new media properties, which included E! Entertainment Television, E! On-line, The Style Network, The Golf Channel, and G4. He was also responsible for all original production for the networks domestically and internationally, including popular franchises such asThe E! True Hollywood Story, The Soup, Fashion PoliceandLive from the Red Carpet. Under MacLellan’s leadership, Comcast increased their international channel subscribers from 17million to over 100 million and increased syndication revenue by over 500%. Prior to Comcast Corporation, MacLellan was Vice President, International Television Networks at Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) in London. He was responsible for managing the company’s channel investments, carriage agreements and partnerships, as well as overseeing business development. Before that, he was Director of Programming for Home Box Office (International) in New York and in Eastern Europe, based in Prague. He began his career in TV production and programming at several leading cable networks in the US, including HBO, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/13916</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/13916</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Reilly, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Relations, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mark Reilly serves as Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Relations for Comcast’s Northeast Division. In this position, he oversees all government relations, public policy, community relations, public relations, local franchising and state legislative matters for Comcast in five New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. Mr. Reilly brings more than seventeen years of cable industry experience to this role, holding various government, community, legal and public affairs positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Continental Cablevision, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. Mr. Reilly has also been a guest lecturer at Boston University’s College of Communications. Prior to entering the cable industry, Mr. Reilly was Deputy Secretary of State for the Massachusetts Securities Division. In that role, he was responsible for legal, regulatory and legislative issues and managed the staff responsible for the registration of securities and registration of those individuals who sell securities or offer investment advice as well as enforcement prosecution for violations of the state’s securities laws. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Reilly worked as an associate in the law firm of Horvitz & Brilhante. He began his career as Chief of Staff to then State Representative Joan Menard for four years. A native of Taunton, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and his law degree from New England School of Law. He and his wife reside in Boxford, MA, with their two daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-reilly</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-reilly</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4:56 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tracy Pitcher, Senior Vice President, Greater Boston Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tracy Pitcher serves as the Senior Vice President of Comcast Cable’s Greater Boston Region. In this role, Tracy is the company’s top executive responsible for the customer experience for more than 1.8 million Comcast customers in more than 300 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. She oversees all of Comcast’s operations in the region, including sales, customer service, network engineering, programming, technical operations and community investment. Recently, Tracy served as interim Sr. Vice President of Business Services for the Northeast Division, where she was the senior executive responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing strategies aimed at aggressively growing Comcast Business across the Northeast Division. Prior to that, Tracy was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Comcast Business Services at corporate headquarters. In this role, she oversaw the strategic direction and organizational effectiveness of Care, Service Delivery and Technical Operations across all Divisions for operations. She was directly responsible for the national Operations team that supports escalations from all Division care centers, as well as Service Assurance and Service Delivery operations for both Enterprise and National Account customers. Tracy joined Business Services in January 2011 from the former East Division where she served as Vice President of Customer Operations since September 2009. Prior to Comcast, she held the role of Vice President, Customer Operations for Charter Communications and positions of increasing leadership and responsibility with AT&T Broadband, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Thomson Consumer Electronics. Tracy graduated from WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and was recognized as one of 2008’s "40 under 40" by MultiChannel News. Tracy was also named to the 2012 Women in Wireline list by Fierce Telecom. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tracy-pitcher</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tracy-pitcher</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Johnathan A. Rodgers, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Johnathan A. Rodgers has served as a director since September 2011. Mr. Rodgers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, a cable network that offers programming targeted for the African American community. Prior to joining TV One, Mr. Rodgers had been the President of Discovery Networks for six years and, prior to that, had worked at CBS, Inc. for twenty years, where he held a variety of executive positions, including President of the CBS Television Stations Division. Mr. Rodgers also serves as a director of Nike, Inc.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/johnathan-a-rodgers</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/johnathan-a-rodgers</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Douglas Guthrie, Senior Vice President, Big South Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Douglas R. Guthrie serves as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Big South Region. In this role, Doug is the senior executive responsible for operations, financial performance and customer experience for one of the largest regions within the Company serving more than 2-million customers residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Doug has 30 years of experience in the communications industry, holding a variety of senior management, operations and marketing positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including AT&T Broadband, MediaOne and Continental Cablevision, where he began his career in Massachusetts in 1985. His previous roles include serving as the Senior Vice President for the Houston Region, Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Western New England Region, and Vice President of Advanced Services for Comcast’s former Northern Division. Doug is very involved in many industry and community organizations. He actively supports Atlanta’s Special Olympics and personally mentors three individuals. He is also a strong supporter of industry groups such as Women in Cable Telecommunications and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Currently, he serves as the executive champion for Comcast’s Employee Resource Group for Black Professionals. In Houston, Doug was a board advisor for the Texas Chapter of NAMIC in 2012. There, he was honored with the President’s Award for outstanding support to the growth of the organization. A native of Western Massachusetts, Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bridgewater State University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/douglas-r-guthrie</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/douglas-r-guthrie</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises</title> <description> <![CDATA[Maggie McLean Suniewick is President, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises. In this role, Suniewick leads the company’s digital business strategy, builds and strengthen partnerships with new media and technology companies, and heads efforts to deliver premium content to emerging platforms. She is based in New York and reports to Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal. Suniewick previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Integration where she was charged with identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities between Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal. She led Symphony, the company-wide marketing initiative which promotes upcoming NBCUniversal programming, movies and events, including the Olympics, and Comcast’s products and services, across the entire portfolio to drive awareness and help connect with consumers. Prior to that, Suniewick was Vice President, Programming for Comcast Cable from 2010 to 2013. Suniewick oversaw editorial and programming across all video platforms and consumer products, including Xfinity On Demand, XfinityTV.com and the Xfinity TV Player app. She was responsible for Comcast’s "Xfinity TV Watchathon" in 2012, during which time Comcast offered a massive collection of content never before available for free in one place. The event broke all prior records on the platforms and logged double-digit percentage viewership increases over the course of the week-long campaign. From 2006 to 2010 Suniewick served as Vice President, Strategy and Development for Comcast Interactive Media where she focused on the online distribution of content both negotiating deals with major content providers and launching content across Xfinity products. Prior to joining Comcast in 2006, Suniewick spent seven years with Oxygen Media where, as one of the network’s first employees she helped to launch the network in February of 2000. During her tenure there she served many roles including being the editor and producer of the network’s personal finance website and manager of finance and planning for the company. Suniewick is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her MBA from Columbia University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/maggie-mclean-suniewick</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/maggie-mclean-suniewick</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>David C. Novak, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[David C. Novak has served as a director since December 2016. Mr. Novak is the founder of OGO Enterprises, LLC, a company whose mission is to inspire people through personal recognitions that deepen relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Novak was the Chief Executive Officer of YUM! Brands, Inc. from January 2000 until December 2014, and was the Chairman of its Board of Directors from January 2001 until December 2014 and the Executive Chairman of its Board from January 2015 until May 2016.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-c-novak</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/david-c-novak</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises</title> <description> <![CDATA[Cesar Conde is Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. He serves on the Executive Committee of NBCUniversal and reports to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. As Chairman, Conde is responsible for the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside of North America. The group is comprised of the NBCUniversal International TV and Film group, NBCUniversal International Networks and NBCUniversal International Production divisions. Conde also oversees NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a premier and fast-growing portfolio of media properties serving Hispanics in the U.S. It includes the Telemundo Network, Universo Cable Network, Telemundo International, Telemundo Local Stations, Telemundo Digital Enterprises and Telemundo Deportes. Under Conde’s leadership, Telemundo hit a historic milestone in 2016, by ranking as the #1 Spanish-language network. In addition, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises unveiled its plans to build a new state-of-the-art global headquarters, equipped with the latest production technology-- second to none in South Florida. Conde was also the driving force behind the launch of “El Poder En Ti,” NBCU Telemundo Enterprises’ award-winning community platform, aimed at empowering audiences, focusing on three areas of critical importance to U.S. Hispanics: education (Tú Educación), health (Tú Salud), and finance (Tú Dinero). Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 as Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal to oversee NBCU International and NBCU Digital Enterprises. Prior to NBCUniversal, Conde was the President of Univision Networks and served in a variety of senior executive capacities in the company. He is credited with transforming the Spanish-language media company into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. Under his direction, Univision’s main broadcast network became #1 in North America (July 2013), regardless of language, for the first time in the company’s 50-year history, and experienced record ratings. With Conde at the helm, Univision Networks’ portfolio grew from three to 12 broadcast and cable networks. While at Univision, he also spearheaded the development of the “Es el Momento” national education initiative with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, led the “Ya es Hora” Latino citizenship and voter campaign, and launched the network’s first “Teletón USA” broadcast to raise funds for disabled children in need of rehabilitation services. Prior to Univision, Conde served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003. Previously, he worked at StarMedia Network, the first internet company focused on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally, and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Conde serves on the board of directors of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). Conde is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Paley Center for Media. He is a Full Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cesar-conde-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/cesar-conde-2</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 6:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ted Harbert joined NBCUniversal in January 2011 as Chairman, NBC Broadcasting and reports directly to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. He is responsible for NBC Advertising Sales, the NBC Owned Television Stations, Affiliate Relations, Network Research, Domestic Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Digital Entertainment and Special Events. Previously, Ted served as President & CEO, Comcast Entertainment Group, where he oversaw E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, G4, Comcast International Media Group and Comcast Entertainment Productions, as well as CEG’s digital properties, including E! Online and G4tv.com. During Ted’s tenure, the company boasted six years of record-setting growth. Ted previously served as President of NBC Studios, with responsibility for the development and production of all NBC-owned programming for all dayparts. Programs under his supervision includedWill & Grace,Providence,BoomtownandThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ted spent the first 20 years of his career with ABC, ultimately serving as Chairman of ABC Entertainment. At various times during his tenure at ABC, he was responsible for primetime scheduling, made-for-TV movies and miniseries, current programming, specials and late night programming. Ted was closely associated with such programs asThe Wonder Years,NYPD Blue,Home Improvement,My So Called Life,The PracticeandAmerica’s Funniest Home Videos. Ted has also served as a producer at 20th Century Fox Television and DreamWorks SKG. Ted serves on the boards of the Friends of the Saban Free Clinic, City Year LA, Paley Center of Media, Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the Executive Committee of Boston University’s School of Communications, where he graduatedmagna cum laude . Ted currently resides in New York City with his wife, Lisa. He has two children, Emily and Will.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ted-harbert</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ted-harbert</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Anand Kini, Chief Financial Officer, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Anand Kini was named Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal in May 2015. In addition to his role as CFO, Kini will continue to help shape NBCUniversal’s long term strategic direction, and lead consumer and business insights efforts. He is a member of the Executive Committee and reports to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal. Most recently, Kini served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights where he oversaw the company’s long range strategic planning. Additionally, he managed the existing research infrastructure and worked to create new capabilities to best support the businesses’ needs, which included evaluating entertainment consumption, advertising monetization and the emergences of new viewership platforms to better inform NBCUniversal decision making. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in July 2011, Kini was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis for Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. In that role he managed Comcast Cable’s forecasting, annual budget, and three-year planning process, and served as a key analytical resource to help the cable businesses identify emerging market trends, evaluate competitive positioning and determine attractive growth strategies to drive strong financial returns. He joined Comcast in 2007 from Activision Blizzard, a video game publisher in Southern Calif., where he was Vice President of Financial Planning. Prior to that, he was Director of Financial Planning for Disney’s Parks and Resorts division, where he split his time between California and Florida. Kini is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a bachelor of arts in Economics, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/adand-kini</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/adand-kini</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kenneth J. Bacon, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kenneth J. Bacon has served as a director since November 2002. Mr. Bacon has been a partner at RailField Partners, a financial advisory and asset management firm, since his retirement from Fannie Mae in March 2012, where he had served as the Executive Vice President of the multifamily mortgage business since July 2005. From January 2005 to July 2005, he served as the interim Executive Vice President of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Bacon is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Bacon also serves as a director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., Ally Financial Inc., and Welltower Inc.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kenneth-j-bacon</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kenneth-j-bacon</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jeffrey A. Honickman, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jeffrey A. Honickman has served as a director since December 2005. Mr. Honickman has served since 1990 as the Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd., a bottling and distribution company, which includes among its affiliates Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. and Canada Dry bottling companies from New York to Virginia. He is also the Vice President and Secretary of Antonio Origlio Inc., a beverage distributor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which does business as Origlio Beverages. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Beverage Association and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Bottlers Association. Mr. Honickman is also a member of the board of trustees of Germantown Academy.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeffrey-a-honickman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jeffrey-a-honickman</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kevin Casey, President, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kevin M. Casey serves as President of Comcast’s Northeast Division. In this role, he is the senior executive responsible for all aspects of operations across 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia, with 24,000 employees serving almost 8 million customers. Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in the cable industry, holding executive positions with such companies as Continental Cable, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. Most recently, he served as President of Comcast’s NorthCentral Division and, prior to that, as interim President of Engineering Operations for Comcast Cable, where he was responsible for managing and implementing the company’s network and technical operations initiatives. Prior to joining Comcast, Kevin served as Executive Vice President of Operations for AT&T Broadband, where he was responsible for broadband operations in five of the company’s major markets serving approximately 8 million customers. In addition to market operations, he managed corporate technical and network operations functions companywide. Before Kevin’s appointment with AT&T Broadband, he served as executive in residence at Pilot House Ventures Group LLC where he actively initiated and evaluated new investment opportunities and sat on portfolio company boards, working closely with management to bring their products and services to market. In 1994, Kevin was awarded the first Personal Achievement Award for engineering achievement by the New England Chapter of the Society of Cable Television Engineers. He sits on the board of directors of Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations. In addition, he sits on the board of overseers of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the New England Cable Television Association board. Kevin holds a business science degree in electronic technology from Hesser College.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kevin-m-casey</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kevin-m-casey</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tim Collins, Senior Vice President, Heartland Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tim Collins is Comcast’s Senior Vice President for the Heartland Region, based in Plymouth, MI. In this role, he is the top executive responsible for sales and marketing, operations, network development and customer service for 1.7 million customers in nearly 800 communities across Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas, as well as 3,700 employees throughout the region. A 32-year veteran of the cable and telecommunications industries, Tim served most recently as Senior Vice President for Comcast’s East Division Business Services where he was responsible for the Division’s growth strategy serving the small and medium business and enterprise markets. With Comcast since 1995, Tim also served as Midwest Division Vice President of Advanced Services, Engineering, Technical Operations and Customer Care based in Michigan. In these roles, Tim was responsible for developing and deploying advanced services, including high speed internet, digital video, and IP-based telephony services. Prior to joining Comcast, Tim was a partner at Detroit’s Hill Lewis Law Firm (now Clark Hill, PLC), practicing telecommunications and business law. Tim holds a Juris Doctor, from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a Board member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Business Leaders for Michigan.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tim-collins</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tim-collins</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jan 16, 2016 3:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Amy Smith, Senior Vice President, Florida Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Amy Smith is the Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast Cable’s Florida Region, which serves the entire state of Florida and is the largest region in the company. She oversees all of the Region’s business functions focusing on technical operations, engineering, the launch and marketing of new products and services and overall financial performance. Smith was previously Regional Senior Vice President for Pennsylvania’s Freedom Region (Philadelphia/Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Northern Delaware) as well as for Central Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she served as Area Vice President for Comcast systems in southern New Jersey. During her tenure, the company launched services including Comcast Digital Voice, digital cable, video on demand and HDTV. Before joining the Eastern Division in April 2000, Smith was General Manager for Comcast’s system in Lake County, Florida. She joined the company in 1994 as a Business Manager in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to Comcast, Smith worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Staff Accountant, and for TeleCable Corporation as a Financial Analyst. Smith is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). In the June 2013, "Cable’s Top Power Players Issue," CableFAX: The Magazine ranked Amy number 5 on its Top Regionals list, noting that, "Smith has the unique challenge of managing a diverse customer base that demands all the latest bells and whistles…and [she] hasn’t wasted any time giving customers what they want." In 2008, she was named one of the most powerful women in cable in CableFAX: The Magazine’s annual list of top women executives. Smith, a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-smith</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-smith</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, Beltway Region </title> <description> <![CDATA[As Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Beltway Region, Mary McLaughlin leads multidisciplinary teams of more than 5,000 employees focused on transforming the customer experience and delivering Comcast’s best-in-class products to more than two million customers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Delaware, North Carolina and West Virginia. Ms. McLaughlin joined Comcast in 2006 as Area Vice President for New Hampshire and was later named Area Vice President for the Greater Boston South operating area. Over the last five years, she has served as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region. Prior to transitioning to the telecommunications industry more than 20 years ago, Ms. McLaughlin served as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General specializing in consumer protection. She went on to hold numerous public affairs, public policy and operational leadership positions in telecom companies throughout the Northeast prior to Comcast. Ms. McLaughlin’s efforts have always extended beyond the workplace and into the community. Before joining Comcast’s Beltway Region, she was co-chair and member of the Board of Directors of The Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut. She also served on the Vermont Business Roundtable and the Board of Directors for Connecticut Public Television. Throughout her career, Ms. McLaughlin has received a number of accolades for her leadership and the inspiring example she sets for others. She was recognized as a "Women in Business" honoree by the Hartford Business Journal in 2013 and a "Visionary Woman of Excellence" by Unity First in 2012. Acknowledging the admiration she has earned as a leader in the industry, CableFAX: The Magazine named Ms. McLaughlin a "Top Regional Player" in the publications’ annual "The 100" top power players list each year from 2011 to 2015 and one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" in 2008 and 2014. The New England Chapter of Women in Cable & Telecommunications also honored her in 2013 with the "Career Achievement" award and in 2009 with the "Industry Leader of the Year" award. Ms. McLaughlin graduated from Bridgewater State College and Suffolk University Law School. She and her husband have two children, and reside in Baltimore.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mary-mclaughlin</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mary-mclaughlin</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ron Meyer is Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal. He provides strategic guidance and counsel on all aspects of the company, including its valuable portfolio of film and television assets, as well as the global theme park businesses. He was promoted in September 2013 after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios since 1995. Prior to joining Universal Studios, Mr. Meyer was President of Creative Artists Agency, which he founded in 1975 with four fellow agents from the William Morris Agency. Over the years they built the company into the preeminent talent agency, representing many of the industry’s most influential and talented people, and later expanding its range of services to include consulting with leading American and international corporations. Previously, Mr. Meyer was a television agent with the William Morris Agency from 1970 to 1975. Prior to that, he worked as a messenger at the Paul Kohner Agency in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1970. Before joining the Paul Kohner Agency, Mr. Meyer served in the United States Marine Corps. He lives in Malibu, California with his wife, Kelly, and has three daughters and a son.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ron-meyer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ron-meyer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Gene Shatlock, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Gene Shatlock is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience for Comcast Cable’s Central Division. Prior to his current role, Gene served as senior vice president of business development where he was responsible for new product development as well as programming content management. Gene has also served as senior vice president of Comcast’s Atlanta Region where his responsibilities included overall operating results for more than 800,000 subscribers and the direction and management of over 3,000 employees. Under his leadership, the Atlanta team delivered dramatic growth in video and high-speed Internet businesses, improved customer service, created alliances with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves, and launched new services including On Demand, HDTV and Comcast Digital Voice. Gene has also served as Comcast’s regional vice president of marketing and call center operations in Atlanta. A 36-year veteran of the cable industry, Gene has a rich history of service throughout the industry. He came to the Atlanta Comcast operations from Nashville where he served as area vice president and general manager. He has also served as vice president and general manager for Comcast in Tallahassee, overseeing operations in Tallahassee, Panama City, Lake County and Dothan. In 1997, Gene became area vice president and general manager for Comcast in Chattanooga, with operational responsibility over both Chattanooga and Knoxville. He began his career in Houston, Texas, in 1980 with Columbia Cable where he held various positions in marketing and operations management. Gene has served on various boards in the communities where he has worked including the United Way board in Nashville, the Urban League in Tallahassee, the Special Olympics Georgia Board in Atlanta, and the Covenant House Georgia board. He received a bachelor's degree in Communications and Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gene and his wife Jo have three children: Gene III, Caitlyn, and Will.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gene-shatlock</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gene-shatlock</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:48 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ed Gallagher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sales, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ed Gallagherserves asSenior Vice President and general manager of salesfor the Northeast Division, which serves almost 7.8 million customers across 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. In this role, he is responsible for setting sales strategy and overseeing execution across all traditional, digital and emerging sales channels. He most recently led a successful sales transformation initiative to increase key performance metrics and business intelligence resources while creating a high performance culture for employees at all level of the organization. With more than 20 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in the telecommunications and cable industries, Mr. Gallagher has held various management positions with companies including Raytheon, Sprint, WinStar Wireless, TelCove (formerly Adelphia Business Solutions) and Level 3 Communications. He has a proven track record for increasing sales revenue and optimizing operations, with an employee-centric focus on organizational effectiveness and employee development. Mr. Gallagher earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and holds certificates of Professional Achievement in Telecommunication Technology and Data Communication from Northeastern University. He is involved in industry and community organizations, serving as a Board member for the Mass Technology Leadership Council, and is on the Business School Advisory Board for the University of Massachusetts.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-gallagher</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-gallagher</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4:53 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ed Zimmermann, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ed Zimmermann serves as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for Comcast’s Northeast Division, overseeing all financial aspects of the business for the division, which delivers cable, high-speed Internet and voice services to approximately 7.8 million customers in 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ed brings significant financial expertise to his role, most recently working as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Comcast’s Beltway Region, one of the company’s most competitive markets serving more than two million customers in five states and Washington, D.C. Before joining the company’s Beltway Region, Ed served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Comcast Cable headquarters and worked in financial positions at AT&T Broadband and AT&T. An avid marathoner, Ed holds a master’s degree in business administration in finance and strategy and a bachelor’s degree in business from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2007, he was named byMultichannel Newsas one of the industry’s "Top 40 Under 40 Power Brokers." Ed and his family reside in the Manchester, New Hampshire area.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-zimmermann</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-zimmermann</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jim Samaha, Senior Vice President, Freedom Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jim Samaha is Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Freedom Region, one of Comcast’s largest operating systems, serving more than 2 million customers in areas including Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, New Jersey and northern Delaware. In addition to overseeing 6,000 employees, Jim is responsible for his Region’s marketing of products and services, customer care, engineering, technical operations, business services and overall financial status. Previously, Jim served as Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Keystone Region, which serves approximately 1.5 million customers in areas including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, State College, Williamsport, York, southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Prior to joining Comcast, Jim was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises. With more than 20 years of experience in all facets of the telecommunications industry, he also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the company’s Internet and data services group, and as Vice President of Finance. He has also held numerous senior positions at Teleport Communications Group. Jim holds a MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Cornell University. He resides in Media, PA, with his wife, Leslie, and their three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jim-samaha</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jim-samaha</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer and President, CNBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mark Hoffman was named President of CNBC in February 2005. An award-winning broadcast veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mark transformed CNBC into a leading multiplatform global brand. Mark has expanded the network’s global footprint, established a profitable digital business, built an award-winning Long Form documentary unit and led CNBC to five consecutive years of record operating profit. Prior to becoming President of CNBC, Mark served as President and General Manager of WVIT, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Hartford, CT, beginning in August 2001. He came to WVIT from CNBC, where he was Vice President and Managing Editor, Business News and also served as acting President and Managing Director for CNBC Europe. Mark first joined CNBC in 1997, after an extremely successful local television station career at KDNL in St. Louis (VP and GM), KNBC in Los Angeles (VP, News), WBBM in Chicago (News Director) and WAGA in Atlanta (News Director). He also held management positions at ABC-owned WABC in New York and WLS in Chicago. Mark holds a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is married and has three sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-hoffman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-hoffman</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Linda Yaccarino is Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal. In this role, Yaccarino oversees all advertising sales and market strategy for the company’s entire television portfolio including two broadcast, 17 cable and more than 50 digital properties. She reports to Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal. Yaccarino joined NBCUniversal in 2011 as President, Cable Entertainment and Digital Advertising Sales for NBCUniversal. In that capacity she was responsible for all cable entertainment and digital advertising sales for the company, including USA, Syfy, Bravo, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, Sprout, Chiller, Cloo, and their respective digital platforms, as well as Fandango. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Yaccarino served as Executive Vice President and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales and Marketing and Acquisitions. There, she was responsible for all advertising sales, sales marketing and program acquisitions for the company’s television networks TNT, TBS and truTV, as well as overseeing acquisitions for sister networks TCM, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. During her tenure, Yaccarino continually grew Turner Entertainment’s business year-over-year and was a principal architect of the company’s "broadcast replacement" initiative, which elevated Turner Entertainment Networks to a premium position within the marketplace. She was also instrumental in developing and enhancing "inContext," the industry’s first-ever contextual platform that helps feature the right ad, in the right place, at the right time. Among her many industry honors, Yaccarino was recognized in 2013 to The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100, by Adweekin 2011 as one of the "Ten Most Powerful Women in TV" and byBusiness Weekas a "CEO of Tomorrow." Her community and professional affiliations include active involvement with WICT (Women in Cable & Telecommunications) and Penn State University, where she is on the Board at the School of Communications. She resides in Sea Cliff, NY.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/linda-yaccarino</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/linda-yaccarino</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sheldon M. Bonovitz, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sheldon M. Bonovitz has served as a director since March 1979. Mr. Bonovitz is currently Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris LLP, a law firm. From January 1998 to December 2007, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Morris. Mr. Bonovitz is also Chairman of The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, a trustee of the Dolfinger-McMahon Charitable Trust and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindbach Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sheldon-m-bonovitz</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/sheldon-m-bonovitz</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Gerald L. Hassell, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Gerald L. Hassell has served as a director since May 2008. He is the Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNYM"), and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until July 2017. Mr. Hassell had also been the President of BNYM and its predecessors, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and The Bank of New York, from 1998 through 2012. Mr. Hassell serves on BNYM’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Duke University, a member of the board of visitors of Columbia University Medical Center, a member of the Financial Services Forum, Vice Chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York and a member of the boards of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gerald-l-hassell</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gerald-l-hassell</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group</title> <description> <![CDATA[Bonnie Hammer is Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Her responsibilities comprise executive oversight of leading cable brands USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Esquire Network, Sprout, TV One, Chiller, Cloo and Universal HD, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. An industry leader in network programming and branding, Hammer was previously Chairman, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. She assumed responsibility for E!, G4 (now Esquire Network) and Wilshire Studios in 2011, adding to her previous oversight of USA and Syfy. In March 2008, she took the reins of the newly created studio Universal Cable Productions, which generates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. At the same time, she assumed leadership of Cloo, Chiller and Universal HD, which are among cable's most successful digital networks. Under Hammer's leadership, USA has achieved the #1 position in all of basic cable for a record-setting six years with a stable of top-rated, Emmy and Golden Globe-honored programs includingMonk,Psych,Burn Notice,In Plain Sight,Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Royal Pains,White Collar,Covert Affairs,Fairly Legal,Necessary Roughness,Suits,Common LawandPolitical Animals. In October 2005, she engineered the return of ratings powerhouse WWE’sMonday Night Raw, which celebrated its 1000th episode in July 2012. In 2009, Hammer drew on the legacy of USA’s originalErase the Hatepro-social campaign, which she had spearheaded, to create Characters Unite, a public service program dedicated to combating hate and discrimination and promoting tolerance and acceptance. Under Hammer’s leadership, Characters Unite has grown into an award-winning, multi-platform initiative including on-air programming such as documentariesTom Brokaw Presents Bridging the DivideandNFL Characters Unite, as well as specially-themed episodes of USA’s hit series; original Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaigns; extensive digital content at charactersunite.com and via social media outlets; and community outreach and high school education programs, featuring a partnership with the renowned nonprofit The Moth to use the power of storytelling to foster greater respect and understanding. During Hammer's tenure, Syfy has become a global brand, extending its reach to over 60 territories worldwide. In the U.S., Syfy has become a Top 5 cable network in ratings and an industry leader in original programming. In December 2002, Hammer led Syfy to a stunning success withSteven Spielberg Presents TAKEN, the Emmy-winning, 20-hour miniseries. Syfy’s current programming slate includesWarehouse 13,Being Human,Alphas,Havenand the upcomingDefiance, the first-ever convergence of television and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming. Successes on the channel’s reality front includeFace Off,Ghost Hunters,Destination TruthandParanormal Witness. Syfy has also partnered with Universal Pictures to launch Syfy Films, a new film company that will develop and produce Syfy-branded theatrical motion pictures to be distributed by Universal. Hammer has overseen growth for E! Entertainment since adding the channel to her portfolio in 2011. In July 2012, E! unveiled a major brand evolution of the network and relaunch of its market-leading E! Online website, both of which solidified the brand’s leadership as the global destination for fans of pop culture. Popular programming includes E! core franchisesE! News,The Soup, Chelsea LatelyandFashion Police, as well as the network’s hit seriesKeeping Up with the Kardashiansand its spin-off series, plus Ice Loves CocoandAfter Lately. Additionally,E!’s Live from the Red Carpetsignature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights. In 2013, E! will debut its first scripted series. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind USA'sRoyal Pains,Law & Order: Criminal Intent,Psych,In Plain Sight,Covert Affairs,Fairly LegalandSuitsalong with Syfy'sEureka,Warehouse 13,Caprica, AlphasandDefiance. The studio also produced the long-running seriesMonkand the Peabody Award-winningBattlestar Galactica, and has developed and producedAgainst The Wallfor Lifetime andI Just Want My Pants Backfor MTV. Cloo is the first entertainment cable channel dedicated entirely to the intensely popular and enduring mystery and crime genres. Universal HD offers the best of NBC Universal in 100% 1080i HD; programming includes premiere sporting events, unedited and uninterrupted films and award winning series. Chiller is the entertainment network devoted exclusively to the horror/thriller genre, featuring exciting series, spine-tingling reality, and thrilling feature films. Hammer originally joined the company in 1989, and her previous titles include executive vice president, general manager of Syfy Channel and senior vice president of Syfy Programming & USA Original Productions. At USA, she partnered with Vince McMahon to transform the WWF franchise into a ratings powerhouse and cultural phenomenon. She also created at that time USA'sErase the Hate campaign, which earned a National Emmy Governor's Award. Prior to joining Universal Television, Hammer was an original programming executive at Lifetime Television Network, where she executive produced several award-winning documentaries for the network’s acclaimed Signature Series; she was honored with the Lillian Gish Award, several Cine Golden Eagles and the National Association for Youth's Mentor Award. Before coming to New York, Hammer executive producedGood Day!for WCVB in Boston, and produced the seriesThis Old House,Infinity FactoryandZoom!for PBS. The Hollywood Reporter has consistently cited Hammer on its annual list of the most important women in Hollywood; she has also been named to Fortune’s list of "50 Most Powerful Women", Forbes’ list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and Vanity Fair's annual list of "Powers that Be." In 2012, she received the prestigious Crystal Lucy Award from Women in Film for Excellence in Television. She was also honored in 2012 by B’nai B’rith for "her commitment to initiatives confronting racism and bigotry"; and she was cited by acclaimed storytelling organization and Characters Unite partner The Moth for "philanthropic leadership in programs to end prejudice, discrimination and bullying." She received the 2010 Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership from the National Cable Television Association. In 2008, Hammer received the Anti-Defamation League’s Entertainment Industry Award; she has since chaired ADL’s National Entertainment Advisory Council. In 2007, she was honored with NATPE's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, and was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame. She has also received a MUSE award for Outstanding Vision & Achievement from New York Women in Film and Television. Hammer serves on the board of the Ad Council, as well as the strategic planning committee for Boston University’s College of Communication, and is a mentor for Women in Film & Television. As a photographer, Hammer has had her work displayed in several galleries and published in Time, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Times, and various Houghton-Mifflin and Little Brown books. Hammer holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master’s degree in media and new technology from Boston University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bonnie-hammer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/bonnie-hammer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 6:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Harris provides legal advice to the NBCUniversal senior management team and supervises the legal function, which handles legal matters for all of NBCUniversal’s business units. She also coordinates NBCUniversal’s global regulatory and legislative agenda. Harris joined NBCUniversal in 2013 from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she was a partner in the litigation department. From 2010 to 2012, Harris served in the White House Counsel’s Office, and became the principal Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President in 2011. At the White House, she advised senior Executive Branch officials on congressional investigations and executive privilege issues. In addition, Harris developed and implemented the White House response to congressional investigations, and managed litigation matters relating to the President. From 2009 to 2010, she was Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Harris first joined Davis Polk & Wardwell as an associate in 1997 and was named a litigation partner in 2007. From 1996 to 1997, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., U.S. District Court, S.D. New York. She serves on the boards of directors for Advocates for Children of New York, an organization that provides legal and advocacy services to at-risk students in the New York City school system, and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Harris is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Harris graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, and holds a law degree from Yale Law School. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kimberley-d-harris</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kimberley-d-harris</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Madeline S. Bell, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Madeline S. Bell has served as a director since February 2016. Ms. Bell is the President and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a top-ranked children’s hospital in the United States. Prior to being promoted to CEO in July of 2015, Ms. Bell served as CHOP’s Chief Operating Officer for eight years. Ms. Bell began her career as a nurse in pediatrics and moved from a variety of different nursing roles into hospital administration in 1989. Ms. Bell is a fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, Chair-elect of the Children’s Hospital Association and also serves on the boards of the University City District, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, Health Alliance, Solutions for Patient Safety, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber's CEO Council for Growth. Ms. Bell also serves on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank Economic Advisory Board and the Villanova University College of Nursing Board of Consultors.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/madeline-s-bell</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/madeline-s-bell</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Adam Miller, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Adam Miller was appointed Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal in August 2012. He is responsible for communications, human resources, labor relations, corporate events, global booking, corporate social responsibility and community relations. Miller joined NBCUniversal as executive vice president of Corporate Affairs in January 2011. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Miller was President of The Abernathy MacGregor Group, a leading strategic communications firm, headquartered in New York. During Miller’s 17-year tenure at AMG, he counseled hundreds of domestic and international clients on a wide array of communications matters, including reputation and crisis management, general corporate communications, and investor and public relations. During his tenure, Miller developed a particular expertise in the media and entertainment field. His clients included: Comcast, Yahoo!, Viacom, Sprint, Thomson Reuters, AOL, IAC, Lagardere, EMI, DoubleClick, Loews Cineplex and The Village Voice. He holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Hamilton College. Miller is on the boards of directors of the Children’s Hearing Institute and New Alternatives for Children (NAC). He resides in New York City with his wife and two children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/adam-miller</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/adam-miller</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title> Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Craig Robinson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal. He reports directly to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Craig is responsible for defining, enabling and fostering a corporate culture that values diversity of talent, ideas, values and backgrounds across all parts of the company. He acts as the main liaison between NBCUniversal and key national and local figures and oversees the Company’s diversity and inclusion commitments, working closely with senior executives to promote these efforts throughout the organization. He also helps guide the Company’s multiple internal affinity groups and serves as a member of Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Joint Diversity Council. Craig was named Chief Diversity Officer in August 2011. Before that, he was President and General Manager of NBC4 LA, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles, since 2008. There, he oversaw all aspects of the television station, including news, sales and community relations. Craig was promoted to that position in 2008 after serving as the station’s EVP of Operations and Digital strategy for one year. Prior to that, Craig was the President and General Manager of WCMH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbus, OH, for five years. Previous roles include serving as the Vice President of Sales for WRC, NBC’s owned television station in Washington, DC, and local/national sales manager of KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. Craig is active in the Asian Pacific Americans @NBCUniversal, Black Professional Alliance and Out @NBCU employee groups. He has also been a longtime supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Craig’s interest in public service was sparked at an early age by his parents. His mother retired after a long career working for the County of Los Angeles, and his father was an investigator for the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC). He was raised in the Echo Park District of Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/craig-robinson</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/craig-robinson</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tom Williams, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tom Williams was named chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) in September 1999. Mr. Williams is responsible for oversight of all of Universal parks and resorts worldwide, including Universal Studios Hollywood and the Universal Studios CityWalk entertainment complex in Hollywood along with Universal Orlando Resort, which includes two theme parks, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three on-site hotels and Universal CityWalk. Mr. Williams has led UPR’s support of Genting International’s successful bid to develop Resorts World at Sentosa in Singapore, which includes Universal Studios Singapore. It is Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park. In addition to the theme park, Resorts World includes six hotels, a marine life park, a 1,600-seat theatre and a luxurious casino with restaurants and retail shops. Universal Studios Singapore opened in March 2010. Universal Studios Singapore is licensed by UPR, as is Universal Studios Japan, which opened in 2001 and achieved 11 million visitors in its first 12 months of operation. More recently, Mr. Williams and UPR signed agreements with the Tatweer Dubai to develop Universal Studios Dubailand in Dubai, with Lotte Group and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of South Korea to develop the Universal Studios Korea Resort near Seoul, and with ZAO Rusincom to develop Universal Studios Moscow in the Russian capital. Mr. Williams also led development and creation of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – a spectacularly themed area that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life and that has become a global entertainment phenomenon. Since its grand opening in 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has received multiple awards for outstanding achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association and has also been recognized by several industry and fan organizations. Universal has recently announced the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – and has also announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be created at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan. Prior to his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for UPR, Mr. Williams was President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Orlando, where he was responsible for overseeing Universal’s expansion in Florida into a world-class resort entertainment destination. Mr. Williams joined Universal Studios Florida in 1987 as part of the project’s opening team and led the group that designed and developed all operational aspects for the new park, which debuted in 1990. Named president that year, Mr. Williams helped build Universal Studios Florida into a park the renowned Fodor’s Guide has named, "The best theme park in the world." Both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure have received the industry’s most prestigious honor, the coveted "Applause Award," presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) for theme park, "management, operations and creative accomplishments that have inspired the industry with foresight, originality and sound business development." With more than 40 years in the hospitality and leisure industries, Mr. Williams began his career with Universal Parks & Resorts (formerly Universal Studios Recreation Group) at the Yosemite Park & Curry Company. He became Vice President of Hotels and Restaurants and was responsible for guest services and operations at twelve on-site hotels and fourteen restaurants prior to coming to Orlando in 1987. A graduate of California State University, Fresno, Mr. Williams is a founding trustee of both World Class Schools (Florida) and United Arts of Central Florida and is on the Advisory Board for Give Kids the World.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/thomas-l-williams</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/thomas-l-williams</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Matt Bond, Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Matt Bond serves as Chairman of Content Distribution for NBCUniversal, where he is responsible for overseeing distribution agreements for all NBCUniversal content by multi-channel video providers and new media distributors, including distribution of NBCUniversal’s linear cable and broadcast networks, NBC Owned station signals, and TV Everywhere, video on demand film and television products. Most recently, Mr. Bond led NBCUniversal’s cross-portfolio launch of TV Everywhere, including live simulcasts from cable news, cable entertainment and sports, as well as on demand content from each of the networks. Mr. Bond and his team secured extensive affiliation agreements to offer NBCUniversal’s entire portfolio of top-rated broadcast and cable content with some of the nation’s largest distributors, including Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon. Also on the Olympics front, Mr. Bond spearheaded the distribution of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia that resulted in more than 242 million media exposures across NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable and digital properties. Mr. Bond and his team oversaw the negotiations with more than 225 distributors and are credited with making the Games available to the nation’s 100+ million cable, satellite and telco customers, who were able to access more than 1,000 hours of live streaming content. Before joining NBCUniversal, Mr. Bond was Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable, where he was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Company’s content portfolio, including the negotiation of programming agreements for all Comcast cable systems. Mr. Bond also led content acquisition for new media rights and strategic multiplatform initiatives, including On Demand Online, and oversaw the launch ofXfinityTV.com [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/XfinityTV.com.]. Prior, Mr. Bond served as executive vice president of Distribution for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES), and before that, Executive Vice President of Programming at AT&T Broadband and President of Satellite Services, Inc., an AT&T Broadband subsidiary, managing the delivery of video programming services. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Programming for Telecommunications, Inc. (TCI), prior to its merger with AT&T. Mr. Bond holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Denver and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matt-bond</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/matt-bond</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 6:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technical Operations, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Dan Murphy is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations of Comcast Cable’s Central Division. In this position, he has been instrumental in improving the performance and reliability of our infrastructure, enhancing our plant maintenance and successfully launching key products and network enhancements. In addition, Dan has played a critical role in helping to build stronger communications and coordination between engineering, operations and customer care, resulting in an improved overall customer experience. Dan has been in the cable industry for over 34 years. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations for Charter’s Mid-West market. Under Dan’s leadership, he turned this under-performing market around to become one of Charter’s best. His other previous roles include Corporate Vice President of Field Technical Operations for Charter Communications in Denver, Colorado, Vice President of Technical Operations and Engineering for the Comcast Chicago system and its predecessor companies, AT&T Broadband and TCI. From 1974 to 1979, Dan served in the United States Navy and was educated in electronics and cable TV communication at vocational colleges in Minnesota.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dan-murphy</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dan-murphy</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 3:46 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kerri St. Jean, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kerri St. Jean serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Cable’s Northeast Division, which consists of 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia, with 24,000 employees serving almost 7.8 million customers. In this role, Kerri is responsible for leading all facets of human resources, change management and organizational effectiveness for the Division. Kerri has more than 25 years of experience in the cable industry, and has held various management and human resource positions with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Cablevision, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. After Comcast acquired AT&T Broadband in November 2002, Kerri was instrumental in leading the Region’s transformation from 2,500 employees to 24,000 employees as it became Comcast’s second largest Division. Kerri earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Flagler College and received her master’s degree from Northeastern University. In addition, she earned a certificate in human resources management from the Northeast Human Resources Association and is a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, the flagship executive leadership program facilitated by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). Kerri recently earned her Executive Coaching certificate from Integral Coaching Canada Inc., a leading edge world-wide coaching institute, and in September 2012, Kerri completed the Women’s Executive Leadership program at the Wharton School of Executive Education. In March 2014 Kerri completed the WICT Senior Executive Summit, a master class immersion program in partnership with the top-rated Stanford Graduate School of Business. In September 2014, Kerri was the recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award from the Cable Telecommunications Human Resources Association recognizing her visionary leadership in addressing critical business issues. Kerri resides in Merrimac, MA with her two children and is an active member of her local community where she serves as a mentor for Comcast’s Big Brothers Big Sisters "Beyond School Walls" program in NH; an active member in the National and Northeast chapters of WICT; and a member of City Year-New Hampshire’s board of directors where she supports staff members in gaining access to leadership development training.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kerri-st-jean</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kerri-st-jean</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4:59 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>John Crowley, Senior Vice President, Greater Chicago Region, Central Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[John Crowley is Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (GCR), which includes customers in central and northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. As Comcast’s market leader, John is responsible for the region’s full P&L and oversees its nearly 5,000 employees, whose responsibilities range from sales and marketing and technical operations to human resources, government and external relations and communications. John has more than 30 years of experience in the cable industry. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Charter Communication’s Southeast Region Vice President, providing strategic leadership and overseeing day-to-day operations for the company in seven states. Before that, he served as the Vice President and general manager of Charter’s Minnesota and Nebraska operations. Prior to joining Charter, he held positions with several other cable providers. John currently serves on the board of City Year Chicago. Earlier on, he served on the boards of the Minnesota Cable Communications Association and the Rochester, MN, Area Economic Development Council Inc. John earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester in 1994 and his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, ME, in 1982.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-crowley</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-crowley</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Randy Waddell, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Randy Waddell is the Northeast Division's Senior Vice President of Marketing overseeing product marketing strategy for Comcast’s systems in 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. Randy's focus is on effectively growing market share and positioning the XFINITY brand as the leader in Comcast’s most competitive markets. Randy and his team collaborate closely with Regional leaders and Sales to design and execute marketing strategies that drive sales and customer retention. Randy previously served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Northeast Division, where he oversaw sales and customer retention strategy. Randy also collaborated with Comcast colleagues nationwide to guarantee a cohesive set of marketing and sales practices throughout the company. Randy has more than 25 years of experience in the cable industry, holding various positions in marketing, sales and customer care with Comcast and its predecessor companies, including Continental Cable, Cablevision Systems, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband. Prior to his previous role, Randy was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s New England Region, where he led the Comcast re-branding effort after the acquisition of AT&T Broadband and oversaw the successful local marketing strategy for Comcast’s "Triple Play" bundle of video, voice and high-speed Internet services. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Randy now resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts with his wife where he is active in a number of community programs and charities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/randy-waddell</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/randy-waddell</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:02 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting & Sports</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mark Lazarus was appointed Chairman, NBC Broadcasting & Sports, in September 2016. In addition to continuing to lead the NBC Sports Group and its assets, he has oversight of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (28 NBC and Telemundo local television stations), Affiliate Relations and Affiliate Marketing, as well as Network Operations and Broadcast Standards. NBC Sports Group consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio, NBC Sports Digital, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. He reports to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal. Lazarus began his term as Chairman, NBC Sports Group, in May 2011. He manages partnerships with many of the most prestigious properties in sports, including the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Premier League, Notre Dame, Churchill Downs and many more. Lazarus was integral in NBCUniversal’s 2014 acquisition of media rights to six Olympic Games, ensuring NBCUniversal is the U.S. home of the Olympics through 2032; its landmark 10-year agreement with NASCAR which began in 2015; its nine-year NFL agreement; and its 10-year agreement with the NHL. In addition, he recently led the acquisition of “Thursday Night Football,” making NBC the only network with two primetime NFL packages. Since the beginning of the 2011-12 TV season, only eight primetime shows have averaged 21+ million viewers, all on NBC – Sunday Night Football five times, the 2012 London Summer Games, the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, and the 2016 Rio Summer Games. Also since 2011, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has ranked as the No. 1 show in U.S. household rating and viewership for the entire primetime television season for the five consecutive years (September-May season, based on Nielsen live plus same day data), which puts it in rare company as one of only four TV shows since 1950 to accomplish the feat. Prior to being named Chairman, Lazarus was responsible for all NBC Sports Group cable assets as President, NBC Sports Cable Group. He served as president of Media and Marketing for CSE prior to his roles at NBC Sports Group, and led the agency’s sports and entertainment Media and Marketing divisions. Lazarus was president of Turner Entertainment Group prior to joining CSE. In this capacity, he oversaw all aspects of Turner Entertainment Networks, which included Turner Sports, TBS, Turner Network Television (TNT), Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and truTV; as well as The Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media unit, including Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Previously, he served as President of Turner Sports from 1999 to 2003. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Lazarus is on the Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and serves on the Board of Directors for the East Lake Foundation and Compass Diversified Holdings.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-lazarus</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-lazarus</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President, Comcast Business, Northeast Division, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Steve Hackley serves as the Senior Vice President of Comcast Business for the Northeast Division. In this role, he is the senior executive responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing strategies aimed at aggressively growing Comcast Business across the Northeast Division. A recognized leader in the area of customer service innovation, Steve has nearly 20 years of experience in senior customer service and operations roles with Comcast and its predecessor companies Continental Cablevision, MediaOne and AT&T Broadband, as well as with financial services companies Fidelity Investments and Allmerica Financial. Steve previously served as Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region, where he was responsible for the customer experience of more than 1.8 million Comcast customers in more than 300 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. In 2008, Steve was selected to serve on an executive committee focused on improving the overall Comcast customer experience, and today he is helping lead the way forward for the company by modeling advanced technologies and new service protocols in support of customers. Steve is also one of the architects of the Comcast Customer Guarantee, which affirms the company’s commitment to provide a superior customer experience and informs customers what they can and should expect from Comcast, including their rights if the company doesn’t live up to their expectations, such as a 30-day money back guarantee on all products and services. In addition to new customer service initiatives, Steve’s Greater Boston Region has served as an early test bed for product innovations like wideband Internet speeds for homes and businesses, industry-leading expansion of high-definition and multi-cultural programming and the national pilot of Comcast’s Digital Video Recorder with TiVo service. Before joining Comcast in 2002, he served as Vice President of Customer Care Operations for AT&T Broadband’s Atlanta Region. In that role, he managed all customer interactions and implemented a new service model that resulted in a significant increase in customer satisfaction. At Fidelity Investments, Steve worked on the system that first enabled Fidelity investors to directly manage their investments online. And as Allmerica’s first Chief Customer Officer, he designed and implemented the company’s first proactive service model. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Marketing from the University of Rochester. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Operations and Strategic Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He recently completed the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage United Way of New Hampshire and recently received the Industry Leader of the Year Award from Women in Cable Telecommunications’ New England Chapter of which he is also a member. Steve resides in Westford, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-hackley</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/steve-hackley</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 21, 2016 5:08 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment</title> <description> <![CDATA[Robert Greenblatt joined NBCUniversal in January 2011 as Chairman, NBC Entertainment and reports to NBCU Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke. In this role, Greenblatt is responsible for all aspects of primetime, late night and scripted daytime programming for the network, including business affairs, marketing, communications, scheduling, West Coast research and digital operations. Under Greenblatt's leadership, NBC has risen to the top of the television industry after a decade in last place, winning the 52-week seasons for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49. NBC has won five consecutive fall seasons and six consecutive summers in adults 18-49. Coming out of the 2015-16 season with five of the season’s top 10 new series in adults 18-49 including “Little Big Shots,” “Blindspot,” “Shades of Blue” and “Chicago Med,” NBC kicked off the 2016-17 season with the #1 new show “This Is Us” as well as critically acclaimed comedy “The Good Place.” In addition, Greenblatt oversees Universal Television and the newly formed Universal Television Alternative Studios. Universal Television is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States, currently producing nearly 20 scripted series as well as late-night and reality programs for a variety of network, cable and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include the Golden Globe-winning "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Master of None,” Emmy Award-nominated comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Good Place,” "The Mindy Project," “Bates Motel,” “The Path,” "Law & Order: SVU" and the “Chicago” franchise, and "Superstore" among numerous others, and all of NBC's successful late-night programs. A Golden Globe Award-winning television producer (“Six Feet Under”) and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer (“A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”), Greenblatt has led NBC to be at the forefront of live television events. He broke ground three years ago with the broadcast of NBC’s musical “The Sound of Music Live!,” which attracted 21 million viewers and has become a yearly tradition that is now being replicated by other networks. NBC presented “The Wiz Live!” in 2015 and “Hairspray Live!” in 2016, and has on tap for 2017 “Bye Bye Birdie” starring Jennifer Lopez and a live production of Aaron Sorkin’s play “A Few Good Men.” Greenblatt’s relationship with Dolly Parton led to him producing the Tony-nominated Broadway hit “9 to 5: The Musical” with a score by Parton, as well as NBC’s 2015 broadcast of her telefilm “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” The TV movie garnered an audience of 16 million, making it the most-watched film on broadcast or cable in nearly seven years, and led to the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” which debuted in 2016. Prior to NBC, Greenblatt was President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks, Inc., where he supervised a slate of original programming that dramatically altered the Showtime brand and re-positioned the company as a leader in premium cable television. Over his seven-year tenure, the audience subscription base increased 52% – to a then-record high of 19 million subscribers in 2010 – and profitability more than doubled. At Showtime, he was responsible for such hits as "Weeds," "Dexter," "Shameless," "The Borgias," "Episodes," "Nurse Jackie," "The Tudors," "Californication," "United States of Tara," "The Big C," "This American Life" and "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union," among others. These shows and their actors were honored with multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, AFI, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA and Peabody Awards; and in 2010 alone, they collectively garnered a record-breaking number of both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the network. Prior to Showtime, Greenblatt was an award-winning producer of over a dozen series on various networks. The highlight of those was "Six Feet Under," for which he was awarded the 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. It also garnered dozens of Emmy nominations, including four for Outstanding Drama Series, and it won the 2003 Producers Guild Award, three GLAAD Media Awards and the George Foster Peabody Award. He also produced two Emmy-nominated miniseries: "Elvis" for CBS (starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Gregory Nava's "American Family" for PBS. Greenblatt began his television career at the Fox Broadcasting Company where he ran primetime programming from 1992-97 and developed such memorable shows as the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place," "The X-Files," "Party of Five," "Ally McBeal" and "King of the Hill," in addition to the pilots for "The Sopranos" and "Dawson's Creek." In 2011, he received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from GLAAD, and in 2016 Greenblatt was presented with The Actors Fund Medal of Honor. Greenblatt is a member of the Broadway League of Theatrical Producers, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/robert-greenblatt</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/robert-greenblatt</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 6:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Investors</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/investors</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/investors</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 28, 2016 6:42 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diversityreport</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 28, 2016 6:44 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kathy Kelly-Brown, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kathy Kelly-Brown serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. In this role, Kelly-Brown is responsible for identifying creative, technological and strategic opportunities across the entire portfolio of both companies. She leads “Symphony,” the company-wide initiative that leverages both Comcast Cable’s and NBCUniversal’s unparalleled assets to maximize consumer awareness and engagement, as well as the company’s Global Talent Booking division. Kelly-Brown reports to Dave Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable and Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal. She works from both New York City and Philadelphia. Most recently, Kelly-Brown served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent Booking, a division she launched that develops strategic, customized publicity opportunities for talent – tapping into NBCUniversal’s broad portfolio, including entertainment, sports and news platforms. Kelly-Brown also held several communications positions across NBCUniversal, including Senior Vice President, Communications, NBCUniversal News Group, where she oversaw the development and execution of the communications strategy and served as principal spokesperson for the group which included NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and the Weather Channel. Previously, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Media Relations, she led the company’s communication efforts for areas including broadcast and entertainment cable ad sales, government affairs and internal communications. Additionally, Kelly-Brown helped lead communications for the Comcast and NBCUniversal transaction, announced in 2009. She also served as Vice President, NBC Entertainment Publicity where she oversaw the creation and execution of publicity campaigns for all of NBC’s primetime series, long form, special and daytime programming.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kathy-kelly-brown</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kathy-kelly-brown</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 10:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ed Brassel, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, COMCAST CABLE & NBCUNIVERSAL</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ed Brassel serves as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business Intelligence for Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. In this role, he leads business intelligence and analytics efforts at Comcast Cable that provide insight, inform decision making and drive strategic planning while also incorporating that same focus across NBCUniversal’s television, film and theme park properties. Ed has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, strategy and business analytics. Prior to joining Comcast in 2013 he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Analytics at DirecTV, managing all aspects of subscriber analytics and audience measurement. He has also held various marketing and analytics roles with Brierly+Partners, Omnicom, H.J. Heinz Company and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Ed is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned both an MBA and B.A. in Psychology. He and his husband, Joe, reside in Philadelphia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-brassel</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ed-brassel</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Lisa Bonnell, Senior Vice President and General Auditor, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Lisa Bonnell serves as Senior Vice President and General Auditor for Comcast Corporation, responsible for leading the company’s internal audit function and overseeing the performance for financial, operational and systems audits, among other responsibilities. Since joining Comcast in 2011, Lisa has been a senior member of the company’s audit team and has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Comcast Business where she oversaw order management and care operations for its advanced voice and Ethernet products. Prior to joining Comcast, she spent over 10 years at Dell Computer Corporation where she served as the Executive Director of Global Audit and Transformation and led a global transformation in support of Dell’s Finance, Retail, Sales, Services, and Supply Chain imperatives. She also previously served as a consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP. Lisa is a graduate of Santa Clara University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Zoo.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lisa-bonnell</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/lisa-bonnell</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Asuka Nakahara, Director, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Asuka Nakahara has served as a director since February 2017. Mr. Nakahara has been a partner in Triton Atlantic Partners, a real estate advisory firm and investment vehicle that he co-founded, since 2009. For the past 17 years, Mr. Nakahara also served as an Associate Director of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has won numerous teaching awards and has served as a lecturer, panelist, and moderator for Harvard Law School, Wharton’s NFL program, and others. Mr. Nakahara began his career at Trammell Crow Company as a leasing agent in 1980, was named a partner in 1983, and was promoted to its Chief Financial Officer in 1996, overseeing finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, Trammell Crow University, human resources, and other new business initiatives. He retired from Trammell Crow in 1999.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/asuka-nakahara</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/asuka-nakahara</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 3:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Daniel C. Murdock, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Daniel C. Murdock serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Comcast Corporation. In this role, he leads the company’s external financial reporting, corporate accounting, and corporate internal controls functions. Since joining Comcast in 2015, Dan served as Vice President and Corporate Controller where he oversaw accounting policies and procedures, reporting controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to Comcast, he was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as the Deputy Chief Accountant in the agency’s Office of the Chief Accountant since 2013. Before that, he was Deloitte & Touche’s Audit/Industry Professional Practice Director for media and entertainment. Dan earned a BS in accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/daniel-c-murdock</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/daniel-c-murdock</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 1, 2017 1:24 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Apr 3, 2017 9:06 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Facts</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile/facts</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile/facts</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Apr 3, 2017 9:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>XFINITY Mobile Press Resources</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile/gallery</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/mobile/gallery</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Apr 4, 2017 3:18 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Daniel C. Murdock, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Daniel C. Murdock serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Comcast Corporation. In this role, he leads the company’s external financial reporting, corporate accounting, and corporate internal controls functions. Since joining Comcast in 2015, Dan served as Vice President and Corporate Controller where he oversaw accounting policies and procedures, reporting controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to Comcast, he was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as the Deputy Chief Accountant in the agency’s Office of the Chief Accountant since 2013. Before that, he was Deloitte & Touche’s Audit/Industry Professional Practice Director for media and entertainment. Dan earned a BS in accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/leadership-bio</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/leadership-bio</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Apr 21, 2015 4:45 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Rick Lang, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Operations, Comcast Cable</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rick Lang serves as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Comcast Cable.In this role, Rick focuses on driving consumer revenue and market share growth for Comcast Cable by leading sales channel transformation and evolving the company’s customer acquisition, retention, segmentation, brand and competitive strategies. Rick joined Comcast in 2003 and has held several key leadership roles throughout the company. Most recently, as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Central Division, were he was responsible for developing and executing competitive strategy, sales channel management, marketing analytics, inbound/outbound/retention call centers, marketing communications, and product marketing. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s former East Division, as well as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Business Services in California. A 30-year veteran of the cable industry, Rick previously held leadership roles with Cable ONE as well as Charter Communications, where he served as Corporate Vice President of Marketing and was a member of the company’s executive committee. Rick earned his BA degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University, and his MBA degree from Arizona State University. He has been recognized by the cable and television industry, earning CableACE, EMMY, and multiple Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Mark Awards.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rick-lang</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/rick-lang</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Amy Lynch, Vice President, Washington Region</title> <description> <![CDATA[As Regional Vice President of Operations for Comcast California, Amy Lynch is responsible for 2,500 employees who are part of the region’s technical operations and communications operations team. This group leads the company in performance and service improvements - paving the way for the California region to make significant contributions to Comcast. In her most recent role, Amy oversaw all aspects of Comcast’s operations for one of cable TV’s highest profile territories – Silicon Valley and the tech-savvy San Francisco Peninsula. She was responsible for a team of approximately 600 employees, and oversaw the extensive Southwest Bay territory that stretches from San Francisco through Santa Clara County, and south to Monterey County. She also served as the Area Vice President for Comcast in Southern Colorado and previously served in Comcast’s Mile High Region as the General Manager of the Colorado Mountains. During her five-year tenure with the Mile High Region, Amy led numerous initiatives and improvements, including facilitating the first ever contract between Comcast and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) which provided Comcast access and use of CDOT fiber. Amy previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s former West Bay Area in San Francisco. She also served as the Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing in Comcast’s Maryland territory before making her mark in Colorado. Amy began her career at Cox Communications and also held a variety of marketing and leadership positions at @Home Solutions/Excite@Home. A native of New England, Amy graduated from the University of Connecticut where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Communications. She has completed many executive education courses including the SCTE Tuck School of Business Leadership Program and the Comcast Corporate Executive Leadership Forum (ELF). Amy also serves as an active member of WITI (Women in Technology International) and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She has been named one of the "Most Influential Women in Business" by the San Francisco Business Times, as well as one of Cablefax: The Magazine’s "Most Powerful Women in Cable." Amy resides in San Francisco.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-lynch</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/amy-lynch</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 5:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast NBCUniversal 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report</title> <description> <![CDATA[2017 COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT At Comcast NBCUniversal, we bring people closer to what matters. To the moments of purpose and passion that make our world a better place. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/csr2017_landing_10a.jpg] [../csr2017/welcome]Welcome from our leaders [../csr2017/welcome][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/3.0_Communities_500x500.jpg] [../csr2017/communities]Building connected communities [../csr2017/communities][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/csr2017_landing_10c.jpg] [../csr2017/media]Creating media that matters [../csr2017/media] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/csr2017_landing_10d.jpg] [../csr2017/innovation]Inspiring innovation [../csr2017/innovation][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/csr2017_landing_10e.jpg] [../csr2017/customers]Transforming the customer experience [../csr2017/customers][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/csr2017_landing_10f.jpg] [../csr2017/people]Empowering our people [../csr2017/people]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 4:02 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A welcome from our leaders</title> <description> <![CDATA[From our place as one of the largest media, technology, and broadband companies in the world, we have the unique ability to help solve some of the most challenging social issues of our time. Our impact starts with our philanthropy and volunteerism, and grows with our efforts to connect the unconnected and our ability to amplify the voices of today’s change-makers in our communities and within our own walls. That’s why we invest in digital inclusion, foster the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs and spotlight young, diverse filmmakers. It’s why we hold up the microphone for community problem-solvers, and uphold and empower our own Comcast NBCUniversal family to make a lasting difference. Our influence and reach make it possible to create a positive impact every day.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-welcome-from-our-leaders</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-welcome-from-our-leaders</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 4:03 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A message from Brian L. Roberts</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast NBCUniversal is a special company. We have approximately 159,000 employees across the globe who are passionate about the work they do and the world they live in. Together, we all believe we can truly make a difference. And that is a responsibility we take seriously and strive for every day. Across all of our businesses and platforms, we have a unique opportunity to connect people to the moments that matter most to them. This past year was marked by some incredible moments that united our world, and some that threatened to divide us. Our company gave audiences a front-row seat to an event that celebrated the very best of humankind, the Summer Olympics in Rio, and shined a national spotlight on critical topics, like the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. As proud as I am of the attention we brought to these events, I’m even more inspired by so many of our employees who went above and beyond to help when our communities, and our own Comcast NBCUniversal family, needed it most. This year, hundreds of our technicians went door to door delivering fresh water to Flint residents, while our Orlando team gathered with thousands of their friends and neighbors to honor the victims of the shootings inside the Pulse nightclub. These are just two examples of our people acting not just as great representatives of our company but as great citizens. Giving back is part of our DNA, and this year we continued to grow our core initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to our communities. We sharpened our focus on bringing low-cost internet access to more people around the country through our Internet Essentials [https://internetessentials.com/] program. We have now connected 750,000 families to the internet, benefiting more than 3 million Americans. In 2016, we also celebrated the 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day, a day of service we began with my father, which has now become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and which amplifies and exemplifies our year-round commitment to community service. In addition, we set a record last year with nearly $11 million raised during our United Way Employee Giving Campaign. Throughout the year, we continued to focus on developing products and services that have a profound and lasting impact on how our customers experience and interact with the world. Our X1 voice remote has not only changed the way customers consume television, but also opened up a new world of entertainment possibilities to people with visual disabilities. That is what this company is all about. As we launch our latest corporate social responsibility report, I am reminded of what truly sets Comcast NBCUniversal apart — impact. We have extraordinary businesses, game-changing products, and terrific momentum to continue to grow and succeed. But we are at our best when we are using our collective strength and influence to make the world a better place. Thank you for joining me in that mission. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/200w/2017/05/Brian_signature-black.png]Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/qa-david-l-cohen]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-message-from-brian-l-roberts</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-message-from-brian-l-roberts</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 5:42 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Q&A: David L. Cohen</title> <description> <![CDATA[David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, discusses the meaning of corporate social responsibility at Comcast NBCUniversal. Giving back to communities is a big focus for corporate social responsibility efforts at Comcast NBCUniversal. How do you describe the company’s approach? We’re committed to making a lasting impact in the communities we serve — and that goes back to our company’s roots. One of the most visible ways our commitment comes to life each year is through Comcast Cares Day, when our volunteers fan out across communities worldwide to paint, mulch, mentor, and do so much more to help make change happen. In 2016, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day, through which hundreds of thousands of our volunteers have now contributed more than 5 million service hours at nearly 9,000 projects around the world. Seeing the incredible impact of the work achieved by our employees, extended Comcast NBCUniversal family, and nonprofit partners year after year is amazing — and so are the stories we hear afterwards about the lives we have helped improve. To me, Comcast Cares Day is the ultimate exemplification of our commitment to giving back to our communities each and every day of the year. We are also focused on evolving the idea of service to create even greater year-round impact, which is one of the reasons we hired Dalila Wilson-Scott to lead collaborative efforts across Comcast NBCUniversal in the new role of Senior Vice President of Community Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our company has such a wealth of talent, and we are creating more ways to tap into our employees’ talents to meet specific needs in our communities. Speaking of year-round impact, you are a major champion for digital inclusion. Why are you passionate about this issue? If you’re not connected today, you’re falling behind. The digital divide is unfortunately very real in too many of our communities. And it’s one of the great inequalities in our society, separating potential from opportunity. As a technology and broadband leader, it is our responsibility and obligation to do what we can to help close the divide. That’s why we’re always looking at how we can push our Internet Essentials program to the next level. This past year, we expanded Internet Essentials to underserved HUD residents. When we’re able to bring the power of the internet to these communities, we’re helping to make them stronger — from the inside out. Commitment to diversity and inclusion is a core value at Comcast NBCUniversal. What are the tangible benefits of that commitment? It is our goal to become the model company for diversity and inclusion. We have built a best-in-class diversity and inclusion program that not only helps us operate with an inclusive mindset but also drives business results. Diversity is embedded into every aspect of our business, whether it’s our workforce, our supply chain, our programming, our community investments, or how we govern our business. In every corner of our company, we see how strong diversity and inclusion practices strengthen our business. As a media and technology company, it is important for Comcast NBCUniversal that our people and our business reflect the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to create content and products that are more relevant to our customers. It drives innovation and makes us more competitive. And it helps us open up our products to the widest possible audiences. There’s no question that when people with different viewpoints collaborate, good ideas become great ideas, and everyone benefits. There has been a big focus at Comcast on innovating around the customer service experience. Can you talk about what’s driving that evolution? We are putting considerable efforts into reinventing the customer experience at Comcast. That includes thinking about serving the needs of generations to come. So, as we deliver the experiences and services our customers demand, we have to find more ways to operate sustainably and use our natural resources more efficiently. We took several steps forward this past year, including naming Susan Jin Davis as our first Chief Sustainability Officer. We know promoting ideas for a more sustainable future is another way we can help communities flourish by engaging with innovative thinkers and problem-solvers. That will empower all of us to more urgently address critical social needs. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/about-comcast-and-this-report]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/qa-david-l-cohen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/qa-david-l-cohen</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 6:01 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>About Comcast and This Report</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit comcastcorporation.com [http://comcastcorporation.com] for more information. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.3_nbcuniversal-logo.png] NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.3_Comcast-Spectacor-Logo.png] Comcast Spectacor is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has three primary businesses: the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm that provides a wide range of venue management services. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About this Report Comcast NBCUniversal’s 2017 corporate social responsibility report covers the 2016 calendar year (January 1 to December 31, 2016). We developed this report to address the issues that we believe are of the most interest to our business and our stakeholders, and we have detailed the scope of our key initiatives and described their respective effects. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/bridging-the-digital-divide-for-hud-residents]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/about-comcast-and-this-report</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/about-comcast-and-this-report</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 6:11 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diversity in our workforce</title> <description> <![CDATA[Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is key to our success. It helps us connect to our customers, audiences and the communities we serve. It is also the foundation for our innovation. For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal’s progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit diversity.comcast.com [http://diversity.comcast.com]. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OUR DIVERSITY In 2016, more than 43% of all full-time U.S. employees at Comcast NBCUniversal were people of color, and nearly 35% were women. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.4_WorkforceDI_1.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIVERSITY IN OUR LEADERSHIP* [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.4_WorkforceDI_2.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL WORKFORCE BY ETHNICITY [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.4_WorkforceDI_3.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW HIRES [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.4_WorkforceDI_4.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RETENTION [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.4_WorkforceDI_5.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more information on Comcast NBCUniversal’s progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport [http://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport]. Throughout this section, “workforce” refers to full-time U.S. employees as of December 31, 2016. These figures do not include Comcast Spectacor. Combined percentage totals may exceed or fall under 100% due to rounding. *As of year-end 2016, 40.2% of all management employees were women and 27.8% were people of color, including 7.7% African American, 8.5% Asian American, 9.7% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, and 1.6% Multiracial. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/supporting-nonprofit-organizations]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/diversity-in-our-workforce</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/diversity-in-our-workforce</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 6:41 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Bridging the digital divide for HUD residents</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ismael Guerrero hears the stories every day. For the executive director of the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), it’s all part of his world. The single mother using the free WiFi at a fast food restaurant to search for a higher-paying job. The kids who stay in the computer lab for hours after school to complete their homework. The family that shares a single smartphone. “The people we serve are very resourceful in terms of what they will do to try and overcome the barriers in front of them,” Ismael says. “But as they try to lift themselves up and improve their situation, they’re facing some real challenges.” Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/06/3.1_A_DigitalDivide-2.jpg] Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials, says broadband access is crucial to helping young people develop their potential. FOCUSING ON THE ESSENTIALS Food, clothing, and shelter may still be the basic needs for survival, but Ismael is acutely aware that in our modern world, access to technology and the internet isn’t far behind. “We often say that time is money, but those two things — time and money — are what the people we serve have the least,” Ismael says. “If you’re a single mother with two kids, working two jobs and trying to get your GED, how are you going to find time to work toward better opportunities if you don’t have an internet connection?” That is the digital divide. And it’s the difference between getting ahead and falling further behind for millions of Americans. Reliable, affordable high-speed internet access is precisely what Comcast’s Internet Essentials — the largest and most successful broadband adoption program in the country — has delivered for more than 3 million low-income individuals since its launch in 2011. “If you’re a single mother with two kids, working two jobs and trying to get your GED, how are you going to find time to work toward better opportunities if you don’t have an internet connection?” Ismael Guerrero | Executive Director, Denver Housing Authority Comcast helps families get set up with Internet Essentials [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_B_DigitalDivide.jpg] Through Internet Essentials, Comcast helps low-income families connect to broadband, and greater opportunities. Comcast helps families get set up with Internet Essentials [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_B_DigitalDivide.jpg] Through Internet Essentials, Comcast helps low-income families connect to broadband, and greater opportunities. In 2016 we redoubled our efforts. Legendary Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee joined us as the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials, helping us reach even more people. For Jackie, who has long been active in community development efforts in East St. Louis, Illinois, the mission of Internet Essentials struck a chord close to home. “What Comcast is doing is crucial,” Jackie says. “If you don’t give people — especially young people — the tools to develop their own potential, then we are talking about a whole generation that can be lost or that might think it has no value. But these people do have value and great potential, and they deserve the opportunity to prove it.” We also expanded Internet Essentials to hundreds of thousands of households receiving federal housing assistance. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative, we reached out to low-income individuals and families in 15 cities, including Denver. “We’re grateful to Comcast for joining the ConnectHome initiative,” former HUD Secretary Julian Castro said when the partnership was announced. “[ConnectHome] has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids across the nation by giving them the tools to reach their full potential.” Children learn in an upgraded DHA Opportunity Center [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_C_DigitalDivide.jpg] Former U.S. HUD Secretary Julian Castro looks on as children explore new computers in an upgraded Denver Housing Authority Opportunity Center. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_KPI_A.png]$100,000 Amount donated by Comcast in 2016 to enhance and expand the Denver Housing Authority’s technology hubs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_KPI_B.png]33,000 Number of families in Colorado (representing about 132,000 individuals) who have signed up for Internet Essentials as of September 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A MILE HIGH AND RISING For Ismael, the digital divide is like a river. And it’s all about how easily someone can get across to opportunities on the other side. “You can wade over and hope you don’t get swept by the current, or you can walk 20 miles to get around it,” Ismael says. “But if somebody builds a bridge, you can just walk across and devote your energy and focus where it needs to be instead of worrying about how to get across the river.” Of course, access alone is only one part of the equation. That’s why Comcast also donated $100,000 in 2016 to help make major upgrades to five technology hubs located in DHA opportunity centers. With more than 26,000 low-income individuals (representing more than 10,000 families) served by DHA, that can have a huge impact. Whether it’s making it easier for single moms to seek better opportunities, enabling kids to keep up with classmates, or helping seniors stay better connected to family through technology and social media, Ismael says, the efforts are paying dividends. “Our partnership with Comcast really helps remove barriers,” Ismael says. “Internet Essentials is such a critical part of making it easier for families to be successful in improving their situation. It’s giving them access to what is on the other side of that digital bridge.” Internet Essentials family [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_D_DigitalDivide-1.jpg] Internet Essentials helps low-income families bridge the digital divide. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_KPI_C.png]3 million+ The number of people who’ve received fast, reliable, and affordable internet access through the Internet Essentials program since 2011 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.1_KPI_D.png]$333 million The amount donated by Comcast in cash and in-kind support since 2011 to aid digital literacy programs across the country ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Discover more about Internet Essentials. [http://internetessentials.com] * Learn more about the Denver expansion of Internet Essentials. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-donates-100000-to-enhance-and-expand-the-denver-housing-authoritys-technology-hubs ] * Read the Internet Essentials 5-year progress report. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Internet-Essentials-Year-5.pdf ] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/little-angels-the-comcast-cares-day-effect]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/bridging-the-digital-divide-for-hud-residents</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/bridging-the-digital-divide-for-hud-residents</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 6:58 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Little Angels: The Comcast Cares Day effect</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sometimes it’s the small things that count the most. A new coat of paint. A clean van. Freshly planted flowers. A hug. A smile. Full hearts — and recycling bins. Over the years, Mary Jean Adkins has seen how far those small things can go on Comcast Cares Day. Mary Jean is the donor engagement director at the Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels, an organization in Chicago’s western suburbs that provides residency care for 57 children and young adults with severe disabilities. In 2016, we marked our 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day. More than 100,000 volunteers now participate in the annual celebration of our employees’ year-round service, as well as many of our national partner organizations, like Easterseals, City Year, The Arc, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Council of La Raza and the National Urban League. The result has been an enormous impact on hundreds of local nonprofits like Little Angels. CCD volunteers wash wheelchairs [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_A_LittleAngels-1.jpg] Comcast Cares Day volunteers wash wheelchairs at the Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels. Back in 2008, Little Angels hosted its first such event after a local Comcast employee was introduced to the center through a friend. It was an instant success. “That first year went so well. We were so buoyed by not only the work we got done, but also just having that many people interested in helping us felt great,” Mary Jean says. “We were cleaning up that first day, and we were so excited that we started talking about the next year’s Comcast Cares Day. And it just grew from there.” The 2017 event, held April 22, ranked as the 10th straight Comcast Cares Day held at Little Angels, with more than 75 volunteers participating every year. Typical activities include everything from landscaping, detailing vehicles, and painting the facility to cleaning wheelchairs, performing maintenance repairs, and giving residents manicures and massages. In addition, there’s always a big group activity — like the year we rented out a roller-skating rink. “For years, we just always felt like the little engine that could, and we’ve been so touched that Comcast has taken such an interest and really helped make such a difference in the lives of our residents, their families, and our staff.” Mary Jean Adkins | Donor Engagement Director, Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels “One of the cool things about it is all the volunteers who come back year after year,” Mary Jean says. “It’s so touching to have them come back and see that they remember our kids. They’ll ask about specific residents, ‘How is so-and-so doing? Am I going to see her today?’ That is just so delightful for us.” volunteers at Comcast Cares Day [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_B_LittleAngels-1.jpg] Comcast Cares Day is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help improve our communities. volunteers at Comcast Cares Day [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_B_LittleAngels-1.jpg] Comcast Cares Day is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help improve our communities. The partnership between Comcast and Little Angels has long since extended well beyond Comcast Cares Day. Comcast employees have served on the center’s board of directors, helped get Little Angels’ annual gala fundraiser off the ground, and participated as donors and volunteers year-round. “We lovingly refer to the Comcast ripple effect at Little Angels,” Mary Jean says. “For years, we just always felt like the little engine that could, and we’ve been so touched that Comcast has taken such an interest and really helped make such a difference in the lives of our residents, their families, and our staff.” To underscore the point, Mary Jean tells an anecdote about one resident who spent weeks working hard to sign his own initials, with the goal of being able to sign his own participation form on Comcast Cares Day. In 2016, he did it. “We had a little crowd around him when he signed his waiver, and the whole room erupted in applause,” Mary Jean says. “It sounds like a small thing, but he was so proud. He had worked so hard. And he was just thrilled that everybody knew it in the room. For me, that was just a really warm, really exciting moment.” Mary Jean pauses before continuing. “And he’ll be signing his own form again this year.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_KPI_A.png]4,500+ Number of estimated hours Comcast volunteers have donated to Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels through Comcast Cares Day since 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_KPI_B.png]2,000 Flowers planted by Comcast volunteers in the Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels courtyards during Comcast Cares Day since 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_KPI_C.png]171 Wheelchairs washed and detailed by Comcast volunteers since 2008 at the Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels through Comcast Cares Day Resident at Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.2_C_LittleAngels.jpg] Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels residents take part in Comcast Cares Day. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Learn more about Marklund and the Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels. [http://marklund.org] * Find out more about the 15th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-15-years-in-the-making] * Discover more ways we work to make a difference in communities through service. [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/community-investment/community-service] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/little-angels-the-comcast-cares-day-effect</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/little-angels-the-comcast-cares-day-effect</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 7:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Where There’s a Way, There’s a Will</title> <description> <![CDATA[It takes a special person to run toward danger when others are running away. And it takes a different set of skills entirely to help those heroes get their affairs in order. “I can’t protect a firefighter who runs into a burning building or a police officer who is knocking on a door not knowing what’s on the other side,” Daniel McKenna says. “But, as a lawyer, I can help protect their families.” Daniel is President of the Wills for Heroes Foundation. The nonprofit organization — founded by a friend of his — brings lawyers together with first responders, military veterans, and their families to create essential legal documents (wills, living wills, powers of attorney) for free. With events held across the country, there are now Wills for Heroes programs in 28 states. Wills for Heroes progam [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.4_A_Wills.jpg] Volunteers assist first responders in building more secure futures through the Comcast-supported Wills for Heroes program. We’ve always looked for ways that our employees can use their unique skills to help communities. David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, has had a career-long commitment to pro bono legal services, and has encouraged general counsel companywide (at Comcast Corporate, Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Comcast Spectacor) to structure a program to facilitate company lawyers participating in pro bono legal activities. To that end, at the beginning of 2016, Art Block, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Comcast, formalized a pro bono program across Comcast to support and encourage our attorneys to provide pro bono legal services using company resources. One example of our pro bono commitment is our partnership with Wills for Heroes, where our lawyers and legal staff last year volunteered to help create estate plans for 56 Philadelphia-area first responders, veterans, and their families. The experience was as meaningful to the Comcast attorneys as it was helpful to the clients. “The first responders we served through Wills for Heroes protect our families and communities every day. It was humbling to have the opportunity to thank them for their service by providing legal assistance that will protect their families.” Louise Cummings | Counsel at Comcast Cable “The first responders we served through Wills for Heroes protect our families and communities every day. It was humbling to have the opportunity to thank them for their service by providing legal assistance that will protect their families,” says Louise Cummings, Counsel at Comcast Cable. “It was an easy fit for us,” adds Daniel, who is also a partner at Ballard Spahr, the Philadelphia-based law firm that David Cohen chaired before coming to Comcast and that now includes Comcast as a client. “We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Comcast and the legal team on a professional and personal level. We’ve always worked well together, so carrying that over into the pro bono space just made sense.” The long-standing partnership between Comcast and Ballard Spahr had already led to collaborations that included everything from pro bono legal clinics for the homeless to a joint effort to beautify and serve meals at a shelter on Comcast Cares Day. So Daniel knew what kind of results to expect by bringing our legal staff to serve the clients of Wills for Heroes. “The events we’ve had with the Comcast volunteers have been flawless,” Daniel says. “Both because of the internal administrative assistance and just the attitude and approach of the volunteers. It’s rare that we put on an event where the volunteer energy is so high.” It’s not uncommon to see emotional displays of gratitude and relief at Wills for Heroes events. But, Daniel says, the impact is as apparent on the volunteers as it is on the heroes they’re serving. “There’s something incredibly gratifying about using your skills to help someone who is sitting right in front of you,” Daniel says. “You see that person smiling. You can shake their hand and hear ‘thank you.’ And a lot of lawyers don’t get an opportunity to do that. We get a lot of volunteers who come back because of how good they feel about using their skills to help.” Count Comcast’s pro bono volunteers among those who keep coming back. A speaker at the Wills for Heroes event [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.4_B_Wills.jpg] Dan McKenna provides guidance to first responders during a Wills for Heroes event. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.4_KPI_A.png]56 Number of Philadelphia-area first responders, veterans, and their families who received free estate planning services from Comcast attorneys in 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.4_KPI_B.png]1,400+ Number of hours in pro bono services donated by Comcast NBCUniversal legal staff in 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.4_KPI_C.png]$150,000 Estimated value in free legal services donated by Comcast employees through Wills for Heroes in 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Learn more about the Wills for Heroes Foundation. [http://www.willsforheroes.org/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/olympic-dreams-become-real-for-bgca-youth]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 7:23 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Olympic Dreams Become Real for BGCA Youth</title> <description> <![CDATA[“I started going to the Boys & Girls Clubs when I was about 11 years old,” says Whitney Stewart. “There were a lot of challenges that my family was dealing with, and I didn’t believe in myself,” adds Whitney, who’s now 20. “The mentors that I met there and everything that I experienced at the Club changed my life — honestly, saved my life.” Whitney Stewart celebrates at Rio [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_A_BCGC.jpg] BGCA National Youth of the Year, Whitney Stewart (second from left), celebrates at the Rio Olympics with the TODAY Show's Hoda Kotb. Stories like Whitney’s are the reason Comcast NBCUniversal has supported Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for more than 15 years. We recognize youth like Whitney are the future of our communities. And when she was named BGCA’s 2015–16 National Youth of the Year — for outstanding leadership, commitment to community service, and academic excellence — we were proud to offer her the adventure of a lifetime. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_B_BCGC-1.jpg] “The Olympics are a testament that with concentrated effort, tenacity, and a chance, a child with a dream can grow up to be great.” Whitney Stewart | Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2015–16 National Youth of the Year As part of our support for BGCA, we invited Whitney to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. There, side by side with the team from NBC Sports, she learned the ins and outs of major sports broadcasting as she got a look behind the scenes of the media and technology that went into producing the Games. Around the world, followers kept up on her journey through Snapchat and Twitter. #WhitGoesToRio captured incredible moments of discovery and learning. Like touring the production compound at the Olympic swimming venue. She also had the opportunity to visit NBC’s daytime set with sportscaster Mike Tirico and the TODAY Show and late-night sets with Ryan Seacrest and to interview some of her idols in the International Broadcast Center. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_C_BCGC-1.jpg]Whitney Stewart meets Michael Phelps [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_D_BCGC.jpg] Whitney Stewart meets Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps at the Rio Olympics. Whitney’s experience in Rio helped bring her purpose into even greater focus. “As the 2015–16 National Youth of the Year for BGCA, I have the privilege of representing kids who, every day, defy the odds stacked against them to lead, succeed, and inspire,” she says. “The Olympics are a testament that with concentrated effort, tenacity, and a chance, a child with a dream can grow up to be great.” When she looks back on the support she received through BGCA and Comcast NBCUniversal, Whitney, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, reflects on the importance of finding an organization that would give her that chance. And we’ve given her another chance by inviting her to spend her summer interning with us at our corporate headquarters. “To have adults believe in you, when you don’t believe that you have a future, is incredibly impactful,” she says. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_E_BCGC-1.jpg]Whitney Stewart on social media [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/3.5_F_BCGC.jpg] Whitney Stewart kept followers up to date on her journey through social media. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Read Whitey Stewart’s blog post for her top five Rio Olympics takeaways. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/my-olympic-adventure-in-rio] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/creating-a-ripple-effect-in-flint]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/olympic-dreams-become-real-for-bgca-youth</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/olympic-dreams-become-real-for-bgca-youth</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 7:57 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Creating a Ripple Effect in Flint</title> <description> <![CDATA[Oscar Brown had a story to tell. But he didn’t have the opportunity to tell it until Rachel Maddow showed up at his front door. Oscar and his family have lived in Flint, Michigan, for decades, raising their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in their modest, one-story home. They were also among the nearly 100,000 residents affected when the hardscrabble city switched its water source in April 2014. That decision led to untreated river water corroding pipes throughout Flint, leaching lead and other toxins into the water supply. Flint town hall [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.1_A_RippleEffect.jpg] Flint residents speak up during the MSNBC town hall. More than 18 months later, Oscar and his wife, Elizabeth, gave Rachel and the camera crew of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show a tour of their home. As he talked about pipes, faucets, filters, bottled water, and long-term health consequences, Oscar stopped to show Rachel something: his water bill. “That really stuck with me,” Rachel says. “This whole family’s life has been turned absolutely upside down, and for all the pain that they’ve gone through, every month they still get a big, fat water bill from the city. To see their resilience in the face of all of it…that was just a humbling, back-to-basics moment for me that I’ll never forget.” “I feel I have a very strong responsibility because of what happened in Flint to make sure we’re being as constructive as possible at all times, because you never know if the story that you’re telling is something that’s going to change the world.” Rachel Maddow | Host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON FLINT From the outset of the crisis, it was immediately clear to many in Flint that something wasn’t right with the water. But the state government’s glacial and incomplete response to the growing crisis dragged on for months. Even as residents-turned-activists clamored for action, media outside of the region largely ignored the situation. “It’s not like other national news outlets couldn’t hear or see what was going on in Flint,” Rachel says. “I think we were just able to recognize the magnitude of what was happening there.” That’s because Rachel and her team were already investigating the consequences of a controversial state emergency management law on impoverished cities in Michigan when the situation in Flint came into focus. “This was something new, something that happened all at once,” Rachel says. “This was a direct policy action that we now know was deadly. They literally pushed a button, turned a valve, and poisoned an entire city. So what do you do once your pipes have been turned into a weapon against you?” The Rachel Maddow Show has been widely credited for putting — and keeping — the crisis in Flint in the national spotlight. Rachel says the reason why she and her team saw something that others didn’t is because of the news culture at NBCUniversal that allows the time and resources to look — and dig deeper — into important stories. “One of the hallmarks of my show and of MSNBC is that we have the editorial freedom to cover more than just national politics and international affairs,” Rachel says. By late 2015, The Rachel Maddow Show was regularly featuring the latest news from the Flint crisis. People around the country were beginning to take notice, and the political reverberations were being felt from the Michigan governor’s mansion to the White House. “Every once in a while, you get ahold of something that you can bring to a bigger audience and make a national concern when it wasn’t before,” Rachel says. “This platform that we have in the news is very powerful. It can be a force for bad when we do our jobs poorly, and it can also really be a force for good if we do it right.” To do the story right, Rachel knew she needed to tell what was happening to Flint in Flint, boots on the ground, rather than from behind an anchor desk. In January 2016, she and her team headed to Michigan. They were grateful for the across-the-board support from MSNBC, specifically from NBC News Group Chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC President Phil Griffin. TURNING COVERAGE INTO ACTION “We couldn’t have gotten the story without the people in Flint telling it themselves,” Rachel says. “That’s why we talked with the plumbers. That’s why we went to people’s homes. That’s why we brought cameras into people’s basements to see their water heaters and service lines.” Rachel raised the profile of the Flint crisis even further when she hosted a live town hall in the city to help explain what had happened, to give residents an opportunity to have their voices heard, and to seek active solutions to the problem. The coverage helped mobilize political action, and relief efforts soon became a cause célèbre, with Cher, Matt Damon, and the rock band Pearl Jam, among many others, spearheading donations and assistance for the people of Flint. “I am proud of what we did, but there’s still so much more to do,” Rachel says. “It still bothers me that all the attention that we were able to direct toward Flint hasn’t resulted in the problem getting totally fixed. And I’m motivated by that. I feel accountable to the people of that city who we met and whose stories we told.” The way in which NBCUniversal programming like The Rachel Maddow Show tells those stories is increasingly essential, she says. In-depth investigation, detailed explanation, and contextual reporting are a counterweight, especially when the public increasingly questions the trustworthiness of news. “I feel I have a very strong responsibility because of what happened in Flint to make sure we’re being as constructive as possible at all times, because you never know if the story that you’re telling is something that’s going to change the world,” Rachel says. “I’ve never been more excited to come to work every day. I’ve never felt like we were more needed. I know it’s an uncertain time, but I’ve never loved my job more.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comcast employees delivering water [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.1_C_RippleEffect.jpg] Comcast field technicians and in-office staff distributed 277,120 bottles of water to Flint residents. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BY THE NUMBERS kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_A.png] BOTTLES OF WATER distributed by Comcast to Flint residents kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_B.png] VOLUNTEER HOURS for community service in Flint kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_C.png] WATER pitchers with replacement filters distributed kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_D.png] WATER testing kits distributed kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_E.png] WATER FILTERS distributed kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.1_KPI_F.png] REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGES distributed Comcast employees in Flint, MI [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.1_D_RippleEffect.jpg] Volunteers supporting Comcast donated 1,296 hours of service to the Flint community. COMCAST RESPONDS TO THE CRISIS While the country was learning about the crisis in Flint, Michigan, Comcast employees and customers had already been living it. We’ve had deep roots in the area since the 1970s, and those close ties drove a comprehensive response. Comcast employees deliver water in Flint [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.1_B_RippleEffect.jpg] Comcast employees deliver fresh water door-to-door to Flint residents. Comcast employees deliver water in Flint [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.1_B_RippleEffect.jpg] Comcast employees deliver fresh water door-to-door to Flint residents. “It was very personal,” says Michelle Gilbert, Vice President of Public Relations and Social Media for Comcast’s Heartland Region, which includes Michigan. “So it was important for us to make a difference and help out in any way we could.” That meant keeping in close contact with state and local government officials as well as employees and customers on the ground to deliver a widespread, coordinated response to the community’s greatest needs. “We realized we were uniquely positioned to help provide relief with our employees, our vehicles, and our community partnerships,” says Craig D’Agostini, Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s Heartland Region. We worked with our fleet of field technicians and in-office staff at the Flint service center to distribute bottled water, filters, test kits, and informational brochures to residents in the affected area. We also used our cable TV presence to broadcast public service announcements and instructional videos, while teaming with partners like the Boys & Girls Club and the United Way to provide training and assistance. “We’re proud to be a part of the communities that we serve,” Craig says. “We believe strongly in supporting the communities where our employees and customers live, work, and play. How we’ve reacted — and continue to respond — to this crisis is just an example of that commitment.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Explore MSNBC’s complete coverage of the water crisis in Flint. [http://www.msnbc.com/flint-michigan-water-crisis] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/nobody-left-behind-with-hidden-heroes]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/creating-a-ripple-effect-in-flint</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/creating-a-ripple-effect-in-flint</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 8, 2017 8:37 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Nobody Left Behind with Hidden Heroes</title> <description> <![CDATA[Opportunity doesn’t always knock. Sometimes it calls. And when the Elizabeth Dole Foundation came calling about a partnership to help caregivers of military service members and veterans, it was no surprise that Val Nicholas picked up the phone. The vice president and creative director of NBC News knows a thing or two about service, after all. “When you go into the military, you raise your hand and you make a promise to protect the country — and to never leave anybody behind,” says Val, a third-generation military veteran. “We still have an obligation to our veterans, to military families, and to the people who are serving that we won’t leave anybody behind.” “We still have an obligation to our veterans, to military families, and to the people who are serving that we won’t leave anybody behind.” Val Nicholas | Vice President and Creative Director, NBC News and third-generation military veteran After leaving the U.S. Army in 1976, Val carried that service-oriented mentality over to his distinguished career in broadcast news, as well as to his role helping lead efforts like the NBCUniversal Veterans Network, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, and the Got Your Six campaign. Our strong, long-standing commitment to the military community made a partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation a natural fit. So, when Val’s phone rang, he picked it up and was introduced to Hidden Heroes, a program focused on celebrating and supporting the primary caregivers of active-duty military and veterans alike. The program is named Hidden Heroes because military caregivers make enormous sacrifices to provide care but rarely receive recognition or support. The idea resonated immediately. Tom Hanks, Jessica Allen and Army Staff Sgt. Chaz Allen [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.2_A_HiddenHeros.jpg] Actor Tom Hanks, chair of the Hidden Heroes campaign, stands with military caregiver Jessica Allen and her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Chaz Allen, on the TODAY Show set. “One thing people tend to forget about military service is that if one family member serves, everyone in the family serves,” he says. “It occurred to me that we were a great fit for Hidden Heroes. Using Comcast technology and NBC News’ storytelling together, suddenly we have the ability to make a bigger impact.” Now Val had to put those pieces together. So he called Fred Maahs, Senior Director of National Partnerships at Comcast, who reached out to our company’s Military and Veterans Affairs and Accessibility teams. “Getting the additional buy-in we needed to move forward was easy,” Fred says. “We all saw how our company was uniquely positioned to help.” Within a matter of weeks, NBCUniversal and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation had enlisted TODAY Show host Matt Lauer, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, MSNBC correspondent Richard Lui, and actor Ryan Phillippe to join as ambassadors alongside actor Tom Hanks, the chair of Hidden Heroes. In late September 2016, the Hidden Heroes campaign officially launched on the TODAY Show, signifying Comcast’s long-term commitment to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and military caregivers nationwide. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.2_KPI_A.png]5.5 million+ The estimated number of primary caregivers caring for wounded, ill, or injured military service members and veterans in the United States The heart of the campaign is telling the stories of the unsung Hidden Heroes. But, Val says, it’s also about building a community around them. Through the program, more than 200 groups and organizations have joined under the Hidden Heroes umbrella to support those efforts. “News is not just a job; it’s a calling. And part of that calling is to tell stories that change people’s lives,” Val says. “That same dynamic applies to this work, doing things that can change the lives of veterans and military families.” In addition to the partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Fred saw an opportunity to introduce Val to Easterseals, one of our national partners in the assistive technology space for people with disabilities. Easterseals joined with Operation Homefront to equip the homes of Hidden Heroes with accessible technology and the XFINITY suite of services to help make the lives of the caregivers — and those they’re caring for — a little bit easier. The overall impact we can have struck a very real chord when Val met a military caregiver in person at a Comcast event. The woman shared her story, telling Val about the day-to-day joys and struggles of caring for her husband, a veteran. Having taken care of him for so many years in anonymity, she said she was surprised, appreciative, and emotional to discover efforts like Hidden Heroes focused on bringing caregivers into the spotlight. “That was a defining moment for me, hearing it firsthand from somebody who’d been doing this for many years,” Val says. “People like that have earned our efforts to help them. They never ask for it, but they have earned it. They are the Hidden Heroes. They really are.” Val Nicholas, vice president and creative director of NBC News [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.2_B_HiddenHeros.jpg] Val Nicholas, Vice President and Creative Director of NBC News, discusses the Hidden Heroes campaign with Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Learn more about the mission of Hidden Heroes and how to support the campaign. [https://hiddenheroes.org/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/film-with-impact-stoking-the-transformative-power-of-story]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/nobody-left-behind-with-hidden-heroes</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/nobody-left-behind-with-hidden-heroes</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 12:47 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Film with Impact: Stoking the Transformative Power of Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[A well-crafted documentary that shines light on an overlooked or misunderstood issue can be a powerful catalyst for change. But only if people see it — and understand how to act. In partnership with the American Film Institute’s annual AFI DOCS film festival, we’re helping documentary filmmakers gain new skills and resources to maximize the social impact of their projects. This support is part of our broader efforts to promote innovation through media, which we believe is one of the most powerful avenues for driving positive change on a global scale. A still from the documentary, Salam Neighbor [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.4_A_AFI.jpg] One of the featured families from the film Salam Neighbor, a Comcast NBCUniversal Impact Grant Winner, highlighting the Syrian refugee crisis. NBCUniversal co-sponsors the AFI DOCS Impact Lab, a two-day series of workshops on digital media, social marketing, community organizing, and media relations. In addition, participants learn how to engage with government leaders and other policymakers who work on solving critical social issues. Among other messages, these sessions drive home the value of measuring and reporting a film’s tangible results — such as media impressions, viewers’ donations to associated nonprofit causes, or signatures on a related petition — to keep its impact growing. We also award AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grants totaling $75,000 to selected filmmakers who have participated in the AFI DOCS Impact Lab. These grants are intended to help fund outreach and social action campaigns around the themes of these films, which last year included topics as diverse as poverty in the rural American South and conditions in juvenile detention centers. Salam Neighbor, directed by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, is a documentary about the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan. Their production company, Living on One, and 1001 MEDIA received a $35,000 Impact Grant in connection with Salam Neighbor. Moreover, they say, attending the Impact Lab was a transformative experience. “Film has tremendous power to create change. NBCUniversal understands that, and getting their support to show more people this hidden side of the refugee crisis was absolutely pivotal.” Chris Temple | Co-Director, Salam Neighbor “If you’re going to make a social-impact film, it takes a ton of work to follow that thread all the way through and create tangible change,” Zach says. “The resources from our Impact Lab experience, combined with the NBCUniversal grant, allowed us to create and execute the kind of serious impact campaign that we wanted.” Zach Ingrasci with Roauf [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.4_B_AFI.jpg] Film director Zach Ingrasci drinking tea with Roauf, an 11-year-old Syrian boy featured in Salam Neighbor. Zach Ingrasci with Roauf [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.4_B_AFI.jpg] Film director Zach Ingrasci drinking tea with Roauf, an 11-year-old Syrian boy featured in Salam Neighbor. Our support helped the Salam Neighbor team organize 360 theatrical and community screenings, achieve 1.5 billion media impressions, and raise more than $200,000 in donations for refugee aid organizations after the film’s broad release in early 2016. Living on One and 1001 MEDIA also helped the nonprofit Global Citizen, a Comcast NBCUniversal partner, collect more than 250,000 signatures on a petition seeking greater education funding for refugee camps and other crisis areas. Raouf — an 11-year-old Syrian boy featured in Salam Neighbor — delivered the petition in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit, where government leaders pledged a total of $90 million to the Education Cannot Wait Fund. “Film has tremendous power to create change,” says Chris. “NBCUniversal understands that, and getting their support to show more people this hidden side of the refugee crisis was absolutely pivotal.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.4_KPI_A.png]1.5 billion+ Media impressions for Salam Neighbor, a documentary about the Syrian refugee crisis, supported by a $35,000 AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grant Group of Syrian men in Salam Neighbor documentary [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.4_C_AFI.jpg] A scene from Salam Neighbor where Syrian men gather to share afternoon tea in a Jordanian refugee camp. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Discover the latest information on the AFI Docs film festival. [http://www.afi.com/afidocs/] * Watch the Salam Neighbor trailer and learn more about the film and campaign. [http://livingonone.org/salamneighbor/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/creating-and-reinforcing-a-culture-of-inclusion]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/film-with-impact-stoking-the-transformative-power-of-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/film-with-impact-stoking-the-transformative-power-of-story</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 3:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Creating and Reinforcing a Culture of Inclusion</title> <description> <![CDATA[Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley was optimistic at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in October 2016. “I’m having more conversations with more people about inclusion and diversity than I’ve ever had in my career, and I’m really encouraged by that,” said Donna, who has championed on- and off-screen diversity throughout her tenure at the studio. But Donna also cautioned that conversations alone are not enough, nor is simply hiring more women or people of color. Making the entertainment industry more diverse requires a cultural shift. And changing culture is hard work. Comcast NBCUniversal, a leader in diversity and inclusion in the corporate world, is committed to fostering a culture that values, champions, and celebrates diverse talent, voices, and perspectives in media and entertainment. Advocating for diversity and tackling stories of bigotry, racism, and other exclusionary mindsets is part of how we seek to make an impact on our audiences, and on the world. Donna Langley [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_A_CreatingCulture.jpg] Donna Langley, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_A_CreatingCulture.jpg] Donna Langley, Universal Pictures Chairman We don’t just recognize the ability we have to embrace diversity and inclusion in our own company — we also understand and embrace our special ability and responsibility to use our news and entertainment platforms to influence attitudes and progress on the diversity and inclusion front on a broader scale. Here’s a look at some of our media-specific diversity and inclusion efforts from 2016. We’re not just advancing diversity within our own walls; we’ve also continued to expand our best-in-class entertainment choices for multicultural and diverse audiences. We launched Black Film & TV, a curated On Demand destination with new and popular XFINITY content, as well as links to African American–focused linear networks; the XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV Collection, which has grown to become the industry’s largest and most diverse destination for LGBTQ storytelling; and key initiatives focused on the bicultural Hispanic opportunity, including Kids Zone for bicultural families and the XFINITY FreePass Latino, offering customers a two-week all-access pass to more than 7,000 hours of bicultural content. Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Products and Consumer Service [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_B_CreatingCulture.jpg] Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Products and Consumer Service at Comcast Cable presents the newly-launched Black Film & TV On Demand destination. “There’s something about seeing someone who looks like you doing extraordinary things that’s just inspiring. What we’re doing on Comcast’s XFINITY On Demand platform is offering thousands of hours of curated TV shows and movies with diverse casts, directors, and themes — and making it easier to access that content.” Keesha Boyd | Executive Director of Multicultural Products and Consumer Services, Comcast Cable We remain committed to developing a diverse editorial staff across NBC News assets. That’s why NBCUniversal manages the News Associates Program to identify aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program is designed to attract candidates of diverse racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities. Over 80% of the News Associates who have completed the program have gone on to news positions with NBC News. “We’re living in a world where many of our fundamental beliefs about fairness, honesty, and fundamental decency are being challenged. It’s more important than ever to present to our audience the world we want to believe in — the best version of ourselves.” Jeff Wachtel | Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions & Wilshire Studios NBCUniversal Short Film Festival [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_C_CreatingCulture.jpg] As part of NBCUniversal’s unifying vision for social impact, NBCU also celebrated Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s “Born With It” as the film with the greatest social impact to inspire change. In late 2016, Universal Pictures created the new Global Talent Development and Inclusion department. Headed by Janine Jones-Clark, the team works to advance the studio’s holistic efforts to attract and develop a diverse talent pool in front of and behind the camera, as well as within the company. Among the studio’s talent development programs is the Emerging Writers Fellowship (EWF). Since the program’s launch three years ago, 80% of the participating writers have secured representation at major literary agencies, such as Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), and United Talent Agency (UTA). One notable EWF alumna, Ivy Mariel Pruss, transitioned into television in 2016. She is staffed on the cable series Greenleaf, whose executive producer is Oprah Winfrey, where she is credited with writing two episodes. “The challenge we often face is managing the expectation that change will be immediate. It’s not a matter of simply selecting diverse talent for a project, as there are many factors and creative decisions involved in the process. But what we can do is make sure we are actively and earnestly looking for those global perspectives and breaking down barriers of entry for underrepresented voices.” Janine Jones-Clark | Senior Vice President, Global Talent Development and Inclusion, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group NBCUNI TIPS [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_D_CreatingCulture.jpg] NBCUNI TIPS offers aspiring actors, writers, and directors from diverse backgrounds a launching point for their careers. The NBC Talent Infusion Programs (NBC TIPS) — among the television industry’s most robust pipeline programs for diverse talent on-screen and behind the camera — continued to make a significant impact on the industry last year. Program alumni won major accolades, made development deals with top networks, directed landmark episodes, were cast as series regulars, and were staffed as writers on top-rated series. Master of None co-creator Alan Yang won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4635276/awards]. Lil Rel Howery delivered a standout performance in the critically acclaimed box office hit Get Out. Julio Torres joined the Saturday Night Live writing staff. And Donald Glover won two Golden Globes for his landmark series, Atlanta. “It’s our responsibility as broadcasters to tell stories that reflect our society. However, our industry still often views the unknown talent who can tell these stories as a risk. Our job is not only to find and nurture diverse talent but also to show that hiring them will not only enrich our stories — it will also attract modern audiences who want to see themselves reflected in the characters and stories they watch.” Karen Horne | Senior Vice President, Programming Talent NBCUNI TIPS [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_E_CreatingCulture.jpg] Hairspray Live! united audiences of different backgrounds and experiences through a story that celebrates empathy and understanding. On December 7, 2016, NBC aired Hairspray Live! — a bold choice for NBC’s annual live broadcast due to its unflinching depiction of racism and bigotry. Nonetheless, the love and warmth of the story shine through, helping change minds through empathy, understanding, and great storytelling. “Hairspray Live! sends a message about acceptance and inclusion that is as true today as it was 50 years ago,” said Kenny Leon, director of Hairspray Live! and The Wiz Live! “It’s about the content of our character and the beauty that each of us has the power to do our part in the struggle for equality.” Hairspray Live! follows in the tradition of 2015’s The Wiz Live!, another NBC live musical event that aimed to unite audiences of different backgrounds and experiences. Both events also provided descriptive audio for viewers with visual impairments — becoming the first live entertainment broadcasts in U.S. history to have video description. 2016’s Race and Loving, from NBCUniversal’s Focus Features, brought two seminal moments in the fight for African American equality to the big screen. Race spotlights black athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics while facing off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Loving tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose union changed history by invalidating state laws banning interracial marriage. Authentic and richly told, the films reflect our belief that the best way to promote diversity in film is to tell captivating, relatable stories. “Shows that address what’s going on in the world catch on because they are authentic and relatable. That is the barometer we use when we develop all our programming and one of the reasons that shows like This Is Us, Master of None, Law & Order: SVU, Superstore, and The Carmichael Show are so popular. We will continue to embrace diverse stories that ring true and connect to audiences.” Jennifer Salke | President, NBC Entertainment NBCUNI TIPS [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/4.5_F_CreatingCulture.jpg] Loving, from NBCUniversal’s Focus Features tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 Supreme Court decision that ended laws prohibiting interracial marriage. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/multiplying-the-impact-of-tech-entrepreneurs]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/creating-and-reinforcing-a-culture-of-inclusion</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/creating-and-reinforcing-a-culture-of-inclusion</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 4:49 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Multiplying the Impact of Tech Entrepreneurs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Technology innovation is the fuel that moves our business forward. We also believe it has unsurpassed power to solve complex social issues and improve communities. “Local tech innovators know — usually better than we do — what’s needed in their communities and what solutions are going to work,” says Jessica Clancy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. “We recognize that we can make the greatest difference in these communities by helping tech entrepreneurs reach a larger audience and attract more support through our platforms.” Comcast NBCUniversal’s position as a global media and technology company allows us to offer a singular variety of resources to help social entrepreneurs drive positive change. Along with awarding funding to and building partnerships with technology-focused nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, we used our unique media channels, strategic expertise, and broadband technology expertise to multiply the impact of social innovation projects around the country. At the same time, we are focused on providing more ways for more people to access technology because we recognize that digital inclusion is vital to driving innovation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HIGHER PROFILE, GREATER POTENTIAL Working closely with digital multimedia partners such as NationSwell and Technical.ly, Comcast NBCUniversal uses a variety of online platforms to tell the stories of technology nonprofits that are addressing social, educational, and environmental issues in their communities. “We’re bringing in resources to help entrepreneurial leaders build a brand and craft stories that will make their ideas much more successful,” Jessica says. “Startups can use that multimedia exposure to grow their solutions and serve even more people.” As part of our overall commitment to building stronger communities through technology, each year we partner with and co-produce multiple events during which social innovators can present their work, share ideas, and learn new techniques for raising awareness and financial support of their projects. “I’ve heard entrepreneurs say that creating the space for them to collaborate and ask questions has been nearly as valuable as a grant,” Jessica says. “They get energized and inspired by hearing how other organizations in different communities approach some of the same challenges as they have.” 0:300:30 * Speed1x * 0.5x * 1x * 1.25x * 1.5x * 1.75x * 2x * * Quality720p * Auto * 224p * 360p * 540p * 720p * * Wistia video thumbnail - Tomorrow Tour - Miami [https://embedwistia-a.akamaihd.net/deliveries/e071ad1f73e01c7943ead79d19ddf822f0687ef1.jpg?image_crop_resized=1280x720] About Wistia [https://wistia.com/about-wistia?about=132871]Report a problemCopy link and thumbnailThanks for reporting a problem. 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CancelSendmessage ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INVESTMENTS YIELD LASTING IMPACT The chance to observe and learn from local technology nonprofits is just as revelatory for Comcast NBCUniversal, Jessica adds. “I listen to brilliant and motivated people workshop their ideas for tackling hunger, poverty, inequality — such big issues,” says Jessica, “and I’m reminded why this commitment is so valuable.” That value shines most vividly in the work of technology-focused nonprofits and entrepreneurs whose innovations reached a larger stage in 2016 through our support of programs such as the following: kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.1_A_Multiplying.jpg]Tech Impact Awards We partnered with NationSwell to focus attention on five social entrepreneurs who are making their communities stronger through technology. Online voters chose Raj Karmani, founder of a Chicago-area startup working to eliminate food waste, to receive a $10,000 Tech Impact Award from Comcast NBCUniversal. Read more about Raj and his Zero Percent solution [../csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero] kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.1_B_Multiplying.jpg]Bunker Labs As a national sponsor of this nonprofit that helps military veterans translate their distinctive skills and experience into successful startup ventures, we are deepening the entrepreneurial pool and creating economic growth opportunities in 12 major U.S. cities. Learn more about the program’s resources for veteran entrepreneurs [../csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed] kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.1_C_Multiplying.jpg]Millennial Trains Project Our support last year enabled nearly 50 young change-makers to develop their projects, receive mentorship from Comcast NBCUniversal employees and other business leaders, and reconnect with their passion and purpose — all while journeying across the country by rail. Read what one participant gained from the experience [../csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism] kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.1_D_Multiplying.jpg]Tomorrow Tour We connected with more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders, policymakers, and educators in six U.S. cities to learn how we can more effectively support their local tech startup communities. We also partnered with Technical.ly on the Tomorrow Toolkit [https://technical.ly/ebook/tomorrow-toolkit/], a 23-chapter e-book that lays out best practices and supporting resources for startups. View more highlights from the tour. [http://www.tomorrowtour.com/content/] “Technology and media are two of our most powerful tools for multiplying the positive impact of social entrepreneurs in areas that go way beyond what we as a company could do on our own,” Jessica says. “By guiding social entrepreneurs to use those tools more effectively, we can help them achieve the kind of change that all of us want to see.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Meet the five NationSwell 2016 AllStars in these short videos. [http://nationswell.com/category/nationswell-allstars-2016/] * Learn more about 2016 21st Century Solutions winners in this article. [http://www.nbcuniversal.com/article/investing-innovation-can-help-build-stronger-communities] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/multiplying-the-impact-of-tech-entrepreneurs</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/multiplying-the-impact-of-tech-entrepreneurs</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 6:01 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>All Aboard for Social Activism</title> <description> <![CDATA[Surrounded by 24 other young social activists on his first cross-country train ride, Fabian Elliott reconnected with his values and reenergized his sense of purpose. The Millennial Trains Project (MTP) journey was a rolling source of inspiration for Fabian, founder of Chicago startup Black Tech Mecca, a data-driven think tank that works to expand technology access and opportunities in black communities. “You’re in this energetic space where everyone’s engaged and learning from each other about how to create the results we want to see,” he says. Millennial Train [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.2_A_AllAboard.jpg] One of the Millennial Trains continues its route, carrying young entrepreneurs and leaders. We were the presenting partner for two MTP trips last year as catalysts for nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers from around the world to further develop their ideas and learn best practices for building a network of support. This partnership is yet another way that we channel our strengths in media, technology, and community involvement to support the next generation of innovators driving positive change. “It reminded me how passionate I am about empowering other people. But more importantly, this trip helped me realize I’m not alone,” says Fabian, who received an NBCUniversal scholarship to cover the cost of his MTP journey. “Also, hearing and seeing how other organizations struggle to make the tech industry more inclusive validated why Black Tech Mecca’s work is important.” Comcast NBCUniversal employees were among nearly 35 mentors on each of the weeklong excursions, which stopped in five major U.S. cities for meetings with local government and business leaders. Between stops, MTP riders spent uninterrupted hours developing their projects and brainstorming new ideas together. “It reminded me how passionate I am about empowering other people. But more importantly, this trip helped me realize I’m not alone.” Fabian Elliott | Founder and CEO, Black Tech Mecca “Pretty much everyone made a conscious choice to put away their laptop or phone and focus on this experience,” Fabian says. “In the fast-paced world of tech, it was so great to just slow down for a few days.” He also valued the chance to hear from leaders working in communities far removed from his home base of Chicago. Millennial Trains Project [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.2_B_AllAboard.jpg] The Millennial Trains Project brings together nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers to test ideas and gain insights. Millennial Trains Project [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.2_B_AllAboard.jpg] The Millennial Trains Project brings together nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers to test ideas and gain insights. “Kansas City’s chief innovation officer came on board to talk with us about the difference between collaboration and coordination,” Fabian recalls. “He got us thinking differently about how to make our organizations even more strategic and action oriented.” The timing of that message proved ideal. Following his MTP trip last August, Fabian was among 17 alumni who received Comcast NBCUniversal Impact Grants totaling $75,000 to help advance their work. The grant helped fund additional research for the 2017 State of the Black Tech Ecosystem, a report issued in February by Black Tech Mecca that proposes a framework to define, assess, and develop black tech communities. “That grant was our first support for assessing the health of Chicago’s black tech ecosystem,” Fabian says. “Comcast NBCUniversal and MTP have done such a great job in setting up this opportunity for young leaders to connect, yet also giving us the space to do our own thing,” he adds. “That goes a long way in building trust and a sense of shared purpose.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.2_KPI_A.png]$75,000 Total amount of NBCUniversal Impact Grants received by 17 Millennial Trains Project participants to further their social activism projects ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.2_KPI_B.png]50 Nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who last year joined in two weeklong Millennial Trains Project journeys for which Comcast NBCUniversal was the presenting partner Participants of the Millennial Trains Project [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.2_C_AllAboard.jpg] Fabian Elliott of Black Tech Mecca (center) connects with some of the local tech leaders in Albuquerque. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * See the 2017 state of the Black tech ecosystem in this video of the livestream. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewi46bVRzak] * Learn more about the challenges and issues Black Tech Mecca takes on in this video. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhAjB6lGKmA] * Discover more about the Millennial Trains Project on the website. [http://millennialtrain.co] * Read a first-hand account of the Millennial Trains Project experience from Comcast's Danielle Cohn in this blog. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/turning-a-message-into-movement-on-the-millennial-trains-project] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 6:26 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Driving Food Waste Toward Zero</title> <description> <![CDATA[As a computer science student in Urbana, Illinois, Raj Karmani had almost no clue about running a restaurant or grocery store. He only knew that if leftover bagels at his neighborhood bakery were landing in the trash while people all over the city were going hungry, something didn’t add up. In 2013 Raj aimed his technology skills at the problem by founding Zero Percent, a startup that uses a unique mobile software app and online platform to connect local businesses that have excess food with community service organizations seeking donations. So far, his company has redistributed more than 1.5 million meals from over 150 food operators to more than 120 nonprofits. Comcast NBCUniversal and our digital media partner NationSwell offered timely support last fall by nominating Zero Percent for our 2016 Tech Impact Award, which recognizes entrepreneurs who are addressing social issues with innovative technology. We created and promoted videos of the five organizations selected as finalists, with viewers casting votes to determine a winner. Zero Percent received more than 31,000 votes to claim the $10,000 grant. Raj says the exposure his startup gained through the Tech Impact program was worth even more. “Comcast NBCUniversal and NationSwell showed me how I could distribute Zero Percent’s video across many different channels to get even wider exposure,” Raj says, adding that he now includes the link in his email signature. “It has over 340,000 views on our Facebook page.” jars of food [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.4_A_DrivingFood.jpg] Technology startup, Zero Percent, is helping to redistribute excess food where it’s needed most. jars of food [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.4_A_DrivingFood.jpg] Technology startup, Zero Percent, is helping to redistribute excess food where it’s needed most. We further elevated the work of Zero Percent and other AllStars finalists at the NationSwell Summit on Solutions in December. Held in New York City, this event immersed Raj and more than 350 other social change-makers in educational forums, networking sessions, and informal conversations about translating ideas into action. He also gave a 45-minute presentation about Zero Percent at the conference, which led to several potential new partnership opportunities. “Many people came up to me before and after my talk, offering their time and resources to help in any way,” Raj says. With the Tech Impact grant, Raj is building out Zero Percent’s technology platform with features that will allow anyone to sponsor meals through the mobile app for $10 a month and track the impact of their contribution. “I knew right away that technology could be at the core of solving food waste,” Raj says. “That was where my passion met its purpose and my skills.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.4_KPI_A.png]1.5 million Meals redistributed to Chicago-area nonprofits through the Zero Percent app, which Comcast NBCUniversal helped fund with a $10,000 grant ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Meet the five NationSwell 2016 AllStars in these short videos. [http://nationswell.com/category/nationswell-allstars-2016/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 7:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On a Mission to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs Succeed</title> <description> <![CDATA[Growing up as the daughter of Army veterans and later marrying a Marine, Jean South has spent much of her life bridging the civilian and military worlds. So, when she decided to leave her job as a leadership and management consultant last summer, Jean gravitated toward starting a business that could link employers with veterans whose unique skills and valuable military experience are highly prized. Veteran entrepreneurs at Bunker Labs [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.5_A_Mission.jpg] Entrepreneurs from the military community gain insights from experienced business people at a Bunker Labs event. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/5.5_KPI_A.png.png]14 Bunker Labs chapters supported by Comcast NBCUniversal Her growing company, Hire Served, gained vital support from another kind of bridge — one created specifically for veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses. Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit supported by Comcast NBCUniversal, connected Jean with mentors, educational programs, and a thriving network of fellow startup owners. “Partnering with Bunker Labs is a natural avenue for us to support entrepreneurial innovation as well as create valuable opportunities for military veterans to extend their professional skills,” says Carol Eggert, retired Brigadier General and Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast. "We became the nonprofit’s first national corporate sponsor and helped found its Philadelphia chapter in June 2015." With chapters in 14 U.S. cities and an extensive library of online resources, Bunker Labs’ success comes from building upon the distinctive strengths of military community members while also addressing their shared challenges. At its monthly Bunker Brews gatherings, for example, the organization brings successful veteran business owners on stage to share what their military experience has taught them about entrepreneurship. “We can create these amazing interactions and practice our business skills in a safe space, with people who are dedicated to our success.” Jean South | Founder and CEO, Hire Served “They talk about how being in combat and having to make critical decisions based on only partial information is similar to the pressures you face as a business owner. In both situations, you need a high tolerance for risk,” Jean explains. “Getting that type of insight from a fellow veteran can be so powerful for someone who’s just starting out.” Bunker Labs also links entrepreneurs from the military community with experienced businesspeople to answer questions and provide advice — which can sometimes be profoundly influential, Jean says. She recalls her early days when her Bunker mentor, Steve, delivered some “tough love” at a pivotal time. Jean South, Founder, Hire Served [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/06/5.5_B_Mission-2.jpg] Jean South, Founder, Hire Served Jean South, Founder, Hire Served [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/06/5.5_B_Mission-2.jpg] Jean South, Founder, Hire Served “I had a different company name, Your Next M.O.S. — which stands for Military Occupational Specialty — and a logo that I really loved,” she says. “We’re walking out after a Bunker Brews one night, and Steve says, ‘Just so you know, I have your new name. Let me know when you’re ready for it,’ and then he walks away. “When I called him later, he said, ‘It’s Hire Served,’ and explained that ‘M.O.S.’ didn’t speak to the people looking to hire veterans,” Jean says. “He was right — and the next day, he emailed me a whole new logo. “That’s the kind of business-changing support that we get from Bunker Labs,” she adds. Jean is now part of that chain through the help she offers other business owners as they transition from military roles to the more self-directed realm of entrepreneur. Earlier this year, she began an intensive 17-week program at Bunker Labs Philadelphia that prepares startup owners to reach higher levels of success and growth. Their small-group discussions, homework, and in-depth mentoring sessions culminate in The Muster, where entrepreneurs present their products and services in front of other local business owners. “We can create these amazing interactions and practice our business skills in a safe space, with people who are dedicated to our success,” Jean says. Comcast NBCUniversal’s financial support of Bunker Labs has made a fundamental difference in the lives of military community entrepreneurs, she adds. “I can personally count at least 15 people — including me — whose businesses wouldn’t exist if Bunker Labs Philadelphia didn’t exist.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Discover more about Bunker Labs. [http://bunkerlabs.org] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png]Next story [../csr2017/transforming-the-customer-experience-one-call-at-a-time]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 7:44 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Transforming the Customer Experience One Call at a Time</title> <description> <![CDATA[When an elderly customer called our Spokane, Washington, customer service center, agitated with her XFINITY remote control, the agent on the call knew just what to do. “The customer was in tears, saying that her sight isn’t as good as it used to be,” recalls Michele Gifford, Operations Manager for the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence in Spokane and Head of the Accessibility Support Team, which hires agents in part for their empathy and patience. “Our agent recognized her frustration and gently shifted the conversation toward our big-button remote. We told her we’d send it to her for free, and she breathed this huge sigh of relief. She said she couldn’t believe that we had thought of customers like her.” Agents at the Liberty Lake Center for Excellence [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_A_CustomerExperience.jpg] Dedicated agents support customers with accessibility questions at Comcast's Liberty Lake Call Center of Excellence. Providing great service for our customers is good business. Consultant group Walker Information predicts that customer experience will matter more to consumers than price and product by 2020. We are continuing to take it to the next level with a companywide initiative to transform the Comcast customer experience. The initiative includes the launch of five new customer service centers across the country, each tailored to address specific customer concerns, such as accessibility. The Spokane center is one of our newest facilities, opened in mid-September 2016. “We get to interact with people and make an impact every day. We understand that our customers trust us to solve problems that nobody else could, and we do everything we can to earn that trust.” Alan Price | Senior Director of Customer Care, Comcast’s Liberty Lake Center of Excellence SPEAKING OUR CUSTOMERS’ LANGUAGE We designed each center from the ground up to create a new, more innovative environment focused on customer service. In the case of our Spokane center — which houses our dedicated Accessibility Support Team — we’ve invested in equipment, training, and technologies to help us better serve the unique needs of customers with disabilities. The investments reflect our commitment to integrating accessible design thinking throughout Comcast NBCUniversal, from our products and services to the desktops of our customer support representatives. Agents on the team are trained to work with a variety of accessibility tools — including text telephones and screen readers — so that they can communicate more efficiently with disabled customers. Given that the team supports accessible products and features such as the XFINITY X1 talking guide, voice remote, and closed captioning, it’s only natural that our agents have access to the tools our customers use day in and day out. The right disposition matters too. “We seek people who are sensitive and patient,” says Michele. “It can be challenging to relay the appropriate actions for visually or hearing-impaired customers when working to fix a problem. Rather than saying no to this customer, we train our agents to say, ‘Let’s pause for a moment and try a different route.’ We want to guide customers versus telling them what to do.” To make the experience smoother, agents have access to live equipment and TV screens, allowing them to walk through the service steps themselves while talking with the customer. “We prefer the customer experience to be organic,” explains Alan Price, Senior Director of Customer Care at the Spokane center. “We don’t want agents reading from a script.” An agent’s perceptiveness and hands-on approach can delight customers in unexpected ways. We saw this firsthand when a customer with Parkinson’s disease called the center to ask for assistance. “The customer had trouble speaking in longer sentences, so our agent boiled down the conversation to as many yes-or-no questions as possible, along with questions that required three- or four-word responses,” Alan says. “When I spoke to the customer later, he started choking up. He said he hadn’t been self-conscious or uncomfortable at all. He was so thankful for the experience.” NO STONE UNTURNED Our accessibility team is just one of many dedicated support teams throughout our Centers of Excellence. In addition to accessibility, our Spokane center helps customers manage their XFINITY Home products and services. Other teams specialize in bilingual support, the XFINITY X1 operating system, and equipment repair. This specialization has allowed our agents to become experts in one or two areas rather than jacks-of-all-trades. In turn, they’re able to share this specialized knowledge with customers and resolve problems more quickly. An agent at the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_B_CustomerExperience.jpg] An agent at the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence handles technology while walking a customer through a solution. An agent at the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_B_CustomerExperience.jpg] An agent at the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence handles technology while walking a customer through a solution. We’ve also invested in creating a healthy, happy work culture, which we believe is an incubator for good service. Our 80,000-square-foot Spokane facility features an open-air floor plan with plenty of windows, lounge areas for meetings, and amenities such as on-site fitness centers and fresh food markets — all intended to make work feel less like work. The center is in a region with a skilled workforce and a high quality of life, including easy access to ski resorts, lakes, rivers, mountains, and more. The idea? Everything matters in providing great customer service — from the people we hire to the buildings they work in. We’ve followed a similar approach in siting and building our other centers, which are in Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Collins, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Tucson, Arizona. The results since the centers first opened have been significant. In February 2017, 88% of customers who called our Accessibility Support Team rated the experience as positive — three percentage points higher than our already ambitious target. Both this and our first-call resolution score (80% in February) have steadily improved since the opening of the Spokane facility. Just as important, customers say they’re delighted with the renewed customer focus. “We get high-fives all the time,” Alan says. “Customers at the end of calls are asking for members of our leadership team and telling us how good the experience was. This isn’t something you typically see.” It’s also created a sense of community among our employees, who enjoy connecting with customers on a human level and solving real problems. “Our agents are inspired just from the interaction with our customers,” Alan says. “We get to interact with people and make an impact every day. We understand that our customers trust us to solve problems that nobody else could, and we do everything we can to earn that trust.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_KPI_A.png]450 Average calls per day processed by the Accessibility Support Team at the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence Liberty Lake Center of Excellence [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_C_CustomerExperience.jpg] The 80,000-square-foot Liberty Lake Center of Excellence is designed to support a healthy, happy workforce. INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES Each of our Comcast Centers of Excellence is in a community with a skilled and diverse workforce and a high quality of life — factors we believe are essential to creating a great customer experience. In return, we’re proud to contribute to the economic well-being of these communities. Our Spokane facility has generated nearly 500 new jobs in Eastern Washington and is expected to generate $95 million in local economic impact. We’re also committed to filling at least 15% of all new positions with military veterans and reservists, part of our promise to be the private sector employer of choice for the military community. SPEAKING UP Members of our Accessibility Support Team tell us how it feels to help level the playing field for customers with disabilities. “It’s remarkably fulfilling to work with our most unique customers. What we’re doing may seem small to us, but it has a tremendous impact on our customers’ lives.” Jonathan Beavers “It feels like I’m part of something greater than myself. I love that Comcast is forging ahead in a field that’s been severely neglected in most markets and is finding new approaches to improve the customer experience. This is something future generations will benefit from.” Joshua Patchen “The little things make a big difference for our customers. We’re never in a hurry to get off the phone. We can screen-share with customers who don’t know a lot about technology. We’re empowered to resolve the issue the right way, which feels great.” Tammy Lynn Smith Member of the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence Accessibility Support Team [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.1_D_CustomerExperience.jpg] Every day, the Liberty Lake Center of Excellence Accessibility Support Team processes nearly 450 customer calls. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/a-better-normal-how-the-x1-leveled-the-field-for-two-blind-teens]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/transforming-the-customer-experience-one-call-at-a-time</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/transforming-the-customer-experience-one-call-at-a-time</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 9, 2017 8:23 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Better Normal: How the X1 Leveled the Field for Two Blind Teens</title> <description> <![CDATA[Diagnosed with a rare eye disease at four months old, both of Kristin Smedley’s sons are legally blind yet fiercely independent. Michael, 17, is the driven, do-everything kid. A musician and audiophile, as a high school sophomore, he parlayed his fascination with acoustics into a gig doing sound design for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Four years younger, Mitchell is the natural-born performer. Confident, carefree, and precocious, he’s known how to work a crowd since kindergarten. He recently finished a star turn in his school’s production of Seussical the Musical. Kristin has watched Michael and Mitchell break dozens of barriers with the latest assistive tools and technologies. But she wasn’t prepared for the emotions that swelled when her boys used the accessibility features on XFINITY X1 for the first time in the summer of 2016. Life for her kids was suddenly a little more kid-like. “I was overwhelmed,” says Kristin, a former third-grade teacher who launched the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation in 2011. “I probably cried too, because I’m like that. “Not being able to watch TV seems like such a small thing in the face of all the other challenges blind people face. But things like that gnaw in the background. They suggest that the world is not at your fingertips the way it is for other people.” “Comcast has millions of customers relying on them to be cutting-edge on everything, but they invested in this small little niche where my two boys happen to be. I was so touched by that, because they’re saying that my boys are just like everyone else.” Kristin Smedley | Founder, Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, and mother of Michael, 17, and Mitchell, 13 Comcast launched the X1 talking guide in 2014 as part of our commitment to making our technology and media accessible to the widest possible audience. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19 million U.S. households have at least one member with a disability and 8.1 million people have a visual disability. Providing richer, more inclusive entertainment experiences is just the right thing to do for our customers. X1’s accessibility features include a talking guide that “speaks” what’s on the screen, a voice-controlled remote control, and video descriptions that narrate key visual elements of the programming within natural pauses of the dialogue. X1 accessibility features [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.2_A_ABetter.jpg] X1’s accessibility features include a talking guide, a voice-controlled remote control, and video descriptions. X1 accessibility features [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.2_A_ABetter.jpg] X1’s accessibility features include a talking guide, a voice-controlled remote control, and video descriptions. It’s a radical change for Michael and Mitchell, who no longer rely on their parents or sister to check the channel guide or control the menus, which annoyed Mitchell so much that he all but gave up on TV. But what Kristin loves most is the sense of inclusion that accessible TV creates for her family. “My 12-year-old daughter is sighted, and she was born into this family with a ton of bridges between blind and sighted already in place,” Kristin explains. “So it was bizarre to her that the boys couldn’t read the menus on TV. Why shouldn’t they have that ability? Now they do.” Kristin believes the value of products like X1 is that they do more than change the lives of blind people; they normalize them. “Comcast has millions of customers relying on them to be cutting-edge on everything, but the company invested in this small little niche where my two boys are,” she says. “If other big companies would shift their perspective to incorporate more people when designing a product, what a world it could be.” And with normalcy comes the sense that you can achieve anything. Like when Michael and Mitchell played on championship baseball teams as the only blind kids to ever play in the league. Or when a rumor started at Michael’s school that he wasn’t blind at all because nothing slows him down. Kristin is proud of every achievement, but she revels in the moments when her kids can just be kids. “I’m sure this will sound ridiculous, but every time I see one of the boys alone in the room working the TV, I have to stop and watch for a second,” she says. “And I think, ‘Oh my God, this is so different than it used to be.’ It’s just incredible.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.2_KPI_A.png]22.1 million XFINITY X1 boxes with talking guide activated nationwide The Smedley family [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.2_B_ABetter.jpg] Comcast's accessible technology enables the Smedley family to enjoy television together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Learn more about how accessible technology helps level the playing field for millions of people with disabilities. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwr9Ukj90JA] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/streaming-the-dream-to-us-service-members]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-better-normal-how-the-x1-leveled-the-field-for-two-blind-teens</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/a-better-normal-how-the-x1-leveled-the-field-for-two-blind-teens</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 1:52 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Streaming the Dream to U.S. Service Members</title> <description> <![CDATA[U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps used to train for six hours a day, six days a week when prepping for the Olympics. That’s 36 hours per week of crunches, pushups, bodyweight squats, pool drills, and mixed-intensity laps — all for the right to represent his country once every four years. U.S. military members can relate. As part of basic training, soldiers undergo grueling hikes with weighted packs, water survival training, and team-building trials that push them to their physical and mental limits. Like athletes, they also represent their country on a global stage, albeit with higher stakes. TODAY show hosts at the Rio Olympics [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.4_A_StreamingBig.jpg] TODAY show hosts cover the 2016 Rio Olympics, streamed to U.S. service members for free to their computers and personal devices. Comcast NBCUniversal proudly supports both the U.S. Olympic and military communities. That’s why, for the first time ever, we invited U.S. service members worldwide to stream all 4,500 hours of NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics for free from their desktop computers and personal devices. The streaming service reflects our long-standing commitment to supporting the U.S. military community across our business — from committing to hire 10,000 veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses between 2015 and 2017 to creating solutions that help military members build successful civilian careers. “Few events unify the world like the Olympic Games, and it is only fitting that we made them accessible for those who chose to serve our country,” says Carol Eggert, retired Brigadier General and Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast. “We think it’s extremely important to find creative ways of supporting our employees who are veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and the military community as a whole.” As a result of a partnership between Comcast NBCUniversal, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, and U.S. cable, satellite, and telco providers, the streaming service was available to more than 7 million active-duty and retired service members and their families. “Few events unify the world like the Olympic Games, and it is only fitting that we made them accessible for those who chose to serve our country.” Carol Eggert | Retired Brigadier General and Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast Hoda Kotb and Matt Lauer in Rio [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.4_B_StreamingBig.jpg] U.S. service members worldwide received 4,500 hours of NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, streamed at no cost. Hoda Kotb and Matt Lauer in Rio [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.4_B_StreamingBig.jpg] U.S. service members worldwide received 4,500 hours of NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, streamed at no cost. The service members who took advantage of the offer contributed to the record 100 million unique users who streamed the Rio Olympics in 2016, which included live coverage of all competitions. From Phelps’ and Katie Ledecky’s 11 combined medals (nine golds and two silvers) to the women’s gymnastics team’s dominant performance, military members were treated to a historic show at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Seventeen military members were among the U.S. athletes at the Games, including 15 active troops, one veteran, and one civilian employee of the Navy. They included Air Force First Lieutenant Cale Simmons and Army Second Lieutenant Sam Kendricks, who faced off in the pole vault (Kendricks won the bronze), and Marine Second Lieutenant David Higgins, who joined an Army-dominated marksmanship squad in the shooting events. In addition to the pride and excitement of watching U.S. athletes compete, Carol says, the Olympics provide welcome distraction for active-duty military. “For those who’ve taken the oath to defend our nation, it is a respite from the reality of conflict and a reminder of the power of unity,” she says. The U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in Rio [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.4_C_StreamingBig.jpg] The U.S. women’s gymnastics team celebrates during an interview during an interview with NBC Sports' Bob Costas. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.4_KPI_A.png]7 million Active-duty and retired service members and their families eligible to stream NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics for free ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Read our announcement about bringing U.S. service members no-cost, streaming coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. [https://www.army.mil/article/172821/olympics_live_coverage_available_to_most_soldiers_worldwide] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/doing-more-for-customers-with-each-sustainable-step]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/streaming-the-dream-to-us-service-members</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/streaming-the-dream-to-us-service-members</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 2:28 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Doing More for Customers with Each Sustainable Step</title> <description> <![CDATA[More versatile access to digital entertainment with a lower monthly electricity bill. Energy-efficient sports arena lighting that makes the on-court action easier to see. Vehicle technologies that enable installation and repair technicians to use less fuel while doing service calls. Some of our greatest customer satisfaction stories spring from our efforts to make our products, services, and operations more environmentally responsible. “With each step we take to reduce our impact, we’re ultimately creating even better experiences for the people we serve,” says Susan Jin Davis, who stepped into the new role of Comcast NBCUniversal’s Chief Sustainability Officer in 2016. Comcast technician in front of fleet vehicle [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_A_DoingCustomer.jpg] Nearly 6,000 Comcast vehicles were installed with fuel-saving software technology in 2016, with 12,000 more installations planned for 2017. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_KPI_A.png]6+% Improvement in fuel efficiency with Derive technology, saving 100 gallons of fuel per vehicle annually And with consumers’ attention to environmental impact on the rise, sustainable innovation is an even more essential way for us to live out our corporate value of helping communities thrive. “Customers rely on us to demonstrate this value through the solutions we provide,” Susan adds. “They’re also looking to us for products and services that can help them shrink their own environmental footprint.” Throughout 2016, we continued to sharpen our focus in three core areas: lowering the amount of energy used by our products and facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our nationwide vehicle fleet, and minimizing the amount of waste we send to landfills. Here are just a few examples from the past year: Versatile set-top cable boxes that lower consumers’ utility bills. As an industry, we have improved the energy efficiency of our set-top boxes, saving American consumers $1.18 billion in electricity bills and avoiding 6.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in the past three years. “On top of those savings, people can do more with our services and bring content with them to more places than ever before,” Susan says. Energy-efficient arena lighting that creates better fan experiences. LED lights installed by our Spectra Venue Management division at more than a dozen U.S. sports arenas are saving more than 3.6 trillion watts of electricity annually and nearly $490,000 a year. This lighting is also highly reliable and adjustable, so venues can create a great-looking atmosphere for all types of sporting events — from cooler, whiter lighting for hockey to warm, yellow light for basketball. Fuel-efficient vans that enhance customer service. Performance-tuning software installed in nearly 6,000 of our vans — with another 12,000 planned for 2017 — has improved fuel efficiency by at least 6% on average. That means 100 fewer gallons of fuel and the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly one ton per vehicle annually in the communities we serve. Recycling that reduces our impact on communities. Last year, employees in our 460 warehouses and field fulfillment centers collectively recycled more than 9 million pounds of used materials, including taps, splitters, cords, cables, batteries, and cardboard. The National Recycling Program has diverted 21 million pounds away from landfills since 2013 — helping ensure a better quality of life for people in hundreds of local areas. Wells Fargo Center [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_B_DoingCustomer.jpg] LED lights save watts and dollars at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, owned by Comcast Spectacor. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_KPI_B.png]3.6 trillion Watts of electricity saved per year at 12 sports arenas that have converted to energy-efficient LED lighting We’re also exploring the potential of capturing solar energy to incorporate renewable energy into our plans — beginning with the installation of a 251-kilowatt solar panel installation at our Oakland, California, Field Fulfillment Office in early 2016. While she’s proud of the company’s progress last year, Susan’s gaze is set firmly ahead. “Caring about the environment has been part of Comcast’s foundation from the start, and it’s a catalyst for us to keep improving,” she says. “I want environmental sustainability to become muscle memory, so our customers see that this is more than just how we operate — it’s who we are.” Susan Jin Davis [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_C_DoingCustomer.jpg] Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal Susan Jin Davis [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_C_DoingCustomer.jpg] Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal “With each step we take to reduce our impact, we’re ultimately creating even better experiences for the people we serve.” Susan Jin Davis | Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal “With each step we take to reduce our impact, we’re ultimately creating even better experiences for the people we serve.” Susan Jin Davis | Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal Labeled and color-coded bins [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_D_DoingCustomer.jpg] Labeled and color-coded bins help National Recycling Program participants correctly sort recyclables on site. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/hearts-raised-in-sorrow-and-healing]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/doing-more-for-customers-with-each-sustainable-step</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/doing-more-for-customers-with-each-sustainable-step</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 3:13 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Hearts Raised in Sorrow and Healing</title> <description> <![CDATA[Editor’s note: Just after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire on the patrons of Pulse, a popular LGBTQX nightclub in downtown Orlando, Florida, during the venue’s Latin Night. Six members of the Comcast NBCUniversal family were among the 49 people killed, and two other employees were among those injured. None of us could have prepared for the pain and horror of what happened at Pulse nightclub. For more than 20,000 Comcast NBCUniversal team members at our theme parks in the greater Orlando area — and tens of thousands more of our employees around the world — this national tragedy hit terribly close to home. Companies often talk about what it means to celebrate diversity and inclusion, to build a corporate culture that supports all employees. For Comcast NBCUniversal, our shock at the Pulse tragedy held those values up to the light. As word of the shootings began to spread among our Orlando employees, there was no question of where we had to turn next. “The guiding thought we all shared was, ‘What do our people need right now? What can we do for our community?’” says John Sprouls, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Nothing else mattered.” “It affirmed for everyone that as a family, we are going to hurt together, grieve together, and heal together.” John Sprouls | Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts veteran The company’s response — from candlelit gatherings at our theme parks to countless gestures of compassion exchanged by co-workers and community members — grew to be as diverse as our employee family itself. We leaned on the unity of Comcast NBCUniversal’s culture and the reach of our platforms to connect with each other as a family, united in sorrow, support, and healing. REELING FROM A SENSELESS ACT Calls and messages about the Pulse tragedy began circulating between employees almost immediately. Many of our employees returned to work still in disbelief, shock, anger, and fear. We were trying to learn whether our teammates were safe, and stopping each other in the hallways to hug and cry together. Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits and an executive champion of Comcast’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, wrote an email to the group’s members in which he emphasized the significance of the shooting taking place at what was, for many, a refuge and a safe space. “While this act targeted the LGBT and Latino communities — fueled by hatred for who we are and who we love — it affects all of us,” Shawn wrote. STRUGGLING PAST GRIEF TO EXTEND SUPPORT At 8 a.m. Sunday, less than six hours after the shooting, Universal Orlando Human Resources Vice President Rhonda Rhodes and others were already on the phone coordinating support for employees. “We were all just shaken to the core in trying to understand something so horrific happening in our city, to our people,” Rhonda says. “It’s times like these when pure emotional strength and a commitment to others is all that can carry you through the fire.” On Monday morning, our local human resources and diversity and inclusion teams had grief counselors on-site. In addition, the teams left food and notes of encouragement in break rooms and centered all communications around a newly created Love Is Universal logo. By the end of that day, a rainbow flag of solidarity was flying outside the Universal Orlando employee entrance. “I’ve never been so proud of my company or the city of Orlando for how we supported each other after this tragedy,” says Sandra Bersani, Licensed Partners Manager at the resort and Executive Co-Chair of Unidos, our Hispanic Employee Resource Group. “Beyond just offering people time off or counseling, leaders across the organization reached out in such a heartfelt way. That was extraordinary to me.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/7.1_KPI_A.png]$1 million Our donation to the OneOrlando Fund to assist the Pulse tragedy victims and family members HEALING THROUGH SMALL ACTS AND WORLDWIDE UNITY Our community relations and diversity teams also coordinated with Lisa Culham, executive champion of the Orlando LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, and Sandra in reaching out to their members as well as other Orlando organizations. At a time when many employees were feeling stunned and helpless, Lisa says, performing even small acts of kindness brought tremendous healing power. “We brought meals to the Zebra Coalition, which works with homeless LGBTQ youth, and the GLBT Center of Central Florida for almost two weeks,” she says. “Our members also supported the other local businesses around Pulse by leaving them ‘baskets of love’ with snacks, cards, and different little items.” Just as strongly, our people felt drawn to make a companywide statement that we will not let this act of violence overshadow our compassion and unity. On June 16, thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal employees gathered with the company’s senior leaders at two candlelight remembrance ceremonies at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood. Recognizing how this tragedy touched our entire employee family, we also simulcast the Orlando ceremony live in what became an international internal broadcast so that our more than 159,000 worldwide employees could participate. “It affirmed for everyone that as a family, we are going to hurt together, grieve together, and heal together,” says John Sprouls. “The guiding thought we all shared was, ‘What do our people need right now? What can we do for this community?’ Nothing else mattered.” John Sprouls | Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts Attendees lifted candles in remembrance of our six colleagues killed at Pulse. And we watched, via video montage, as employees from across the United States and our parks in other countries shaped their hands into hearts to signify unity with those in Orlando. “Seeing that support was like having the rest of the company wrap its arms around us,” says Scot LaFerte, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Universal Orlando Resort. “People talked about this event as their first step in trying to heal.” Other steps followed: #loveisuniversal began trending on Twitter, and employees carried banners commemorating the victims of Pulse in pride marches from coast to coast. Comcast NBCUniversal also donated $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist the Pulse tragedy victims and family members. “Residents, nonprofits, and businesses came together to provide support to the survivors and the families of the 49 victims,” the mayor said. “We are grateful Universal Orlando was one of the first to step up and help those in need.” REMEMBERING THOSE WE LOST Luis Vielma, 22, staffed our Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Orlando. Jerald Wright, 31, was a seasonal employee at Universal Studios Florida. Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35, was an entertainer who performed in Universal Studios’ Superstar Parade. Shane Tomlinson, 33, sang in a band that often played at Universal Orlando venues. Anthony L. Laureano Disla, 25, had been hired to assist with the production of the Telemundo children’s program La Voz Kids. Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24, was a production assistant on La Voz Kids. A memorial window at Universal Studios [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.1_A_Hearts.jpeg] A memorial window at Universal Studios in Orlando preserves the names of the team members lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting. OUT OF TRAGEDY, A STRONGER BOND Almost a year later, the impact of this tragedy still resonates at Universal. There are tangible signs, such as the tribute window at Universal Studios Florida with a winged heart encircling the names of our six team members. Then there are the subtler, yet still powerful, reminders that the connections we formed in grief have endured to bring us deeper strength. “Our response to this tragedy reminded us that we’re a community, we’re family, and we are one,” says Tom Schroder, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Universal Parks & Resorts. “It was there before, but I’m even more aware of it now.” Klay Fennell, Comcast Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and a manager of Comcast’s external relations with national LGBTQX organizations, agrees. “As a member of this community, we had an obligation to be fully present, visible, and supportive,” Klay says. “This showed our employees that we don’t just have inclusive policies or processes. We truly believe in creating a culture where every person feels valued and supported.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * See Orlando government and community leaders and NBCUniversal employees share their reactions to the Pulse nightclub tragedy in this Comcast Newsmakers video. [http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2016/09/03/tragedy-at-pulse-nightclub-in-orlando/] * See how Orlando-area businesses and civic organizations stepped up to support those affected by the shootings at Pulse nightclub in this Comcast Newsmakers video. [http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2016/09/03/orlando-lgbtq-tragedy-religion_final/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/know-your-value-guides-employees-toward-success]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/hearts-raised-in-sorrow-and-healing</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/hearts-raised-in-sorrow-and-healing</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 3:52 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Suppliers Stir Up Fresh Perspectives</title> <description> <![CDATA[Variety isn’t merely the spice of life — it’s also healthy for our business. Every day across Comcast NBCUniversal, our thousands of suppliers with diverse ethnic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds contribute unique perspectives that help us better serve customers and viewers. We continually invest in creating new and greater opportunities for diverse-owned companies to work with us. In 2016, Comcast NBCUniversal’s spending with diverse suppliers topped $3 billion, and we participated in more than 100 national, regional, and local supplier diversity outreach events across our footprint. Our total diverse procurement spend has increased by more than 20% per year, for each other past three years. As we help these businesses grow their capacity to satisfy larger and more complex demands and build valuable connections with different business units through our Supplier Diversity Program, the benefits flow back to us as well. “Diversity within our supply chain gives our company a competitive edge, helps inspire innovation, and offers insights into the interests and needs of our customers,” says Chief Procurement Officer Peter Kiriacoulacos. “The Supplier Diversity Program gave me that chance to compete against larger vendors and show the kind of value I can bring.” Malee Tansavatdi | Founder, AmmMm Inc. Often, the competitive edge comes from diverse suppliers’ willingness to be especially flexible and creative in satisfying their customers. Just ask Malee Tansavatdi, whose company, AmmMm Inc., provides disposable food service, janitorial, and safety supplies to Universal Studios Hollywood. “In my experience as a woman and minority business owner, you must be very nimble,” says Malee, who started AmmMm in 2007 after immigrating to Southern California from Thailand. “Small and dynamic suppliers like me are usually willing to go further to work with other companies.” Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year award [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.4_A_Suppliers-v2.jpg] The Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes exceptional diverse suppliers in the region. Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year award [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.4_A_Suppliers-v2.jpg] The Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes exceptional diverse suppliers in the region. Meeting one of our Supplier Diversity Program coordinators in 2011, at a local Chamber of Commerce event, started Malee on the path to her first contract with the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Soon after, her recommendation to change the length and per-package quantity of drinking straws resulted in a 25% cost savings. She also found us an inventory of custom-made straws for the “butterbeer” drink we serve as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. Malee’s dedication to excellent customer service inspired us to nominate AmmMm for the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year award, which she won in 2016 and will compete for again this summer. “Knowing that NBCUniversal sees such potential in me and my business is very special,” Malee says. “I’ve gained even more business opportunities from the award recognition and the good reputation we’ve earned through working with a world-famous organization like Universal Studios Hollywood,” she adds. “The Supplier Diversity Program gave me that chance to compete against larger vendors and show the kind of value I can bring.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.4_KPI_A.png]$3.2 billion Our total spending with diverse suppliers last year — a 23% increase compared with 2015, and more than three times the amount spent in 2010 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.4_KPI_B.png]> 20% Increase in total diverse procurement spend per year for each of the past three years ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.4_KPI_C.png]$455 million Total spent by our prime vendors with diverse subcontractors in 2016 — an increase of 27% over 2015 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * Learn about our Supplier Diversity Program. * Get the details on our companywide efforts and progress in our latest Diversity & Inclusion Report. [http://diversity.comcast.com/] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/interns-make-an-impact]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/suppliers-stir-up-fresh-perspectives</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/suppliers-stir-up-fresh-perspectives</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 4:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Know Your Value Guides Employees Toward Success</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mika Brzezinski has three simple words for anyone who has ever struggled to move forward personally or professionally: Know your value. “If you don’t know your value and you can’t communicate it effectively, you’re leaving money on the table — not just at work but in any relationship,” says Mika, co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC and the author of two best-selling books focused on giving women the tools to advocate for themselves and their financial futures. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.2_KPI_A.png]100+ Employees at the 2016 Know Your Value event in New York City, a kickoff for our new personal and professional development program Last year, Comcast NBCUniversal’s Global Benefits and Diversity & Inclusion teams built on Mika’s message of empowerment by creating the Know Your Value professional development program, a set of unique resources designed to help all our people achieve their own vision of success. “Know Your Value reinforces our goal of providing experiences that enhance employees’ emotional, physical, and financial well-being,” says Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits. “When our people feel valued and rewarded, they perform better and our company gets stronger.” This program builds on the success of our efforts in 2015, when more than 250 employees were selected to experience Mika’s Know Your Value events. Attendees gained inspiration from a diverse set of speakers and actionable career advice from Comcast and NBCUniversal executives during exclusive breakout sessions. We kicked off our expansion of Know Your Value last November with a daylong event at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, where more than 100 employees explored practical ways to strengthen their personal and professional value. In addition to sharing her own experiences, Mika emceed a series of panel discussions with other NBCUniversal professionals, including TODAY Show Financial Editor Jean Chatzky, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, and our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tanya Benenson. CNBC reporter Bertha Coombs [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.2_A_YourValue.jpg] CNBC Reporter Bertha Coombs speaks at a Know Your Value event. CNBC reporter Bertha Coombs [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.2_A_YourValue.jpg] CNBC Reporter Bertha Coombs speaks at a Know Your Value event. Following the event, we rolled out a comprehensive Know Your Value curriculum on our myBenefits online portal. Employees have on-demand access to videos, articles, and self-directed exercises spanning three core topics: Knowing Your Value. This module focuses on better understanding and managing our unique strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, and stress triggers to help drive positive results inside and outside the workplace. Growing Your Value. In this module, participants learn how to effectively build their personal brand and professional portfolio, expand their network, and create more valuable interactions with others. Showing Your Value. This module helps employees successfully navigate conversations about performance through techniques such as crafting a personal success story, addressing difficult topics constructively, and being prepared to confidently express their worth. The program has yielded tangible results for both our business and our employees. We have seen measurable gains in employee engagement as well as accelerated growth in employees’ roles and levels of professional responsibility. “The Know Your Value conference has empowered me to refine my own personal brand and work to establish it throughout the company,” says Henken Bean, Art Director at Comcast’s Digital Center of Excellence in Philadelphia. Casandra Kate Escobar, a Manager at NBCUniversal International Television Distribution in Los Angeles, describes a similar experience. “Knowing my core values and having a brand statement has given me the confidence to pitch business ideas and secure budgets — to roll out those ideas,” Casandra says. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.2_KPI_B.png]94% Know Your Value attendees who say the event inspired them to take positive action in their careers kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.2_KPI_C.png]89% Attendees who say the event had a positive impact on their overall work performance [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/suppliers-stir-up-fresh-perspectives]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/know-your-value-guides-employees-toward-success</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/know-your-value-guides-employees-toward-success</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 4:36 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Interns Make an Impact</title> <description> <![CDATA[As a Comcast NBCUniversal intern, Michelle Saul-Yamasaki gained valuable experience producing videos and promoting events while still in college. But the chance to give something back — by collecting donated pajamas for hospitalized kids — made her internship unforgettable. “I got to help people and let my talents shine by simply doing what I enjoy,” Michelle says of the project she and 83 other interns organized in January 2016 for Erick’s Place, a Philadelphia nonprofit that supports chronically ill children. “Just thinking about it still makes me smile.” Comcast intern speaks at the co-op holiday celebration [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.5_A_Interns-1.jpg] A Comcast intern speaks at the co-op holiday celebration with representatives from Erick’s Place, a nonprofit that helps chronically ill children. Community service runs deep in our company values. We believe interns can learn as much about our workplace culture through helping local organizations like Erick’s Place as they do while working with Comcast NBCUniversal teams on our business projects. “It’s an opportunity to expand our pipeline of talented employees who share the value of giving back to their communities,” says Jasmin Senior, Comcast NBCUniversal Intern Program Manager. “These service projects also give interns a chance to develop the kinds of management, leadership, and teamwork skills that make our business stronger.” More than 2,800 college students spent a few weeks to several months in internship experiences throughout Comcast NBCUniversal last year. For many interns, their first day of orientation included coming up with ideas for a group volunteer activity, voting on what project they’ll do together, and forming committees to manage everything from logistics and budget to publicity. “By giving interns the freedom to chart their own course, we get to see how good they are at thinking independently and turning ideas into action,” Jasmin says. “I got to help people and let my talents shine by simply doing what I enjoy.” Michelle Saul-Yamasaki | former Comcast NBCUniversal intern and current employee Comcast interns celebrate at Erik's Place [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.5_B_Interns-1.jpg] Comcast interns celebrate at the holiday celebration with Erick’s Place. Comcast interns celebrate at Erik's Place [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.5_B_Interns-1.jpg] Comcast interns celebrate at the holiday celebration with Erick’s Place. The two-month Erick’s Place project let Michelle put her film and media arts background to use as she managed photography, videography, and social media for her group. She and other interns gift-wrapped more than 200 sets of donated pajamas, wrote cards for the recipients, and delivered everything to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Another student collected 100 more pajamas in a donation drive on the Drexel University campus. “Working with Erick’s Place allowed me to build valuable new skills, and this experience also made me even more excited about building my career at Comcast,” says Michelle, who’s now a full-time Coordinator on our Military and Veteran Affairs Team. “My responsibilities on the project feed directly into what I’m doing in my current job.” Other organizations benefiting from our interns’ community service work last year include Ronald McDonald House, the United Service Organizations, and Habitat for Humanity. The program has grown into an all-around winner — strengthening local nonprofits’ outreach, students’ career development, and Comcast NBCUniversal’s talent pipeline. “We learn a lot about our interns by seeing them get creative and work together on a project that they care about, without a manager giving them directions,” says Jasmin. “And they learn what it’s like to become part of our service-oriented employee family.” kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.5_KPI_A.png]2,800+ College interns who supported business units throughout Comcast NBCUniversal and Comcast Spectacor in 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/7.5_KPI_B.png]300+ Sets of pajamas collected by one group of interns between January and March 2016 to benefit Philadelphia nonprofit Erick’s Place, which supports chronically ill children and their families ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR MORE INFORMATION * See how Comcast summer interns are creating positive change through community service projects. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-interns-make-change-happen-this-summer] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/diversity-in-our-workforce]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/interns-make-an-impact</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/interns-make-an-impact</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 10, 2017 4:51 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Supporting Nonprofit Organizations</title> <description> <![CDATA[We believe in making the future brighter through partnering with and investing in organizations and thought leaders that move our communities forward through service, leadership, empowerment, technology, and innovation. In 2016, the Comcast and NBCUniversal foundations together invested more than $21 million in grants to more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations throughout 43 states and the District of Columbia. A select listing of our grantee partners is provided below. kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/8.1_KPI_A.png]$500 million+ Total cash and in-kind contributions to local, regional, and national nonprofits ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/8.1_KPI_B.png]190,000 More than 190,000 hours of airtime donated to nonprofits ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kpi [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/8.1_KPI_C.png]650,000 Nearly 650,000 volunteer hours on Comcast Cares Day 2016 Foundation Grantees Grantee NameCityState 4 SightHuntsvilleAL Boys & Girls Club of the WiregrassDothanAL Boys & Girls Clubs of South AlabamaMobileAL Gadsden Vineyard ChurchGadsdenAL Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption CenterGadsdenAL Lifesouth Community Blood CenterMadisonAL Rolling Hills Elementary SchoolHuntsvilleAL United Way of Etowah County AlabamaGadsdenAL United Way of Madison CountyHuntsvilleAL United Way of Southwest AlabamaMobileAL United Way of West AlabamaTuscaloosaAL Wiregrass United WayDothanAL Wiregrass United Way 211 Southeast AlabamaDothanAL American Red Cross of Little RockLittle RockAR Boys & Girls Club of JacksonvilleJacksonvilleAR Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare SystemNorth Little RockAR City Year Little Rock and North Little RockLittle RockAR Easter Seals ArkansasLittle RockAR Heart of Arkansas United WayNorth Little RockAR O.K. Program of Little RockLittle RockAR Amistades TucsonAZ Big Brothers Big Sisters of TucsonTucsonAZ Boys & Girls Clubs of TucsonTucsonAZ Girl Scouts of Southern ArizonaTucsonAZ I Am You 360TucsonAZ Pascua Yaqui TribeTucsonAZ United Way of Tucson and Southern ArizonaTucsonAZ YMCA of Southern ArizonaTucsonAZ Abode ServicesFremontCA Alvin Avenue SchoolSanta MariaCA American Red Cross - Woodland HillsWoodland HillsCA American River Parkway FoundationCarmichaelCA Asian Americans for Community InvolvementSan JoseCA Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs AssociationSacramentoCA Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Los AngelesCA Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay AreaSan FranciscoCA Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno CountyFresnoCA Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma CountiesPetalumaCA Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey CountySeasideCA Boys & Girls Clubs of OaklandOaklandCA Cal Poly Alumni AssociationSan JoseCA Cal Poly Alumni Association East Bay ChapterWalnut CreekCA Center for Media ChangeOaklandCA Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project SacramentoCA City Year Los AngelesLos AngelesCA Comstock Middle SchoolSanta RosaCA ConXión to CommunitySan JoseCA Dr. Charles R. Drew CPASan FranciscoCA Earl Frost Elementary School Home and School ClubSan JoseCA El Concilio Para Los Hispano-HablantesStockton CA Equality California InstituteLos AngelesCA Family Support HousingSan JoseCA Fresno Storyland & PlaylandFresnoCA Gateway EduCare MercedCA Global Girl MediaCulver CityCA Greater Sacramento Urban LeagueSacramentoCA Gridley High SchoolGridleyCA Guadalupe River Park ConservancySan JoseCA Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma CountySanta RosaCA Hidden Genius ProjectOaklandCA Hispanas Organized for Political EqualityLos AngelesCA Hispanic Foundation of Silicon ValleySan JoseCA Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food BankSan DiegoCA Juma VenturesSan FranciscoCA Junior Achievement Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA Kapor CenterOaklandCA Katheryn Hughes Elementary Santa ClaraCA Kingston Elementary SchoolStocktonCA Latino Business Action NetworkPalo AltoCA Mar Vista Elementary SchoolAptosCA Martin Luther King Jr. Regional ShorelineOaklandCA Mi Rios de Agua VivaAmerican Canyon CA MNO Grant Elementary SchoolAntiochCA NAMI San DiegoSan DiegoCA Northern Santa Barbara County United WaySanta MariaCA Open Heart KitchenLivermoreCA Operation Gratitude ChatsworthCA Orange County United WayIrvineCA Organization of Chinese Americans - Greater Sacramento ChapterSacramentoCA Parent Institute for Quality EducationNational CityCA Reading and BeyondFresnoCA Saint Stanislaus Catholic SchoolModestoCA San Diego Feeding AmericaSan DiegoCA San Diego Habitat for HumanitySan DiegoCA San Francisco 4th Tongan Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsSan BrunoCA School on Wheels, Inc.Los AngelesCA Self Help for the ElderlySan FranciscoCA Solano Middle School VallejoCA Spanish Speaking Citizens FoundationOaklandCA The Giving SpiritLos AngelesCA The New Childrens MuseumSan DiegoCA Tipping Point CommunitySan FranciscoCA Toluca Lake Elementary SchoolToluca LakeCA Treepeople IncBeverly HillsCA United Way California Capital RegionSacramentoCA United Way of Fresno CountyFresnoCA United Way of Merced CountyMercedCA United Way of San Joaquin CountyStocktonCA United Way of Santa Cruz CountyCapitolaCA United Way of the Bay AreaSan FranciscoCA United Way of the Stanislaus AreaModestoCA United Way of the Wine CountrySanta RosaCA Unity CouncilOaklandCA Wren Avenue Elementary SchoolConcordCA American Indian College FundDenverCO Anchor Center for Blind ChildrenDenverCO Audubon Society of Greater DenverLittletonCO Aurora Public Schools FoundationAuroraCO Big Brothers Big Sisters of ColoradoEnglewoodCO Bonfils Blood CenterDenverCO Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak RegionColorado SpringsCO Boys & Girls Clubs In ColoradoDenverCO Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro DenverDenverCO Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld CountyGreeleyCO Care and Share Food Bank of Southern ColoradoColorado SpringsCO City Year DenverDenverCO Colorado Center for the BlindLittletonCO Colorado Springs School District 11Colorado SpringsCO Colorado Veterans Resource CoalitionColorado SpringsCO Concerts for KidsDenverCO Denver Health FoundationDenverCO Denver Indian CenterDenverCO Denver Levitt PavilionDenverCO Denver Public Schools FoundationDenverCO Denver Rescue MissionDenverCO Denver Scholarship FoundationDenverCO Easter Seals Colorado LakewoodCO Executives Partnering to Invest in ChildrenDenverCO First Nations Development InstituteLongmontCO Foothills United Way LafayetteCO George W Clayton College TrustDenverCO Girls Incorporated of Metro DenverDenverCO Humane Society of the Pikes Peak RegionColorado SpringsCO Humane Society of the South Platte ValleyLittletonCO McAuliffe at Smiley FoundationDenverCO Mi CasaDenver CO Mile High United WayDenverCO Native American Rights FundBoulderCO Open World LearningDenverCO Pikes Peak United WayColorado SpringsCO Rifle Animal ShelterRifleCO Roaring Fork Outdoor VolunteersBasaltCO Runyon Sports Complex CommissionPuebloCO Servicios de La RazaDenverCO Spirit of AuroraAuroraCO Teller County Habitat for HumanityWoodland ParkCO The Action CenterLakewoodCO Troublesome Horse RescueKremmlingCO United Way Battlement to the BellsGlenwood SpringsCO United Way of Eagle River ValleyEdwardsCO United Way of Larimer CountyFort CollinsCO United Way of Pueblo CountyPuebloCO United Way of Southwest ColoradoDurangoCO United Way of Weld CountyGreeleyCO Urban League of Metropolitan DenverDenverCO Womens Foundation of ColoradoDenverCO Young Americans Center for Financial EducationDenverCO American Red Cross Connecticut ChapterFarmingtonCT Arc New London CountyNorwichCT Big Brothers Big Sisters of NutmegHartfordCT Boys & Girls Club of StamfordStamfordCT Boys & Girls Club Association of BristolBristolCT Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater WaterburyWaterburyCT Boys & Girls Clubs of HartfordHartfordCT Center for Latino Progress - CPRF HartfordCT Childrens Center of Hamden IncHamdenCT Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern ConnecticutWindsorCT Easter Seals Goodwill IndustriesNorth HavenCT Enfield Food ShelfEnfieldCT Girl Scouts of ConnecticutHartfordCT Horizons NationalWestportCT Junior Achievement of Southwest New EnglandHartfordCT Lincoln-Bassett Community SchoolNew HavenCT Middlesex United WayMiddletownCT Mill Ridge Primary SchoolDanburyCT Mill River Park CollaborativeStamfordCT Naugatuck YMCANaugatuckCT Our Piece of The PieHartford CT Riverfront RecaptureHartfordCT Southern Connecticut State University FoundationNew HavenCT Special Olympics ConnecticutHamdenCT The Center for Family JusticeBridgeportCT Thirman L Milner Elementary SchoolHartfordCT United Way of Central and Northeastern ConnecticutHartfordCT United Way of Greater New HavenNew HavenCT United Way of Southeastern ConnecticutGales FerryCT United Way of Western ConnecticutDanburyCT Urban League of Greater HartfordHartfordCT Urban League of Southwestern Fairfield CountyBridgeportCT Valley United WaySheltonCT Village for Families & ChildrenHartfordCT Woodrow Wilson Middle SchoolMiddletownCT Young Womens Christian Association HartfordHartfordCT 100 Black Men of Greater Washington D.C.WashingtonDC AARP FoundationWashington DC American Association of People with DisabilitiesWashingtonDC American Red Cross National HeadquartersWashingtonDC Arc of the United StatesWashingtonDC Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and DevelopmentWashingtonDC Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional StudiesWashingtonDC Aspira AssociationWashingtonDC Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater WashingtonWashingtonDC Byte BackWashingtonDC Center for Native American YouthWashingtonDC City Year Washington, DCWashingtonDC Congressional Black Caucus FoundationWashingtonDC Congressional Hispanic Caucus InstituteWashingtonDC Congressional Hispanic Leadership InstituteWashingtonDC DC Central KitchenWashingtonDC Delta Research and Educational FoundationWashingtonDC Food and FriendsWashingtonDC International Leadership FoundationWashingtonDC Kids in Need of DefenseWashingtonDC Latin American Youth CenterWashingtonDC Life Pieces To MasterpiecesWashingtonDC Lulac InstituteWashingtonDC N Street VillageWashingtonDC National Association For The Advancement Of Colored PeopleWashingtonDC National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials FoundationWashingtonDC National Congress of Black Women of Washington DCWashingtonDC National Council of La RazaWashingtonDC National Hispanic Caucus of State LegislatorsWashington DC National LGBTQ Task ForceWashingtonDC National Organization of Black County Officials IncWashingtonDC National Organization of Black Elected Legislative WomenWashingtonDC NewseumWashingtonDC Organization of Chinese AmericansWashingtonDC Securities and Exchange Commission Historical SocietyWashingtonDC Sikh American Legal Defense and Education FundWashingtonDC The Links Foundation, IncorporatedWashingtonDC United Planning OrganizationWashingtonDC Urban League of Greater WashingtonWashingtonDC Washington D.C. 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Sulzbacher Center for the HomelessJacksonvilleFL Innovative Community Engagement FoundationTallahasseeFL Junior League of TallahasseeTallahasseeFL Kappa LeagueTallahasseeFL Keep Palm Beach County BeautifulWest Palm BeachFL Kids Come First in the Florida KeysMarathonFL Ladies Learning To LeadTallahasseeFL Ladies of FuturityWest Palm Beach FL Lake Wales Charter Schools FoundationLake WalesFL Laurel Civic AssociationLaurelFL Maclay School - Jr. Beta ClubTallahasseeFL Magnolia Point Women's ClubGreen Cove SpringsFL Miami Bridge Youth & Family ServicesMiamiFL Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually ImpairedMiamiFL North Bay Haven BoostersPanama CityFL Oak Ridge Elementary SchoolTallahasseeFL One BloodSt. PetersburgFL OneBlood of OrlandoOrlandoFL Pace Center for Girls LeonTallahasseeFL Palm Beach County Food BankLantanaFL Parks Foundation of Miami DadeMiamiFL Rebuilding Together Miami DadeMiamiFL Refuge HouseTallahasseeFL RITE Side Up, Inc.Boynton BeachFL Seniors on a Mission, Inc.JacksonvilleFL Southern Scholarship FoundationTallahasseeFL Springwood Elementary SchoolTallahasseeF]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/supporting-nonprofit-organizations</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/supporting-nonprofit-organizations</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 11, 2017 7:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Continuing a Legacy of Integrity</title> <description> <![CDATA[Integrity is the foundation of our business, and all our employees share the responsibility to operate with the highest ethical standards. We promote integrity throughout our work environment and follow practices that help ensure we earn the trust of customers, employees, shareholders, and the people in the communities we serve. COMCAST LISTENS Our success as a company is built upon creating a positive work environment for our employees — one where we consistently demonstrate our commitment to integrity, open communication and fairness in all of our business relationships. Together, we can build on our success by resolving issues so that we can focus on effectively doing our jobs. To make this possible, we created Comcast Listens, a program that offers several channels to employees for speaking up without fear of retaliation when they need to ask a question, seek guidance, or raise a concern. No matter the question or concern — whether it involves a workplace issue or a concern about suspected illegal or unethical conduct — we want to hear from our employees. In addition to talking with a supervisor or using another local channel, employees can call the Comcast Listens helpline or visit the web portal to make a report anytime. The helpline and web portal are both managed by an independent third-party company so that employees may choose to remain anonymous where allowed by law. When appropriate, a trained investigator will be assigned to review an employee’s concern. If wrongdoing is confirmed, we will take the appropriate disciplinary or corrective action, regardless of the position of the individuals involved. We strictly prohibit retaliation for any good-faith report. For more information, visit corporate.comcast.com/our-values/integrity/comcast-listens [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/integrity/comcast-listens]. PRIVACY POLICY Privacy is crucial to our customers, audiences, and employees. At Comcast NBCUniversal, we work hard to protect people’s privacy by implementing internal practices and complying with all applicable laws. This includes building products and services with privacy in mind, delivering them securely, and reviewing our design and delivery to improve them over time. We inform people about how we use their information, give them choices to control many of those uses, and make product, privacy, security, and other support information available to them. We have committed not to share our customers’ sensitive information (such as banking, children’s, and health information), unless we first obtain their affirmative, opt-in consent. And to help fulfill our responsibilities in the larger discussion around individual privacy, we publish transparency reports to make clear how we handle government requests for information. Comcast issued our first transparency report in March 2014, and we release a new report every six months. To read our most recent report, visit corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices?tag=comcast-transparency-report [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices?tag=comcast-transparency-report]. SUPPLIER SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY At Comcast, we are committed to ethical and responsible conduct in all our operations, and we expect the same commitments to be shared by all manufacturers of our merchandise. NBCUniversal's supplier social responsibility audit program seeks to ensure that the company's established Code of Conduct is sustained by its suppliers. The audits include on-site inspections within factories to validate key integrity areas related to forced labor, underage labor, wages, working hours, occupational health and safety, emergency preparedness, fire protection, waste management, and environmental compliance with permits. NBCUniversal takes a triangulation approach to its audits, including employee interviews conducted globally, in-depth documentation review, and on-site inspection. NBCUniversal's audit scope is applicable for all countries except Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and those in North America and the European Union. At NBCUniversal, business units contract with licensees that select the factory to produce the products. We emphasize protecting labor, human rights, and environmental practices for all sourced factories that produce NBCUniversal logo or branded products. NBCUniversal's goal is to work closely with factories to build up their capacity for sustainable growth. NBCUniversal and partners work with factory management to improve their labor and environmental performance. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Next story [../csr2017/awards-and-recognitions]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/continuing-a-legacy-of-integrity</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/continuing-a-legacy-of-integrity</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 11, 2017 7:29 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Welcome from our leaders</title> <description> <![CDATA[WELCOME FROM OUR LEADERS From our place as one of the largest media, technology, and broadband companies in the world, we have the unique ability to help solve some of the most challenging social issues of our time. Our impact starts with our philanthropy and volunteerism, and grows with our efforts to connect the unconnected and our ability to amplify the voices of today’s change-makers in our communities and within our own walls. That’s why we invest in digital inclusion, foster the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs and spotlight young, diverse filmmakers. It’s why we hold up the microphone for community problem-solvers, and uphold and empower our own Comcast NBCUniversal family to make a lasting difference. Our influence and reach make it possible to create a positive impact every day. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/2.0_Hero_CSR2017.jpg] [../csr2017/a-message-from-brian-l-roberts]A message from Brian L. Roberts [../csr2017/a-message-from-brian-l-roberts][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/2.2-Hero-v4-CSR2017.jpg] [../csr2017/qa-david-l-cohen]Q&A: David L. Cohen [../csr2017/qa-david-l-cohen]A MESSAGE FROM DALILA WILSON-SCOTT Dalila Wilson-Scott [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/2.2_David_Dalila.jpg] Our most valuable assets at Comcast NBCUniversal are our talent, technology, and reach, and I’m excited to lead the effort to help find more ways to leverage them to make our communities stronger. With an incredible foundation to build on, we are reinforcing our commitment to service both on Comcast Cares Day and throughout the year, while increasing opportunities for employees to use their unique talents to address community needs. From board service to pro bono legal support to mentoring our future leaders, our employees stand committed to lending their talents for good. We believe technology is empowering and are focused on making it accessible to everyone, but we also recognize that access alone isn’t enough to close the opportunity divide. In addition to securing basic digital skills, it’s also vital to help individuals gain the digital skills needed to compete for 21st-century jobs, to start and grow small businesses, and to fully participate in the innovation economy. Our nonprofit partners are often challenged with accessing expertise and technology, along with telling their stories. One of the ways we address this issue is to use our unparalleled reach to help our communities and partners create and share their inspiring stories, educating more audiences on critical social issues and the game-changing solutions at work. It’s an honor to be a part of the fabric of the places where we live and work, and we look forward to doing even more to enhance our communities. [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/200w/2017/06/DWS-Full-name.JPG] Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President of Community Investment [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/50w/2017/06/csr_blue_arrow.png] Read more stories in the report. [../csr2017]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/welcome</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/welcome</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 1:59 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Building Connected Communities</title> <description> <![CDATA[BUILDING CONNECTED COMMUNITIES Our commitment to the communities we serve is in our DNA. After all, our customers and audiences are also our neighbors, and we call the same neighborhoods home. We strive to make a positive impact everywhere we exist. We’re bridging the digital divide by making technology more accessible to more Americans. We’re finding new ways to tap into the skills and talents of our employees to mentor young leaders and to aid those who have served our country. And we’re harnessing our strength in numbers to improve the world around us through efforts like Comcast Cares Day — the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, which exemplifies and amplifies our year-round commitment to giving back to the communities where our employees live and work. We’re unwavering in our commitment to connect our communities with the resources that matter most to their success — and helping them build solid foundations for stronger futures. [../csr2017/bridging-the-digital-divide-for-hud-residents]Bridging the digital divide for HUD residents [../csr2017/bridging-the-digital-divide-for-hud-residents][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/3.2_LittleAngels_REV.jpg] [../csr2017/little-angels-the-comcast-cares-day-effect]Little Angels: The Comcast Cares Day effect [../csr2017/little-angels-the-comcast-cares-day-effect][https://s3.amazonaws.com/csr2017.2820press.com/Carousels/33/Carousel+33.hyperesources/Carousel_33A.jpg] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/30_landing_d.jpg] [../csr2017/olympic-dreams-become-real-for-bgca-youth]Olympic dreams become real for BGCA youth [../csr2017/olympic-dreams-become-real-for-bgca-youth] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/30_landing_e.jpg] [../csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will]Where there’s a way, there’s a will [../csr2017/where-theres-a-way-theres-a-will]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/communities</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/communities</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 1:59 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Creating Media That Matters</title> <description> <![CDATA[CREATING MEDIA THAT MATTERS Actions spark change, and stories have the power to spark action. Whether it’s raising funds for children in need or encouraging adoption of pets from shelters, we use our far-reaching storytelling platform to educate, entertain, and expand the way our viewers see the world. And whether it’s community crises turned national news or celebrations of diversity and acceptance on-screen, we believe in the power of media to touch audiences and create tangible impact. We’re committed to using that power to bring to the forefront the moments and issues that matter most to our audiences. Because when people are informed and represented, they’re empowered to have important conversations and to create positive change in their communities, nations, and lives. [../csr2017/creating-a-ripple-effect-in-flint]Creating a ripple effect in Flint [../csr2017/creating-a-ripple-effect-in-flint] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.2_HiddenHeroes_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/nobody-left-behind-with-hidden-heroes]Nobody left behind with Hidden Heroes [../csr2017/nobody-left-behind-with-hidden-heroes][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/200x200/2017/06/Carousel_43A.png] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.4-hero-v3-CSR2017.png] [../csr2017/film-with-impact-stoking-the-transformative-power-of-story]Film with impact: Stoking the transformative power of story [../csr2017/film-with-impact-stoking-the-transformative-power-of-story] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/4.5_CreatingCulture_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/creating-and-reinforcing-a-culture-of-inclusion]Creating and reinforcing a culture of inclusion [../csr2017/creating-and-reinforcing-a-culture-of-inclusion]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/media</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/media</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inspiring Innovation</title> <description> <![CDATA[INSPIRING INNOVATION The future is written by innovators. And as a company brimming with them, we take pride in supporting the entrepreneurs, technologists, and change-makers of tomorrow. Through grantmaking, strategic partnerships, and creating spaces for inspired entrepreneurs to collaborate, including the new Comcast Technology Center, we are helping to change the face of technology and business. We believe in the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, and we’re dedicated to supporting their growth. [../csr2017/multiplying-the-impact-of-tech-entrepreneurs]Multiplying the impact of tech entrepreneurs [../csr2017/multiplying-the-impact-of-tech-entrepreneurs][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.4_DrivingFood_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero]Driving food waste toward zero [../csr2017/driving-food-waste-toward-zero][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/Carousel_53A.png] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/5.2_AllAboard_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism]All aboard for social activism [../csr2017/all-aboard-for-social-activism][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/5.5_Mission_hero-2.png] [../csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed]On a mission to help veteran entrepreneurs succeed [../csr2017/on-a-mission-to-help-veteran-entrepreneurs-succeed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/innovation</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/innovation</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 2:01 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Transforming the Customer Experience</title> <description> <![CDATA[TRANSFORMING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Our relationships with our customers are key to our success. That’s why Comcast is working to reinvent our customer experience in every way. We’re making significant investments in new workforce tools and technology to help our cable technicians, customer service agents, and all our employees deliver better service. We’re increasing sustainable practices — on film sets, in our service centers, in our vehicle fleet, in sports arenas, and more — to meet our customers’ expectations and help our industry drive positive change. And we’re making incredible strides in accessible technology and service that allow all our customers a more seamless connection to content — no matter their abilities, language, or location. [../csr2017/transforming-the-customer-experience-one-call-at-a-time]Transforming the customer experience one call at a time [../csr2017/transforming-the-customer-experience-one-call-at-a-time] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/6.2_ABetter_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/a-better-normal-how-the-x1-leveled-the-field-for-two-blind-teens]A better normal: How the X1 leveled the field for two blind teens [../csr2017/a-better-normal-how-the-x1-leveled-the-field-for-two-blind-teens][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/Carousel_63A.png] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/6.4_StreamingDream_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/streaming-the-dream-to-us-service-members] Streaming the dream to U.S. service members [../csr2017/streaming-the-dream-to-us-service-members] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/1000w/2017/05/6.5_DoingCustomer_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/doing-more-for-customers-with-each-sustainable-step]Doing more for customers with each sustainable step [../csr2017/doing-more-for-customers-with-each-sustainable-step]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/customers</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/customers</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 2:01 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Empowering Our People</title> <description> <![CDATA[EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE Our people are the heart of our company. Our power and potential lie in how we come together and in the ways and moments in which we trust, inspire, and push each other. It’s why we invest deeply in employees to create the change they want to see. It’s also why we celebrate diversity and inclusion across our businesses. We’re a global company, with employees across the world. But the culture and tight bonds we share help us feel like a small business. In the moments that matter, our entire Comcast NBCUniversal family comes together — reaching across states, countries, and continents to unite and lend a helping hand. [../csr2017/hearts-raised-in-sorrow-and-healing]Hearts raised in sorrow and healing [../csr2017/hearts-raised-in-sorrow-and-healing][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/7.2_YourValue_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/know-your-value-guides-employees-toward-success]Know Your Value guides employees toward success [../csr2017/know-your-value-guides-employees-toward-success][http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/06/Carousel_73A.png] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/7.4_Suppliers_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/suppliers-stir-up-fresh-perspectives]Suppliers stir up fresh perspectives [../csr2017/suppliers-stir-up-fresh-perspectives] [http://staticfs.comcast.com/img/500w/2017/05/7.5_Interns_labs.jpg] [../csr2017/interns-make-an-impact]Interns make an impact [../csr2017/interns-make-an-impact] [../csr2017/diversity-in-our-workforce]Diversity in our workforce [../csr2017/diversity-in-our-workforce]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/people</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/csr2017/people</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 18, 2017 2:01 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast Corporation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, has over 25 years of experience in the communications and technology industry. In her current position, she is responsible for identifying sustainable strategies and priorities and for implementing the Company’s Sustainability Program across all of Comcast NBCUniversal business units and functions. Prior to her current role, Susan was Senior Vice President of Operations Compliance and was responsible for implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reducing costs to the cable business and managing business compliance. In 2011, Susan negotiated a historic Memorandum of Understanding between Comcast and the Asian American community as part of the Company’s merger with NBCUniversal that created ground-breaking commitments in the areas of programming, supplier and employment diversity and community investment. She serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council and is a Company liaison to the Comcast and NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She is an executive sponsor of Asian Pacific Americans at Comcast, a Company Employee Resource Group. Susan was also integral in the 2011 launch of launch Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program, the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income Americans in the country. The program is Comcast’s most successful community investment initiative, having connected more than 3 million low income Americans to the power of the Internet in their homes. Susan is also involved in the Company’s approach to digital literacy, providing resources to customers on safe Internet use with particular emphasis on helping families understand the Internet and teaching children how to responsibly use Comcast’s services. She leads the Company’s Online Safety Advisory Council, an external body of leaders in the area online safety. Susan completed the Women in Cable Telecommunications Senior Executive Summit at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and has completed the Women’s Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business. She received the 2010 Paragon Award of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Cable and completed CTAM’s Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Susan was a fellow in the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute of the Women in Cable Telecommunications. She has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” and one of the “The Most Influential Minorities in Cable” by Cablefax for many years. Susan serves as the Chair of the Board of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and is a director on the Boards of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, and the Juvenile Law Center. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/susan-jin-davis</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/susan-jin-davis</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 4:35 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tim Gage, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Central Division</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tim Gage is an attorney who serves as the Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs in Comcast’s Central Division. In this position, Tim is a member of the leadership team responsible for Comcast operations in the Division. He is primarily responsible for government and regulatory affairs, political strategy, public affairs, franchising, community investment, philanthropy, external communication and public relations. He is Immediate Past Chairman of the South Carolina Cable and Telecommunications Association, President of the South Carolina Cable Television Foundation, Past Chairman and current member of the Board of Directors of The Cable Television Association of Georgia, Co-Chairman of Florida Mentoring Partnership, PAC Board Member of the Tennessee and Arkansas Cable Associations, Tower Club Member, Member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Board of Directors of Volunteer USA Foundation, The Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy, Piedmont Park Conservancy , and COMPAC, Comcast’ political action committee. Tim has also been appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to the Digital Learning Taskforce. Prior to joining Comcast in November of 2002, Tim was Vice President of Law and Government Affairs for AT&T Broadband, Atlanta, and also served as Director of Legal and Government Affairs for AT&T Broadband and MediaOne in the Northeast Region. In these positions, he was responsible for state and local legislative issues, franchise negotiations, license transfers, license compliance, communication with elected and appointed officials and government and public affairs initiatives. While in New England he served as the Governor’s appointee to the New Hampshire Telecommunications Planning Commission. Before joining the cable industry in 1998, Tim was Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, Massachusetts in the office of District Attorney and former United States Congressman William Delahunt, where he was responsible for prosecution and trial of criminal matters. Tim also practiced law with the Boston law firm of Crowley, Considine and Dray where he specialized in the areas of civil litigation and real estate. He also worked as Legislative Aide/Counsel in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served five years as an elected Planning Commissioner in Massachusetts. Tim graduated cum laude of Suffolk University School of Management in Boston, Massachusetts, with a B.S. degree in finance and banking and received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Tim resides in Atlanta, Georgia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tim-gage</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/tim-gage</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:25 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Deborah Buhles, Vice President, Administration</title> <description> <![CDATA[Deborah A. Buhles serves as Vice President, Administration at Comcast Corporation. In this position, Deborah is responsible for developing and managing programs for facilities for the Philadelphia campus, including operations and optimizing space planning, corporate travel and relocation. Before joining Comcast in 2003, Deborah served as corporate travel manager and manager of innovation for supply chain management for Capital One in Glen Allen, VA. Prior to that, she served as a purchasing agent for Computer Task Group in Buffalo, NY. Deborah holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) at the Global Business Travel Association from Cornell University and an alumna of the Executive Leadership Development Program sponsored by the National Associate of Multi-Ethnicity in Cable (NAMIC), Comcast’s Executive Leadership Forum and Betsy Magness Leadership Institute sponsored by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She serves on the Philadelphia International Airport Advisory board, the Philadelphia Academies, Inc. board, as a Vice Chair on the board for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc., as Co-Chair of the Business Advisory Council for OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, and is an Advisor for the Philadelphia chapter of NAMIC.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/deborah-buhles</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/deborah-buhles</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Joseph Clancy, Vice President & Chief Security Office</title> <description> <![CDATA[Joseph Clancy is the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of Comcast Corporate Security. In this role, he provides oversight of the security mechanisms which safeguard and protect Comcast personnel, assets, proprietary information, and physical infrastructures. Before rejoining the Comcast Corporation in March 2017, President Barack Obama appointed Joe as the 24th Director of the United States Secret Service on February 18, 2015, after serving as the Acting Director since October 6, 2014. A 27-year veteran of the Secret Service, Joe was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division on February 1, 2009. He held this distinguished position until his retirement from the Secret Service on June 30, 2011. Following his retirement, Joe served as a Senior Director for Comcast Corporate Security, and was subsequently selected as the Executive Director of Cable Security for the Comcast Corporation. Joe’s career with the Secret Service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia Field Office. Throughout his career, he later held several positions on the Presidential Protective Division under Presidents George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In between his assignments to the Presidential Protective Division, Joe was selected as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Homeland Security. During this two-year assignment, he served as the Director for National Special Security Events. He was also assigned to the Secret Service’s Office of Congressional Affairs, and was consequently detailed to the Commerce, Justice, and State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee. He retired as the Director of the United States Secret Service on March 4, 2017. Joe attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the Secret Service, he worked as a high school teacher and football and baseball coach for the Philadelphia Archdiocese. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joe and his wife, Andrea, have been married for 35 years. They have four children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-clancy</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-clancy</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 1:05 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Anthony DeShan, Vice President, CAAT</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tony DeShan serves as a Vice President on the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team. In this role, Tony, oversees the internal audit function and the performance of financial, operational audits and advisory engagements for the Corporate function. Prior to joining Comcast in 2010, Tony spent over 10 years at Dell, Inc., serving in a variety of financial and operational roles including the Global Audit function as well as transformation initiatives within the company. Prior to Dell, Tony spent over 7 years at PepsiCo & Pepsi Cola International in financial planning and controllership roles. He started his career in public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant. Tony is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and 3 children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/anthony-deshan</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/anthony-deshan</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Stephen Perez</title> <description> <![CDATA[Stephen Perez is currently the Vice President of Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team with oversight of the internal audit function as it relates to the cable business. Stephen oversees assurance and advisory engagements with a specific focus on financial, operational and regulatory processes. Prior to this role, Stephen was the Vice President of FP&A for Comcast Business with oversight of the budgeting and forecasting process, as well as sales commissions and special pricing. Stephen also had a prior role in Cable HQ FP&A. Prior to Comcast, Stephen worked at Arthur Andersen and KPMG in assurance and due diligence functions. Stephen obtained an undergraduate degree from Widener University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. He also attended the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)’s Executive Leadership Development Program in 2012. Stephen, his wife Michelle and three children currently reside in Cherry Hill, NJ.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/stephen-perez</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/stephen-perez</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Donald Aspinall, Vice President, Global Risk Management</title> <description> <![CDATA[Sandy leads risk management, claims management and risk assessment strategy and implementation for Comcast businesses worldwide. He also provides management oversight and directs the activities of the various service providers, brokers, and insurers the GRM team selects to assist the company in efficiently financing and managing risk. Sandy is President of Comcast's two captive insurers, and is a member of the company's Enterprise Risk Management Steering Committee and Risk Leadership Team. He is also a member of the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Client Advisory Panel, the Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Customer Advisory Board, the Philadelphia Area Risk Managers Association, the Aon Client Council, and the FM Global Eastern Division Risk Management Executive Council. Prior to joining Comcast as an Executive Director in November 2013, for 25 years, Sandy led consulting and brokerage teams for global 1500 clients in his role as a Managing Director, Strategic Account Management at Aon Plc, a leading global provider of risk management, insurance, reinsurance and human capital services. Sandy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Hobart College and the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/donald-aspinall</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/donald-aspinall</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kirsten Siegel Melson, Vice President, Internal Communications</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kirsten Siegel serves as Vice President of Internal Communications for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Kirsten leads all national employee communications for Comcast. She oversees communications activities designed to engage employees and communicate the strategic direction for the company. With Comcast for more than 15 years, Kirsten previously served as Senior Director, Internal Communications for the East Division. Prior to that, she served as Director of Human Resources, Field Operations, with a focus on Labor & Employee Relations. Prior to joining the cable industry, Kirsten honed her communications skills across marketing, advertising, online and TV production, including developing documentaries for New York Times Television as an Associate Producer. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Kirsten served as an Intelligence Analyst in Berlin, Germany and Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University and a paralegal certificate from Villanova University. She is married with one child.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kirsten-siegel-melson</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/kirsten-siegel-melson</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ryan Wallach, Vice President & SDGC, Regulatory Legal Affairs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ryan G. Wallach serves as Vice President of Legal Regulatory Affairs and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. As a senior attorney in the Legal Regulatory Group, Ryan is responsible for providing corporate-wide legal advice on regulatory matters and assisting with the company’s legal regulatory advocacy, including filings in federal and state regulatory proceedings and related litigation and appeals. He also advises various parts of the company on legal and regulatory issues that potentially impact products and services. Before joining Comcast as Senior Deputy General Counsel, Ryan worked as Special Counsel at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he provided strategic guidance on regulatory and legislative policy and compliance issues and initiatives to clients, including Comcast. For the past 10 years, he has also served as a professor and guest lecturer in communications law at The George Washington University Law School. He is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and has served in a number of officer positions. Ryan began his law career as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Clyde H. Hamilton at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Columbia, S.C., and to The Honorable Harold H. Greene at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received a J.D. with high honors from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Colorado College. Ryan lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shannon and his two daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ryan-wallach</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ryan-wallach</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Beth Choroser, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Beth Choroser is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she directs Comcast’s advocacy on regulatory matters affecting broadband, voice, public safety, and security. Beth has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and has collaborated on the development of policies related to universal service, intercarrier compensation, network interconnection, accessibility, and voice service regulation. She has testified before numerous state public utility commissions on matters related to interconnection and regulation of Voice over IP services. Beth joined Comcast in 2000 as the company was launching its early business voice service offerings and has held numerous regulatory affairs positions at Comcast Cable and Comcast Corporation since that time. Prior to joining Comcast, she held positions in budgeting, finance and rate making in the semiconductor equipment industry as well as the electric utility industry. Beth was named to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company in 2016. Beth is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and holds an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/beth-choroser</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/beth-choroser</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 2:10 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ashton White, Vice President, Strategic & Financial Planning</title> <description> <![CDATA[Ashton serves as a Vice President for Strategic & Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Ashton works closely with leadership and focuses on a variety of different growth strategies and business decisions across both NBC Universal and Comcast Cable. In this position he has also helped lead integration efforts, including Comcast Corporation acquisition of NBC Universal in 2011. Prior to his current role, Ashton served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for the Cable Division. His responsibilities included budgets, forecasts and long range plans as well as leading a number of critical business initiatives. Ashton was involved in operationalizing a number of Cable acquisitions, including the 2003 AT&T Broadband and 2005 Adelphia transactions. He has held a number of leadership positions within Cable, both in field operations and headquarters. He started with Comcast in 1999. Before joining Comcast, Ashton worked as an accountant in Portland, OR. He holds a BS in Accounting from Temple University and is also a graduate of the CTAMU Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School. He resides in Ardmore, PA with his wife and 2 daughters.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ashton-white</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/ashton-white</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Gregory Wright, Vice President, Financial Reporting</title> <description> <![CDATA[Gregory M. Wright serves as Vice President of Financial Reporting for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Greg oversees the company’s SEC reporting, accounting consolidation, internal controls and investor relations support functions. Since joining Comcast in 2010, Greg has had responsibilities in financial reporting, accounting policy and accounting for strategic transactions. Prior to joining Comcast, Greg spent three years at a division of General Electric Company serving in various Controller roles. Prior to that he spent eight years in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he served as a Senior Manager in the Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA offices. Greg holds a bachelor of science in Accounting from James Madison University and is a certified public accountant in Virginia. He is an alternate member of the Financial Executives International’s Committee on Corporate Reporting and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as a member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Temple University.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gregory-wright</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/gregory-wright</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Joseph Clark, Vice President, SDGC, Government Investigations</title> <description> <![CDATA[Joe Clark is responsible for the strategy and implementation of the newly created Government Investigations team. Specifically, Joe directs and coordinates responses to investigations and subpoenas at the federal, state, and local level. He assesses facts, analyzes the legal issues, and counsels on the mitigation of risk. Immediately prior to joining Comcast, Joe led the Global Investigations team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. This team focused on anti-corruption related government investigations and internal investigations of HPE’s standards of business conduct. In concert with HPE’s global security team, Joe protected HPE’s brand from grey marketing and counterfeiting globally. For nearly eight years, Joe was a Partner at Jones Day where his practice centered on business and tort litigation; corporate and criminal investigations, and antitrust. In private practice, Joe represented a major national bank in the settlement of a multi-billion dollar antitrust settlement, litigated well over one hundred cases on behalf of a credit reporting agency, and defended allegations of bribery, insider trading, unlawful exports, and trafficking in arms. Joe was also an active member of the firm’s pro bono initiative and was selected to teach trial advocacy to lawyers in Nairobi, Kenya. Joe is also a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He also clerked in the EasternDistrict of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. Earlier this year, the Trustees of the District of Columbia Retirement Board elected Joe as Chair of the Board. The DCRB manages over $8.0 billion in retirement assets for D.C. teachers, firefighters, and police officers and is one of two public pension boards in the nation that is over 100% funded. The Mayor of the District of Columbia appointed Joe to the Board in 2008; Joe was reappointed in 2014. Joe earned his B.A. in English with honors from Morehouse College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-clark</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/joseph-clark</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Charles Gavitt, Vice President, Finance Planning & Analysis</title> <description> <![CDATA[As Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for Comcast Corporation, Van Gavitt is responsible for Comcast NBCUniversal’s consolidated financial planning and provides analysis to identify industry and business trends. Previously, Van served as Vice President of Strategic Business Planning for Comcast Cable where he was responsible for long range planning and analysis. Van is a graduate of Comcast’s Financial Management Leadership Program where he completed rotations with Cable Financial Planning & Analysis, Beltway Cable Region and Corporate Strategic and Financial Planning. Prior to joining Comcast, Van worked in BDO’s Audit & Assurance practice in Philadelphia. Van graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. and Master’s in Accounting. Van resides in New Jersey with his wife and their two sons.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charles-gavitt</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/charles-gavitt</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Dellinger, Vice President, SIP</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mark Dellinger serves as Vice President, Strategic Intellectual Property for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for developing Comcast’s patent portfolio through strategic acquisitions, mergers and corporate investments, as well as managing matters related to Comcast innovations. Mark has been with Comcast since 2008 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the intellectual property field. Prior to joining Comcast, Mark served as Vice President at an intellectual property firm where he led its patent brokerage team and provided strategic advice to diverse set of clients including Fortune 500 technology companies and global investment firms. Mark also held senior positions at Lucent Technologies where he managed intellectual cross-licensing, technology transfers and business strategy. Mark has an M.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.A. from East Stroudsburg University. Mark resides in Newtown, PA with his wife and their three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-dellinger</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/mark-dellinger</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Michelle Singer, Vice President Administration & Political Engagement</title> <description> <![CDATA[Michelle Singer leads and directs research, development, planning, design, maintenance, and implementation of policies and programs that enhance Comcast's relationships with the community, the public, governmental and regulatory authorities, shareholders and employees. She also oversees corporate political initiatives and fundraising events hosted by COMPAC, the Comcast and NBCUniversal Political Action Committee and supports partnerships with some of Comcast’s community and non-profit strategic partners. Additionally, Singer has key corporate administration responsibilities, leading her team in the oversight of Comcast’s Philadelphia Campus Amenities Services including, Dining, Conference and Fitness and on-site Wellness operations strategy. Additionally, Singer leads the Corporate Events team. Before joining Comcast in 2009, Singer ran her own fundraising consulting firm and led Governor Ed Rendell’s fundraising and political efforts for eight years. Singer began her career in Washington, D.C. where she worked as Director of Events for the Democratic National Committee and was a part of the White House Advance Team and as an Account Executive at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. Singer currently serves as Governor Tom Wolf’s designee on the Franklin Institute Board of Trustees. She also serves as a trustee on the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History and is on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received a duel B.A. in Political Science and English Writing.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michelle-singer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michelle-singer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Denice Dicarlo, Vice President, CAAT</title> <description> <![CDATA[Denice DiCarlo currently serves as a Vice President on the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team. In this role, Denice is responsible for the internal audit function as it relates to NBCUniversal. Denice oversees assurance and advisory engagements with a specific focus on financial, operational and regulatory processes. Denice has more than 17 years of experience in the telecommunications, media and technology industry. Most recently, Denice served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for Comcast Business. She has held a number of positions in Comcast finance and accounting including Comcast Capital, Comcast Corporate consolidations and external reporting teams and the Sprout channel (Now Universal Kids). During her tenure at Comcast, Denice also assisted the company with both the ATT Broadband and NBCUniversal integrations. Passionate about service and giving back to her community, Denice has volunteered on numerous boards. As a resident of West Deptford in New Jersey, Denice first engaged with the community as a member of the West Deptford School Board and later the Township Committee. She currently serves as the Mayor of West Deptford, where she is focused on stabilizing the tax rate and facilitating economic development. Denice graduated from the University of the State of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Certifified Public Accountant. She has four children and currently resides in West Deptford with her husband John.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/denice-dicarlo</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/denice-dicarlo</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Douglas Weiss, Vice President, Corporate Development</title> <description> <![CDATA[Douglas A Weiss serves as Vice President of Corporate Development for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Doug helps develop Comcast’s corporate strategy through the execution of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments. He was involved in the sale of Comcast’s A&E interest, the acquisition of NBCUniversal, Universal Studios Japan, and iControl, and the purchase of Blackstone’s interest in Universal Orlando. Prior to joining Comcast, Doug restructured bankrupt companies and evaluated distressed acquisition opportunities while at FTI Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Doug received his B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College and his MBA in Finance and Strategy from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Doug serves on the board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. He resides in Upper Dublin, PA with his wife and their three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/douglas-weiss</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/douglas-weiss</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Elizabeth Wideman, Vice President & Senior Deputy General Counsel</title> <description> <![CDATA[Elizabeth Wideman serves as Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she primarily oversees legal matters related to U.S. securities laws, shareholder services and corporate governance. Liz has worked in the Law Department of Comcast Corporation since 2008. Before joining Comcast, Liz was counsel at Susquehanna International Group, and prior to that, was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, PA, where she focused on public company securities matters, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and other corporate transactions. Liz graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a B.S. in management and received her J.D. from Boston College Law School. Liz lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband. Liz currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/elizabeth-wideman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/elizabeth-wideman</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>John Apadula, Vice President, Tax Research & Planning</title> <description> <![CDATA[John Apadula is the Vice President, Tax Planning for Comcast Corporation. In this role John advises on M&A activity and restructurings, and leads our international tax strategy and operations. In this capacity John works closely with leaders in Comcast Legal, Finance and Corporate Development, and with Tax and Transfer Pricing teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal. John is a member of the Philadelphia Tax Advisory Board and chairs the annual Philadelphia Tax Conference, an event co-sponsored by the ABA Tax Section that brings in many of the leading tax practitioners from across the country to discuss the latest issues and developments in all areas of tax. Prior to joining Comcast in 2011 John was VP and Tax Counsel at NBCUniversal, where he led a team that covered all aspects of tax planning and transactions including corporate M&A, partnerships and international, and chaired a cross-functional team among tax, legal, finance and business leaders involved in transactional activity. Before NBCUniversal John was counsel at Dewey Ballantine where he spent over a decade. At Dewey, John advised domestic and foreign clients on M&A planning, reorganizations, spin-offs and restructurings, working with many Fortune 500 companies. After college and prior to attending law school, John worked in the tax group at Arthur Andersen. John graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and received his JD from the Columbia University School of Law, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. John lives with his wife and family in Media, Pennsylvania.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-apadula</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-apadula</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Dominick Ciaraldi, Vice President, Political Affairs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Dominick A. Ciaraldi currently serves as Corporate Vice President of Political Affairs, Comcast Corporation. Dominick joined Comcast Corporation in 2007, and oversees the company’s enterprise-wide compliance with federal, state, and local political and ethics laws. Specifically, he is responsible for the administration, compliance, and disclosure related to political action committee, corporate and executive personal political contributions; corporate and trade association political action committee solicitations and receipts; state and local pay-to-play regulations; federal, state and local lobbying; gifts and entertainment of government officials; and, conflicts of interest. Dominick serves as a board member of the Public Affairs Council. Prior to joining Comcast, Dominick performed similar functions at Safeway, Inc. and UST Public Affairs, and oversaw the Federal Election Commission’s Electronic Filing Office and Customer Support while employed at NIC Technologies. Dominick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Rhode Island, majoring in History and Political Science. He lives with his wife Kimberly in Philadelphia, PA.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dominick-ciaraldi</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/dominick-ciaraldi</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>John Demming, Vice President, Corporate & Financial Communications</title> <description> <![CDATA[John Demming is Vice President of Corporate and Financial Communications for Comcast Corporation. He is responsible for managing Comcast’s strategic communications with the financial media on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, earnings, shareholder initiatives, television and online content agreements, corporate financings, and other transactions. He has worked on communications pertaining to several company transactions, including Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal, Comcast’s SpectrumCo asset sale and MVNO agreement with Verizon Wireless, NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, and multiple company investments. Additionally, he manages executive communications, oversees Comcast’s corporate communications and influencer activities in Philadelphia, executes events, and leads media activities on community investment and diversity initiatives. John also works closely with NBCUniversal and Comcast Spectacor on communications pertaining to their content, sports, and other businesses, and Comcast Ventures on their investments. Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, John was with The Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment management companies, serving as a company spokesperson and leading media activities pertaining to institutional investors, exchange-traded funds, the performance of the financial markets, and several retail investment products. Before that, he worked in financial communications at The Tierney Group in Philadelphia and in the corporate finance group at Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart in New York. John holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. He is a past president of the National Investor Relations Institute’s Philadelphia Chapter and currently serves as president of an American Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball club.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-demming</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/john-demming</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jon Friedman, Vice President, Strategic & Financial Planning</title> <description> <![CDATA[Jon Friedman serves as Vice President of Strategy for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he leads key growth initiatives for Comcast and NBCUniversal with a focus on creating new businesses both domestically and internationally. Jon also partners closely with the business units on opportunities within existing businesses. Jon co-led the creation of the Enterprise BU (serving Fortune 1000 customers), helped drive the initial effort to license the X1 platform, and supported Comcast’s 5G wireless strategy. Prior to joining Comcast, Jon spent seven years at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While there, he served as a Principal in the Telecom and Media Group. Jon led strategic transformations for Fortune 500 companies; focusing on creating new business lines, building go-to market capabilities and M&A. He also helped create the firm’s cable practice. Jon won awards for people development and intellectual leadership. Jon earned his MBA from Duke University where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar; and his B.S. with Phi Beta Kappa in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University. Jon serves on the Board of Directors for Perelman Jewish Day School. He lives in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jon-friedman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/jon-friedman</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:50 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Rankin, Vice President & Sr. DGC</title> <description> <![CDATA[Brian A. Rankin serves as Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is primarily responsible for leading a team that provides counsel for legal and regulatory matters, including those affecting Comcast’s cable, broadband, voice and other businesses. Brian joined Comcast in 2005. Prior to joining Comcast, Brian served in senior legal positions for XO Communications, Aerial Communications and MCI Communications where he worked on a wide array of legal and regulatory matters. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Brian earned his J.D. from DePaul University, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama (with Honors) and a B.S. from Illinois State University. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the DePaul University College of Law, and on the boards of directors for two Philadelphia based nonprofits, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and Citizens Diplomacy International of Philadelphia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/brian-rankin</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/brian-rankin</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Clare Weston, Vice President, Strategic Planning</title> <description> <![CDATA[Clare Weston is Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Comcast Corporation & Senior Vice President, Platform Services Strategy at NBC Universal. In this role, she leads strategic projects across the cable & media landscape with a particular focus on international activities. Clare joined Comcast in 2016. Prior to joining Comcast in January 2016, Clare spent more than 10 years at Liberty Global working in strategy and corporate development. In this role, she led a number of M&A and strategy projects and was involved in a number of transformative deals including the acquisitions of Virgin Media, KBW and Unitymedia. Clare holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University. She resides in London with her husband.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/clare-weston</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/clare-weston</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 9:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Michael Rose, Vice President, External Affairs</title> <description> <![CDATA[Mike Rose serves as Vice President, External Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role, he develops strategic partnerships with national policy advocacy and political advocacy organizations. He joined the company in 2007 and served in several roles, including local and state government affairs based at corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, and state government affairs based in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Comcast, Rose had extensive experience managing political campaigns and supporting voter advocacy initiatives. Since he began his professional career in Idaho in 1996, Rose has worked on dozens of political and issue campaigns ranging from statewide races to presidential campaigns to managing a national issue campaign. His political work has taken him throughout the United States. Rose earned a B.S. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from Boise State University and resides in Washington, DC with his wife and son.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-rose</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/michael-rose</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Jan 1, 2017 9:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Madura Wijewardena, Vice President, Public Policy</title> <description> <![CDATA[Madura Wijewardena serves as Vice President of Global Public Policy for Comcast Corporation. He is responsible for analyzing broadband Internet market structure. He also partners with various parts of the company and external thought-leaders to develop and implement initiatives that drive the company’s public policy priorities. Prior to joining Comcast in 2013, Madura was the Director of Research at the National Urban League where he was responsible for macroeconomic research and online community building campaigns. Prior to that, he worked for a consulting firm in Chicago where he used demographic data analysis to assist clients to target service delivery and influence public opinion. Madura was also a community organizer in President Barack Obama’s first campaign in Chicago. For the first eight years of his career, Madura was a transactions attorney in telecoms, technology and media based in Australia with clients in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Madura holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago focusing on quantitative analysis, and a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/madura-wijewardena</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/madura-wijewardena</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 9:10 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>And the Oscar goes to... Day in the life of Jerry Rojas</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/redirects/careers/and-the-oscar-goes-to-day-in-the-life-of-jerry-rojas</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/redirects/careers/and-the-oscar-goes-to-day-in-the-life-of-jerry-rojas</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 1, 2016 8:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>It's Time for Congress to Act And Permanently Preserve the Open Internet </title> <description> <![CDATA[Today’s vote [https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-takes-action-restore-internet-freedom]by the FCC to restore Internet freedom and reverse the burdensome threat of Title II regulation is a positive step toward ensuring that the Internet is governed via sensible, transparent, light-touch regulatory policies and procedures. Despite some of the continued hand wringing, the vote does notrepresent the end of the Internet. As I wroteyesterday [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/fcc-to-vote-to-restore-internet-freedom-and-innovation], reiterating a consistent public commitment from Comcast, we will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content on the Internet; we will be fully transparent with respect to our practices; and we have not entered into any paid prioritization arrangements, and we have no plans to do so. Under the FCC’s order, these commitments are nowlegally enforceable [https://www.fcc.gov/document/fccftc-coordinate-online-consumer-protection-efforts]by the Federal Trade Commission – so they aren’t "voluntary" commitments, they aren’t aspirational, and they aren’t hollow. They are binding commitments that we expect to be enforced by regulatory authorities. Today’s FCC action should represent an inflection point in a decade plus debate over net neutrality. We are at a unique moment in time – where the ISP community, edge providers, and consumer groups have reached a general consensus as to the scope of appropriate net neutrality protections (no blocking, no throttling, prohibiting discriminatory treatment of lawful content, and transparency for consumers). That doesn’t mean all the wording has been agreed to by all parties, but there is a broad directional agreement. It’s now time for all of us to take advantage of this moment in time and end the cycle of regulatory ping pong we’ve been trapped in for over a decade and put this issue to rest once and for all. And there’s a simple way to do this -- we really must have bipartisan congressional legislation to permanently preserve and solidify net neutrality protections for consumers and to provide ongoing certainty to ISPs and edge providers alike. The Internet is at the core of America’s digital innovation and technological advancement. It is too valuable to be trapped in the middle of a never ending game of politics and regulatory arbitrage depending on the party in power. We should stop the litigation and legislative threats by the party not in control of the FCC. We need bipartisan congressional legislation to protect the Internet and consumers. Now is the time for both sides of the aisle to come to the table, have a civil discussion, and produce a legislative product that enshrines durable and enforceable net neutrality rules. Our call for legislative action isn’t new. Since at least 2010, Comcast has called for legislation to cement and protect an open Internet. Here are just a few examples: Comcast Blog Posts * December 1, 2010 [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/fcc-proposes-rules-to-preserve-an-open-internet]: "For many months, we have been working very hard with Chairman Genachowski's office, the Congress,and a broad array of stakeholders to try to find a fair and appropriate balance that would enable the FCC to codify a light regulatory approach that would protect the openness of the Internet but that would also protect the continued investment and innovation that has made the Internet the vibrant and dynamic place that it is today." * February 26, 2015 [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/fcc-votes-on-new-open-internet-rules]: "After today, the only 'certainty' in the Open Internet space is that we all face inevitable litigation and years of regulatory uncertainty challenging an Order that puts in place rules that most of us agree with. We believe that the best way to avoid this would be for Congress to act. We are confident this can be done in a bi-partisan manner with a consensus approach that accomplishes the common goals of stakeholders on all sides of the open Internet debate without the unnecessary focus on legal jurisdiction and the unnecessary regulatory overhang from 80 year-old language and provisions that were never intended to be applied to the Internet." * April 26, 2017 [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-supports-net-neutrality-and-reversal-of-title-ii-classification-title-ii-is-not-net-neutrality] : "In our view, there is no better way to put in place an enduring set of enforceable Open Internet protections than for Congress to act. As telecommunications policy leaders in both the House and the Senate said today, 'it’s now time for Republicans and Democrats, internet service providers, edge providers and the internet community as a whole to come together and work toward a legislative solution, [https://energycommerce.house.gov/news-center/press-releases/bicameral-leaders-comment-pai-s-internet-regulations-announcement] ' – we wholeheartedly agree. Bipartisan legislation, as was envisioned back in 2010 by then Congressman Henry Waxman and Cliff Stearns, would solve both the authority issue and end the gamesmanship on the substance of net neutrality rules." * August 30, 2017 [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-files-fcc-reply-comments-to-protect-an-open-internet]: "While the record strongly supports that the FCC can and should classify broadband as an information service and preserve incentives for innovation, investment, and an open Internet, there is also significant and growing consensus that bipartisan legislation can and should provide a permanent resolution to the unhelpful game of regulatory ping pong and the endless Title II loop that have plagued all stakeholders since at least 2010… We stand ready to work with policymakers, legislators, and stakeholders to end this regulatory back-and-forth and craft an effective and enduring solution for consumers and the U.S. economy. Ping pong should be for players, not policy." Many others agree with this approach. Congressional leaders, Democrats and Republicans alike, recognize that legislation is the right solution – and have similarly called for congressional action: * Senator John Thunesaid this week [https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/speeches?ID=319AE9B6-A71E-41A6-B3EF-7F6F6436FF94]: "As I have stated repeatedly, and I will say again today, Congressional action is the only way to solve the endless back and forth on net neutrality rules that we’ve seen over the past several years…True supporters of an open Internet should be demanding such legislative protections today – not posturing while waiting for years during legal proceedings or waiting for the political winds to turn." * Sen. Thune also noted bipartisan support for this approach "We're in good discussions withSenator [Brian] Schatz…We're hoping there will be other Democrats that will join him and come to the table in an effort to try and codify some open internet principles, the kind of consumer protections that people want but in a way that puts some sort of guardrails against runaway government regulation." * And today, Sen. Thune reiterated "Congress must take the lead in setting a clear path forward through bipartisan legislation to avoid the risk of regulatory back and forth . . .I call on Democrats and Republicans who want to preserve a free and open internet to work together on permanent consumer protections." * Senator Bill Nelsonaffirmed [https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/27/senate-section/article/s7319-6?r=35]: "At the end of the day, sometime in the future, there may be an opportunity for a legislative solution, but it has to be a balanced solution that protects the right of the public to a free and open internet." Hereconfirmed [https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=36F0486E-52EB-4FBE-99E8-63E1002C1EC5]his support for a legislative solution today. * Another Democrat,Senator Claire McCaskill,agreed [https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/media-center/news-releases/highlighting-concerns-of-nearly-450000-missourians-mccaskill-opposes-changes-to-net-neutrality-rules] : "I have long said that Congress should settle the issue of net neutrality once and for all with legislation to provide certainty for consumers and providers alike." * Majority Leader Mitch McConnellexpressed support [https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=4CF9BC9F-DB74-42E4-87C2-CD648B53E770]ahead of the FCC’s vote, looking forward "to Congress’ actions in the future to keep the Internet open for consumers in a lasting way." * More than100 House Republicanssigned a letter [https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/ec-leads-republican-letter-fcc-restoring-internet-freedom/https:/energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/ec-leads-republican-letter-fcc-restoring-internet-freedom/] urging bipartisan Congressional action: "After broadband is restored to its rightful regulatory home, under the light-touch approach that guided federal oversight of the Internet and nurtured its expansive growth for decades, the stage will be set for Congress to determine how to best enact permanent protections for the bipartisan net neutrality principles on which we will agree." * Telecommunications Subcommittee Chair Marsha Blackburnhasreiterated [http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF16/20170725/106312/HHRG-115-IF16-MState-B001243-20170725.pdf]"Let me be clear, Republicans have always supported a free and open Internet. We must move past the partisan rhetoric. Ranking Member Pallone said in 2010 that this is a job for Congress. I agree." * House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Waldenhascontinued to call [https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/walden-comments-internet-day-action/]for bipartisan legislation: "I again call on my Democratic colleagues, edge providers and ISPs, and all those who make up the diverse internet ecosystem that has flourished under light-touch regulation to come to the table and work with us on bipartisan legislation that preserves an open internet while not discouraging the investments necessary to fully connect all Americans. Too much is at stake to have this issue ping-pong between different FCC commissions and various courts over the next decade." * And, bothBlackburn and Waldenemphasized the need for legislationtoday after [https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/walden-blackburn-fcc-restoring-internet-freedom-vote/]the FCC vote: "Now, the table is set for Congress to provide clear, permanent rules through a bipartisan legislative solution. We hope that all stakeholders, and our Democratic colleagues, will finally engage in serious negotiations soon." * We’vepreviously noted [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/fcc-begins-rulemaking-process-to-protect-an-open-internet] multiple other parties – from all sides of the political spectrum, from both politics and industry – who have also previously called for legislation. Unfortunately, there are others who want to continue engaging in a never ending game of back and forth, creating unnecessary anxiety and contributing to an unneeded level of hysteria. Some will undoubtedly continue threatening litigation that does nothing to protect consumers or freedom of the Internet. Others will say the FCC is shirking its responsibilities, when the real authority truly lies within Congress. Given the broad agreement as to the content of appropriate net neutrality rules, and a developing consensus that the best road forward is bipartisan congressional legislation, it is hard to make the case that it is not worth a serious attempt by Congress to try to craft a permanent legislative solution. And we should all be a constructive part of such an effort. As I saidyesterday [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/fcc-to-vote-to-restore-internet-freedom-and-innovation], our Internet practices will remain the same: Comcast customers will continue to enjoy the benefits of an open Internet today, tomorrow, and in the future. Our customers are our priority. That is why we want to suggest a moratorium on charged political rhetoric and ask Congress to enact bipartisan legislation to protect consumers and the open Internet in the years to come, regardless of the outcome of any future elections. We look forward to continuing to work with policymakers to develop forward thinking, bipartisan legislation to end this back and forth once and for all.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/its-time-for-congress-to-act-and-permanently-preserve-the-open-internet</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/its-time-for-congress-to-act-and-permanently-preserve-the-open-internet</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 14, 2017 5:30 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Reconfirming Comcast's Commitment To An Open Internet And Net Neutrality</title> <description> <![CDATA[As the FCCprepares to vote [http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1121/DOC-347868A1.pdf]on new Open Internetrules [https://www.fcc.gov/document/proposal-restore-internet-freedom]that will open the door for increased investment and digital innovation, there is a lot of misinformation that this is the "end of the world as we know it" for the Internet. It’s important to take a moment, step back, and make clear what is happening here – and what is not happening – and to alleviate any concerns and address how consumers and the Internet will remain fully protected. This is not the end of net neutrality.Despite repeated distortions and biased information, as well as misguided, inaccurate attacks from detractors, our Internet service is not going to change. Comcast customers will continue to enjoy all of the benefits of an open Internet today, tomorrow, and in the future. Period. Consumers will remain fully protected.We haverepeatedly [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-open-internet-commitment]stated [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-customers-will-enjoy-strong-net-neutrality-protections-today-and-in-the-future] , and reiterate today, that we do not and will not block, throttle, or discriminate against lawful content. These fundamental tenets of net neutrality are also key components of ourcore network and business practices [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-statement-supporting-a-free-and-open-internet]– they govern how we run our Internet business. * Will Comcast broadband customers still be able to visit any lawful site they want to? Yes. * Will Comcast block or throttle access to Internet sites? No. * Is Comcast creating Internet fast lanes? No, we’vesaid consistently [https://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-denies-plans-to-offer-internet-fast-lanes/]we’ve not entered into paid prioritization agreements and have no plans to do so. * Will Comcast still clearly post policies on network management? Absolutely, you canfind them here. [https://www.xfinity.com/policies] Light touch regulation allows for more competition in the marketplace and increased investment and innovation.There’s no question that an open Internet is important. There is also no doubt that investment is essential to fostering technological growth. Since its creation, the Internet has opened the door for tremendous digital advances and innovations. It has changed how we communicate and how we interact on a day to day basis. The politically guided and motivated decision by the Wheeler FCC in 2015 to revert to Title II regulationslowed [http://www.phoenix-center.org/perspectives/Perspective17-02Final.pdf]the pace of advancement and limited choices in the marketplace. For example, it was that misguided thinking thatstunted the rollout [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/how-to-keep-a-free-and-open-internet-comcasts-fcc-comments]of Comcast’s Stream TV, an in-home, IP-based cable service, which was stalled from a broad consumer rollout because of an unnecessary protracted FCC investigation. The FCC’s order means what its title promises: restoring Internet freedom.Consumers deserve choice and a thriving, innovative competitive marketplace under light touch regulation. Thecontemplated ruling [https://www.fcc.gov/document/proposal-restore-internet-freedom]removes the overhang created by Title II and rightfully reclassifies broadband Internet access as an interstate information service. Additionally, the order returns authority to the FTC to regulate data privacy and security for the entire Internet ecosystem under a uniform federal technology-neutral framework. It also requires all Internet providers to disclose their net neutrality practices, and will hold ISPs accountable to these practices. Theinter-agency agreement announced yesterday [https://www.fcc.gov/document/fccftc-coordinate-online-consumer-protection-efforts]between the FCC and the FTC should put to rest the fear that there is any confusion about the relative enforcement jurisdictions of the two agencies in the net neutrality context. Protecting the Internet is critical for the future.We should all agree that the Internet deserves a bright future, regardless of the political party in power. This is not a time for political grandstanding or heated, false rhetoric. Inaccurate cries of Armageddon have done nothing but stoke a partisan political fire that distracts from actually allowing policymakers to come together to develop sensible, transparent, and durable Open Internet regulations that protect the consumer, encourage investment, and strengthen the American economy. With the expected FCC action tomorrow, it’s time to set aside partisan threats of litigation or legislation. The best interests of consumers, Internet companies, and ISPs are now best served by bipartisan discussions and problem solving. You’ll hear more from me on this subject tomorrow.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/reconfirming-comcasts-commitment-to-an-open-internet-and-net-neutrality</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/reconfirming-comcasts-commitment-to-an-open-internet-and-net-neutrality</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 13, 2017 5:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Survey: Nearly One-Third of Americans Have Had Packages Stolen From Their Doorsteps</title> <description> <![CDATA[Following Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history, Comcast today released the findings of a new package theft survey and announced new security features for itsXfinity Home indoor/outdoor camera [https://www.xfinity.com/learn/home-security/devices/cameras]as millions of Americans brace for a surge in home deliveries between now and December 25. According to findings from a new Wakefield Research poll for Comcast, three in ten Americans who live in houses or townhomes have been victims of package theft. And 53 percent of Americans know someone who has had a package stolen from outside their home. Comcast also recently introduced a new feature into its Xfinity Home 24/7 video recording service that makes it much easier for customers to pinpoint the moment when their home cameras capture movement. Using an artificial-intelligence-powered (AI) computer vision algorithm developed by Comcast engineers, the system focuses in on the movement, centers it, and zooms in to deliver an image of it to customers that is clear and captures the activity. This year, Cyber Monday set an online record with retailers ringing up $6.59 billion in sales making it the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history. According to the survey, 71 percent of Americans plan to have as many or more packages delivered to their homes for the holidays this year as they did last year, with 35 percent expecting an increase in the number of packages. "There is no silver-bullet solution for the package theft problem," said Daniel Herscovici, SVP and GM of Xfinity Home. "Comcast’s Xfinity Home’s smart home security cameras may serve as a deterrent to would-be thieves. The data we’re seeing bears that out, with 85 percent of Americans saying a home security camera would be effective in stopping package theft this holiday season. A whopping 90 percent of Americans who have actually been the victim of package theft are confident in the effectiveness of home security cameras." Sridhar Solur, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Xfinity Home added, "We use artificial intelligence to make sure our customers get the most out of their home cameras. Our new AI-powered platform identifies when the camera records movement, centers the image, and delivers a crystal-clear thumbnail image to customers so they can always know what’s happening with just a glance at our app." As e-commerce retailers look to novel delivery approaches like in-home deliveries, remote security technology is even more relevant. According to the survey, nearly a third (32 percent) of Americans who live in houses or townhomes would allow packages to be delivered inside their homes if they had a live streaming home security camera and/or smart door locks to remotely lock and unlock their doors. Millennials are especially open to that idea, with nearly half (47 percent) reporting they would allow in-home delivery, compared to just 17 percent of Baby Boomers. About Xfinity Home Xfinity Home is the total home security and automation solution from Comcast. This total home security service includes 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as battery and cellular backup, remote arming and disarming, real-time text and email alerts, 24/7 video recording, live video monitoring, lighting and thermostat control, and smoke and water leak detection. Through theWorks with Xfinity [https://www.xfinity.com/learn/home-security/our-partners]partner program, Xfinity Home seamlessly integrates best-in-class smart home devices into its platform. Whether at home or on the go, customers can manage many devices and stay connected to their homes via the mobile app, online portal, in-home Touchscreen Controller, or on their TV with the Xfinity X1 platform to ensure peace of mind. For more information, go towww.xfinity.com/home-security [http://www.xfinity.com/home-security]. About Comcast Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visitwww.comcastcorporation.com [http://www.comcastcorporation.com/]for more information. Methodology The Xfinity Home from Comcast Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 U.S. adults, ages 18+, who live in a house or townhome, between November 15 and November 16, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/survey-nearly-one-third-of-americans-have-had-packages-stolen-from-their-doorsteps</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/stories/survey-nearly-one-third-of-americans-have-had-packages-stolen-from-their-doorsteps</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 14, 2017 7:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Tom Wlodkowski: Empowering People Through Technology</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/tom-wlodkowski-empowering-people-through-technology</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/tom-wlodkowski-empowering-people-through-technology</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Feb 7, 2014 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Karima Zedan: Bridging the Digital Divide</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/karima-zedan-bridging-the-digital-divide</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/karima-zedan-bridging-the-digital-divide</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Jan 14, 2014 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ruben Mendiola: Delivering Dynamic Multicultural Programming</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ruben-mendiola-delivering-dynamic-multicultural-programming</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ruben-mendiola-delivering-dynamic-multicultural-programming</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 16, 2013 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Raul Valentin: Discovering Comcast's Next Great Leaders</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/raul-valentin-discovering-comcasts-next-great-leaders</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/raul-valentin-discovering-comcasts-next-great-leaders</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Richard Wolffe: The Making of the New MSNBC.com</title> <description> <![CDATA[In addition, Vice President and Executive Editor Richard Wolffe has assembled a top-notch team of journalists whose incisive original reporting will shed light on the news of the day, as well as the key issues that are of top priority to the politically-minded. The site also features enhanced show pages, providing users with the opportunity to interact with their favorite MSNBC programs and hosts. Comcast caught up with Wolffe before launch to discuss the process around rebuilding the msnbc.com [http://www.msnbc.com]digital brand. Q: As MSNBC's unique voice evolved into what it has become today, it became clear the brand needed its own online home, separate from NBC News. Talk about the evolution of these two sites and the difference between NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com. Wolffe:Our evolution follows the path of MSNBC itself. In its early years, it was intended as a cable news version of NBC News, and the old msnbc.com reflected that general news sensibility. But in the last several years we have found our voice and built a passionate audience that Leans Forward. For the last few years, MSNBC's president Phil Griffin has been determined to create a website that is the home for this growing audience. We're not trying to be a portal–style space for the general news consumer. We want to bring the spirit of MSNBC into this new space, building the ways and means for the community to come together. To make that happen, we first had to unwind the original digital joint venture between Microsoft and NBC News: a herculean effort in itself. That allowed us to turn the old MSNBC website into NBCNews.com, and begin creating something entirely new for MSNBC itself. Q: You decided to beta the site live for several weeks. How did you arrive at that decision, and what type of feedback did you received prior to launch? Wolffe:This has been a complex and accelerated project. We had no digital home for MSNBC – no website at all for a major media brand in 2012 and 2013 – and we needed to rectify that as quickly as possible. At the same time, we wanted to be distinctive, original and broad in scope. It wasn't enough just to publish video and stories. We wanted to launch a community site in the Facebook and Twitter era, and that meant starting our own social network too. Testing was vital. We performed more than 12,000 QA tests before we moved into a public beta, so we had a good sense of what was working and what wasn't. We supplemented that with 43 focus group interviews in five cities. But there are many things you cannot test until significant numbers of real people come into contact with the system. The public preview gave us a chance to improve performance, fix bugs and evolve the user experience before reclaiming our name as msnbc.com. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive for what is a bold design for a news site. More important is the fact that the user data – in terms of page views, unique visitors and video streams – have shown a big lift. That all gave us the confidence to move ahead with a full launch as msnbc.com. Q: There's clearly an emphasis on live streaming and video content. What's the breakdown of video compared to traditional written content, and how much of it is unique as opposed to wire stories or video one could consume elsewhere? Wolffe:We value video very highly: it's what MSNBC does best, what our audience loves most, and what our clients demand most. Our video is either drawn from MSNBC TV or commissioned as digital originals. For the first time ever you can search our archive of video clips by issue and/or show on the Watch page, giving access to tens of thousands of great videos. We're also very excited by the integration of MSNBC Now: the authenticated live stream and full episodes. That's a very compelling offering for our audience. We're looking forward to integrating the experience much more as we evolve all our digital spaces. However, video is not enough. Our audience also wants to dig deep into the issues. To achieve that, we have recruited top-quality reporters and editors to cover the core stories that fire up our audience. We don't use wire stories. But our photo desk does make extensive use of agency photos because we want to have a strong visual impact, in keeping with the visual connection of MSNBC on TV. Q. How are you planning on engaging readers online, and how have you layered in social media with the new experience? Wolffe:We want to be a platform for activity, not just a publisher of great video, stories and photos. So we have built this from the beginning as a social network. Users have profile pages. They can follow one another, organize themselves into groups, as well as following shows and issues. It's very organic. We place comments high on every page, and encourage users to comment in smaller threads within groups. You can search the entire community in our Join In section, filtering for TV staff, regular users, groups or activist organizations. And we have an entire section of our top navigation – Speak Out – devoted to easy engagement by taking polls or quick commenting on a quote from someone notable. On top of that, we have made sharing to external social networks really easy by placing share buttons on every thumbnail, story and video across the site. Q: The site architecture of MSNBC.com leverages responsive design. How has this relaunch enhanced the mobile experience? Wolffe:We have been focused on the touch-screen experience from the beginning, looking at every design through the lens of mobile-optimized and mobile-first. We weren't slaves to a mobile-first approach because 80% of our traffic is still on desktop and a mobile-first approach can lead to some really poor desktop designs. However I personally feel that the mobile experience is one of our very best. Our home page is a scroll of 10 big stories rather than a page of 100 links, and that is best experienced as a touch-screen scroll. To enter our comments space there is a left/right swipe, that is again best experienced on touch screens. Responsive designs involve complex design decisions and coding. But the results are really worth it. We publish once across many screen sizes, devices and platforms. Given the rapid growth of devices, I don't know how digital media companies can thrive without responsive design.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/richard-wolffe-the-making-of-the-new-msnbc-com</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/richard-wolffe-the-making-of-the-new-msnbc-com</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Oct 30, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBCUniversal Executives</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#nbcuniversal_executives</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#nbcuniversal_executives</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jan 1, 2000 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cable Executives</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#cable_executives</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#cable_executives</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jan 1, 2000 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Corporate Executives</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#corporate_executives</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview#corporate_executives</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jan 1, 2000 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Woodbury: Transporting Hogwarts to Central Florida</title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury-transporting-hogwarts-to-central-florida</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury-transporting-hogwarts-to-central-florida</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 18, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jackie Hernandez: Winning the Rights to the World Cup</title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/winning-the-rights-to-the-world-cup</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/winning-the-rights-to-the-world-cup</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 16, 2012 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Lisa Hsia: Leading the Digital Revolution</title> <description> <![CDATA[On the Benefits of Working for NBCUniversal: Where else could someone like me start out as a producer for Katie Couric, grow to be an executive at NBC News and then go on to run digital for Bravo, a cable entertainment network. The sheer breadth of strong brands, access to talent and growth opportunities are unparalleled. On Digital: One of the aspects I love most about working in digital is the constant exposure I get to our tech savvy young staff — they teach all of us so much about content consumption today. Bravo organizes a download each summer with our interns to learn about their use of media. That is always an eye-opener — and a guide to what’s coming! On Culture: I’m sure it’s different for different people, but for me, a person who’s worked here 18 years, it’s been a culture that has fostered close friendships and given me the chance to grow by working on an amazing range of projects from covering major events in the news division to forging new frontiers in the digital space at Bravo. On NBCUniversal in Five Words or Less: Creative. Innovative. Fun. Diverse. Opportunities. On Bravo's Digital Platforms: Bravo is blessed with an audience that is passionate about its shows. There is no better advocate for our brand than a Real Housewives fan with an opinion and their mobile phone in hand. So what I’m most proud of is being a part of making Bravo a leader in activating its fans — whether it be trailblazing in social TV or redefining transmedia storytelling across multiple platforms with Top Chef. We’ve learned that our fans are usually way ahead of us, so we follow a fairly simple premise in pioneering new digital frontiers — follow the users. On Her Accomplishments: This may sound a bit strange, but my ability to adapt to change in the media landscape. When I graduated from college, independent filmmaking was on the rise and there was plenty of funding, so I rode that wave, producing documentary and feature films. Then long-form newsmagazines had a run — Dateline was on five nights a week — and I got to be a part of that. The past seven years I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the growth curve of cable TV and digital. On Her Career Path: I wish I could tell you it was part of my well thought out five-year strategic plan, but it was honestly the result of a change in leadership at my old job at NBC News, where I was an executive. Lauren Zalaznick, whom I’d met once in an informational interview, reached out and gave me a chance. I thought I would work in TV production and programming, which was my previous area of expertise. But she said, "I need you to learn digital. That’s where the growth is." So I did. The good thing about being a journalist is that the experience teaches you to learn a subject — fast! On What She Looks For in Potential Team Members: A passion for the work coupled with a sense of curiosity. A collaborator. Tenacious — in a good way. On Why a Recent College Grad Would Choose NBCUniversal: Success anywhere depends on luck, timing, circumstances — and, of course, how good you are at your job. NBCUniversal is a great place to work and build a career. Look at some of the people who work here now who all started out in the NBCUniversal page program — Ryan Osborn, who is VP of digital innovation at NBC News, Soraya Gage, the General Manager of Education Nation, John Wallace, President of OT&S, Ted Koppel, Regis Philbin, Michael Eisner! They all started out here giving tours. Come — get your foot in the door and see what you can make of it! Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/lisa-hsia</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/lisa-hsia</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Molly Solomon: Emmy Award-Winning Olympics Producer Takes on The Golf Channel </title> <description> <![CDATA[On the Benefits of Working for NBCUniversal: Opportunity. If NBCUniversal hadn’t become part of Comcast, I wouldn’t have this new door opened at Golf Channel. We have more platforms, more growth and more opportunities for employees. On Diversity: One of my proudest achievements was dramatically increasing our on-air diversity during the 2012 Olympic Games. On a personal level, I’ve always said there’s no glass ceiling at 30 Rock. I’ve met so many empowered female executives. It’s inspiring. On the NBCUniversal Culture: A place where making great television is expected and applauded. On NBCUniversalin Five Words of Less: High expectations and endless challenges. On Pride: I am most proud of being a "lifer" — I joined NBC’s Olympics division right out of college and have found challenges throughout my 22 years here. I can’t imagine working anywhere else. On Bringing the Olympics Across Platforms: In the years preceding the 2004 Olympics, our group decided to show around-the-clock live coverage on our cable networks for the first time. It was a Herculean endeavor for our team. And we pulled it off. For the first time, we realized that the cable coverage could help feed the appetite for Olympic coverage on the mother ship, NBC. I’ve never been as exhausted or as proud of my team as I was in August of 2004. On Working in Sports: I’ve known I wanted to work in sports since I was 10 years old. The unpredictability of the games and the stories of the people who play them intrigued me. Plus, I adored the energy of television production work. It’s intoxicating because you have one chance to get it right. On What She Looks For in Potential Team Members: Passion for the product. Dynamism. Palpable work ethic. On Why a Recent Grad Would Choose NBCUniversal: I would use my own career path — from entry level employee to executive producer — to illustrate the opportunities I was offered by working hard and expressing desire. Now that we are an even larger company, the opportunities are multiplied. On Opportunities to Build Brand and Market Share at Golf Channel: The game of golf is in a terrific place. There are so many compelling young stars like Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson and, of course, a rejuvenated Tiger Woods. We continue to build on synergies within NBCUniversal. Golf programming on NBC Sports pushes to Golf Channel every weekend it’s on the air. It’s an incredible marketing platform for a niche sports network. The awareness amongst a bigger audience is priceless. It accounts for so much of our growth — and oh yeah, the success of a guy named Tiger and compelling golf tournaments help, too. On Single Best Piece of Advice: "Leave it all on the track" — my dad On Favorite Olympic Games: The 2008 Olympics in Beijing were unforgettable for their magnitude from the very first moment, the grand Opening Ceremony. I sat next to Bob Costas at rehearsal and remember him saying, "I’ve never seen anything like this." Neither had the world. On People You Run into on the Elevator at 30 Rock: Hmmm… Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, even Jon Bon Jovi. In 22 years, you see a lot of the SNL group. But as the British say — "Keep calm and carry on!" Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/molly-soloman</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/molly-soloman</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cindi Hook: Strategy and Finance Meet to Deliver Results </title> <description> <![CDATA[On Working in Finance: I got into finance because I loved working with other functions in the business (engineering, sales, marketing, etc.) to help them solve problems for customers and the company in a way that makes sense financially. On Her Day-to-Day Job: My job is to lead the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team (CAAT). Our goal is to be a valued and trusted advisor to the Audit Committee and to management by objectively providing quality, risk-based assurance and consultative services. At CAAT, our job is to improve the effectiveness of business, financial and technology processes and controls. We do this while promoting a culture of integrity, talent development and positive change. On Developing Talent While the engagement work that we do is very important, our team is also all about developing talent to send out to the rest of the organization. CAAT affords talented people the unique opportunity to see a wide variety of different parts of the company and how they operate. It is a great way for developing knowledge of the company, strong process skills, honed communication skills and capability around managing risk in business. On What She Loves: I love the variety — both in the work and the people I have the opportunity to encounter. I also enjoy spending time on people and talent development — finding talented people, convincing them to join Comcast and then trying to understand their goals and helping them find ways to achieve them. On Pride: I love being part of the Financial Management Leadership Program, which is a rotational program at Comcast that enables early career finance and accounting professionals to experience assignments across the company. Seeing our first graduating class all find great roles in the business in August 2012 was definitely a proud moment. On the Benefits of Working for Comcast The leadership, and therefore the Company, is always looking to the future to stay ahead of the curve and to shape the industry going forward. It is great to work at a place where the need to grow and change is recognized and the resources are available to make the vision and strategy happen. On Comcast Culture: I would describe the culture as a very unique combination of success-driven, humble and family-oriented. It’s not "success at all costs" — it’s "success at the right costs." On Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts: It seems when anyone talks about Ralph, they talk about doing things the right way — doing things in a smart way and with integrity towards everyone including customers, employees, and their families and shareholders. On Comcast in Five Words of Less: Defining the future of media. On Why a Recent Grad Might Choose Comcast: I tell them that they won’t find a better company in a more exciting industry with a more relatable product. If they are looking for somewhere to really build a career and they want a place that is dynamic, changing, never "resting on its laurels" yet is a place that truly values being nice to each other and good to customers, then Comcast is a great place for them. I also make sure they know what they need to bring to the table — passion, flexibility, and their best work and ideas. On What She Looks for in Potential Team Members: I look for the "Cs": Curious, Courageous, Collaborative, Communicative, Confident and Competent. Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/cindi-hook</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/cindi-hook</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Charlie Herrin: Innovating to Make Life Better </title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/charlie-herrin</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/charlie-herrin</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 16, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Creating the Wizarding World of Harry Potter</title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 11, 2012 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ebony Lee: Harvard MBA Develops Next Gen Solutions</title> <description> <![CDATA[On Working in Strategy: We are always pushing the envelope at Comcast, and part of my job has been to develop the business case around new, innovative products, platforms and technologies and why they are important for Comcast, our customers and our industry. I also help bring these ideas to life by working across the company with groups like product development, government affairs and content acquisition to make sure we shape and build the right business requirements into our next-gen products and platforms. And I work with our stakeholders — inside and outside the company — on developing solid road maps and plans to make sure we continue innovating in new areas. On the Benefits of Working for Comcast: I would say diversity of opportunity. There is always room for growth and development, because the company is always growing and developing. And reach. Comcast’s products and services are available to millions of people across the country. When we are building something new, we get to share that with a huge audience and really help shape the future of our industry. On Culture: What I love most about Comcast is the people. The people who work here are super smart, committed, hardworking and solution-oriented. They are also really nice, which I know is a cliché, but it’s true. The organization and culture at Comcast feels very different than anywhere else I have worked. We have approximately 136,000 people working at Comcast today, yet the organization feels extremely flat. I never had access to the CEO at my previous jobs. At Comcast, the executive team is genuinely interested in what I am working on. You are encouraged to throw out ideas and to voice dissent when you disagree — it’s a really unique work environment and I feel lucky to have found it. On Comcast in Five Words or Less: Innovative. Leader. Risk-taker. Collegial. On Pride: One of my proudest moments was when our Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts presented X1 at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association Cable Show in May 2011. It was the first public debut of X1, our cloud-based Entertainment Operating System. There were only three of us backstage with Brian as he prepared to go onstage. I remember thinking, "Wow, how cool is it that I am one of three people standing here with the CEO." I also remember thinking, "Please let this demo go well." Brian was terrific and the demo was a success. After months of hard work, I didn’t think that moment could get any better — until I saw Oprah backstage and got a picture with her. On Why a Recent Grad Would Choose Comcast: I would say choice and opportunity. Since I joined Comcast in 2008, I have gotten to work on some of the most exciting projects and innovations in the company, from the launch of X1, to our partnership with Verizon Wireless, to our SEEiT platform which we just launched with Twitter. I love that my job is never the same on any given day. That’s the beauty of innovation. Your job is constantly changing. Favorite Quote "He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning." It has served me well! Click here [/careers/opportunities] to learn about more opportunities]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ebony-lee-vp-strategic-development</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ebony-lee-vp-strategic-development</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Sep 10, 2012 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>How a Comcast Spotlight Career Helps Facilitate Innovative Solutions</title> <description> <![CDATA[Join Jenn, Media Sales Executive for Comcast Spotlight in Exton, Pa., as she helps local businesses grow through targeted TV and online advertising. From team meetings, to researching new business leads, Jenn spends a majority of her day on-the-go building her portfolio and helping small businesses achieve their goals. Comcast Spotlight is an industry leader with a proven track record for helping advertisers reach their audiences through TV and online ads. To learn more about opportunities like these, click here. [http://jobs.comcast.com/Job-Opportunities/Sales/Media-Sales]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-a-comcast-spotlight-career-helps-facilitate-innovative-solutions</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-a-comcast-spotlight-career-helps-facilitate-innovative-solutions</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Apr 10, 2014 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Mark Woodbury: Bringing Storybook Fantasy to Life</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury-bringing-storybook-fantasy-to-life</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-woodbury-bringing-storybook-fantasy-to-life</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jul 10, 2014 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Kim Armor: Shaping Growth Strategies for New Business</title> <description> <![CDATA[What is the role of Ventures in the Comcast universe? KA: Ventures helps bring awareness of new technology startups to Comcast and NBCUniversal. We see thousands of companies every year and share what’s trending, even if it doesn’t have an immediate connection. We also partner with every division of the company; just this past quarter we co-hosted events with the storage and security teams and dinners discussing digital video and customer data management. What advice would you give to startups/entrepreneurs? KA: I’d retweet Sam Altman’s recent comment: 'hire the best, praise often, set clear vision, set clear expectations, don’t micromanage and don’t let conflict fester.' Adding my investor input, would be to see achievable expectations that we can celebrate and leverage to grow value. Much of my career has been spent in operational finance and shaping long-term growth strategies while managing to a budget. With investing, nearly all of the budgets we see never hit. This is not because the company isn’t growing, but because the metrics are lofty and entrepreneurs are planning for hockey stick growth from big new markets. When it comes to building a business, continuous forward progress is more important than the unicorn spike (market data is only 0.07 percent of all consumer & enterprise software startups become unicorns). What pitch were you excited about the minute you heard it? What pitch were you wrong about? KA: Passion sells and if you know your space well, the entrepreneur really could have you at "hello," (i.e., after that first meeting). Then you need to do your homework, fact check to have the confidence that that company, space, entrepreneur and team is the one. Investing is a long term commitment, historical data trends show average of 5-7 years to exit for VC backed startups. The reality is in venture, you will be wrong 67 percent of the time.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/kim-armor-shaping-growth-strategies-for-new-businesses</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/kim-armor-shaping-growth-strategies-for-new-businesses</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jul 16, 2014 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>An Aptitude for Advancing the Most Sophisticated Network in the World</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/an-aptitude-for-advancing-the-most-sophisticated-network-in-the-world</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/an-aptitude-for-advancing-the-most-sophisticated-network-in-the-world</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Jul 22, 2014 9:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sherita T. Ceasar: Engineering a Video Delivery Vision</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Sherita T. Ceasar A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Sherita Ceasar is the Senior Vice President of National Video Deployment Engineering for Comcast Communications. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and management of all national video deployment engineering projects for core video delivery, On Demand services, video cloud service platforms, video interactive applications, content distribution networks and back office infrastructure for more than 22 million subscribers. Her leadership scope includes management of new video deployments, national hardware and software upgrades, capacity augmentation for growth, and decommissioning end-of-life equipment. She is proud of a team that deploys thousands of video infrastructure components and software to millions of set-top boxes in Comcast’s footprint. In addition to being a leading senior executive at Comcast, overseeing deployment of new video products and services for all Comcast’s market, Sherita has been called a "Wonder Woman," and was named to the "Most Influential Women and Minorities in Cable" lists more than a dozen times. Most recently, Sherita was named the "2014 Women in Technology" award honoree. Click here [http://www.cedmagazine.com/articles/2014/12/2014-women-in-technology-award-winner-sherita-ceasar] to read the full article announcing Sherita as the 2014 Women in Technology Award winner. Sherita Ceasar from her team’s perspective Sherita is a compassionate leader who strives to continually train and develop her team’s talents. She’s known for embracing impactful initiatives like FIRST Robotics [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-mentoring-the-next-generation-of-innovators-through-first] and she constantly exceeds established expectations by taking initiatives beyond the next level. Sherita leads with data and has taught her team to let the data do the talking which helps them to strive for more and deliver to the delight of our customers to enhance the customer experience. Sherita leads by example and her leadership style is shared among her leadership team. Sherita’s story in her own words "High school was probably the first time that I started to feel left out. I was the girl from the projects on the South Side of Chicago. The kids in my neighborhood attended the local vocational school, while I attended the technical college prep school on the other side of town. I missed my friends and did not feel connected to the high school and I was not motivated to stay. So one day, I met with my school counselor to discuss my concern about being motivated. I’ll never forget the moment, the counselor pressed my face against a window and said, ‘anytime you need motivation, you look outside your window.’ That was a turning point for me. Outside my window, I knew I had a choice. And thanks to a high school career fair, I learned about a summer pre-engineering program called, Early ID for minorities interested in engineering. The program introduced me to various engineering disciplines. Despite my interest in chemical engineering, I truly enjoyed the experience of building a rocket, and predicting the velocity and distance of the rocket. My experience building the rocket coupled with my mechanical engineering aptitude test results and acceptance to the Illinois Institute of Technology, I knew mechanical engineering was the field for me. " And now, even after 33 years shaping and delivering innovative technology in the telecommunications industry, Sherita believes strongly that in order to have a successful career, you have to be a lifelong learner, have a vision for yourself and team; provide your team with the resources (people, processes, and tools); and clearly communicate expectations and goals across the organization.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/sherita-t-ceasar-engineering-a-vision-for-video-delivery</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/sherita-t-ceasar-engineering-a-vision-for-video-delivery</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 22, 2014 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>An Eye for Making the Customer Experience Easier</title> <description> <![CDATA[Kalila comes to work every day with one goal: to enhance the customer experience at every touch point. As a member of the Product Design and User Experience team here at Comcast, Kalila is responsible for making sure that all of our products are well designed, easy to use, and fun. By using an in-house research lab, Kalila and her team are able to observe and gain insights from consumers of all backgrounds to design, develop and refine products that all our customers will love. In 2014, they took home an Emmy for their work on the X1 user interface, a revolutionary entertainment platform that is changing the way we watch television. Find out more about how User Experience designers like Kalila are helping transform the customer experience by watching the video in the player above. For more info on how Comcast is reinventing the customer experience,click here [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/customer-experience-center].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-careers-user-experience-designer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-careers-user-experience-designer</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jul 20, 2015 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Thierry Coup: Casting a Spell Over Tinseltown</title> <description> <![CDATA[WhenThe Wizarding World of Harry Potterofficially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood, Harry Potter fans and theme park lovers descended on the entertainment capital of the world to experience a land inspired by the adventures JK Rowling brought to life in her books and Warner Bros. brought to life in the films. But without more than a decade of work from Thierry Coup and his team at Universal Creative, Universal Parks & Resorts’ research and development division, none of it would be possible. Coup, the Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, recently sat down with NBCUniversal.com [http://nbcuniversal.com]to talk about his team’s work on the attraction everyone is talking about, what they learned fromThe Wizarding World of Harry PotteratUniversal Studios Orlandoto apply toUniversal Studios Hollywood, working as an experiential designer and much more. Q: What does it feel like to see the work your team has done coming to fruition? TC: We’re super excited. We’ve wanted to bring this spectacular experience to the west coast for a few years now. There’s no better place than taking it to the biggest film studio in the world and to one of the best theme parks in the world. LA is in for the real surprise. A lot of people have come to Orlando for this, but the west coast people who haven’t seen it are going to be completely blown away. Q: What can guests expect at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter? TC: It’s really hard to put into words, you just have to be there. We totally elevated the theme park experience to a whole new level with Hogsmeade and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter atUniversal Orlandoa few years ago. And what we’ve been able to do in LA is to elevate that even higher, which is a challenge when you’re taking the best experience in the world and elevating it to another level. But adding to Hogsmeade Village with more shops, more experiences that guests can see; and then takingThe Forbidden Journeyride to another level with more sets, more details, 3D and much more. We then put all of that into a very immersive land that people are going to talk endlessly about. Q: This project is the culmination of more than a decade of work. What does that mean to you and to the team? TC: We started the project in Orlando in 2005. And it’s building to that crescendo now in LA. It’s many many years of preparation, a lot of hard work for a team that has interacted quite frequently with JK Rowling, who has been to Scotland many times to meet with her, to get her input. It’s been amazing to work with her and get her feedback. We met with a lot of the people involved in the films. You name it, we covered it; all of these really important elements that are true to the original stories that create the authenticity that everyone has read about. And the depth of storytelling is incredible. This is a true three-dimensional world. You have all of these things to explore, to see, to do, to eat. Q: Why is authenticity so integral to what you do? Can you talk a bit more about that? TC: For what we do as experiential designers, Universal Parks & Resorts is known for taking guests into timeless stories. To make it feel authentic means to transport someone who is a fan of a movie or a book and to transport them into a place in a way they’ve only dreamed about. If nothing in that world takes them out of it, if every detail is right, we know we’ve achieved that authenticity, which was our goal. It transports you to these incredible adventures and stories and keeps you in there, makes you believe that it’s true and complete. Q: What were some of the biggest challenges in this project? TC: We’re building an incredible, highly detailed land with highly complex technology and a village that is supposed to look one thousand years old in Los Angeles. In the end, it looks like a small village in Scotland. To me, one of the big accomplishments here is that we did all of this work and we never really closed the park down. Not only are we in the middle of LA, but we’re in the middle of one of the busiest film studios in the world, and we’re inside an operational theme park. The opening ofThe Wizarding World of Harry Potterreally tops it all off; this is a new park. It’s really incredible. About 75% of the park is new within the last five years, the entire experience is different; and that’s been incredible to be a part of. Q: What were the biggest takeaways from the work in Orlando that your team applied here in Hollywood? TC: In Hogsmeade, we realized that the wand experience was so incredibly popular. We found a way in Los Angeles to create an experience so that all our guests can experience that. And we’ve added more actual shops to Hogsmeade Village, because we’ve found that guests love to go into those shops. A few of the shops are just facades, the others you can walk in. There are more of those points of play and use your spell experiences. The fact that we’ve added more sets, scenery and details toTheForbidden Journeyrideis really incredible too. We thought it would be an immersive experience, we took an attraction that was one of the best in the world and we saw how much people enjoyed the sets and scenery and made it better. And it’s in 3D. And the castle itself is just spectacular. There’s just so much to appreciate. Q: What will be the "wow" moment that people can’t stop talking about? TC: For Potter fans… the big wow is always that moment when you walk through the arch of Hogsmeade. And in Los Angeles, the perfect placement of Hogwarts Castle dominating over the village in the distance is just stunning. We’ve reoriented that slightly different in LA and it plays really well with the sun and the light and the natural real estate. It’s a perfect picture moment when you walk through the arch that everyone will be talking about. I could walk through that arch every day. Q: Let’s talk about you for a minute, Thierry… You started your career designing sets and visual effects for films likeBack to the Future,Total Recall and Dick Tracy,and have worked on some of the biggest theme park projects in the past 20 years. How did that background prepare you for this project? TC: It’s all bled together in a unique combination, all of the learnings and the technologies used in developing immersive experiences that has really culminated for me inThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The cool thing when I think about it is that there is a lot more to come. What we’ve done as a team is going to help us take our guests to a whole new level over the next few years, and that to me talks about how Universal Parks and Resorts are never sleeping and always creating experiences. It’s been an incredible ride for me. Doing what I do, you feel lucky if you worked on one big attraction likeThe Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man [https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjdu5X9lfXLAhXD6iYKHdzNA5EQFggdMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.universalorlando.com%2FRides%2FIslands-of-Adventure%2FAdventures-of-Spider-Man-Ride.aspx&usg=AFQjCNFQuexwoTjoQNFL-y5iqyfEXsPJyA&sig2=0W0Gxh9gl0XMOE4SRGeF4Q&bvm=bv.118443451,d.cWw] orThe Simpsons Ride [https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjS7K_2lfXLAhVF5yYKHQhVBAYQFggcMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.universalorlando.com%2FRides%2FUniversal-Studios-Florida%2FThe-Simpsons-Ride.aspx&usg=AFQjCNFoByPbJXJKSh40Tgcp8tbdQUE4PQ&sig2=SirtkWaxITxtG1AzY-pQUg&bvm=bv.118443451,d.cWw] in your career, but I’ve worked on a half of a dozen or so, and it keeps getting better and better. I have an incredible team here at Universal Creative and it keeps getting better and better. So a lot more to come, butTheWizarding World of Harry Potterin Hollywood is a great culmination of all of that experience and bringing something to the world that is the best experience imaginable. Q: How about the legacy you and your team are leaving? You’re creating memories for millions of people around the world, for years to come. What does that mean to you? TC: It gives me tears. It makes me emotional. I remember going to see the first Harry Potter film with my son when he was just ten, and reading the books with him, and how much we enjoyed it. And then when we heard we were going to have the opportunity to create the world that J.K. Rowling created, it was huge and it was incredible and scary. How do we make this? How do we bring this incredible story to life without the tricks of filmmaking? It was exciting and then it was very scary. And having succeeded beyond our expectations and even our fans’ expectations, it just puts a permanent smile on your face. It refuels your creativity for new projects to come. This project set the bar so much higher in the industry, and that’s incredibly exciting. Reposted fromNBCUniversal.com [NBCUniversal.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-with-thierry-coup-universal-studios-creative-genius-behind-wwohp</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-with-thierry-coup-universal-studios-creative-genius-behind-wwohp</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Apr 11, 2016 9:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ron Lamprecht: Adopting a Mobile-First Approach to Content</title> <description> <![CDATA[The partnership is part of a new digital content initiative to produce and distribute original shows for mobile and social platforms from NBCUniversal’s leading networks, franchises and personalities. Ron Lamprecht, EVP of Business Development and Digital Distribution in the Content Distribution Group, has been tapped to lead the company’s effort. We had a chance to ask Ron more about it. NBCUniversal: Tell us about this new mobile-first original content initiative? Lamprecht: Nobody makes premium video better than NBCUniversal. We deliver more ratings with our portfolio than any other programmer. We have the best shows, most creative storytellers and biggest personalities in entertainment, sports and news. And, as audience behavior changes and viewers expect content on their mobile and social platforms, we are adapting to deliver them the best experience. We have to make sure NBCUniversal’s content continues to appeal to all viewers no matter where they are consuming it. We are tapping into our talent and franchises and using our scale to make a meaningful and immediate impact in the digital space. This will benefit us on emerging platforms and also further promote our on-air content. NBCUniversal: Who is producing the content and how will it be different from our current digital content? Lamprecht: Thanks to Steve Burke’s vision and leadership, NBCUniversal’s networks now have the resources and opportunity to create new shows specifically tailored for platforms like Snapchat. We are not talking about re-purposed clips from TV shows (though those will still be created). Much of the new content will be original productions of high quality, short-form content for viewing specifically on smaller screen in a vertical format, instead of the tradition horizontal "TV" screens in our homes. NBCUniversal: Why start with Snapchat? Lamprecht: Snapchat has quickly become one of the most highly trafficked social networks and it is wildly popular with millennials and younger generations. It has millions of active daily users and it offers a fun and unique delivery platform for video content. We believe this is a platform where our brands can thrive while at the same time promoting and growing our network fan base. With Snapchat, we will build a best-in-class production capability for devices, and a younger demographic. We will provide immediate data on what’s working and what’s not to all the NBCUniversal brands to ensure we’re delivering the best possible experience to our consumers. NBCUniversal: How is this content different from other popular Snapchat content? Lamprecht: Most Snapchat content is magazine-style or user generated video. Our content will be the quality video production that audiences expect from us. And it will be groundbreaking for the industry in a number of areas. First, NBC is ahead of its peers in creating original Snapchat shows. The Voice on Snapchat will be the first ever reality competition show to expand its storytelling onto Snapchat. On the cable side, E! News is launching a unique and humorous look at all things pop culture in a new show called The Rundown. Later this fall we will have original content from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live. And we are already live with exciting and original content from the Rio Olympics, which was co-produced by Buzzfeed. NBCUniversal: What is next? Lamprecht: Snapchat is just the start. We are working with others—digital distributors, social media networks and traditional cable, satellite and telco distributors—to reach new content and advertising partnerships for the mobile-first digital content we are producing. There is no programming group with a more diverse and powerful lineup than NBCUniversal. As our networks are working hard to produce new content and grow our audiences, we will keep working with technology platforms and other partners to deliver the best content to our audiences.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-ron-lamprecht-on-nbcuniversals-new-snapchat-partnership</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-ron-lamprecht-on-nbcuniversals-new-snapchat-partnership</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 16, 2016 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Molly Solomon: Taking Big Swings at Golf Channel</title> <description> <![CDATA[Our sister site, NBCUniversal.com [http://NBCUniversal.com]caught up with Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon (a 10-time Emmy Award-winner and longtime NBC Olympics producer) as she reflected on NBC Sports’ most exciting golf schedule ever in 2016, including its inaugural coverage of The Open and golf’s return to the Olympics after more than 100 years. Q: First year with a men's major (The Open), the Rio Olympics, huge ratings and now the upcoming Ryder Cup. Can you talk about a huge 2016 at Golf Channel? Molly Solomon: We couldn't wait for the "summer of golf" to begin. Golf Channel televising its first-ever men's major at Royal Troon in July; golf returning to the Olympics for the first time in more than a century in August followed by September's PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs; four LPGA Tour major championships and what many term the greatest event in golf – the Ryder Cup returning to American soil. Every week was "major" as we often say at Golf Channel. Our production, technical and announce teams have worked incredibly hard, alongside everyone at Golf Channel, and we expect this to be one of the highest-rated years in our 21 year history. But we need to now carry our tremendous momentum through the end of the year and continue to serve our viewers this fall with Tiger Woods’ return to professional golf, our new original series Driver vs. Driver, our World Long Drive Championship and our position as the exclusive home to live golf from around the globe. Q: You are the first female executive producer of a national sports network. What does that mean to you and to women coming up in this business? Solomon: I never realized how meaningful it was until after I took the job. I heard from dozens of women about why it was important. I kept those notes, and it was humbling that women took the time to reach out. The best part of being "the first" is that tag will never be used again – and that's a good thing. Now we get to celebrate women attaining executive jobs in sports as their own personal accomplishments. The challenge now is to sponsor more women so they are offered executive opportunities. Q: So not only are you an executive at Golf Channel but your husband, Geoff Russell, is the Executive Editor. How did that happen? And how is it working together? Solomon: Geoff was a magazine editor for Golf Digest's news weekly, Golf World, for 12 years and he was approached to work for Golf Channel before I was! As the print industry was increasingly challenged, it was a terrific opportunity for Geoff to take on the role of Executive Editor, molding Golf Channel's editorial direction. As for working together, I don't recommend it for any marriage! Just kidding...we knew our relationship could handle it, but there have been more trying times in the last 4½ years than there were in the first 16! He's an incredible people person and I admire him even more after having the opportunity to work together at NBCUniversal. Q: How’s your golf game? Solomon: I worked with someone at NBC Sports who made sure he added a few whimsical accomplishments and goals to his year-end review. Inspired by his sense of humor, I've added a golf handicap goal to my EMS report since moving to Florida. I'm at a career-low 14 and came within two shots of breaking 80. So I'm headed in the right direction, but playing in pro-ams and with business partners is a whole different kind of pressure than weekend games with my friends and kids. Q: You started as an Olympic researcher in 1992 in Barcelona. With golf back at the Olympics in Rio you got to work another Olympics. How was that? Solomon: Rio was my 10th Olympics and I saw it through two completely different lenses; both the golf community including the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour professionals, as well as our Golf Channel team working at an Olympics for the first time. They were amazed by the experience and being a part of the world's biggest sporting event. To steal a line from one of the reporters covering the Games, "It wasn't ‘Olympic Golf,’ it was ‘Golf in the Olympics.’" Many of our Golf Channel employees also worked for the Olympics Division in Rio and at the Stamford, Conn., headquarters. We had a "Lunch and Learn" panel after Rio for our Orlando-based employees, and to hear them rave about this professional experience was everything we hoped for as part of the NBC Sports Group. Q: What is your advice to women who are trying to break into the sports TV business? Solomon: The advice is the same for both genders; observe, listen intently and work harder than what's required. I always tried to learn something new every day – a fact, a skill, a takeaway. Leave work daily with one accomplishment. Feel like you got smarter in your craft. Q: You have a big job at the office, but at home you are the mother to 13-year-old triplets. How do you do it? Solomon: Mom to 13-year-old triplets is a lot easier than 2-, 3- and 4-year triplets. Like every working family we have good days and challenging ones, but in the end organized chaos is exhilarating, be it in the control room or at home. Q: Guilty TV pleasure? Solomon: "The Real Housewives of..." any city is my coast-to-coast airplane indulgence. Q: Three life mentors? Solomon: I always used to list my Dad who made me aim high and "leave it all on the track." As I raise children, I am in awe of my mother who dreamed of leaving a farm town in rural Illinois to see the world as an army nurse in the 1960s, raised three kids and went back to work to give her kids' debt-free college educations. Now she cares for my father who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. I can't say enough about her strength and faith. It's inspiring every single day. And Dick Ebersol, former Chairman of the NBC Sports Group, mentored me by giving me challenges and opportunities before I ever knew or believed I was ready. You need someone who believes in you, almost more than you do.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/executive-qa-molly-solomon-golf-channel</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/executive-qa-molly-solomon-golf-channel</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Sep 21, 2016 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cesar Conde: Telemundo’s Winning Streak, Innovation and More</title> <description> <![CDATA[Fueled by the success of its new primetime line-up – "Silvana Sin Lana" at 8pm, "Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso" at 9pm and the Super Series "Señora Acero 3: La Coyote" at 10pm - the network’s hot streak signifies a huge shift in the U.S. Spanish-language television landscape. For perspective, up until last month, Telemundo had never won a single week in primetime among adults 18-49 versus rival Univision. Following Monday’s announcement, NBCUniversal.com interviewed Cesar Conde, the Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group, to talk about the network’s historic month and what it means to employees. He also discussed the network’s strategy, digital successes, Telemundo International, NBC UNIVERSO and what he’s looking forward most in the next 18 months. NBCUniversal.com: Five straight weeks at #1 is huge. What has the mood been like at the network and among the employees this month? Conde: First, there is a tremendous sense of pride because this is something that doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen because of only one person. This success is the result of the hard work of many people across the entire organization. The incredible teamwork and collaboration are very inspiring and encouraging. Second, it speaks to the fact that our strategy is starting to bear fruit. We made the proactive decision to make investments in key parts of our business, so it’s gratifying to see them starting to pay off. The third thing, and this is important, is that we are all proud of this great milestone but are all cognizant that there is a lot of work to do, so we want to keep building on this momentum. NBCUniversal.com: Can you talk a bit more about that strategy and investment? Conde: Our underlying strategy is that we believe in investing in our business and investing in the Hispanic market. We believe there is great potential in it for us at NBCUniversal, so we’ve been investing in three primary areas: 1. Content — This starts with everything from acquiring the rights to the FIFA World Cup and other premiere sports like the Olympics, to investing in our original primetime at Telemundo. We have focused on producing new, more innovative programming genres such as our Super Series™. At the core of this strategy, is our commitment to investing in high-quality original content that is made by U.S Hispanics and for U.S. Hispanics. 2. Infrastructure — The second big area of investment has been our infrastructure. We’ve made big investments in our local Telemundo stations businesses around the country, where working closely with Valari Staab, we are seeing great return on our investments. And earlier this year, we announced that we are building our new global headquarters here in South Florida for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. This building will be a state-of-the-art, never-before-seen in Hispanic media facility, which we think will help us continue to build on our success. 3. Talent — The third piece is that we’re investing in talent in front of and behind the camera. That comes back to the simple premise that, at the core, this business is about people. NBCUniversal.com: In addition to on-air, Telemundo and all of the businesses under your purview have seen great digital success. Can you talk about why that’s such an important place to succeed in this marketplace, and how you’re doing it? Conde: Our digital business has in many ways been the pioneer in establishing itself as a leader in the Spanish-language digital space. We have been able to capitalize on the fact that the Hispanic community skews much younger than the rest of the population. Because of this, Hispanics over-index on consumption and usage of digital and social media. Being focused on the Hispanic community 100% of the time, our digital team and our team overall pivoted early on to ensure that we were innovative in the creation of content and in getting our message out to consumers in new relevant ways. We’ve been able to do that by leveraging partnerships at the NBCU level with companies like BuzzFeed and Vox and working with other industry leaders in the digital space. We now have a footprint within the NBCU Hispanic business of 32 million unique users (+22% YOY), reaching 85% of total Hispanics online. We have seen tremendous growth, but we need to continue to innovate in the space. Just last month, we partnered with YouTube to bring a ‘YouTube Pop-up Space’ to Miami and it was fantastic because we were able to get YouTube creators and Telemundo talent to jointly generate original content that has turned into a viral success story for us. In addition, interestingly Telemundo has been able to rank as the number one Spanish-language network in VOD for five consecutive years. The reason I think that’s interesting is that we’re not only speaking to the broad term ‘digital,’ but also we’re using the original content we’re producing and ensuring that it engages with the Spanish-speaking audience in unique ways. The fact that our VOD ranking is so high is a foreshadow of what we’re going to continue to see in our business. The last thing I’ll point to on digital is this: there’s this great company called Shareablee, which measures engagement in social media. In 2016, Telemundo has ranked every month among the top three most engaged TV networks on Facebook, regardless of language. This speaks in a very powerful way to the fact that, regardless of language, we’re creating content that’s connecting with Millennials in a unique way and is generating a loyal following across multiple platforms. NBCUniversal.com: How do Telemundo International and NBC UNIVERSO help in contributing to all of this success as well? Conde: Telemundo International has played a pivotal role in the recent success of Telemundo’s ratings momentum. A lot of the partnerships we cut with key international players are big contributors in our content production. The second reason is that in contrast to many networks, the Telemundo Network, as such, exists outside of the United States in many countries. So that allows our brand, and our content, to get exposure and have success beyond U.S. borders. And we know that’s a huge contributor to awareness, word of mouth and eventually ratings here in the U.S. Telemundo International is now the largest distributor of Spanish-language content here in the United States. Our content is sold around the world in 120 countries and translated/subtitled into 40 languages, so we’re transcending borders and languages with our content. At NBC UNIVERSO, we’re doing great. We revamped the network about a year and a half ago, and since then we’ve seen double-digit growth versus prior season. The other interesting fact is that we’re growing at a faster rate year-over-year than all of our competition, 2.5x the growth rate versus our closest Spanish-language competitors. More recently, the Olympics were huge for NBC UNIVERSO positioning it as the No. 1 Spanish-language cable network in daytime regularly during the 17-day stretch. And we have more great programming launching at the beginning of the year, so we are very excited about the future of NBC UNIVERSO. NBCUniversal.com: In totality, this is a very exciting time for your business. What excites you most about the upcoming fall season and beyond? Conde: I think first and foremost, we want to continue building on this primetime ratings momentum in our Monday to Friday grid. We have great products and programming in the pipeline, some of it existing IP, as well as some great new series. So, we’re optimistic about our Monday to Friday ratings momentum continuing into the future. Second, we have a number of new shows launching on the weekend. We were able to bring Don Francisco, one of the biggest talents in Spanish-language media, to Telemundo. He’ll be launching his new show on the network later this year. And third, we’re continuing the buildout of our new facility in Miami, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2017/early 2018. Lots of good things happening. We’ve got a lot of work still to build on our momentum, but it’s certainly been a good summer!]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-cesar-conde-on-telemundos-winning-streak-innovation-and-more</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/qa-cesar-conde-on-telemundos-winning-streak-innovation-and-more</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Aug 25, 2016 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Turning Customer Feedback Into Great App Experiences</title> <description> <![CDATA[What does a typical day look like for you? I’m the director of engineering for the Xfinity Stream App [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-to-launch-xfinity-stream-app-on-february-28-to-all-xfinity-tv-subscribers] , so most of my work involves making sure the development team has everything they need to build new features while preserving and improving quality, accessibility, and usability in every release. I read the feedback we get through in-app surveys, in the forums, and on Twitter on a daily basis and try to find patterns that might indicate we have an issue—whether it's in the apps or in the services and video delivery infrastructure upon which our apps depend. I like connecting dots—and teams—to try to solve real-world problems. What’s your favorite feature of the Xfinity Stream app you wish everyone knew about? I'm a fan of little features—the small things that make the experience more intuitive, more usable, more polished. The 15-second skip buttons (and the double-tap gesture that serves as a shortcut even when the player controls are not showing) are probably my favorite feature, as they give me the ability to skip backward to re-hear missed dialogue or skip past certain segments on recorded shows. What’s your primary use case for the app? Where do you use it most? In addition to hockey, both live and recorded (as an east coast fan of a west coast team, I often fall asleep mid-game and watch the end in the morning) I watch a lot of classic movies, live news, house-hunting shows like Hawaii Life, and series such as The Americans while doing other things around the house. When customers ask why I use the Xfinity Stream app when I have a big-screen TV, I tell them about how cool it is to be able to watch TV in any room: in the basement while doing laundry, at the dining room table while doing a puzzle, or even by the bathroom sink while getting ready for work in the morning. And when I’m winding down at night, I’d rather prop a tablet on my nightstand and watch a show or a game with earbuds in than on the TV 10 feet away. I can even set a sleep timer without missing a scene or a play thanks to Picture in Picture, which kicks in automatically when I switch to the Clock app. What was the most valuable piece of feedback you've received on the app that was turned into a real-life update? It's almost never one piece of feedback, but rather a bunch around a common theme that is most valuable. When we got a lot of requests to add Search functionality on iPad, for example, we realized that people weren't finding it in the left navigation area—and we moved it to the top right corner, where customers expected it to be. Where issues are on the content or service side, many different teams here at Comcast have an opportunity to jump into action right away to get things working. I give thanks every day for the customers who write in with specific details about what's not working for them so we can get them a better experience as quickly as possible.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/lori-hylan-cho-turning-customer-feedback-into-great-app-experiences</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/lori-hylan-cho-turning-customer-feedback-into-great-app-experiences</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 27, 2017 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sochi 2014 Mobile Edition</title> <description> <![CDATA[[http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-FirstSlide.jpg]COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL: A UNITED VISION TAKES STAGE FOR SOCHI GAMES. Comcast will deliver the best viewing experience of NBCUniversal's record-setting coverage of the Winter Games, with more than 1,700 hours of coverage. This includes 1,000+ hours of live streaming coverage of all competition on NBCOlympics.com and on smartphones and tablets via the NBC Sports Live Extra app. This represents more coverage than ever for a Winter Games - more than the previous two Winter Olympics combined. Comcast is giving its Xfinity TV customers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Olympic Games. Together with NBCUniversal, they'll be able to watch every moment of Olympics action anytime, anywhere and in more ways than ever before. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/matt-replacement-1.jpg] XFINITY OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE Matt Strauss on Comcast's innovations debuting in Sochi. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/the-xfinity-olympic-experience-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen-unlike-ever-before] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/tablet-olympics-xfinity-final-470x264.jpg]INSTANT ACCESS WITH XFINITY NBC Sports will stream 1,000+ hours of total content to digital platforms, including the X1 platform. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-tv-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-MOD6_back.jpg]XFINITY DELIVERS YOUR ONE-STOP VIEWER'S GUIDE Xfinity's revamped Olympics microsite launches users directly into NBC’s online coverage of the Games. Click here to access Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-MOD7_left.jpg] The Science of the Sochi Games Delve into the physics, engineering and chemistry behind the Olympics. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/understanding-the-science-of-sochi] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-MOD7_center.jpg] Xfinity Hotspots bring Sochi to Every Screen Comcast is offering access to tens of thousands of Xfinity hotspots during Sochi. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/xfinity-wifi-hotspots-bring-sochi-to-every-screen-anywhere] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/matt-replacement-2.jpg] Xfinity TV: The Total Viewing Experience For the Sochi Games, Comcast offers Xfinity TV customers the most comprehensive viewing experience. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/the-xfinity-olympic-experience-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen-unlike-ever-before] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/stream-sochi-olympics-replace.jpg] 1000+ HOURS STREAMED LIVE NBC Sports Live Extra is a service offered through video providers, including Xfinity TV. The service enables viewers to watch NBC Sports coverage of live events from NBC and NBCSports Network at Xfinity.tv, at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra and through NBCSports Live Extra applications available for IOS and select Android devices. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/lazaruscropped-235x132.jpg] Mark Lazarus: Delivering the Best Winter Games NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus discusses the Sochi Olympics effort. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-lazarus-on-delivering-the-biggest-winter-games-in-history] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/nbcolympics-facebook-235x132.jpg] NBC Olympics, Facebook Partner Facebook and Instagram will collaborate with NBC on the Winter Games. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-and-facebook-to-collaborate-on-2014-sochi-olympics] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi02-sochi-six-months-away-235x132.jpg] NBCOlympics.com: Unparallelled coverage NBCOlympics.com will deliver an unprecedented amount of original programming. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/nbcolympics-com-unprecedented-digital-only-programming] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Feb 6, 2014 4:24 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sochi 2014: Additional Resources</title> <description> <![CDATA[HI THERE! To view this video please download the most recent version of flash. Get flash here [http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/] #main-content SOCHI 2014 THE BIGGEST WINTER OLYMPICS IN HISTORY, SET TO TAKE PLACE IN THE BIGGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, WILL RECEIVE THE MOST U.S. COVERAGE IN WINTER GAMES HISTORY. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * NBCOlympics.com [http://nbcolympics.com] * DIGITAL PROGRAMMING Digital-only video offerings will include competition coverage, figure skating news and highlights, and regular news updates throughout each day of competition [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi01-sochi-building-hero-470x264.png]BLOG POST NBCOLYMPICS.COM: UNPRECEDENTED DIGITAL-ONLY PROGRAMMING [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/COMCAST-VOICES/NBCOLYMPICS-COM-UNPRECEDENTED-DIGITAL-ONLY-PROGRAMMING] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/nbcolympics-com-unprecedented-digital-only-programming][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi02-sochi-six-months-away-470x264.jpg] FEATURE VIDEO XFINITY TV: EVERY MINUTE. EVERY MEDAL. EVERY SCREEN [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/XFINITY-TV-EVERY-MINUTE-EVERY-MEDAL-EVERY-SCREEN] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-tv-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen]XFINITY TV Comcast is giving its Xfinity TV customers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Olympic Games. NBCUNIVERSAL NBCUniversal will set a Winter Olympics record with 1,539+ hours of coverage including 539 televised hours and 1,000+ hours of live streaming coverage of all Winter Games competition. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi03-sochi2-hero-470x264.jpg]PRESS RELEASE NBCUNIVERSAL TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/NBCUNIVERSAL-TO-PROVIDE-UNPRECEDENTED-COVERAGE-OF-2014-SOCHI-OLYMPICS] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-to-provide-unprecedented-coverage-of-2014-sochi-olympics][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi04-curling-sochi-olympics-470x264.jpg] BLOG POST CNBC, MSNBC, AND USA NETWORK GET 124 HOURS OF LIVE OLYMPIC COVERAGE [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/COMCAST-VOICES/CNBC-MSNBC-AND-USA-NETWORK-GET-124-HOURS-OF-LIVE-OLYMPIC-COVERAGE] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/cnbc-msnbc-and-usa-network-get-124-hours-of-live-olympic-coverage]CABLE NETWORKS CNBC, MSNBC, and USA Network will combine to televise 124 hours of live coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. DIGITAL ALLIANCE Yahoo’s U.S. audience will have easy, one-click access to NBC Olympics’ exclusive digital video. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi05-sochi2-hero-470x264.jpg]PRESS RELEASE NBC OLYMPICS AND YAHOO EXTEND ALLIANCE FOR 2014 WINTER GAMES [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/NBC-OLYMPICS-AND-YAHOO-EXTEND-ALLIANCE-FOR-2014-OLYMPIC-WINTER-GAMES] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-and-yahoo-extend-alliance-for-2014-olympic-winter-games][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi06-dew-tour-470x264.jpg] PRESS RELEASE ROAD TO SOCHI STARTS IN BRECKENRIDGE AS NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE DEW TOUR COVERAGE [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/ROAD-TO-SOCHI-STARTS-IN-BRECKENRIDGE-AS-NBC-SPORTS-GROUP-PRESENTS-LIVE-DEW-TOUR-COVERAGE] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/road-to-sochi-starts-in-breckenridge-as-nbc-sports-group-presents-live-dew-tour-coverage] LIVE COVERAGE NBC Sports Group presented more than 32 hours of coverage of the Dew Tour Ion Mountain Championships from Breckenridge, Colorado, featuring the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes. OLYMPIC TRIALS Speed skating, short track, hockey, ski jumping, nordic combined and curling trials aired on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi07-sochi-470x264.jpg]PRESS RELEASE NBC OLYMPICS ANNOUNCES COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/NBC-OLYMPICS-ANNOUNCES-COVERAGE-OF-U-S-OLYMPIC-TRIALS] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-announces-coverage-of-u-s-olympic-trials][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi08-bob-costas-nbc-olympics-470x264.jpg] FEATURE STORY BOB COSTAS TO CAPTAIN OLYMPICS COVERAGE FOR RECORD 10TH TIME [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/BOB-COSTAS-TO-CAPTAIN-OLYMPICS-COVERAGE-FOR-RECORD-10TH-TIME] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/bob-costas-to-captain-olympics-coverage-for-record-10th-time] EXPERIENCE Bob Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games. PRIMETIME Competition at the Olympic Winter Games will begin on on Thursday, February 6, 2014. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi09-sochi-470x264.jpg]PRESS RELEASE NBC TO BEGIN PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS ONE DAY PRIOR TO OPENING CEREMONY [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/NBC-TO-BEGIN-PRIMETIME-COVERAGE-OF-2014-WINTER-OLYMPICS-ONE-DAY-PRIOR-TO-OPENING-CEREMONY] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-to-begin-primetime-coverage-of-2014-winter-olympics-one-day-prior-to-opening-ceremony][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi10-nbc-olympics-logo-470x264.jpg] PRESS RELEASE NBC OLYMPICS ANNOUNCES COVERAGE OF PARALYMPICS [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/NBC-NBCSN-TO-DELIVER-UNPRECEDENTED-LIVE-COVERAGE-OF-PARALYMPICS] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-nbcsn-to-deliver-unprecedented-live-coverage-of-paralympics] PARALYMPICS NBC Olympics and the U.S. Olympic Committee have acquired media rights to the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014-more</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014-more</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Feb 5, 2014 6:31 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sochi 2014</title> <description> <![CDATA[[http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmediatop_01.png] [http://api.addthis.com/oexchange/0.8/forward/facebook/offer?pco=tbx32nj-1.0&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcorporate.comcast.com%2Fsochi2014&pubid=ra-500564e56245a235] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmediatop_02.png] [http://api.addthis.com/oexchange/0.8/forward/twitter/offer?pco=tbx32nj-1.0&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcorporate.comcast.com%2Fsochi2014&pubid=ra-500564e56245a235] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmediatop_03.png] [https://plus.google.com/share?url=corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014] COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL: A UNITED VISION TAKES STAGE FOR SOCHI GAMES [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-a-united-vision-takes-stage-in-sochi] Comcast will deliver the best viewing experience of NBCUniversal's record-setting coverage of the Winter Games, with more than 1,700 hours of coverage. This includes 1,000+ hours of live streaming coverage of all competition on NBCOlympics.com and on smartphones and tablets via the NBC Sports Live Extra app. This represents more coverage than ever for a Winter Games - more than the previous two Winter Olympics combined. Comcast is giving its Xfinity TV customers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Olympic Games. Together with NBCUniversal, they'll be able to watch every moment of Olympics action anytime, anywhere and in more ways than ever before.[http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-Comcast_Logo.png] EVERY MINUTE STREAMED TO YOUR LARGEST SCREEN The NBC Sports Live Extra app will launch on the Xfinity X1 Platform starting in early February.[http://corporate.comcast.com/images/matt-replacement-1.jpg] Xfinity Olympic Experience Matt Strauss on Comcast's innovations debuting in Sochi. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/the-xfinity-olympic-experience-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen-unlike-ever-before][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/tablet-olympics-xfinity-final-470x264.jpg] Instant Access with Xfinity NBC Sports will stream 1,000+ hours of total content to digital platforms, including the X1 platform. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-tv-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen]XFINITY DELIVERS YOUR ONE-STOP VIEWER'S GUIDE Xfinity's revamped Olympics microsite launches users directly into NBC’s online coverage of the Games. Click here to access Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics. [http://xfinity.com/nbcolympics] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-MOD7_left.jpg] The Science of the Sochi Games Delve into the physics, engineering and chemistry behind the Olympics. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/understanding-the-science-of-sochi][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-MOD7_center.jpg] Xfinity Hotspots bring Sochi to Every Screen Comcast will make tens of thousands of Xfinity hotspots open for all during the Sochi Games. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/xfinity-wifi-hotspots-bring-sochi-to-every-screen-anywhere][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/matt-replacement-2.jpg] Xfinity TV: The Total Viewing Experience For the Sochi Games, Comcast offers Xfinity TV customers the most comprehensive viewing experience. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/the-xfinity-olympic-experience-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen-unlike-ever-before] 1000+ HOURS STREAMED LIVE NBC Sports Live Extra is a service offered through video providers, including Xfinity TV. The service enables viewers to watch NBC Sports coverage of live events from NBC and NBCSports Network at Xfinity.tv, at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra and through NBCSports Live Extra applications available for IOS and select Android devices. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/lazaruscropped-235x132.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-lazarus-on-delivering-the-biggest-winter-games-in-history] Mark Lazarus: Delivering the Best Winter Games NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus discusses the Sochi Olympics effort. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/mark-lazarus-on-delivering-the-biggest-winter-games-in-history] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/nbcolympics-facebook-235x132.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-and-facebook-to-collaborate-on-2014-sochi-olympics] NBC Olympics, Facebook Partner Facebook and Instagram will collaborate with NBC on the Winter Games. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-and-facebook-to-collaborate-on-2014-sochi-olympics] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Sochi02-sochi-six-months-away-235x132.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/nbcolympics-com-unprecedented-digital-only-programming] NBCOlympics.com: Unparallelled coverage NBCOlympics.com will deliver an unprecedented amount of original programming. Read More... [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/nbcolympics-com-unprecedented-digital-only-programming]NBC SPORTS APPS Quick access to NBC Sports' live Olympics stream, news and highlights and ongoing commentary from Sochi and the world of sports. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/nbc-live-extra-app-132h.png] NBC Sports Live Extra Watch every minute of every event live during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Read More... [http://www.nbcsports.com/sports-mobile][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/nbc-olympics-results-132h.png] NBC Olympics Highlights Experience the best of the Winter Games with the NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app. Read More... [http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2014/02/04/nbc-olympics-content-now-available-anywhere-via-two-apps-for-smartphones-and-tablets/][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/nbc-sports-talk-132h.png] NBC Sports Talk NBC Sports Talk brings you the latest news, rumors and analysis for all your favorite sports. Read More... [http://www.nbcsports.com/sports-mobile]Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics One-stop guide launches live coverage for Xfinity users, sets reminders and manages DVR recordings. Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics [http://xfinity.com/nbcolympics]NBCOlympics.com NBCOlympics.com is the exclusive website for NBCUniversal's Olympic video coverage. NBCOlympics.com [http://nbcolympics.com][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmedia_01.jpg][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmedia_02.jpg] [http://www.youtube.com/comcast][http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmedia_04.jpg] [http://twitter.com/comcast] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmedia_05.jpg] [https://plus.google.com/+comcast/posts] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/oly14-socialmedia_06.jpg] [/alerts-signup]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/sochi2014</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jan 11, 2014 3:52 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>50th Anniversary Mobile Edition</title> <description> <![CDATA[[http://corporate.comcast.com/images/csf_mobile_1.jpg] [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/2J58P9RqG9_z/embed/select/jyL520X5pbgL?form=html] OUR STORY Today, Comcast is shaping the future of media and technology. Comcast strives to create the best content and constantly pursues innovation to delight our customers. Watch the Comcast at 50 Video [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/2J58P9RqG9_z/embed/select/jyL520X5pbgL?form=html] Explore 50 Iconic Moments [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/our-story] Share this on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?s=100&p[url]=http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50&p[images][0]=http://corporate.comcast.com/images/OSAMERICAN-Ralph-Roberts-edited-470x264.jpg&p[title]=Comcast%2050th%20Anniversary&p[summary]=Welcome%20to%20What's%20Next%20%23comcast50%20%23whatsnext%20] Share this on Twitter [http://twitter.com/home?status=Comcast%20at%2050:%20Welcome%20to%20What's%20Next%20%23comcast50%20%23whatsnext%20http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50] Share this on Google+ [https://plus.google.com/share?url=http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/csf_mobile_2.jpg]DRIVING INNOVATION Comcast applies the latest innovation and technology to entertain, inform and connect people in new ways. We provide households and businesses with the ultimate in video, Internet, voice, home management and business services. Explore Media + Technology [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-technology] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/csf_mobile_3.jpg]CHANGING ENTERTAINMENT NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Explore Media + Technology [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-technology] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/csf_mobile_4.jpg]SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As a company uniquely positioned to inform, empower, and inspire, Comcast embraces the opportunity to create conversation and mobilize action. We believe it's not just about moving our business forward; it's about moving people forward. Explore Our Values [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values] [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/csf_mobile_5.jpg]ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Ralph Roberts was the ultimate entrepreneur, founding the company with a small cable system in Tupelo, MS in 1963. As the company has grown into a global leader in media and technology, Comcast's entrepreneurial spirit continues to move the company forward. Explore Comcast Culture [http://corporate.comcast.com/careers/culture]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/50th-anniversary-mobile-edition</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/50th-anniversary-mobile-edition</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:15 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>50th Anniversary</title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here to watch video [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/c50_watchvideo.jpg] [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/2J58P9RqG9_z/embed/select/jyL520X5pbgL?form=html] [http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?s=100&p[url]=http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50&p[images][0]=http://corporate.comcast.com/images/OSAMERICAN-Ralph-Roberts-edited-470x264.jpg&p[title]=Comcast%2050th%20Anniversary&p[summary]=Welcome%20to%20What's%20Next%20%23comcast50%20%23whatsnext%20] [http://twitter.com/home?status=Comcast%20at%2050:%20Welcome%20to%20What's%20Next%20%23comcast50%20%23whatsnext%20http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50] [https://plus.google.com/share?url=http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50]Our Story Today, Comcast is shaping the future of media and technology. Comcast strives to create the best content and constantly pursues innovation to delight our customers. Explore 50 Iconic Moments [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/our-story]Driving Innovation Comcast applies the latest innovation and technology to entertain, inform and connect people in new ways. We provide households and businesses with the ultimate in video, Internet, voice, home management and business services. Explore Media + Technology [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-technology]Changing Entertainment NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Explore Media + Technology [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-technology]Social Responsibility As a company uniquely positioned to inform, empower, and inspire, Comcast embraces the opportunity to create conversation and mobilize action. We believe it's not just about moving our business forward; it's about moving people forward. Explore Our Values [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values]Entrepreneurial Spirit Ralph Roberts was the ultimate entrepreneur, founding the company with a small cable system in Tupelo, MS in 1963. As the company has grown into a global leader in media and technology, Comcast's entrepreneurial spirit continues to move the company forward. Explore Comcast Culture [http://corporate.comcast.com/careers/culture]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Nov 19, 2013 5:17 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>SEEiT</title> <description> <![CDATA[Visit the all new SEEiT site at https://see.it [https://see.it]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/seeit</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/seeit</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:26 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside CI: Winter 2013</title> <description> <![CDATA[#main-contentINSIDE CI WELCOME TO INSIDE CI, AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS BEHIND OUR COMPANY’S COMMUNITY INVESTMENT EFFORTS. FIND OUT HOW OUR TEAMS RESPOND TO LOCAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS BY PROMOTING DIGITAL LITERACY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * Contact Us [Comcast_inthecommunity@cable.comcast.com] * Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/wepowerdreams] * Twitter [http://www.twitter.com/comcastdreambig] * Past Issues [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/insideci-archives] WELCOME An introduction from Charisse R. Lillie… [/images/lilliecharisscropped-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY COMMUNITY INVESTMENT: LOOKING FORWARD, GIVING BACK [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/COMMUNITY-INVESTMENT-LOOKING-FORWARD-GIVING-BACK] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/community-investment-looking-forward-giving-back] [/images/InsideCI_Page2-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ONE PSA [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/THE-INSPIRATION-BEHIND-ONE-PSA] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/the-inspiration-behind-one-psa] LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS How our airtime helps others… INTERNET ESSENTIALS Digital literacy takes a front seat on Estella’s Brilliant Bus… [/images/InsideCI-Page5-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY ONE WOMAN’S EFFORT TO CONQUER THE DIGITAL DIVIDE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/ONE-WOMANS-EFFORT-TO-CONQUER-THE-DIGITAL-DIVIDE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/one-womans-effort-to-conquer-the-digital-divide] [/images/InsideCI-Page-4-Universal_HERO-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY VOLUNTEER ON YOUR VACATION WITH UNIVERSAL ORLANDO [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/VOLUNTEER-ON-YOUR-VACATION-WITH-UNIVERSAL-ORLANDO] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/volunteer-on-your-vacation-with-universal-orlando] UNIVERSAL ORLANDO Spend two days exploring the park - and a third day giving back… CITY YEAR Meet Daniel Baralt, City Year corps member turned Comcaster... [/images/InsideCI-Page-3-Hero-City_Year-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY FROM A YEAR OF SERVICE TO A CAREER IN SERVICE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/FROM-A-YEAR-OF-SERVICE-TO-A-CAREER-IN-SERVICE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/from-a-year-of-service-to-a-career-in-service] [/images/InsideCI-Page6-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY COMING TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN A NEIGHBORHOOD [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/COMING-TOGETHER-TO-STRENGTHEN-A-NEIGHBORHOOD] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/coming-together-to-strengthen-a-neighborhood] COMCAST FOUNDATION Putting people back to work in a struggling Chicago neighborhood… UNITED WAY The stories of the employees behind record-breaking United Way results… [/images/InsideCI-Page7-Hero-v2-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY EMPLOYEES DRIVE RECORD UNITED WAY RESULTS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/EMPLOYEES-DRIVE-RECORD-UNITED-WAY-RESULTS] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/employees-drive-record-united-way-results] [/images/InsideCIQuick-Takes_HERO-16x9-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY INSIDE CI: QUICK TAKES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDE-CI-QUICK-TAKES] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/inside-ci-quick-takes] AT A GLANCE News bites and a pop quiz… SIZZLE VIDEO A video showcase of our Community Investment initiatives... [/images/CI-Sizzle-Reel-Video_HERO-470x264.jpg]FEATURE VIDEO OUR HIGHLIGHTS REEL [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/OUR-HIGHLIGHTS-REEL] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/our-highlights-reel]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-winter2013</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-winter2013</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jun 14, 2014 6:55 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>XFINITY Series</title> <description> <![CDATA[xfinity and NASCAR logo [images/xfinity-series-160.png] NASCAR XFINITY SERIES THE GREEN FLAG FLIES BEGINNING FEB. 21 IN DAYTONA The NASCAR XFINITY Series starts on February 21 with the running of the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Comcast [http://corporate.comcast.com] and NASCAR [http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html] announced an agreement [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nascar-xfinity-series] in September 2014 to make Xfinity the third title sponsor in the storied 30 plus year history of the series that promises "names are made here." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About xfinity [images/NASCAR_TVpeople.jpg]ABOUT XFINITY Comcast’s XFINITY is the nation’s largest video and high-speed Internet provider. The company has increased Internet speeds for existing customers 13 times in 12 years and recently introduced XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System. The company also offers XFINITY On Demand, the most robust video on demand platform in the world. Comcast serves business and residential customers in 39 states and Washington, D.C. It is also among the premier sponsors in sports today and a robust sponsorship activation program is part of the new agreement with NASCAR, with aggressive planning already underway. X1 [http://comcast.com/x1]|XFINITY TV [http://comcast.com/tv]|XFINITY INTERNET [http://comcast.com/internet-service]|XFINITY HOME [http://comcast.com/home-security]|COMCAST BUSINESS [http://business.comcast.com/] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT COMCAST Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK] is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBC Universal. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Comcast’s involvement with NASCAR is expanding rapidly. In addition to the NASCAR XFINITY series announced today, Comcast’s NBC Sports unit will begin broadcasting NASCAR race events in July 2015. READ MORE>>> [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/company-overview][images/NASCAR_ComcastBuilding.jpg] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [images/nascar-top-video-1-play.jpg] START YOUR ENGINES [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/h7mdoFiqVr0S/embed/select/bNw08_z0i0xX?form=html][images/nascar-top-video-2-play.jpg] NASCAR & XFINITY: DRIVING TECHNOLOGY [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/h7mdoFiqVr0S/embed/select/AKB_fO6_TgcM?form=html] [images/nascar-top-video-3-play.jpg] XFINITY: THE FUTURE OF AWESOME [http://player.theplatform.com/p/JC9BHC/h7mdoFiqVr0S/embed/select/_wb8Hu93GqaN?form=html][images/NASCAR_cars900.jpg] ABOUT THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Beginning January 1, 2015, what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series. XFINITY will become only the third title sponsor in series history following Anheuser-Busch (26 years) and Nationwide Insurance (seven years). The agreement also makes XFINITY an Official NASCAR Partner in the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) and broadband ISP categories. The series also has a large, highly engaged and technology-connected television audience. It races in some of the nation’s largest markets – from Chicago to Los Angeles to Miami – and at the sport’s biggest and most iconic tracks – from Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, to Talladega Superspeedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The announcement was made Sept. 3, 2014 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. RELATED LINKS [images/xfinity-series-story-1.jpg] PRESS RELEASE: NASCAR AND COMCAST REACH 10-YEAR SERIES ENTITLEMENT AGREEMENT [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nascar-xfinity-series][images/xfinity-series-story-2.jpg] FEATURE STORY: HOW THE X1 ENTERTAINMENT OPERATING SYSTEM IS CHANGING TELEVISION [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-x1-platform-a-better-way-to-deliver-the-content-customers-love] [images/nascar-thumb-replace.jpg] OUR STORY: EXPLORE 50 ICONIC MOMENTS FROM COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/our-story][images/xfinity-series-story-4.jpg] EXPLORE: HOW COMCAST APPLIES THE LATEST INNOVATION TO CONNECT PEOPLE IN NEW WAYS [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/businesses/comcast-cable] [images/xfinity-series-story-5.jpg] NBCUNIVERSAL: A LOOK INSIDE THE WORLD’S PREMIER MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/businesses/nbcuniversal][images/xfinity-series-story-6.jpg] ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/reimagine][images/NASCAR_Bottomv3.jpg] About NASCAR: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR. About Comcast Cable: Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/xfinityseries</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/xfinityseries</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Sep 2, 2014 2:02 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>XFINITY Series Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[xfinity and NASCAR logo [images/NASCAR_xfinitynascarlogov2.png] NASCAR XFINITY SERIES THE GREEN FLAG FLIES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2015 NASCAR [http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html] and Comcast [http://corporate.comcast.com] announced on Sept. 3 a historic agreement that will make Comcast’s XFINITY brand the title sponsor of what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series through 2024. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About xfinity [images/NASCAR_TVpeople.jpg] ABOUT XFINITY Comcast’s XFINITY is the nation’s largest video and high-speed Internet provider. The company has increased Internet speeds for existing customers 13 times in 12 years and recently introduced XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System. The company also offers XFINITY On Demand, the most robust video on demand platform in the world. Comcast serves business and residential customers in 39 states and Washington, D.C. It is also among the premier sponsors in sports today and a robust sponsorship activation program is part of the new agreement with NASCAR, with aggressive planning already underway. X1 [http://comcast.com/x1]|XFINITY TV [http://comcast.com/tv]|XFINITY INTERNET [http://comcast.com/internet-service]|XFINITY HOME [http://comcast.com/home-security]|COMCAST BUSINESS [http://business.comcast.com/] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT COMCAST [images/NASCAR_ComcastBuilding.jpg] Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK] is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBC Universal. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Comcast’s involvement with NASCAR is expanding rapidly. In addition to the NASCAR XFINITY series announced today, Comcast’s NBC Sports unit will begin broadcasting NASCAR race events in July 2015. READ MORE>>> [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/company-overview] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [images/nascar-top-video-1.jpg] START YOUR ENGINES [http://platformuniv-p.edgesuite.net/dynamic/Comcast_Corp_Site/PSV_NASCAR_4654_SC__380801.mp4] [images/nascar-top-video-2.jpg] NASCAR & XFINITY: DRIVING TECHNOLOGY [http://platformuniv-p.edgesuite.net/dynamic/Comcast_Corp_Site/DawnInAmerica_NASCAR_Rev_082914_026R__573925.mp4] [images/nascar-top-video-3.jpg] XFINITY: THE FUTURE OF AWESOME [http://platformuniv-p.edgesuite.net/dynamic/Comcast_Corp_Site/YouTubePlist.mp4] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [images/NASCAR_cars900.jpg] ABOUT THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Beginning January 1, 2015, what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be known as the NASCAR XFINITY Series. XFINITY will become only the third title sponsor in series history following Anheuser-Busch (26 years) and Nationwide Insurance (seven years). The agreement also makes XFINITY an Official NASCAR Partner in the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) and broadband ISP categories. The series also has a large, highly engaged and technology-connected television audience. It races in some of the nation’s largest markets – from Chicago to Los Angeles to Miami – and at the sport’s biggest and most iconic tracks – from Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, to Talladega Superspeedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The announcement was made Sept. 3, 2014 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. RELATED LINKS [images/xfinity-series-story-1.jpg] PRESS RELEASE: NASCAR AND COMCAST REACH 10-YEAR SERIES ENTITLEMENT AGREEMENT [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nascar-xfinity-series] [images/xfinity-series-story-2.jpg] FEATURE STORY: HOW THE X1 ENTERTAINMENT OPERATING SYSTEM IS CHANGING TELEVISION [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-x1-platform-a-better-way-to-deliver-the-content-customers-love] [images/xfinity-series-story-3.jpg] OUR STORY: EXPLORE 50 ICONIC MOMENTS FROM COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/our-story] [images/xfinity-series-story-4.jpg] EXPLORE: HOW COMCAST APPLIES THE LATEST INNOVATION TO CONNECT PEOPLE IN NEW WAYS [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/businesses/comcast-cable] [images/xfinity-series-story-5.jpg] NBCUNIVERSAL: A LOOK INSIDE THE WORLD’S PREMIER MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY [http://corporate.comcast.com/our-company/businesses/nbcuniversal] [images/xfinity-series-story-6.jpg] ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/reimagine] [images/NASCAR_Bottomv3.jpg] About NASCAR: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR. About Comcast Cable: Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/xfinityseries-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/xfinityseries-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Sep 2, 2014 6:05 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cloud DVR</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/clouddvr-animation</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/clouddvr-animation</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Oct 1, 2014 4:40 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cloud DVR Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[[/page/clouddvr-animation/images/mobile_1_lg.jpg][/page/clouddvr-animation/images/mobile_2_lg.jpg][/page/clouddvr-animation/images/mobile_3_lg.jpg] [/page/clouddvr-animation/images/mobile_4_lg.jpg] [/news-information/news-feed/heres-how-to-turn-any-device-into-a-personal-tv-inside-the-home]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/clouddvr-animation-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/clouddvr-animation-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 7, 2014 4:07 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside CI: Summer 2014</title> <description> <![CDATA[#main-content INSIDE CI INSIDE CI PROVIDES AN INSIDER'S LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS BEHIND OUR COMPANY'S COMMUNITY INVESTMENT [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/OUR-VALUES/COMMUNITY-INVESTMENT] EFFORTS. FIND OUT HOW OUR TEAMS RESPOND TO LOCAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS BY PROMOTING DIGITAL LITERACY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * Contact Us [Comcast_inthecommunity@cable.comcast.com] * Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/wepowerdreams] * Twitter [http://www.twitter.com/comcastdreambig] * Past Issues [/media-center/insideci-archives] * WELCOME An introduction from Charisse R. Lillie… [/images/InsideCI_Rev25Jun_11_CRL-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITIES FROM COAST TO COAST [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-IMPACTING] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-impacting][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-03-02-Scholarship-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS KEEP GIVING BACK [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-SCHOLARSHIP] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-scholarship]LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS Since it began in 2000, the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship program has awarded more than $21 million to approximately 21,000 students across the nation. COMCAST CARES DAY Painting murals, planting flowers, fixing up playgrounds. Outdoor projects like these are among the most popular when it comes to our company’s annual day of service, Comcast Cares Day. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-Hero-03-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN ON COMCAST CARES DAY [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-CARESDAY] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-caresday][/images/InsideCI_Rev26Jun_43_HOPE-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY A CALIFORNIA CHAMPION FOR HOPE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-CALIFORNIA] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-california]LEADERSHIP When Lorena Hernandez joined the Comcast California team in 2006 as director of communications and community investment, one of her early priorities was to strengthen Comcast’s support of diverse communities across the state. INTERNET ESSENTIALS In charge of training technicians for Comcast in Boston, Rich Andrus didn’t expect to learn something fresh in his “Let’s Connect” orientation for new hires – after all, he was the one leading it. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-Hero-05-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY EMPLOYEES HELP BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-GRASSROOTS] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-grassroots][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-Hero-06-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY STUDENTS EXPLORE DIGITAL MEDIA CAREERS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-STUDENTS] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-students]YOUTH CAREERS In 2011, the Comcast Foundation made a commitment to provide $1 million over five years to Philadelphia–based nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the local Latino community. OUR PEOPLE On May 5th, Aisha Karimah celebrated her 45th anniversary with NBC4 in Washington D.C., where her current title is director of community affairs. [/images/InsideCI_Rev26Jun_72_Hero_Aisha_Freezeframe-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY A CAREER OF CARING AT WASHINGTON’S NBC4 [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-CARING] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-caring][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-Hero-08A-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY BUILDING GREAT FUTURES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-TECHNOLOGY] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-technology]BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS If you ask Natema Wolfe, the Boys & Girls Clubs are, simply put, “awesome.” AT A GLANCE Read some brief community updates around the country, and take the pop quiz for a chance to win a $100 gift card. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-Hero-09C-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY QUICK TAKES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-03-QUICKTAKES] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-03-quicktakes]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-summer2014</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-summer2014</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 23, 2014 5:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>SBXLIX</title> <description> <![CDATA[SUPER BOWL XLIX ON NBC COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL GEARS UP FOR THE BIG GAME Super Bowl on NBC [../images/sb-video-hero_v3.jpg] [//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/3dgwy58jyf?popover=true] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STAGE IS SET FOR MOST COMPLETE SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE EVER [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/stage-is-set-for-most-complete-super-bowl-effort-ever] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO HOST THE SUPER BOWL LIKE A CHAMP WITH XFINITY [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/super-bowl-party-tips] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NBCUNIVERSAL CREATES 'SUPER STREAM SUNDAY' TO PROMOTE 'TV EVERYWHERE' [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-creates-super-stream-sunday-to-promote-tv-everywhere] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME OF SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPER BOWL DEBUTS ON BIGGEST SUNDAY OF THEM ALL [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/home-of-spanish-language-super-bowl-debuts-on-biggest-sunday-of-them-all] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WATCH: THE MAGIC BEHIND SUPER BOWL STADIUM PREPARATION [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/super-bowl-stadium-video-time-lapse] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KATY PERRY HEADLINES PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/katy-perry-to-headline-super-bowl-halftime-show-on-nbc] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNPRECEDENTED DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL XLIX [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-sports-app-streaming] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL PUNCHES SUPER BOWL TICKET FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB YOUTH [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversal-punches-super-bowl-ticket-for-arizona-youth] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alt text here [../images/sbxlix_smalllogo.jpg] Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/sb49</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/sb49</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 23, 2015 4:12 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>SBXLIX Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[SUPER BOWL XLIX ON NBC COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL GEARS UP FOR THE BIG GAME Click to launch video [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-video-hero_v3.jpg] [//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/3dgwy58jyf?popover=true] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Super Bowl Experience [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-nbcuniversal.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/stage-is-set-for-most-complete-super-bowl-effort-ever] STAGE IS SET FOR MOST COMPLETE SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE EVER [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/stage-is-set-for-most-complete-super-bowl-effort-ever] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We're all big fans of number 11. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-product.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/super-bowl-party-tips] HOW TO HOST THE SUPER BOWL LIKE A CHAMP WITH XFINITY [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/super-bowl-party-tips] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trophy [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-streaming.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-creates-super-stream-sunday-to-promote-tv-everywhere] NBCUNIVERSAL CREATES 'SUPER STREAM SUNDAY' TO PROMOTE TV EVERYWHERE [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-creates-super-stream-sunday-to-promote-tv-everywhere] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NBC Universo [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-nbcuniverso.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/home-of-spanish-language-super-bowl-debuts-on-biggest-sunday-of-them-all] HOME OF SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPER BOWL DEBUTS ON BIGGEST SUNDAY OF THEM ALL [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/home-of-spanish-language-super-bowl-debuts-on-biggest-sunday-of-them-all] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stadium [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-spectacor.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/super-bowl-stadium-video-time-lapse] WATCH: THE MAGIC BEHIND THE SUPER BOWL STADIUM PREPARATION [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/super-bowl-stadium-video-time-lapse] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Katy [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-shows.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/katy-perry-to-headline-super-bowl-halftime-show-on-nbc] KATY PERRY HEADLINES PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/katy-perry-to-headline-super-bowl-halftime-show-on-nbc] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NBC Sports [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-nbcsports-digital.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-sports-app-streaming] UNPRECEDENTED DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL XLIX [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-sports-app-streaming] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cesar [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/sb-mobile-bgca.jpg] [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversal-punches-super-bowl-ticket-for-arizona-youth] COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL PUNCHES SUPER BOWL TICKET FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB YOUTH [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversal-punches-super-bowl-ticket-for-arizona-youth]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/sb49-m</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/sb49-m</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Feb 1, 2015 12:19 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diversity Report 2013</title> <description> <![CDATA[SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE AT COMCAST AND NBCUNIVERSAL, WE BELIEVE EVERY MEMBER OF OUR TEAM BRINGS SOMETHING UNIQUELY VALUABLE TO THE TABLE, AND THIS IS A VITAL PART OF OUR BIGGER PICTURE. FOR US, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION HELPS US NAVIGATE AND INNOVATE THE BEST AND BOLDEST TECHNOLOGY AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. IN THIS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRESS REPORT, WE PROVIDE A BROAD AND PUBLIC ASSESSMENT OF OUR COMPANY’S DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PLANS, INITIATIVES, AND PROGRESS. THE FACTS, FIGURES, AND PERSPECTIVES — FROM YEAR-END 2010 THROUGH YEAR-END 2013 — SPAN EACH OF OUR FIVE FOCUS AREAS: WORKFORCE, SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, PROGRAMMING, COMMUNITY INVESTMENT, AND GOVERNANCE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * Download the Diversity Report [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/2014-Diversity-and-Inclusion-Report.pdf] * Comcast Corporate Website [http://comcast.com/diversity] * WELCOME A palpable, entrepreneurial spirit fuels our operations and pioneers a forward-looking focus on inventing and perfecting cutting-edge products and entertainment experiences. [/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Message-from-Leaders-v2-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY A MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-A-MESSAGE-FROM-OUR-LEADERS] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-a-message-from-our-leaders][/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Works-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY DIVERSITY WORKS... JUST ASK OUR PEOPLE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-OUR-PEOPLE-DIVERSITY] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-our-people-diversity]WORKFORCE Our ability to collaborate and innovate can’t happen without inclusion – first. SUPPLIER DIVERSITY When our business units partner with diverse suppliers, we strengthen our purchasing power, build value for our shareholders, and gain reliable resources. [/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Supply-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY DIVERSIFYING SUPPLIERS – BY THE NUMBERS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-SUPPLIER-DIVERSITY] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-supplier-diversity][/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Connecting2-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY INVESTING IN MINORITY ENTREPRENEURS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-INVESTMENT-PARTNERSHIPS] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-investment-partnerships]INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS Comcast Ventures’ innovative Catalyst Fund is designed to create opportunities for minority entrepreneurs. PROGRAMMING At Comcast, we want to ensure that every customer has access to a variety of programming choices and options that speak directly to their entertainment or educational interests. [/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Programming-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY DIVERSE PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTION [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-COMMITMENT-TO-DIVERSE-PROGRAMMING] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-commitment-to-diverse-programming][/images/COMCAST-Diversity-ContentCreatorNBCUniversal-470x264.jpg] FEATURE STORY DIVERSE TALENT IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-CONTENT-CREATOR] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-content-creator]CONTENT CREATOR: NBCUNIVERSAL At the very heart of the stories we deliver is a commitment to the inclusion of diverse voices. XFINITY SUITE Through innovation, we are committed to further enriching the customer experience for all users, including people with disabilities. [/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Access-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY A COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-XFINITY-SUITE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-xfinity-suite][/images/COMCAST-Diversity-Universal-Orlando-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY SERIOUS FUN AT UNIVERSAL PARKS AND RESORTS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-UNIVERSAL-ORLANDO] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-universal-orlando]UNIVERSAL PARKS AND RESORTS We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is enjoyable, entertaining, accessible, and accommodating to all our guests. COMMUNITY INVESTMENT We empower our communities by investing in local organizations, developing programs and partnerships, and mobilizing our resources to connect people and inspire positive and substantive change. [/images/COMCAST-Diversity-CommunityInv-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-COMMUNITY-INVESTMENT-BY-THE-NUMBERS-DIVERSITY] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-community-investment-by-the-numbers-diversity]Joint Diversity Council [/images/JDC_11252012-470x264.jpg] FEATURE STORY A BROADER VISION OF LEADERSHIP [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/DR2014-GOVERNANCE] Watch Video [/news-information/news-feed/dr2014-governance]GOVERNANCE The landscape of media and technology doesn’t slow; it accelerates.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport-2013</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport-2013</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 28, 2015 3:58 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ralph J. Roberts</title> <description> <![CDATA[Click here to watch video [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Transparent.gif] [//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/oukfu3c8ug?popover=true]Ralph's Story Ralph Roberts was a born entrepreneur, a great American businessman, a philanthropist and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Learn more about the life and legacy of this incredible man. > Company statement [/news-information/news-feed/ralph-j-roberts-statement] > The Roberts Family remembers Ralph Roberts [/news-information/news-feed/ralph-j-roberts-statement-family] > Ralph Roberts biography [/news-information/leadership-overview/ralph-j-roberts] > Key milestones [/news-information/news-feed/rjr-timeline] > In the news [/news-information/news-feed/ralph-j-roberts-in-the-news]Comcast Remembers Ralph Roberts has been the heart and soul of Comcast since he founded the company in 1963. His entrepreneurial spirit and vision continue to define the company today. > Comcast remembers Ralph Roberts [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-remembers-ralph-j-roberts-1920-2015] > Comcast at 50 [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast50]A Life in Photos Ralph Roberts played a key role in the development of the cable television industry. But perhaps most importantly, he was a kind and humble human being who loved his family deeply and unconditionally. Take a look back at his extraordinary life. > See the photo gallery [/news-information/news-feed/ralph-j-roberts-a-life-in-photos]In His Words Ralph was a remarkable man who treated everyone he met with generosity, courtesy, integrity and respect. Hear Ralph reflect on his life and career. > Watch the video collection [/news-information/news-feed/rjr-video]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/ralph-j-roberts-1920-2015</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/ralph-j-roberts-1920-2015</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jun 19, 2015 9:07 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside CI: Winter 2015</title> <description> <![CDATA[#main-content INSIDE CI INSIDE CI PROVIDES AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS BEHIND COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL’S INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES. LEARN HOW WE MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN BY PROMOTING DIGITAL LITERACY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * Contact Us [Comcast_inthecommunity@cable.comcast.com] * Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/ComcastImpact ] * Twitter [https://twitter.com/ComcastImpact] * Past Issues [/media-center/insideci-archives] * WELCOME As I travel around the country, people frequently ask me about the difference we hope to make by investing in our communities at Comcast NBCUniversal. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page01-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY OPENING DOORS TO WHAT'S POSSIBLE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-OPENING-DOORS-TO-WHATS-POSSIBLE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-opening-doors-to-whats-possible][/images/InsideCI_Issue04_Hero02_Kids-470x264.jpg] FEATURE STORY LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT FUTURE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-LAYING-THE-FOUNDATION-FOR-A-GREAT-FUTURE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-laying-the-foundation-for-a-great-future]MY.FUTURE For more than 15 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast have partnered to make a difference in the thousands of cities and neighborhoods nationwide that we each call home. INTERNET ESSENTIALS Launched in 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than 350,000 families to the power of the Internet in their homes - including Ginger Solomon’s family. [/images/InsideCI_Issue04_Hero03_Ginger-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY CONNECTING FAMILIES TO UNLOCK THEIR POTENTIAL [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-CONNECTING-FAMILIES-TO-UNLOCK-THEIR-POTENTIAL] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-connecting-families-to-unlock-their-potential][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page04-Hero-470x264.jpg] FEATURE STORY PARTNERING TO CREATE 'E-BUDDIES' [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-A-PARTNER-AND-A-BEST-BUDDY] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-a-partner-and-a-best-buddy]BEST BUDDIES Best Buddies International and Comcast are teaming up to provide employment training and opportunities for people with disabilities. UNITED WAY Each fall, our employees throughout Utah give back generously to people in need during our company’s annual United Way campaign. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page05-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY THE ART OF MAKING GIVING PERSONAL [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-BRINGING-GIVING-HOME] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-bringing-giving-home][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page06-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH WOMEN [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-INSPIRING-THE-NEXT-GENERATION-OF-TECH-WOMEN] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-inspiring-the-next-generation-of-tech-women]FIRST ROBOTICS After 15 years in software development, Jeanine Heck recognizes the importance of inspiring young girls to get into the field. THE MORE YOU KNOW In 30-second bursts, NBCUniversal’s The More You Know campaign over the years has tackled the most important social issues, from cyberbullying to racial discrimination. [/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page07-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY 25 YEARS OF LEARNING TOGETHER [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/25-YEARS-OF-LEARNING-TOGETHER] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/25-years-of-learning-together][/images/Comcast-Inside-CI-v4-Page08-Hero-470x264.jpg]FEATURE STORY QUICK TAKES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-QUICK-TAKES-WINTER-2014-15] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-quick-takes-winter-2014-15]AT A GLANCE Read some brief community updates from around the country, and take a pop quiz for a chance to win a $100 gift card.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-winter2015</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/insideci-winter2015</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jul 24, 2015 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diverse Programming Form Submission Received</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverse-programming-complete</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverse-programming-complete</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Aug 17, 2015 4:28 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diverse Programming Form</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverse-programming-form</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverse-programming-form</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Aug 10, 2015 6:09 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diverse Programming</title> <description> <![CDATA[✓I AgreeCONTINUE [javascript:void(0)]1. In order to avoid any possible misunderstanding and to protect you and us, we have adopted a uniform policy for consideration of ideas submitted to Comcast by persons outside of its organization, as set forth below. 2. We will not receive your submission in confidence and no disclosure by you will establish a confidential relationship between you and us. Any submission by you in no way obligates us to review your submission, enter into any transaction with or make any investment in you or your idea. We accept no responsibility for the safe arrival, handling, or return of any submitted material. 3. Please be aware that we have a number of employees engaged in the development of ideas and business opportunities. We also rely on brokers, attorneys, or other qualified representatives known to us to assist us in this regard. Before your idea can be considered by us, you must understand that such an idea may be already known to us, in whole or in part, prior to your submission. 4. We may find that your idea is not new, is in the public domain, or has already been investigated and considered by us. Also, we have no obligation to adopt, use, or otherwise pursue your submission, reveal our reaction to your submission, disclose any information regarding our activities or related ideas, or reveal the reasons for our decision. 5. We are not accepting any proposals or ideas for individual programs, series, or movies. 6. We are not obligated to select any proposal submitted through this process. The channels that we launch may come from other sources and may be presented to or solicited by us after the March 15, 2017 deadline for submissions. 7. If you do not clearly understand the terms and conditions set forth above, you should consult with an attorney before providing any information about your idea to us. You, of course, must be the sole judge of the protection you need and desire. 8. Your submission of any proposals or other materials to Comcast constitutes your understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth above. 9. Questions regarding this information should be sent to Diversity_Programming_Proposal@comcast.com [Diversity_Programming_Proposal@comcast.com]. ✪✪✪✪✪Whether the channel is fully financed.Whether the channel has launched and has existing MVPD distribution.Whether the channel and its potential carriage provide economic value to Comcast and appeal for Comcast’s customers.Whether the channel’s ownership and/or management group(s) are well established and African Americans have a majority or substantial ownership interest. As part of our demonstrated commitment to expand opportunities for diverse businesses and to independent cable programming, Comcast has added over 20 independent programming networks since 2011, including four networks that were chosen as part of our diverse channel RFP process: two African American majority owned networks (ASPiRE and REVOLT) and two Hispanic American operated networks (Baby First Americas and El Rey). Additionally, two substantially Hispanic American owned networks, Kids Central and Primo TV, will launch on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2017. We are now requesting proposals for the next two diverse channels, as follows: We are not accepting unsolicited proposals for any channels outside of this process at this time. REQUEST FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED PROGRAMMING NETWORK PROPOSALSWe are asking qualified, interested applicants to submit proposals to compete for these opportunities by reviewing and agreeing to the terms below and submitting a detailed and complete proposal.We ask all respondents to address their proposals, at least in part, to their satisfaction of the above criteria. We expect this review to be highly competitive and hope it will help us launch some great new independent programming voices to entertain and inform our customers.Properly submitted proposals will be reviewed by our screening committee. Factors our screening committee will consider include, in no particular order:Two programming services in which African Americans have a majority or substantial ownership interest. These channels will be added to select Comcast cable systems by January 2019.Important Information and AcknowledgementAll proposals must be received on or before March 15, 2017 for consideration.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverseprogramming</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diverseprogramming</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 11, 2015 6:36 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside CI: Summer 2015</title> <description> <![CDATA[INSIDE CI INSIDE CI PROVIDES AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS BEHIND COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL’S INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES. LEARN HOW WE MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN BY PROMOTING DIGITAL LITERACY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED LINKS * Contact Us [Comcast_inthecommunity@cable.comcast.com] * Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/ComcastImpact ] * Twitter [https://twitter.com/ComcastImpact] * Past Issues [/media-center/insideci-archives] * WELCOME Together with our local and national nonprofit partners, we focus on improving lives and communities, and creating opportunities to, as we like to say, “look forward and give back.” [/images/InsideCI-CLR-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI ADVANCING A LEGACY [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-ADVANCING-A-LEGACY] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-advancing-a-legacy][/images/InsideCI-DoGooders-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DO-GOODERS [HTTP://CORPORATE.COMCAST.COM/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-RAISING-THE-NEXT-GENERATION-OF-DO-GOODERS] Read More [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/insideci-raising-the-next-generation-of-do-gooders]GIVING BACK Comcast Cares Day is fueled by our employees’ dedication to giving back – an important value many of them want to share with their children. INTERNET ESSENTIALS Comcast and the Little Rock School District are working together to help Arkansas’ students bridge the digital divide. [/images/Powering-Digital-Literacy-in-Little-Rock-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI POWERING DIGITAL LITERACY IN LITTLE ROCK [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-POWERING-DIGITAL-LITERACY-IN-LITTLE-ROCK] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-powering-digital-literacy-in-little-rock][/images/Inside-CI-Athletes-Hero-470x264.jpg] INSIDE CI CELEBRATING ATHLETES OF ALL ABILITIES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-CELEBRATING-ATHLETES-OF-ALL-ABILITIES] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-celebrating-athletes-of-all-abilities]SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles were an opportunity for Russ Stacey to connect his work at NBCUniversal with a cause special to him and his family. A COMMITTED WORKFORCE City Year provided Comcast employee Chelsea Badeau with real-world skills that she applies to her job today. [/images/InsideCI-CityYear-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI CITY YEAR AND COMCAST: CREATING A COMMITTED WORKFORCE [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-CITY-YEAR-AND-COMCAST-CREATING-A-COMMITTED-WORKFORCE] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-city-year-and-comcast-creating-a-committed-workforce][/images/InsideCI-Working-Together-Hero1-470x264.jpg] INSIDE CI WORKING TOGETHER TO OPEN MORE DOORS [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-WORKING-TOGETHER-TO-OPEN-MORE-DOORS] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-working-together-to-open-more-doors]BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS Boys & Girls Clubs have been one of our company’s most important community partners, and our efforts to work together to enhance the lives of Club kids continue to expand year after year. FIRST ROBOTICS When Erica McCay isn’t busy using technology to bring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, she’s using it to inspire young people to learn more about STEM. [/images/InsideCI-Erica-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI FINDING HER FIRST HOME [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-FINDING-HER-FIRST-HOME] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-finding-her-first-home][/images/InsideCI-Empowering-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI EMPOWERMENT THROUGH INVESTMENT [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-EMPOWERMENT-THROUGH-INVESTMENT] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-empowerment-through-investment]COMCAST FOUNDATION When the Olympia YWCA asked Comcast to support a benefit event for its programs, they wound up getting so much more. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS Thirty seconds can make a big difference for a nonprofit organization – especially when those 30 seconds are televised. At Comcast NBCUniversal, public service announcements are one of the unique ways we help support the work of our nonprofit partners. [/images/CSR2014-Raising-Awareness-Hero-470x264.jpg]INSIDE CI SHARING REAL STORIES TO FIGHT STEREOTYPES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-SHARING-REAL-STORIES-TO-FIGHT-STEREOTYPES] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-sharing-real-stories-to-fight-stereotypes][/images/InsideCI-QuickTakes-Hero-470x264.jpg] INSIDE CI QUICK TAKES [/NEWS-INFORMATION/NEWS-FEED/INSIDECI-QUICK-TAKES-SUMMER-2015] Read More [/news-information/news-feed/insideci-quick-takes-summer-2015]AT A GLANCE Read some brief community updates from around the country, and take a pop quiz for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Comcast [/img/logo_footer.png] [/]Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. 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This website also contains material copyrighted by third parties.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/inside-ci-summer-2015</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/inside-ci-summer-2015</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jan 13, 2016 4:16 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Olympics 2016 Preview</title> <description> <![CDATA[NBC Olympics Rio Logo [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/olympics-logo-0513a.png]Click here to watch video [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/olympics-playvideo-0513a.png]The Road to Rio Bringing the Olympics to the American people is one of our greatest moments of pride. The entire organization is ready to deliver the most comprehensive and technologically advanced Olympics in history. Read Brian Roberts' Blog [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-nbcuniversal-olympics] Never Miss a Moment with X1 [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/olympics-2016-xfinity-is-where-its-at] NBC's Unmatched Storytelling Thousands of talented engineers, editors, producers, designers, freelancers and more collectively manage broadcast booths, studios, control rooms, servers, programming, curation and real-time delivery of the largest collection of live video feeds and content to the United States across platforms including broadcast, cable networks, websites and apps. Coverage Across NBCUniversal [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/bravo-cnbc-msnbc-usa-network-to-present-rio-olympic-programming-this-august] Reinventing TV with X1 The best way to experience Rio is on our X1 platform. For the first time, we have built a destination that will combine live television, online streaming and on-demand content, athlete profiles, and up-to-the-minute stats — in one integrated NBC Olympics dashboard. Watch the X1 Demo [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-olympics-demo-video] Every Minute. Every Screen. The 2016 Rio Olympics will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App. In addition, NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Olympics Discover channel on Snapchat with Buzzfeed, and NBC Olympics social partner for the Games. The channel will generate content that covers all aspects of the Games, co-produced by Buzzfeed's dedicated team on the ground. Countdown to Paralympics [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/paralympics-100-days-video] History in the Making To deliver the most expansive Olympics coverage in history, thousands of people will be deployed to Rio and work behind the scenes, around the clock, to bring viewers a landmark event. 4K Coverage Announced [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-to-provide-4k-ultra-hd-coverage-of-rio-olympics-to-distribution-partners]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/olympics-2016-preview</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/olympics-2016-preview</guid> <pubDate>Sun, May 1, 2016 8:24 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Olympics 2016 Preview Mobile</title> <description> <![CDATA[NBC Olympics Rio Logo [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/olympics-logo-0513a.png]Click here to watch video [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/olympics-playvideo-0513a.png]The Road to RioBringing the Olympics to the American people is one of our greatest moments of pride. The entire organization is ready to deliver the most comprehensive and technologically advanced Olympics in history.Read Brian Roberts' Blog [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-nbcuniversal-olympics] Never Miss a Moment with X1 [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/olympics-2016-xfinity-is-where-its-at] NBC's Unmatched StorytellingThousands of talented engineers, editors, producers, designers, freelancers and more collectively manage broadcast booths, studios, control rooms, servers, programming, curation and real-time delivery of the largest collection of live video feeds and content to the United States across platforms including broadcast, cable networks, websites and apps. Coverage Across NBCUniversal [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/bravo-cnbc-msnbc-usa-network-to-present-rio-olympic-programming-this-august] Reinventing TV with X1 The best way to experience Rio is on our X1 platform. For the first time, we have built a destination that will combine live television, online streaming and on-demand content, athlete profiles, and up-to-the-minute stats — in one integrated NBC Olympics dashboard.Watch the X1 Demo [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-olympics-demo-video] Every Minute. Every Screen.The 2016 Rio Olympics will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App. In addition, NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Olympics Discover channel on Snapchat with Buzzfeed, and NBC Olympics social partner for the Games. The channel will generate content that covers all aspects of the Games, co-produced by Buzzfeed's dedicated team on the ground.Countdown to Paralympics [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/paralympics-100-days-video] History in the MakingTo deliver the most expansive Olympics coverage in history, thousands of people will be deployed to Rio and work behind the scenes, around the clock, to bring viewers a landmark event.4K Coverage Announced [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-olympics-to-provide-4k-ultra-hd-coverage-of-rio-olympics-to-distribution-partners]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/olympics-2016-preview-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/olympics-2016-preview-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Sun, May 1, 2016 10:38 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Diversity Report 2016</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport2016redir</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/diversityreport2016redir</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jul 7, 2016 5:20 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Military</title> <description> <![CDATA[PLAY VIDEO“Comcast told me, ‘Take care. Be safe. Your job is here when you come back.’”Erik Ortiz Comcast Service Technician United States Army National Guard We’re thankful for your service. We’re grateful to our Nation’s military for their dedicated service. What’s more, we’re honored to call people like Erik – a member of the United States Army National Guard – a valued part of our service technician team. As one of America’s most military-friendly employers, we have hired more than 13,000 members of the military community since 2010. Carol Eggert Senior Vice President, Comcast Military And Veteran Affairs Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army PLAY VIDEO Our Constant Commitment Veterans Day is an opportunity to collectively thank and honor military members and their families for living a life dedicated to service. Read about our year-round commitment here. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-nbcuniversals-military-commitment-13000-and-growing] Steve Salata Comcast Executive Director, Deployment United States Navy Veteran James Bryant Comcast Service Technician United States Army Veteran Military friendly. Military ready. Our military benefits help to support our employees and their families while they are deployed so that they can serve with confidence. Read about David’s experience here. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-veterans-military-jobs] Interested in joining our team? We are honored to hire and partner with those who currently serve and who have served our Nation. LEARN MORE [http://jobs.comcast.com/military?wb48617274=29C49E08] “Comcast recruiters specifically focused on my military experience. It showed me that they actually cared.” Emily Rautenberg, Comcast Software Developer United States Air Force Reserve Making the most of your talent An estimated 1.5 million men and women are expected to leave the military and join the workforce in the next three to five years. Learn how we are recruiting and hiring from the military community [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-committed-to-hiring-and-supporting-our-heroes]. “The values that are baked into our corporate culture are very consistent with the values that Veterans bring to their pursuits in the business world.” Bob Langol Sr. Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast Former Colonel, Army National Guard PLAY VIDEO Investing in Veterans We work with Veteran-owned businesses and are proud of our partnerships with Veteran-serving nonprofit organizations. Learn more about how we’re helping Veteran-led businesses. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/veteran-daniel-tobon-brings-laundry-startup-to-bunker-labs-phl]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/military</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/military</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 4, 2016 1:59 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Military (Mobile)</title> <description> <![CDATA[“Comcast told me, ‘Take care. Be safe. Your job is here when you come back.’” Erik Ortiz Comcast Service Technician United States Army National Guard PLAY VIDEO We’re thankful for your service. We’re grateful to our Nation’s military for their dedicated service. What’s more, we’re honored to call people like Erik – a member of the United States Army National Guard – a valued part of our service technician team. As one of America’s most military-friendly employers, we have hired more than 13,000 members of the military community since 2010. Our Constant Commitment Carol Eggert Senior Vice President, Comcast Military And Veteran Affairs Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterans Day is an opportunity to collectively thank and honor military members and their families for living a life dedicated to service. Read about our year-round commitment here. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-nbcuniversals-military-commitment-13000-and-growing] Steve Salata Comcast Executive Director, Deployment United States Navy Veteran James Bryant Comcast Service Technician United States Army Veteran Military friendly. Military ready.Our military benefits help to support our employees and their families while they are deployed so that they can serve with confidence. Read about David’s experience here. [http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-veterans-military-jobs] Interested in joining our team? We are honored to hire and partner with those who currently serve and who have served our Nation. LEARN MORE [http://jobs.comcast.com/military?wb48617274=29C49E08] “Comcast recruiters specifically focused on my military experience. It showed me that they actually cared.” Emily Rautenberg, Comcast Software Developer United States Air Force Reserve Making the most of your talentAn estimated 1.5 million men and women are expected to leave the military and join the workforce in the next three to five years. Learn how we are recruiting and hiring from the military community [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-committed-to-hiring-and-supporting-our-heroes]. “The values that are baked into our corporate culture are very consistent with the values that Veterans bring to their pursuits in the business world.” Bob Langol Sr. Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast Former Colonel, Army National Guard PLAY VIDEO Investing in VeteransWe work with Veteran-owned businesses and are proud of our partnerships with Veteran-serving nonprofit organizations. Learn more about how we’re helping Veteran-led businesses. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/veteran-daniel-tobon-brings-laundry-startup-to-bunker-labs-phl]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/military-mobile</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/military-mobile</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Nov 5, 2016 7:12 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Partner 2017</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/partners-2017</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/partners-2017</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Mar 3, 2017 4:34 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/national-entrepreneurship-month</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/national-entrepreneurship-month</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Oct 28, 2016 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Introducing the New Center of NBCUniversal Innovation</title> <description> <![CDATA[NBCUniversal today announced the launch of the NBCUniversal Technology Center, a state-of-the-art technology center located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, which will be the new center for the company’s core technology team, as well as the home of the new Media Labs operation. For an embeddable video on this announcement please click here [http://www.nbcunimediainsider.com/nbcuniversal-announces-creation-of-the-nbcuniversal-technology-center-and-the-formation-of-media-labs/] . The creation of the 63,000 square foot Technology Center represents an investment of approximately $17 million in the company’s New Jersey operations, and serves as a complement to NBCUniversal’s previously announced investments in the infrastructure of its New York operations. The NBCUniversal Technology Center features an open design with state-of-the-art collaboration technologies to facilitate and accelerate co-creation amongst the company’s offices around the globe; a "Technology Show Lab" fully equipped with the latest mobile, virtualization, big data platforms and industry-leading emerging technologies such as Comcast’s Xfinity platform which gives employees, start-ups, and industry technology partners a rich environment to experiment with the latest technologies and business models in the content ecosystem. "The NBCUniversal Technology Center is the perfect home for our technology team," commented John Wallace, President, Operations and Technical Services, NBCUniversal. "It’s been designed to foster real creativity and collaboration, and we think it will quickly become a key center for innovation at NBCUniversal." As part of the announcement the company also named Sanjay Macwan to the post of Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Media Labs. In this role Mr. Macwan will lead Media Labs, a newly formed organization within NBCUniversal that will be dedicated to working with academic research groups, start-up companies, and the global venture capital community to accelerate technology innovations and to help develop new business models for the company’s content delivery businesses. Media Labs will be staffed with top technology professionals from the worlds of application strategy, mobile development, virtualization, video, and consumer-experience technologies. Mr. Macwan will be based at the NBCUniversal Technology Center, and will report to Andrew Jordan, Senior Vice President, International Operations & Technology, NBCUniversal. "Sanjay brings to this new role an entrepreneurial approach to the business, and a proven track record of successfully spotting and harnessing emerging trends in technology in a wide range of areas," commented John Wallace. "That combination makes him a perfect fit for Media Labs, which will serve as an in-house incubator for new technology concepts relating to our core businesses. I look forward to working closely with him as we partner with the company’s various divisions to both anticipate technology-driven disruptions to the business, and identify technologies that can help drive business growth." Mr. Macwan joins NBCUniversal from AT&T, where he served as Vice President, AT&T Chief Technology Office and headed the CTO Technology Council which incubated highly successful programs such as AT&T Foundry, a series of innovation centers that collaborate with global technology start-ups and the VC community; The Innovation Pipeline (TIP), an industry leading innovation platform; and the team that was responsible for strategic analysis of key ecosystems of web, ad/search, communications, social networks, and content. During his career with AT&T, Mr. Macwan held a number of technology and innovation roles spanning areas of mobility, cloud, multimedia, Internet Architecture, and large scale Application Development. Most recently he led a team of 400 engineers and technologists focused on mobility, cloud, enterprise, emerging services, and security. He first joined AT&T Labs in 1992 as a software developer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibilities including Group Manager of a large software development team, and lead Internet Architect for AT&T’s WorldNet ISP where his team architected the then industry first email service on mobile phones called PocketNet. From 2009 to 2012 he was Assistant Vice President, Technology Innovations, and from 2008 to 2009 he was Assistant Vice President, Multimedia, Mobility, and Security R&D Center. Mr. Macwan is on a Technology Advisory Council of KPCB, a top global VC firm based in Silicon Valley, and on an Industry Advisory Board with Ericsson. He has also served on the advisory boards of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), and successful startups such as Arcturus and Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent). Mr. Macwan holds 14 patents, and has an additional 25 patent applications in process. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic University in NY. He is also a graduate of the ASIS/Security Executive Development Program from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and has earned an MBA PowerPak from Northeastern University. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/introducing-the-new-center-of-nbcuniversal-innovation</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/introducing-the-new-center-of-nbcuniversal-innovation</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Feb 3, 2014 1:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Xfinity TV: Every Minute. Every Medal. Every Screen.</title> <description> <![CDATA[This represents more coverage than ever for a Winter Games - more than the previous two Winter Olympics combined. Comcast is giving its Xfinity TV [http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/Learn/DigitalCable/digitalcable.html] customers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Olympic Games. Together with NBCUniversal, they'll be able to watch every moment of Olympics action anytime, anywhere and in more ways than ever before.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-tv-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-tv-every-minute-every-medal-every-screen</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jan 6, 2014 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Our Highlights Reel</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/our-highlights-reel</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/our-highlights-reel</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 23, 2013 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Biggest Hockey Game Ever Played</title> <description> <![CDATA[The game, which featured the first Canadian team to compete in a Winter Classic, was played outdoors at "The Big House," in front of 105,491 fans, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game. The Maple Leafs’ Tyler Bozak scored the decisive goal during a shootout after the teams were tied 2-2 through regulation and overtime. Snow fell for most of the game, which began with a temperature of 13 degrees.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-biggest-hockey-game-ever-played</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-biggest-hockey-game-ever-played</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 31, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Michael Bublé Shares Holiday Message Ahead of NBC Special</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/michael-buble-spreads-holiday-cheer-with-nbc-special</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/michael-buble-spreads-holiday-cheer-with-nbc-special</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 17, 2013 9:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Internet Essentials: Promoting Digital Literacy</title> <description> <![CDATA[In just about two years, about 20,000 people have attended these trainings and learned new skills. Watch this inspirational video for a behind-the-scenes look at how Comcast partners with LIFT, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families achieve economic stability, to help close the digital divide.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-essentials-promoting-digital-literacy</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-essentials-promoting-digital-literacy</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 17, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Matt Strauss Discusses Early Success of Xfinity TV Store with CNBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/matt-strauss-discusses-early-success-of-xfinity-tv-store-with-cnbc</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/matt-strauss-discusses-early-success-of-xfinity-tv-store-with-cnbc</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 16, 2013 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Counts Down to 2014 Games With The 12 Days of Sochi</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-counts-down-to-2014-games-with-the-12-days-of-sochi</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-counts-down-to-2014-games-with-the-12-days-of-sochi</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 9, 2013 9:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures' Lone Survivor: A Striking Portrait of Unbreakable Bonds</title> <description> <![CDATA[Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish. Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir Lone Survivor, whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster. Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights. Lone Survivor arrives in Los Angeles and New York Christmas Day and is in theaters everywhere Jan. 10. For more, visit the official site [http://www.lonesurvivorfilm.com/story].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/true-acts-of-courage-captured-in-universal-pictures-lone-survivor</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/true-acts-of-courage-captured-in-universal-pictures-lone-survivor</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 5, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Celebrates Lighting of World's Most Famous Christmas Tree</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-celebrates-lighting-of-worlds-most-famous-christmas-tree</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-celebrates-lighting-of-worlds-most-famous-christmas-tree</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 3, 2013 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Internet Essentials: Bringing Families Today’s Technology for Tomorrow</title> <description> <![CDATA[For another student, utilizing the Web from home allows her to keep in touch with family members across the state and the country. For still another, the Internet is used for ordinary daily activities, such as looking up recipes and the weather forecast, and some less than ordinary activities: searching directions to rebuild a fishing boat, a recent family project. "The power of the Internet really lies in the diverse and meaningful ways it’s become embedded in our lives," says Rich Jennings, Regional Vice President of the Comcast Mile High Region. "Whether applying for a job, researching as a student and everything in between, connectivity is what provides the tools and resources needed to thrive."]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-essentials-connects-more-than-8000-denver-homes</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-essentials-connects-more-than-8000-denver-homes</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 8, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Recognizes Academic Excellence Through Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-recognizes-academic-excellence-through-leaders-and-achievers-scholarship-program</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-recognizes-academic-excellence-through-leaders-and-achievers-scholarship-program</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Reprises Classic TV Crime Procedural In New Series Ironside</title> <description> <![CDATA[In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005516/] , In Treatment). He is fearless; his instincts are second to none, and those around him must stay on their toes if they want to keep up. When his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, he swore he’d never let a wheelchair slow him down. Ironside and his trusted, handpicked team of detectives each offer a unique background, perspective and skill set. Comprising the team are: Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, The Wire), a man who wrestles with the dichotomy of being one of NYPD’s toughest cops in the city, yet a loving family man at home where he imparts life lessons to his children that he does not necessarily follow in the line of duty; Holly (Spencer Grammer, Greek), a strong, feisty detective who loves the rush of being undercover and the danger that goes with the job and who has mysterious family ties to the Brooklyn underworld; and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, Smash,), a rich, highly-educated young cop who has never been good with authority and is connected in a way that only those born into wealth enjoy. Their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, Sons of Anarchy), calm and pragmatic, handles situations with a level head and cool demeanor. He and Ironside share a mutual respect and admiration for each other despite their push-pull relationship. Also in the mix is Gary (Brent Sexton, The Killing), Ironside’s scrappy ex-partner and a hard-nosed detective who marvels at Ironside’s will and ability to piece together his life after being shot. Together, this dedicated and capable group does whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes, and they will stop at nothing in their pursuit of justice. Ken Sanzel (Numbers), Teri Weinberg (The Office), John Fox (The Blacklist), John Davis (I, Robot), Ron West (Man Up!) and David Semel (House) serve as executive producers on the series. Ironside is from Universal Television in association with Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road Productions.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-reprises-classic-tv-crime-procedural-in-new-series-ironside</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-reprises-classic-tv-crime-procedural-in-new-series-ironside</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Oct 2, 2013 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast and NBCUniversal Present Live Broadcast of ALMA Awards</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-to-present-live-broadcast-of-alma-awards</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-to-present-live-broadcast-of-alma-awards</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Sep 26, 2013 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Buzz Builds Around Monday's Premiere of The Blacklist</title> <description> <![CDATA[Early reviews "NBC's The Blacklist is the first really terrific new series of the fall season. It's also proof that broadcast TV can still compete with cable, even with a show whose basic plot has been reworked in film and TV with consistent regularity for decades." - San Francisco Chronicle(Wednesday, Sept. 18) "NBC has two very good things going for its new buzz-heavy drama, The Blacklist. First, it’s got James Spader at the center of it, giving a dazzling performance that should make viewers want to come back every week for more. Secondly, it’s a procedural – which viewers really love, but there’s an over-arching element to the premise as well that makes it intriguing without making it overly complicated. In short, a winning combo." - The Hollywood Reporter [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/blacklist-tv-review-632473](Thursday, Sept. 19) About The Blacklist For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000652/], The Office, Boston Legal) has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone, Law & Order: Los Angeles), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red's true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal to "see the bigger picture" - whether she wants to or not. Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Man of Steel) and Ryan Eggold (90210). Jon Bokenkamp (The Call, Taking Lives), John Eisendrath (Alias), John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Chronicle) and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey). The Blacklist is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/buzz-builds-around-mondays-premiere-of-the-blacklist</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/buzz-builds-around-mondays-premiere-of-the-blacklist</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Sep 20, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal's Rush Captures Ron Howard's Vision of Racing Rivalry</title> <description> <![CDATA[Rush drops viewers into the guts and glamour of the Formula One racing circuit of the 1970s. Director Ron Howard and a team of accomplished filmmakers recreate the sport’s most celebrated rivalry through the eyes of drivers who face death every time they chase victory. Chris Hemsworth (Thor [http://marvel.com/thor], 2011) embodies the sport’s reigning golden boy, James Hunt, an English rebel who refused to wear suits when meeting with team sponsors. Under pressure to convert his notoriety into a world championship, "Hunt the Shunt" fixed his sights on previous winner Niki Lauer. Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Basterds [http://www.universalstudiosentertainment.com/inglourious-basterds/], 2009) portrays the Austrian racing superstar, known for his methodical analysis of each track’s weaknesses. Battling alongside legendary drivers such as Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi, Hunt’s swagger on and off the track won him legions of fans. His rivalry with Lauer would only intensify throughout the season, leading up to an incident at the German Grand Prix that would change the sport—and the drivers’ lives—forever. This isn’t the first trip to the 1970s for Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan. Their previous collaboration for Universal Pictures, Frost/Nixon, earned five Academy Award® nominations, including nods for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Film. Morgan’s previous credits include State of Play, The Other Boleyn Girl [http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/watch/The-Other-Boleyn-Girl/8223591890517478112/movies], and The Queen [http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/watch/The-Queen/8853781883934016112/movies]. Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara ( The Reader) round out the cast as the drivers’ wives, who must cope with a sport that puts their love at risk with the drop of every green flag. The Associated Press’ Jake Coyle calls Rush "not only one of the better racing films, it’s one of Howard’s best. [http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/2013/09/17/review-opposites-attract-high-speeds-rush/IDvLa4VZCciraeyBAfvq6I/story.html]" Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek cites the film’s "fleet, exhilarating, stunning" race sequences, as well as its "perceptive dual character study." Rush opened in the United Kingdom on September 13, and Universal Pictures distributes the film in wide release across the United States on September 27, 2013.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universals-rush-captures-racings-biggest-rivalry</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universals-rush-captures-racings-biggest-rivalry</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Sep 18, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Entrepreneurial Spirit Keeps Comcast Moving Forward</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/entrepreneurial-spirit-keeps-comcast-moving-forward</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/entrepreneurial-spirit-keeps-comcast-moving-forward</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Behind the Scenes of Universal's Riddick</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-of-universal-pictures-riddick</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-of-universal-pictures-riddick</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Sep 6, 2013 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal’s Riddick Brings Sci-Fi Survival To Screens In September</title> <description> <![CDATA[Riddick, the third installment in the series that began with 2000’s Pitch Black, returns Vin Diesel to the big screen in the role that helped make him a star. Sidetracked during a search for his home world, Diesel’s gleaming-eyed antihero must survive just long enough to reach a distant emergency beacon. However, getting off the planet isn’t as simple as pressing a button. Riddick’s distress call will announce his presence to the universe’s most bloodthirsty, lethal and violent mercenaries. Many of those bounty hunters have been waiting for years to settle a score with the ex-soldier and the one-time Lord Marshal of the Necromongers. Director and screenwriter David Twohy scoured our own planet to cast the film’s pair of dueling "mercs." Action fans will remember Spanish actor Jordi Mollà from Bad Boys II and Blow. Meanwhile, former Australian rugby star Matt Nable plays a mercenary with a hidden agenda. Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackoff joins the saga’s cast as a mercenary sniper, while Karl Urban reprises the role of warrior Vaako from The Chronicles of Riddick. The movie’s other familiar faces include WWE [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/wwe-247-on-demand-slams-onto-comcast-on-demand-bringing-the-worlds-largest-professional-wrestling-library-to-fans-living-rooms] veteran Dave Bautista and R&B singer Keri Lynn Hilson. Film critics have hailed Riddick as a return to the intense sci-fi action that won Pitch Black its legion of fans. Variety’s Scott Foundas noted cheers from the audience at an early screening, while Time Out New York’s Keith Uhlich calls the film "a sci-fi aficionado’s delight." The production team includes veterans of hit films such as Mad Max, Fast & Furious 6, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Universal Pictures [http://www.universalpictures.com/] and One Race Films bring Riddick to theaters in the United States on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Watch the full trailer and an exclusive motion comic at RiddickMovie.com [http://www.riddickmovie.com].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universals-riddick-brings-sci-fi-survival-to-screens-in-september</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universals-riddick-brings-sci-fi-survival-to-screens-in-september</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Sep 5, 2013 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC and TODAY Celebrate 80 Years of Page Program</title> <description> <![CDATA[These days, the words "NBC page" conjure up images of cheerful "30 Rock" character Kenneth Parcell. While Parcell may have made a name for the NBC Page Program in prime time, pages have been a crucial part of NBC since 1933. The program has graduated distinguished alumni including TV personality Regis Philbin, actress Aubrey Plaza, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, NBC News’ Ted Koppel and TODAY’s own Willard Scott. This year, the program is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a brand new look for its pages. Starting in January 2014, pages will be giving tours and greeting guests in suits from Cintas instead of the gray Brooks Brothers’ suits with white blouse and polished black shoes. This was an upgrade from the blue and gray polyester uniforms pages wore in the '90s. Every few years, the uniforms get revamped — they last received a style update in 2008 for the 75th anniversary, when new uniforms were chosen through a vote on TODAY.com [http://www.today.com]. There’s a reason, besides the buttoned-up attire, that the program receives about 16,000 applications each year and accepts less than two percent —making it more difficult to get into than Harvard. The industry renowned program is a prestigious and highly competitive, post graduate program that provides opportunities to transition into entry-level positions at NBCUniversal. For more on NBC's Page Program, visitwww.nbcunicareers.com/page-program [http://www.nbcunicareers.com/page-program] (TODAY contributor Lisa Granshaw contributed to this story)]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-and-today-celebrate-80-years-of-renowned-page-program</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-and-today-celebrate-80-years-of-renowned-page-program</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Aug 26, 2013 1:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Digital Divide In Focus On MSNBC's Politics Nation</title> <description> <![CDATA[The segment, which focused on digital literacy, economic barriers and equalizing educational opportunity across the country, coincided with the official kick off to year three of Comcast's Internet Essentials [http://www.internetessentials.com], the company's national program dedicated to bridging the digital divide. On Tuesday, Comcast also announced expanded eligibility and another speed increase to the program, more than tripling download speeds for customers since the program’s launch. Since the program’s launch in August 2011, Internet Essentials has enrolled upwards of 50,000 new families every six months. In the last six months alone, 70,000 new families have signed up. In addition, Comcast has distributed more than 18,000 subsidized computers; trained nearly 20,000 people;publicized the program in more than 4,000 school districts and more than 30,000 schools; broadcast nearly 2 million public service announcements and partnered with nearly 7,000 community based organizations, agencies, and officials to help spread the word about the program. About Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials [http://www.internetessentials.com/]from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. It provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. A household is eligible to participate if it has at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), is located where Comcast offers Internet service, has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days, and does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. Families that enroll in the program can continue to enjoy the service as long as one child eligible to participate in the NSLP is living in the household. For more information about Internet Essentials visitInternetEssentials.com [http://internetessentials.com/]for English and InternetBasico.com [http://www.internetbasico.com/]for Spanish. Educators or third-parties interested in helping to spread the word can find more information atInternetEssentials.com/partner [http://www.internetessentials.com/partner]. Parents looking to enroll in the program can call 1-855-846-8376 or, for Spanish, 1-855-765-6995.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/digital-literacy-in-focus-on-msnbcs-politics-nation</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/digital-literacy-in-focus-on-msnbcs-politics-nation</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Aug 14, 2013 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Sochi Games Six Months Away for Comcast and NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast and NBCUniversal provided viewers with awe-inspiring coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, breaking records as the most-watched event in U.S. TV history. Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6, with preliminary rounds of snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating, Comcast and NBCUniversal are set to deliver once again. Every phase of competition from all 15 sports on the Sochi program will be streamed live on the NBCOlympics.com website and in the "Live Extra" mobile app. Television coverage expands to 18 days for the first time in Winter Games history, with the addition of a Thursday night NBC Primetime show on Feb. 6, in advance of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb.7. Live daytime broadcasts in the U.S. begin Saturday, Feb. 8, on the NBC Sports Network. Below is brief schedule overview for all 15 sports with links to a more detailed schedule. Comprehensive news, previews and past highlights can be found on NBCOlympics.com [http://www.NBCOlympics.com]. Alpine Skiing The men’s downhill will be the first Alpine skiing event to be contested on Day 2 in Sochi. American Bode Miller looks to improve on his bronze-medal finish in the event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Lindsey Vonn will likely see her first competition on Monday, Feb. 10 (2 am, ET) during the women’s super combined. First event: Men’s downhill (Feb. 9 at 2 am, ET) See full Alpine schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/alpine-skiing-schedule] Biathlon The United States has never won an Olympic medal in biathlon. American hopes rest with Tim Burke, silver medalist at the 2013 World Championships. The debut of the mixed relay will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (9:30 am, ET). First event: Men’s 10km sprint (Feb. 8 at 9:30 am, ET) See full biathlon schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/biathlon-schedule] Bobsled American Steven Holcomb piloted the United States to its first Olympic bobsled gold medal since 1948 in Vancouver. He will once again be in the lead seat of "Night Train" to defend the men’s 4-man Olympic title in Sochi. First event: Men’s 2-man (Feb. 16 at 11:15 am, ET) See full bobsled schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/bobsled-schedule] Cross-Country The United States has only one Olympic medal in cross-country and that came during the 1976 Innsbruck Games by Bill Koch. The best chance for the U.S. to grab a second medal will come in the women’s team sprint (Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 4:15 am, ET) where Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall are the defending world champions. First event: Women’s skiathlon (Feb. 8 at 5 am, ET) See full cross-country schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/cross-country-schedule] Curling Canada is the two-time defending Olympic champion in men’s curling while the Swedish women have won the last two Olympic gold medals. The U.S. men have yet to qualify for the 2014 Sochi Olympics with their final chance coming in December while the American women will be in Sochi but have never won a medal. First event: Men’s/Women’s round robin (Monday, Feb. 10 at 12 am, ET) See full curling schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/curling-schedule] Figure Skating Added to the Olympic figure skating program in 2014 is the team competition, which kicks off two days before Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 am, ET. The best American hopes for a figure skating medal comes in ice dancing with defending world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Sunday, Feb. 16 at 10:00 am, ET). First event: Team (Feb. 6 at 10:30 am, ET) See full figure skating schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/figure-skating-schedule] Freestyle Skiing Four new events have been added to the freestyle skiing program for Sochi: Men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe. Defending Olympic and world champion Hannah Kearney goes for her second consecutive gold medal in women’s moguls. First event: Women’s moguls qualification(Feb. 6 at 9:00 am, ET) See full freestyle skiing schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/freestyle-skiing-schedule] Hockey If history is any indication Canada and the United States will likely vie for the gold medal in the women’s hockey competition. On the men’s side, defending Olympic champions Canada is a strong contender as are the United States and host Russia, led by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. First event: Women’s group phase (Feb. 8 at 3:00 am, ET) See full hockey schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/hockey-schedule] Luge Germany’s dominance in luge is expected to continue in Sochi. During the 2013 World Luge Championships, Germany took gold and silver in men’s and women’s singles and men’s doubles, and was crowned champion in the team relay, new to the Olympic program for 2014. First event: Men’s singles(Feb. 8 at 9:30 am, ET) See full luge schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/luge-schedule] Nordic Combined An American-born athlete dominated the headlines at the 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Jason Lamy Chappuis, born in Missoula, Montana, took the gold medal in the individual normal hill event and guided his French squad to the team relay title. First event: Men’s normal hill (Feb. 12 at 4:30 am, ET) See full Nordic combined schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/nordic-combined-schedule] Short Track The question surrounding the U.S. team is who will replace Apolo Ohno and Katherine Reutter, who both announced their retirements from short track competition following outstanding performances during the Vancouver Olympics. J.R. Celski, double bronze medalist in 2010, could be the next Apolo Ohno. First event: Men’s 1500m Final (4:45 am, ET) See full short track schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/short-track-schedule] Skeleton After announcing her retirement following a fourth-place finish in Vancouver, Noelle Pikus-Pace is on the comeback trail. The 2004-05 World Cup champion won two of the final three races of the 2012-13 season and looks poised to capture her first Olympic medal. First event: Women’s (Feb. 13 at 2:30 am, ET) See full skeleton schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/skeleton-schedule] Ski Jumping One of the more intriguing storylines heading into Sochi is the rivalry between American Sarah Hendrickson and Sara Takanashi of Japan. Hendrickson won the 2013 World Championship while Takanashi claimed the overall World Cup crown. Sochi marks the first time there has been a women’s competition in ski jumping. First event: Men’s individual normal hill (Feb. 8 at 11:30 am, ET) See full ski jumping schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/ski-jumping-schedule] Snowboarding Action sport icon Shaun White is back to continue his dominance in the halfpipe event. The American has taken the gold medal in 2010 and 2006, the first year snowboarding was included in the Olympic program. White can add to his medal total in slopestyle, one of 12 new events for Sochi. First event: Men’s and women’s slopestyle qualifying (Feb. 8 at 3:45 am, ET) See full snowboarding schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/snowboarding-schedule] Speed Skating Coming into the Vancouver Olympics, no athlete had repeated as champion at the 1000m distance until American Shani Davis claimed his second consecutive gold medal in 2010. Davis has a chance to win his third straight Olympic championship on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9:00 am, ET. First event: Men’s 5000m (Feb. 8 at 8:30 am, ET) See full speed skating schedule [http://nbcolympics.com/content/speed-skating-schedule]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/sochi-games-just-six-months-away-for-comcast-and-nbcuniversal</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/sochi-games-just-six-months-away-for-comcast-and-nbcuniversal</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast CEO Discusses 2nd Quarter 2013 Earnings on CNBC's Squawk Box</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-discusses-2nd-quarter-2013-earnings</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-discusses-2nd-quarter-2013-earnings</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jul 31, 2013 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside the Making of Comcast's X1 Entertainment Operating System</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-making-of-x2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-making-of-x2</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jul 31, 2013 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Roberts Discusses Comcast's Latest TV and Broadband Innovations</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-discusses-comcasts-latest-tv-and-broadband-innovations</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-discusses-comcasts-latest-tv-and-broadband-innovations</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Jun 15, 2013 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Volunteers Worldwide Help Improve Lives During 12th Annual Comcast Cares Day</title> <description> <![CDATA[We reached two impressive milestones this year as more than half a million volunteers have now contributed three million-plus hours of service since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001. Watch the video above to see how we made change happen for homeless youth at a transitional housing facility in Seattle founded by a Native American nonprofit organization.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/volunteers-worldwide-help-improve-lives-during-12th-annual-comcast-cares-day</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/volunteers-worldwide-help-improve-lives-during-12th-annual-comcast-cares-day</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 29, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Go Under the Hood With This Summer's Blockbuster</title> <description> <![CDATA[WhenThe Fast and the Furioushit theaters in 2001, the action-thriller was an instant hit. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez headlining, the movie grossed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office and launched a beloved series. That momentum carried on to the next film,2 Fast 2 Furious, which raked in more than $236 million worldwide in 2003 and to the next three films in the franchise:The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift(2006),Fast & Furious(2009), andFast Five(2011). Fast Five, which hit theaters in April 2011 and grossed $626 million worldwide, became one of Universal’s most successful box-office hits to date. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent inFast & Furious 6.Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. Fast & Furious 6rejoins Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) after their Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success ofFast Fiveand taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights,Fast & Furious 6sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. For more, visitwww.thefastandthefurious.com [http://www.thefastandthefurious.com/].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-and-furious-6-races-into-theaters-may-24</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-and-furious-6-races-into-theaters-may-24</guid> <pubDate>Tue, May 21, 2013 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast CEO Discusses 1st Quarter 2013 Earnings</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-comcast-ceo-discusses-companys-1st-quarter-earnings</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-comcast-ceo-discusses-companys-1st-quarter-earnings</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 1, 2013 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast CFO Shares Entrepreneurial Spirit with Alma Mater</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cfo-spreads-entrepreneurial-spirit-at-alma-mater</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cfo-spreads-entrepreneurial-spirit-at-alma-mater</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Apr 11, 2013 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Cares Day: Making Change Happen</title> <description> <![CDATA[On April 27th, more than 85,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers across the country and around the world participated in the 12th annual Comcast Cares Day, our company’s signature celebration of giving. We reached two impressive milestones this year as more than half a million volunteers have now contributed three million-plus hours of service since the first Comcast Cares Day in 2001. Watch the video above to learn how one employee in rural Virginia asked Comcast for $500 to paint his son’s Boys & Girls Club – and wound up leading the fourth largest Cares Day project in the nation. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-making-change-happen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-making-change-happen</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Apr 9, 2013 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Roberts Speaks at Economic Club in DC</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-speaks-at-economic-club-in-dc</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-speaks-at-economic-club-in-dc</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 25, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Focus Features’ Admission Unites Industry’s Funniest Players</title> <description> <![CDATA[NBC and Universal Pictures icons Tina Fey and Paul Rudd have climbed Hollywood’s comedic heights and now team for the first time in what is also their first film for Focus Features. Fey’s 30 Rock, one of the longest-running and most successful comedies on television, said goodbye this year after seven seasons and a total of 90 Emmy nominations. She also led January’s Golden Globe Awards to its highest ratings in six years for NBC alongside co-host and former Saturday Night Live colleague Amy Poehler. Rudd’s This is 40, which was released in December, was one of the winter’s biggest hits, grossing $17.5 million in its first five days. The actor’s credits include the previous Universal Pictures hits Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Admission, directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz(About a Boy), continues what has already been a great year for Focus Features. The studio has enjoyed both commercial and critical acclaim, earning a total of six Academy Award nominations for the cinematic marvel Anna Karenina, the delightful Moonrise Kingdom, and the animated feature Paranorman. Anna Karenina took home Oscar gold for Best Costume Design at the awards in February. About Admission: Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in Admission, the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Every spring, high school seniors anxiously await letters of college admission that will affirm and encourage their potential. At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands of applicants. Year in and year out, Portia has lived her life by the book, at work as well as at the home she shares with Princeton professor Mark (Michael Sheen). When Clarence (Wallace Shawn), the Dean of Admissions, announces his impending retirement, the likeliest candidates to succeed him are Portia and her office rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben). For Portia, however, it’s business as usual as she hits the road on her annual recruiting trip. On the road, Portia reconnects with her iconoclastic mother, Susannah (Lily Tomlin). On her visit to New Quest, an alternative high school, she then reconnects with her former college classmate, idealistic teacher John Pressman (Paul Rudd) – who has recently surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), a gifted yet very unconventional New Quest student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption years ago while at school. Jeremiah is about to apply to Princeton. Now Portia must re-evaluate her personal and professional existences, as she finds herself bending the admissions rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the future she thought she always wanted – and in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/focus-features-admission-unites-industrys-funniest-players</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/focus-features-admission-unites-industrys-funniest-players</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 13, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Revolution Delivers Second Act of Season 1</title> <description> <![CDATA[Revolution, which depicts a dystopian world without electricity and the power struggle that ensues, helped catapult NBC to the No. 1 spot this fall alongside Sunday Night Football and The Voice, giving NBC its best fall in more than nine years. Created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost), the series debuted Sept. 17 and attracted an average of 9.8 million viewers for the first three episodes. The premiere also set time-shifting records for NBC and for a debuting series on any network. According to Nielsen, the Revolution premiere grew by 1.36 ratings points from its "live plus same day" rating (4.09) to its "live plus three day" rating (5.45). Viewership throughout the show’s first season stayed strong, with its last episode on Nov. 26 averaging around 9 million viewers. Revolution returns Monday, March 25 following the fourth season premiere of The Voice.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/revolution-delivers-second-act-of-post-apocalyptic-drama</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/revolution-delivers-second-act-of-post-apocalyptic-drama</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 11, 2013 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Season 4 of The Voice Premieres March 25 on NBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[When The Voice first premiered on NBC in April of 2011, it became an instant favorite, drawing an eye-opening 5.1 rating in its debut and setting the standard as television’s hottest talent competition. In its second season, the show added momentum. It premiered immediately after NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI and continued its season-long surge among viewers 18-49. The show entered its third season with positive format changes that resonated with viewers, such as the "steal", which enables coaches to pilfer contestants from one another. In its third season finale, the two-hour episode drew over 14 million viewers and a 4.9 rating among adults, making it the show’s most watched finale to date. With the addition of acclaimed pop stars Usher and Shakira, owners of nine Grammys between them, The Voice continues to elevate NBC broadcast television as primetime’s gold standard for talent and entertainment. In 2012, NBC completed its best fall season in nine years, driven by the success of The Voice and Sunday Night Football.The show has also helped launch other key shows for the network, including Smash, which premiered immediately after The Voice in 2011, and Revolution, which was slotted after The Voice last fall. The show’s success has spread internationally and the franchise is now produced in 50 countries, becoming a sensation in many of them. The most recent finale of the Chinese version attracted 300 million viewers. The Voice airs Mondays (8-10 p.m ET) and Tuesdays (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-voice-adds-grammy-winning-star-power-for-season-4</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-voice-adds-grammy-winning-star-power-for-season-4</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 11, 2013 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Watch: CNBC Reports on the NBCUniversal Transaction</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-cnbc-reports-on-the-nbcuniversal-transaction</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-cnbc-reports-on-the-nbcuniversal-transaction</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Feb 14, 2013 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Roberts Outlines the NBCUniversal Transaction on MSNBC's Morning Joe</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-outlines-the-nbcuniversal-transaction-on-msnbcs-morning-joe</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-outlines-the-nbcuniversal-transaction-on-msnbcs-morning-joe</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Feb 14, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Discusses NBCUniversal Transaction on CNBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-discusses-the-purchase-of-nbcuniversal</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-discusses-the-purchase-of-nbcuniversal</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Feb 12, 2013 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Road to Sochi: A Look Ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics</title> <description> <![CDATA[Twelve new events will debut at the Sochi Olympics, including eight in freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The action gets underway Thursday, February 6, 2014 during primetime, one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. "Our recent Olympic coverage has clearly demonstrated that the viewer’s appetite for Olympic content continues to grow," said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group. "Due to the new events, it’s our pleasure to provide an 18th night of primetime coverage, a first in Olympic history that will benefit viewers, advertisers, affiliates, and all of our Olympic constituents." Team figure skating and men’s and women’s slopestyle snowboarding, which are new Olympic events, along with women’s freestyle moguls, set the table the day before the Opening Ceremony. This marks the first time any U.S. media company has dedicated primetime coverage to competition prior to the Opening Ceremony. The 2012 London Olympic Games will long be remembered for the incredible achievement of the most talented athletes in the world. It will also be remembered as a defining moment in the evolution of digital entertainment. Comcast and NBCUniversal brought viewers every minute of competition, making the 2012 London Games the most watched television and live-streaming event in history. 2012 Cross-Platform Viewing Statistics: * 217 million TV viewers watched the Olympics * 1.93 billion page views onNBCOlympics.com [http://nbcolympics.com/], NBC apps andXfinityTV.com/NBCOlympics [http://xfinitytv.com/NBCOlympics] * 82.1 million unique visitors toNBCOlympics.com [http://nbcolympics.com/]and NBC apps * 159.3 million total video streams online and on NBC apps * 27.6 million views On Demand on Xfinity TV (over 2,000 On Demand titles) Additional Sochi Olympic programming details will be released later this year.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-road-to-sochi-a-look-ahead-to-the-2014-winter-olympics</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-road-to-sochi-a-look-ahead-to-the-2014-winter-olympics</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Feb 6, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Hit Smash Returns for Second Season</title> <description> <![CDATA[Known for featuring exciting guest stars such as Uma Thurman (The Producers), Nick Jonas (Jonas) and Bernadette Peters (Gypsy), watch this season as Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes (NBC’sWill & Grace) join the cast. NBC has a strong mid-season slate of shows this winter with new shows such asDeceptionand1600 Pennand returning seriesSmashandThe Biggest Loser. The network is off to a great start for the 2012-2013 television season, having returned to the No. 1 spot this fall in 18-49 for the first time in nine years. Returning hits includingSunday Night FootballandThe Voice, as well as successful new showsRevolution ,Go OnandThe New Normal, catapulted NBC to the No.1 spot in the fall season. AboutSmash: Smashis a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a "Smash." In Season 2, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston,Prizzi’s Honor), writers Tom Levitt (Tony Award winner Christian Borle,Peter and the Starcatcher) and Julia Houston (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing,Will & Grace), last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee,American Idol) and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport,Pirates of the Caribbean). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia’s marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d’Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty,9 to 5: The Musical)bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiancé in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia’s long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity? As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show’s players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan,Newsies) and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus,Carrie: The Musical) toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell’s" biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. From Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television, the series stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (ER, Schindler's List). Executive producers also include Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winningChicago, Hairspray), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (United States of Tara, The Borgias), Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can), Jim Chory (NBC’s Heroes, American Dreams) and Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, NYPD Blue).]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-hit-smash-returns-for-second-season</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-hit-smash-returns-for-second-season</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jan 30, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Fortune Interview: Brian Roberts on the Future of Television</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-on-the-future-of-television</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ceo-brian-roberts-on-the-future-of-television</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 18, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Civil Rights Visionary on NBC's Meet The Press</title> <description> <![CDATA[This year marks the 50th anniversary of many historic milestones in the civil rights movement, including the "March on Washington" where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech that helped inspire the nation to drive change. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, NBC News has provided us with this compelling interview with Dr. King from its archives. In this March 28, 1965 Meet The Press interview, Dr. King discusses the March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to help raise awareness of the difficulty faced by black voters in the South and the need for a Voting Rights Act, which passed later that year. February also marks Black History Month and Comcast is proud to celebrate it by providing special programming across multiple platforms to recognize African American culture and contributions. We've launched a new online destination to highlight Black History Month programming available on Xfinity TV and we continue to offer year-round content on Black Cinema On Xfinity On Demand, which includes themed movie collections highlighting African American films, filmmakers and actors. Some of NBC News’ most iconic programs on civil rights are currently available on www.nbcuniversalarchives.com [http://www.nbcuniversalarchives.com/], including: NBC News Special: White Paper Sit-In (December 20, 1960), NBC News Special Report: Alabama USA (May 22, 1961), David Brinkley’s Journal: Election Year in Average Town (June 18, 1964), NBC News Special: Who Can Vote (June 8, 1965), NBC News Special: Mississippi A Self Portrait (May 1, 1966) and NBC News Special: After Civil Rights - Black Power (June 11, 1967). NBC News Archives is the oldest television news collection in the U.S. and one of the world's largest broadcast news libraries, dating back to the first NBC Nightly News program in 1948. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, many of our employees will pay tribute to him by giving back to the communities we serve. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/martin-luther-king-jr-nbc-meet-the-press</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/martin-luther-king-jr-nbc-meet-the-press</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 18, 2013 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast NBCUniversal: Reimagining the Future</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/reimagine</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/reimagine</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 10, 2012 9:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Helps Families Overcome Barriers to Internet Access</title> <description> <![CDATA[With cost of service and equipment as well as a lack of digital literacy among the main impediments, Comcast has developed a program that provides high-speed, residential Internet service for $9.95 a month, access to low-cost computer equipment, and digital-literacy training opportunities in print, online and in person. In its first year, Internet Essentials enrolled over 100,000 low-income families — that’s over 400,000 Americans (or the equivalent of the population of the city of Miami) — many of whom had never had Internet access before. The goal is to connect many more low-income families in the coming years, and Comcast is working hard to implement new features and processes designed to accelerate program enrollment. Federal Communications Commission [/comcast-voices/joint-center-and-comcast-host-fcc-chairman-for-forum-on-broadband-connectivity-and-the-economy]statistics tell us that millions of students come home from school every evening without being able to research their homework online or log into Internet work sessions with their teachers. Likewise, they cannot fill out scholarship, college or job applications electronically nor communicate with other students, friends and family. Internet Essentials is designed to change all that. As the largest residential Internet service provider in the United States, Comcast has worked diligently to build a network to help American households and businesses take advantage of the ability to connect at high speeds. Through Internet Essentials, those who most need the opportunities the Internet provides can now access it in an affordable and educated way. Super Bowl-winning Coach Tony Dungy [/comcast-voices/year-two-of-internet-essentials-program-kicks-off-in-philadelphia]recently signed on as national spokesman for the Internet Essentials program. He was inspired to get involved because of his long-standing commitment to helping those in need and to advancing educational opportunities for all. "It’s critical that low-income families take advantage of opportunities like the Internet Essentials program," said Dungy. "The Internet provides access to a world of knowledge and resources that kids and families today simply cannot live without. The world is moving too fast and families who are not online at home are being left behind. Internet Essentials will help level the playing field and get more families connected." To learn more about Internet Essentials, including enrollment and eligibility requirements, please visit: InternetEssentials.com [http://www.internetessentials.com/]orInternetBasico.com [http://www.internetbasico.com/].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-helps-families</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-helps-families</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Nov 28, 2011 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast and NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Advisory Council Learns about Native Americans in the Media</title> <description> <![CDATA[One of the highlights of the meeting was an interactive panel discussion between the members of the Joint Diversity Advisory Council and invited leaders from the Native American community, including Chief Apesanahkwat, Chief Dan Jones and three JDC members. "Our history is your history, part of American history," said Nichole Maher, a panelist, member of the JDC, the former executive director for the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and current President of the Northwest Health Foundation. Despite the growing indigenous population, the panelists talked about how their tribes are still grappling with a number of issues, including the lack of roles for Native Americans in the news media and entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. "When I talk to young children in elementary school, I see kids dropping out [young]," said Sonny Skyhawk, a panelist, member of the JDC and Chairman of the American Indians in Film & Television. "I talk to them and ask them why they don’t want an education. They say, ‘I don’t see myself as part of mainstream society; I don’t see myself on TV or people who look like me.’ I intend to change that." Also on the panel was Bird Runningwater (pictured), a new member of the JDC and Director of the Native American and Indigenous Program at the Sundance Institute, who stressed the importance of presenting not only images of Native Americans on television and in movies, but ensuring the images provide an accurate depiction of Native American history and culture. The Sundance Institute, founded in 1981, established a new platform for aspiring filmmakers to foster independence, discovery and diverse perspectives in American film. Today, the Institute remains committed to supporting Native American artists. Watch the history of Sundance in the video above and its significance in the Native American community.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/joint-diversity-council-learns-about-native-americans-in-the-media</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/joint-diversity-council-learns-about-native-americans-in-the-media</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Nov 27, 2012 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Airs More Than $3 Million Worth of City Year PSAs</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-airs-more-than-3-million-worth-of-city-year-psas</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-airs-more-than-3-million-worth-of-city-year-psas</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Nov 25, 2012 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Three Communities Transformed in a Single Day</title> <description> <![CDATA[Watch the video above to see how Comcast Cares Day made an impact in hurricane-savaged Highlands, N.J., a Native American youth home in Seattle, Wash., and two elementary schools in Washington, D.C.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/three-communities-transformed-in-a-single-day</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/three-communities-transformed-in-a-single-day</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Nov 25, 2012 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Roberts on Attracting Top Talent</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-on-the-comcast-culture</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-on-the-comcast-culture</guid> <pubDate>Sat, Nov 24, 2012 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Ralph Roberts on Comcast and NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ralph-roberts-on-comcast-and-nbcuniversal</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/ralph-roberts-on-comcast-and-nbcuniversal</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 23, 2012 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Brian Roberts on Innovation</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-50-years-of-growth-and-success-at-comcast</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/brian-roberts-50-years-of-growth-and-success-at-comcast</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Entrepreneurship: Comcast Takes Big Swings at New Opportunities</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/entrepreneurship-how-comcast-takes-big-swings-at-new-opportunities-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/entrepreneurship-how-comcast-takes-big-swings-at-new-opportunities-2</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Dec 9, 2012 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Universal Lot: Bringing Creative Ideas to the Big Screen</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-universal-lot-bringing-creative-ideas-to-the-big-screen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-universal-lot-bringing-creative-ideas-to-the-big-screen</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 23, 2012 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Amy Banse on the Comcast Culture</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/uncovering-the-entrepreneurial-spirit-of-comcast</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/uncovering-the-entrepreneurial-spirit-of-comcast</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Nov 19, 2012 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Breaking the Curse of Billy Penn</title> <description> <![CDATA[Philadelphia’s tallest building, the Comcast Center, was unveiled in June 2008. At 975 feet, it’s one of the nation's tallest green buildings. A statue of William Penn, Philadelphia's founding father, was once the tallest point in Philadelphia until two towers — One and Two Liberty Place — were built in 1987 and trumped William Penn’s place as the tallest point in the city. When the Comcast Center was unveiled, William Penn was returned to his rightful place: the top. With surprising results. Comcast’s David Cohen tells the story. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/breaking-the-curse-of-william-penn</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/breaking-the-curse-of-william-penn</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Nov 19, 2012 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Building Better, Stronger Communities Through Diversity</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast has partnered with the National Urban League since 2007, and we recently extended our partnership through 2014. We work with the League to increase awareness of and further develop educational programs that address the needs of the African American community. The National Urban League represents over 100 local affiliates in 36 states and provides direct services to more than two million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research. In 2011, Comcast provided the National Urban League with more than $12 million in airtime for the "I Am Empowered" campaign, which encourages involvement in the community through service. Comcast also supports the League’s Annual Conference, the State of Black America Press Conference, the Conversation with Leaders Series and the Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner. As part of our partnership, Urban League chapters support our digital literacy efforts and partner with us on Comcast Cares Day. In 2012, the National Urban League sponsored more than 70 projects in neighborhoods across the country.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/building-better-stronger-communities-through-diversity</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/building-better-stronger-communities-through-diversity</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Nov 18, 2012 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Helps Boys & Girls Clubs Transform Lives</title> <description> <![CDATA[As part of our support of local Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, Comcast has provided more than $200,000 in cash and in-kind support to Trenton’s Club, and Dave Breidinger, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Northeast Division of Comcast Cable, serves on the Club’s board. Through Club Tech, the Comcast Digital Connectors program, and more than $36 million in support, Comcast is providing youth nationwide with a safe place to learn the skills they need to succeed.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-helps-boys-girls-clubs-transform-lives</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-helps-boys-girls-clubs-transform-lives</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 7, 2012 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>XFINITY: This Is Easy. This Is Simple. This Is Awesome.</title> <description> <![CDATA[The entertainment world has shifted. Technologies have merged. Phones are TVs and TVs are phones. Everything and everyone are more connected than ever. At Comcast, we find ourselves at this cross section — where media collides with technology. And we couldn’t be more excited. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-the-future-of-awesome</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/xfinity-the-future-of-awesome</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 11, 2012 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Behind the Scenes with the User Experience & Product Design Teams</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-with-the-user-experience-and-product-design-teams</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-with-the-user-experience-and-product-design-teams</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Oct 19, 2012 9:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Passion for Engineering the Future of Television</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-passion-for-engineering-the-future-of-television</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-passion-for-engineering-the-future-of-television</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Feb 14, 2014 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Classic Romance Rekindled in Universal Pictures' Endless Love</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/classic-romance-rekindled-in-universal-pictures-endless-love</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/classic-romance-rekindled-in-universal-pictures-endless-love</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Feb 14, 2014 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Olympic Luger Turns to Comcast Business</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/olympic-luger-turns-to-comcast-business</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/olympic-luger-turns-to-comcast-business</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Feb 18, 2014 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Former Olympian’s Miraculous Journey Reimagined for Film</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/former-olympians-epic-journey-reimagined-for-film</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/former-olympians-epic-journey-reimagined-for-film</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Feb 19, 2014 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Seth Meyers Talks About Taking Over Late Night</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/seth-meyers-talks-about-taking-over-as-host-of-late-night</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/seth-meyers-talks-about-taking-over-as-host-of-late-night</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Feb 20, 2014 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Behind the Scenes with NBC’s Dark and Haunting 'Hannibal'</title> <description> <![CDATA[Hannibal returns for a second season with more shocking revelations and psychological cat and mouse games. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is locked in a mental asylum accused of Hannibal Lecter's crimes (Mads Mikkelsen). Now that Will sees Hannibal for what he truly is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince those closest to him he is innocent of murder. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. Looking for answers, Jack turns to Hannibal, a man he has come to trust. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack's new consultant on cases. Hannibal is torn between self-preservation and his desire to keep Will close to him, despite advice from his psychiatrist, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), to stay away. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show that nothing can ever be the same again. "For its authentic engagement with despair, Hannibal earns its wrenching nihilism: It's a great, epic vision of American horror." - Slant Magazine "It’s the thinking man’s serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying." - Chicago Sun-Times]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-with-nbcs-dark-and-haunting-hannibal</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-with-nbcs-dark-and-haunting-hannibal</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Feb 26, 2014 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal's Despicable Me 2 Charms Summer Box Office</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-ready-to-delight-audiences-with-despicable-me-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-ready-to-delight-audiences-with-despicable-me-2</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Dispatches Cop Comedy 'Ride Along' to Theaters</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Ride Along When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story. Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam).]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-dispatches-cop-comedy-ride-along-to-theaters</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-dispatches-cop-comedy-ride-along-to-theaters</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jan 16, 2014 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Watch the Brian Roberts Keynote from NCTA</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-the-brian-roberts-keynote-from-ncta</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-the-brian-roberts-keynote-from-ncta</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Jun 11, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>An Inside Look at the NBCUniversal News Associates Program</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/an-inside-look-at-the-nbcuniversal-news-associates-program</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/an-inside-look-at-the-nbcuniversal-news-associates-program</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jun 21, 2013 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Fosters Young Financial Talent Through Summer Program</title> <description> <![CDATA[Qualified college juniors once again had the opportunity this summer to participate in Comcast's finance internship program. Internship placements and rotations included roles in the Comcast Cable controller's group, cable headquarters' financial planning and analysis group, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment finance and NBCUniversal owned television stations. Primary locations included Philadelphia, Orlando, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Denver. The experience is designed to open a door to CORE (Comcast Opportunities & Rotational Experiences) Finance, in which graduating college seniors enjoy the unique experience of three different full-time finance positions within Comcast organizations over the course of two years. CORE Finance lies at the heart of Comcast's strategy to not only tap into a diverse pipeline of finance talent, but also to propel the participating associates toward success at Comcast and NBCUniversal. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with approximately 126,000 employees, bringing together some of the most creative talent in the industry with the best tech innovators and business minds to deliver exceptional entertainment experiences to millions. Learn more about how you can become part of Comcast's innovation story by visitingjobs.comcast.com [http://jobs.comcast.com/].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-fosters-young-talent-across-finance-groups</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-fosters-young-talent-across-finance-groups</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Sep 20, 2013 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Remembering the Dream of a Civil Rights Visionary</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/remembering-the-dream-of-a-civil-rights-visionary</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/remembering-the-dream-of-a-civil-rights-visionary</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Aug 28, 2013 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Oscar Buzz Swirls for Matthew McConaughey in Focus Features’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Dallas Buyers Club A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a "buyers club," where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before. A Focus Features and Truth Entertainment presentation of a Voltage Pictures/R² Films/Evolution Independent production. A Film by Jean-Marc Vallée. Matthew McConaughey. Dallas Buyers Club. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Casting by Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee and Rich Delia. Costume Designers, Kurt and Bart. Editors, John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa. Production Designer, John Paino. Director of Photography, Yves Bélanger, CSC. Co-Producers, Michael Sledd, Parry Creedon. Executive Producers, David Bushell, Nathan Ross, Tony Notargiacomo, Joe Newcomb, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Logan Levy, Holly Wiersma, Cassian Elwes. Produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter. Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/oscar-buzz-swirls-for-matthew-mcconaughey-in-focus-features-dallas-buyers-club</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/oscar-buzz-swirls-for-matthew-mcconaughey-in-focus-features-dallas-buyers-club</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 1, 2013 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A First Look at NBC's Sound of Music Live Remake</title> <description> <![CDATA[Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, The Sound of Music contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including The Sound of Music [http://www.nbc.com/sound-of-music/], My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Climb Every Mountain and Edelweiss. This new version of The Sound of Music will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast live, adding a whole new level of immediacy and excitement. Get ready to reintroduce your family to the most joyful, most emotional and most musical family adventure of them all. The three-hour telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic, "The Sound of Music Live!" will be broadcast at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Thursday, Dec. 5. The live holiday spectacular is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The music and lyrics for The Sound of Music were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, respectively, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The iconic story centers on a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer .]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-nbcs-live-sound-of-music-remake</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-nbcs-live-sound-of-music-remake</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 8, 2013 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Rekindles Romance in Comedic Sequel The Best Man Holiday</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-rekindles-romance-in-comedic-sequel-the-best-man-holiday</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-rekindles-romance-in-comedic-sequel-the-best-man-holiday</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 13, 2013 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Families Create Holiday Memories at Universal Orlando Resort</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/families-create-holiday-memories-at-universal-orlando-resort</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/families-create-holiday-memories-at-universal-orlando-resort</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 1, 2009 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures' Action-Thriller Non-Stop Takes Flight</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Non-Stop During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. Non-Stop film reunites Neeson with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, and co-stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-action-thriller-non-stop-takes-flight</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-action-thriller-non-stop-takes-flight</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Feb 28, 2014 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>'Gravity' Director Lends His Vision to NBC's 'Believe' Premiere</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Believe Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, "The Chicago Code"), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, "Crash"), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will. Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power … because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever. Also starring are Jamie Chung ("Once Upon a Time"), Arian Moayed, and Kyle MacLachlan ("Portlandia," "Desperate Housewives.") The series comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams ("Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Fringe," "Lost," "Super 8," the "Mission: Impossible" and "Star Trek" movies, upcoming "Star Wars"), Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity," "Children of Men," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Y Tu Mamá También"), Bryan Burk ("Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Fringe," "Lost"), Jonas Pate ("Deception," "Prime Suspect," "Caprica") and Hans Tobeason ("Damages," "Saving Grace," "V," "Cult.") "Believe" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot episode is directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Visit the official show site here. [http://www.nbc.com/believe/].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/gravity-director-lends-his-vision-to-nbcs-believe-premiere</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/gravity-director-lends-his-vision-to-nbcs-believe-premiere</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC’s Crisis Pits World’s Elite Against a Vengeful Mastermind</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Crisis It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now, with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, the unthinkable grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake. "Crisis" stars Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"), Dermot Mulroney ("August: Osage County"), Lance Gross ("House of Payne"), Rachael Taylor ("666 Park Avenue"), James Lafferty ("One Tree Hill"), Max Martini ("Pacific Rim"), Halston Sage ("Neighbors"), Stevie Lynn Jones ("Runaways"), Max Schneider ("How to Rock"), Michael Beach ("Insidious: Chapter 2") and Joshua Erenberg ("Suburgatory"). The series was created by executive producer/writer Rand Ravich ("Life"). Far Shariat ("I Love You Phillip Morris," "Life") and Phillip Noyce ("The Giver," "Salt") also serve as executive producers. Noyce also directed the pilot. "Crisis" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crisis/. [http://www.nbc.com/crisis/]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcs-crisis-pits-worlds-elite-against-a-vengeful-mastermind</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcs-crisis-pits-worlds-elite-against-a-vengeful-mastermind</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 12, 2014 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Brings Godfather of Soul Biopic to Big Screen This Summer</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Get On Up In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20thcentury. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. Academy Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-brings-godfather-of-soul-biopic-to-big-screen-this-summer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-brings-godfather-of-soul-biopic-to-big-screen-this-summer</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBCUniversal Partners With Lowe's and Zillow to Launch American Dream Builders</title> <description> <![CDATA[Hosted by Nate Berkus, American Dream Builders will showcase the talents of the most accomplished designers and home builders in the country, and will pit 12 worthy contestants against one another in a high-stakes competition designed to push everyone’s creative reach. The show will celebrate creativity and style while revealing magazine-worthy home transformations, and will premiere March 23 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). American Dream Builders brings our advertising partners' brands and resources to life, as deeply integrated elements of the show. These integrations are done across all screens, both in front and behind the camera, and deliver unparalleled value," said Dan Lovinger, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal. "NBCUniversal is uniquely positioned to allow advertisers to leverage all screens with tremendous scale to capture the most valuable audience in America." Watch a first look at the new series in the player above. For more on the Lowe’s and Zillow partnership, click here [http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/corporate/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2014/03/21/nbcuniversalpar1563293.xml].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-partners-with-lowes-and-zillow-to-launch-american-dream-builders</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-partners-with-lowes-and-zillow-to-launch-american-dream-builders</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Mar 21, 2014 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Jason Bateman Makes Directorial Debut in Focus Features' Dark Comedy 'Bad Words'</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Bad Words Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. He stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. Watch the trailer in the player above.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/jason-batemen-makes-directorial-debut-in-focus-features-dark-comedy-bad-words</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/jason-batemen-makes-directorial-debut-in-focus-features-dark-comedy-bad-words</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 31, 2014 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Orlando Turns Back the Clock with Vintage Resort </title> <description> <![CDATA[Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort officially welcomes its first guests today. This brand-new value and moderately-priced property is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort and evokes the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and 60s. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, the new hotel is a destination within itself – featuring a stunning design with bold colors, retro-inspired architecture and sweeping vistas that transport guests back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun. Cabana Bay guests can experience incredible amenities throughout the hotel, including: * Bowling a strike at the 10-lane Galaxy Bowl * Channeling the godfather of fitness at the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio * Racing down the iconic dive tower waterslide and splashing into a 10,000 square foot zero-entry pool in the Cabana Courtyard * Enjoying a retro-themed specialty cocktail from Swizzle Lounge or Atomic Tonic * Finding something delicious for the entire family at Bayliner Diner,a food court with something for everyone to enjoy including a salad bar, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and grab-and- go items * And this summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more incredible amenities, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando’sfirstlazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms. When complete, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will feature a total of 1,800 rooms – 900 family suites and 900 standard guest rooms. Click here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5Zcyf5GGg&list=PLIjU8lNECAo-Q0V6hhe6EGXyio85hj52K&index=2]to watch a video series to learn more about the hotel and all the amenities it has to offer from members of the team that brought the hotel to life. Starting today, guests can stay in a family suite, which sleeps up to six people and includes a fold-out foam bed, kitchenette, a sliding partition for privacy, two flat-screen TVs and a bathroom with preparation spaces for three people at once. Cabana Bay guests also get exclusive benefits only available to on-site hotel guests at Universal Orlando, including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens. Rates for the family suites begin at $174 per-night, and can run as low as $134 per-night depending on the length of stay. Rates for the standard guest rooms – which will be available this summer – begin at $119 per night, and can run as low as $93 per-night depending on the length of stay. "We’ve sought to create a special place where families can spend time together and create long-lasting memories outside of the theme parks," said Russ Dagon, Vice President and Executive Project Director, Universal Creative. "From the moment they step inside, families will be transported back to a different, more relaxing time." "We are thrilled to finally welcome guests into Cabana Bay Beach Resort," said Adnan Bizri, Managing Director, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. "This is the perfect addition to Universal Orlando’s already stellar line-up of properties, allowing families to continue a wonderful vacation well beyond the theme parks." To learn more or to make a reservation, call 1-888-273-1311 or visitwww.universalorlando.com [http://www.universalorlando.com/]. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is co-owned and managed by Loews Hotels & Resorts.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-orlandos-stunning-retro-resort-now-open-for-business</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-orlandos-stunning-retro-resort-now-open-for-business</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Latin Music's Biggest Stars Honored Live on Telemundo</title> <description> <![CDATA[The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin Music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period from the issue dated February 2, 2013 through this year’s January 25, 2014 issue. Based on album and digital track sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, monitored radio information and streaming data provided by Nielsen BDS and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world’s most authoritative music charts. Finalists, and the eventual winners, reflect performance of new recordings on Billboard’s album and track sales charts, including Top Latin Albums and Latin Digital Songs, radio charts, including Latin Airplay, and streaming and social charts such as On-Demand Songs, Streaming Songs and Social 50. Also presented on the show are Billboard’s prestigious discretionary awards including The Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian contributions and the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Previous winners of Billboard’s discretionary awards include: Intocable, Marc Anthony, Soraya, Maná, Banda El Recodo, Willy Chirino, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Shakira, Mongo Santamaria, Jose Feliciano, Los Tigres Del Norte, Mana, Ricky Martin, Tito Puente, Olga Tañon, Ricardo Montaner, Miguel Bose, Conjunto Primavera, Juanes, Daddy Yankee, Carlos Santana, Jose Jose, Los Temerarios, and Emmanuel. The awards show caps off the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm. The event, taking place on April 21 - 24 at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, Florida, draws hundreds of industry executives, top Latin music artists, leading brand marketers, national radio programmers, prominent producers, and many more for four days of provocative presentations and panel discussions, exclusive Q&A’s, compelling case studies, cutting-edge artist showcases, and exclusive networking events, including The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards, powered by the CLIO Awards, and The Billboard Bash – a pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards party featuring performances by some of this year’s finalists. For details on The Billboard Latin Music Conference, visit: www.BillboardLatinConference.com [http://www.BillboardLatinConference.com]. Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz [http://Billboard.biz], Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com [http://Billboard.com], BillboardenEspanol.com <http://www.billboardenespanol.com/> and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with a global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia. Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events, and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/latin-musics-biggest-stars-honored-live-on-telemundo</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/latin-musics-biggest-stars-honored-live-on-telemundo</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On the Set of Universal's Summer Comedy 'Neighbors'</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/neighbors-trailer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/neighbors-trailer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, May 2, 2014 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast and NBCUniversal Receive Top Programmer and Top MSO for Women</title> <description> <![CDATA[During the 2014 NCTA Conference, Comcast and NBCUniversal received Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Top Programmer and Top MSO (tied for first with Cox Communications) for Women awards. "These awards signify the highest honors within the media and technology industry for cable operations and cable programming for women. They are a significant testament to the powerful impact women are having on our businesses in providing invaluable and visible leadership in the distribution and creation of quality programming for our customers and audiences," said David L. Cohen, Comcast Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, accepting the awards on behalf of the company. During his acceptance remarks, David recognized Cathy Avgiris as an example of the influence of women leaders across the company. "Cathy joined Comcast in June of 1992 as a Regional Vice President of Finance. After spending a decade leading the roll outs of Comcast’s fantastic Internet and phone service products, and implementing an unprecedented field operations plan that cut Comcast’s cable installation time in half, Cathy was named the first female Chief Financial Officer of Comcast. Cable Women leaders at Comcast and NBCUniversal have a habit of excellence. They consistently apply the lessons and skills gained from the many hats they wear – both professional and personal – to make our businesses thrive, every day," said Cohen. Nearly 40 percent of all director-level leaders at Comcast and NBCUniversal are women, and women also hold more than one third of all positions at the Vice President-level and above as of year-end 2013. During the awards luncheon, WICT also recognized the company’s commitment to recruiting top female talent, providing development and mentorship opportunities, and working diligently to increase the number of women at every level of our organization, with special attention to promoting our top female talent into the executive levels. 2014 marks the first time Comcast earned WICT’s Top MSO for Women award.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-receive-top-programmer-and-top-mso-for-women</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-receive-top-programmer-and-top-mso-for-women</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 8, 2014 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast and NBCUniversal: Shaping the Future of Media and Technology</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-welcome-to-whats-next</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-and-nbcuniversal-welcome-to-whats-next</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 1, 2014 5:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Cares Day Impact: One School at a Time</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-impact-one-school-at-a-time</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-impact-one-school-at-a-time</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 21, 2014 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Cares Day 2014: Improving Our Local Communities </title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-look-at-comcast-cares-day-2014</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-look-at-comcast-cares-day-2014</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 21, 2014 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>How Comcast Took DVR Out of the Box with Cloud Technology</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed] About the X1 DVR with cloud technology While in the home, customers will be able to watch their DVR recordings over Comcast’s managed IP network on their mobile devices and computers; "check-out" DVR recordings by downloading them directly to a mobile device to take on-the-go; and access the X1 interface and live stream practically their entire TV channel lineup to IP-connected devices. To deliver these new streaming and download features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched a new Xfinity TV app for iOS tablets and smartphones and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineup or download DVR recordings while on tablets or smartphones in the home, customers will simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials. Once signed-in, customers may begin browsing their full channel lineup in the Guide or scan available recordings for download in the Saved menu. On laptops and computers, customers can sign-in through the Xfinity TV site to access their X1 guide and DVR recordings. Comcast plans to roll out these features to its markets throughout the year.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-comcast-took-dvr-out-of-the-box-with-cloud-technology</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-comcast-took-dvr-out-of-the-box-with-cloud-technology</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 28, 2014 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Invites You to Feel the Funk This Summer</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Get On Up In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott. Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-invites-you-to-feel-the-funk-this-summer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-invites-you-to-feel-the-funk-this-summer</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jun 12, 2014 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Focus Features' Latest Thriller Keeps Audiences in its Grips</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/focus-features-the-signal-delivers-sleek-sci-fi-with-a-twist</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/focus-features-the-signal-delivers-sleek-sci-fi-with-a-twist</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jun 16, 2014 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Investing Today in the Women Leaders of Tomorrow</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/investing-today-in-the-women-leaders-of-tomorrow</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/investing-today-in-the-women-leaders-of-tomorrow</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jun 19, 2014 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Opens at Universal Orlando</title> <description> <![CDATA[Located in the Universal Studios Florida theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will feature shops, dining experiences and the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The new immersive area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal theme parks. Guests will enjoy new experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films. They will see the Knight Bus as they stroll through London, walk the streets of Diagon Alley and explore iconic shops like Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, dine in the Leaky Cauldron, embark on a thrilling adventure through the Gringotts bank vaults – and much more. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/diagon-alley-inline.jpg] The new immersive area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal theme parks – and guests can journey between both lands aboard the Hogwarts Express. Guests will also be able to board the Hogwarts Express and enjoy a unique journey as they travel between London and Hogsmeade. Vacation packages to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and Universal Orlando Resort are available now. For additional information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld [http://www.universalorlando.com/WizardingWorld].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/diagon-alley-open-to-wizards-witches-and-muggles-july-8</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/diagon-alley-open-to-wizards-witches-and-muggles-july-8</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jun 20, 2014 9:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>21 Days of Cycling Splendor En Route for NBC Sports Group</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/21-days-of-cycling-splendor-en-route-for-nbc-sports-group</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/21-days-of-cycling-splendor-en-route-for-nbc-sports-group</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jun 20, 2014 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On Location: Universal's Summer Techno Thriller 'Lucy'</title> <description> <![CDATA[From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie worldwide, except for France, Benelux and China.www.lucymovie.com [http://www.lucymovie.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-location-with-universal-pictures-summer-action-thriller-lucy</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-location-with-universal-pictures-summer-action-thriller-lucy</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jul 14, 2014 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Extreme Home Tour Showcases Comcast’s Smart Home Solution</title> <description> <![CDATA[Xfinity Home's broadband and cloud-based platform provides next-generation home security, control and energy management features, allowing customers to stay connected to their home and family through the use of an interactive Web portal, mobile devices and the free Xfinity Home app. In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home provides home control and remote energy management services that include lighting controls, digital thermostats, live video monitoring, water and carbon monoxide detection, custom text and email alerts, remote arming and disarming capabilities, and many more features.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/extreme-home-tour-showcases-comcasts-smart-home-solution</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/extreme-home-tour-showcases-comcasts-smart-home-solution</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Jul 14, 2014 6:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Unbroken’s True Story of Resilience and Strength Soars into Theaters Christmas Day</title> <description> <![CDATA[Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as "The Bird." The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Clayton Townsend (This Is 40), Matthew Baer (City by the Sea) and Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 11-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins ( Skyfall). Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra). Unbroken arrives in theaters Christmas Day. www.unbrokenfilm.com [http://www.unbrokenfilm.com]. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-unbroken-will-galvanize-audiences-christmas-day</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-unbroken-will-galvanize-audiences-christmas-day</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>How UX & Product Design Have Sparked Comcast's Youth Movement</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-ux-and-product-design-have-ignited-comcasts-youth-culture</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/how-ux-and-product-design-have-ignited-comcasts-youth-culture</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jul 31, 2014 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Critics Break Out In A Cold Sweat Over 'Get On Up'</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Get On Up In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs42’sChadwick Boseman as James Brown inGet on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott. Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind,8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/critics-break-out-in-a-cold-sweat-over-get-on-up</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/critics-break-out-in-a-cold-sweat-over-get-on-up</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Aug 1, 2014 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Origins of Horror Icon Resurrected in Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/origins-of-horror-icon-resurrected-in-universal-pictures-dracula-untold</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/origins-of-horror-icon-resurrected-in-universal-pictures-dracula-untold</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Measuring Success By Making Customer Connections</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/measuring-success-by-making-customer-connections</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/measuring-success-by-making-customer-connections</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 26, 2014 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Incredible True Story of One of the Greatest Living Minds Comes to Life This November</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-incredible-story-of-one-of-the-greatest-living-minds-comes-to-life-this-fall</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-incredible-story-of-one-of-the-greatest-living-minds-comes-to-life-this-fall</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Brings Best-Selling Mystery to Big Screen</title> <description> <![CDATA[Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels,A Walk Among the Tombstones [http://www.awalkamongthetombstones.net/]stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again. Written and directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout), A Walk among the Tombstones is produced by Jersey Films’ Danny DeVito, Double Feature Films’ Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust. Universal will distribute the film in North America.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-brings-best-selling-mystery-to-big-screen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-brings-best-selling-mystery-to-big-screen</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Sep 18, 2014 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>New Judges, Fresh Talent Electrifies 7th Season of The Voice</title> <description> <![CDATA[About The Voice The Voice [http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice]returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s seventh season. The show’s innovative format features five stages of competition: the first begins with the Blind Auditions, then the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts, the Live Playoff’s and finally, the Live Performance Shows. During the Blind Auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the artists perform, but they don’t get to see them -- thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the artist’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that he/she can face the artist he/she has selected. If more than one coach pushes his/her button, the power then shifts to the artists to choose which coach they want to work with. If no coach pushes his/her button, the artist is eliminated from the competition. Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their team of artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success, along with help from their celebrity advisers. During the Battle Rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance to the next round of competition, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals available during the Battle Rounds. At the end of the battles, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the Knockout Rounds. Here, the artists will be paired against a teammate once more, but this time they will select their own songs to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. They are vying for their coach’s confidence and decision to take them to the Live Shows. One superstar, universal advisor will be on hand to work with all of the coaches and their teams as they prepare the artists for this challenge. But the coaches alone will choose the winner and the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has one steal available during the Knockout Rounds. In the Live Playoff Rounds, the top 20 artists will compete to secure a spot in the Live Shows. Artists will perform live and America will vote to save their two favorite artists from each team. The coaches will then save one remaining artist to complete their roster. The remaining contestants will move on to the final phase of the competition, the Live Shows. In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top 12 artists will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists. Three artists with the lowest number of votes will be eligible for the "Instant Save." These artists will each perform a new song that represents why they should earn the save. Then, America will have the opportunity to save their favorite performer by tweeting out #VoiceSave along with the artist’s name. The two singers with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named The Voice and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract. The Voice is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/new-judges-fresh-talent-in-store-for-season-7-of-the-voice</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/new-judges-fresh-talent-in-store-for-season-7-of-the-voice</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Sep 22, 2014 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Fast Forward to Tomorrow's Next Big Idea</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-forward-to-tomorrows-next-big-idea</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-forward-to-tomorrows-next-big-idea</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 9, 2014 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>USA Network's White Collar Prepares for One Final Con</title> <description> <![CDATA[White Collar ended its fifth season with a spectacular cliffhanger that left fans speculating on the fate of their beloved con artist. The series centers on the unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and straightforward FBI agent Peter Burke (DeKay), who partner to catch other elusive white collar criminals. Created and executive produced by Jeff Eastin, the series comes from Fox Television Studios. Nick Thiel and Jeff King also serve as executive producers. The No. 1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com [http://www.usanetwork.com].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/usa-networks-white-collar-prepares-for-one-final-con</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/usa-networks-white-collar-prepares-for-one-final-con</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Oct 20, 2014 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Delivering Television On Your Terms, In More Places</title> <description> <![CDATA[The next-generation of X1’s operating system features more opportunity for personalization and an elegant and intuitive design that will engage users like nothing that has ever come before. X1 is now available across 100 percent of Comcast’s footprint, and the most recent update to the user interface is available out of the box to new X1 customers. Enhancements include a seamless search function designed for the needs of television, a more aesthetically pleasing and readable guide and an intuitive navigation. Those design updates are also reflected in Comcast’s ongoing roll out of the X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming. Customers can now watch DVR recordings on devices in the home and download recorded content to take on-the-go. The live TV streaming feature provides access to channel lineup and the X1 guide on devices in the home. "We want to provide customers with the best television experience on every device, when they want it and where they want it," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable. "The cloud-based infrastructure of the X1 platform allows us to deliver on that promise, and give customers a more personalized viewing experience. We look forward to providing these features to more customers this year." Discover more ways that X1 delivers more entertainment, in more places [http://www.comcast.com/x1].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-entertainment-you-want-when-and-where-you-want-it</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-entertainment-you-want-when-and-where-you-want-it</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 21, 2014 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Summons Halloween Thrills with Ouija</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-summons-halloween-thrills-with-ouija</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-summons-halloween-thrills-with-ouija</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 23, 2014 6:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside the Dark Artistry of NBC’s Comic Book Crossover 'Constantine' </title> <description> <![CDATA[Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau (Lost) as Manny and Charles Halford (True Detective) as Chas. Writer Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises ). Constantine is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/inside-the-dark-artistry-of-nbcs-comic-book-crossover-constantine</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/inside-the-dark-artistry-of-nbcs-comic-book-crossover-constantine</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Oct 23, 2014 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Intrigue Abounds in NBC's Political Drama 'State of Affairs'</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/intrigue-abounds-in-nbcs-political-drama-state-of-affairs</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/intrigue-abounds-in-nbcs-political-drama-state-of-affairs</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 7, 2014 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Invites You to Step Through the Gates This Summer</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/jurassic-world-trailer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/jurassic-world-trailer</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 1, 2014 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Syfy’s Next Great Voyage Begins as 'Ascension' Premieres</title> <description> <![CDATA[In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. Tricia Helfer - known and loved by million as Cylon Number Six inBattlestar Galactica-is part of the cast. She will play Viondra Denniger, a beautiful, manipulative and dangerous power broker on the Ascension. Brian Van Holt - star ofCougar TownandThe Bridge- will play William Denninger, captain of the ship and Viondra's husband. A natural leader, William quickly rose through the ranks after playing a heroic role in a fire early in the spacecraft's voyage. While his professional life is solid, William's marriage to Viondra is anything but. Andrea Roth, star ofRescue Me, will play Juliet Bryce, head doctor of the Ascension. Her relationship with her daughter, Nora (played by Jacqueline Byers) is difficult and strained. Nora, for her part, is a young woman under intense pressure to follow in the family's footsteps of being a doctor despite her own dreams. Rounding out the cast are Brandon P. Bell as First Officer Oren Gault, who was born on the lower decks of the ship to maintenance workers and must investigate the aforementioned murder; Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, the older sister of the murder victim; and PJ Boudousque (Pretty Little Liars)as one of the ship's maintenance workers. Ascensionis created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville), who will also serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/syfys-next-great-voyage-begins-as-ascension-lifts-off</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/syfys-next-great-voyage-begins-as-ascension-lifts-off</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff</title> <description> <![CDATA[Restart video with open captions turned on. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff-open-captioned] FIRST Logo [../../images/first-horizontal.png] FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY [../../images/TAG-line_RGB.png]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Dec 16, 2014 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff—Open Captioned</title> <description> <![CDATA[Restart video with captions off. [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff] FIRST Logo [../../images/first-horizontal.png] FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY [../../images/TAG-line_RGB.png]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff-open-captioned</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2015-first-robotics-competition-kickoff-open-captioned</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 22, 2014 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Sophisticated Network Behind the Internet of Things</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-of-things</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/internet-of-things</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 29, 2014 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Software Engineering @ Comcast NBCUniversal</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/software-engineering-comcast-nbcuniversal-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/software-engineering-comcast-nbcuniversal-2</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 2, 2015 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Neil Smit Talks Innovation at CES 2015</title> <description> <![CDATA[During the "Fast Innovation" keynote session at International CES® in Las Vegas, Comcast's Neil Smit [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/neil-smit] joined Cisco CEO John Chambers and Robert Bosch LLC Chairman Dr. Werner Struth to talk about the connections between people, data, business, and innovation. The conversation was introduced by Jeff Joseph, SVP, Communications and Strategic Relationships, Consumer Electronics Association, and moderated by Technonomy Founder, Host, and CEO David Kirkpatrick [http://techonomy.com/people/david-kirkpatrick/].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/neil-smit-talks-innovation-at-ces-2015</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/neil-smit-talks-innovation-at-ces-2015</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jan 8, 2015 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Magic Behind Super Bowl Stadium Preparation</title> <description> <![CDATA[Global Spectrum [http://global-spectrum.com], a Comcast-Spectator subsidiary, manages venues around the world, including the setting for Super Bowl XLIX: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, and known for its retractable roof and field, University of Phoenix Stadium is widely considered one of the most technologically advanced venues in the world. Global Spectrum is tasked with making sure football goes off without a hitch for the venue’s primary tenant, the Cardinals, but also to program unique events throughout the year, including next year’s NCAA football championship game, concerts, trade and consumer shows, corporate events and special occasions of all kinds. The upcoming Super Bowl took Global Spectrum over a year-and-a-half of preparation, building up to both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl weekends, where Global Spectrum will oversee system and mechanical maintenance, security management and serve an advisory role to NFL stadium officials. Watch time-lapse footage of Super Bowl XLII (2008) in the player above, which marked the last time University of Phoenix Stadium hosted the NFL championship game. Photo: AP Images]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/super-bowl-stadium-video-time-lapse</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/super-bowl-stadium-video-time-lapse</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jan 23, 2015 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Dedication to Streamlining Customer Solutions</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-dedication-to-streamlining-customer-solutions</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-dedication-to-streamlining-customer-solutions</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Feb 10, 2015 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast NBCUniversal's Employee Resource Groups Empower Employees to Succeed</title> <description> <![CDATA[[corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversals-employee-resource-groups-empowers-employees-to-succeed</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-nbcuniversals-employee-resource-groups-empowers-employees-to-succeed</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Feb 20, 2015 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Salutes its Own African American Innovators, Technologists, Engineers & Visionaries During Black History Month</title> <description> <![CDATA[During the month of February, XFINITY is highlighting innovators and historic firsts with special content choices available to XFINITY TV customers On Demand and online, including a collection of interviews fromTalk to Al Jazeera America, TV One’sThe Black List, and films likeVenus and Serena,The Great Debaters, andThe Medgar Evers Story. XFINITY will also feature a two-part live-streamedtalk show [http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/in-honor-of-black-history-month-comcast-celebrates-innovators-making-waves-in-the-african-american-community-and-beyond] highlighting African American tech entrepreneurs and content creators. MSNBC’s Touré will host the live streamed show on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET and be accessible to all onXfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.com. Comcast is also expandingHis Dream Our Stories [http://hisdreamourstories.com/]which was launched in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with new interviews and extended collection of videos that will feature key moments in civil rights history.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-salutes-its-own-african-american-innovators-technologist-engineers-visionaries-during-black-history-month</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-salutes-its-own-african-american-innovators-technologist-engineers-visionaries-during-black-history-month</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Feb 22, 2015 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The #Xtina Takeover is Here as 'The Voice' Begins 8th Season</title> <description> <![CDATA[The Voice returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition in the show’s eighth season, beginning Monday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and airing Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesdays (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. AboutThe Voice The show’s innovative format features five stages of competition: the first begins with the Blind Auditions, then the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts, the Live Playoff’s and finally, the Live Performance Shows. During the Blind Auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice and not on looks. The coaches hear the artists perform, but they don’t get to see them -- thanks to rotating chairs. If a coach is impressed by the artist’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team. At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that he/she can face the artist he/she has selected. If more than one coach pushes his/her button, the power then shifts to the artists to choose which coach they want to work with. If no coach pushes his/her button, the artist is eliminated from the competition. Once the teams are set, the battle is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their team of artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success, along with help from their celebrity advisers. During the Battle Rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which of his/her singers will advance to the next round of competition, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals available during the Battle Rounds. At the end of the battles, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the Knockout Rounds. Here, the artists will be paired against a teammate once more, but this time they will select their own songs to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. They are vying for their coach’s confidence and decision to take them to the Live Shows. One superstar, universal advisor will be on hand to work with all of the coaches and their teams as they prepare the artists for this challenge. But the coaches alone will choose the winner and the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has one steal available during the Knockout Rounds. In the Live Playoff Rounds, the top 20 artists will compete to secure a spot in the Live Shows. Artists will perform live and America will vote to save their two favorite artists from each team. The coaches will then save one remaining artist to complete their roster. The remaining contestants will move on to the final phase of the competition, the Live Shows. In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top 12 artists will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists. Three artists with the lowest number of votes will be eligible for the "Instant Save." These artists will each perform a new song that represents why they should earn the save. Then, America will have the opportunity to save their favorite performer by tweeting out #VoiceSave along with the artist’s name. The two singers with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named The Voice and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract. The Voice is a presentation of United Artists Media Group (an MGM company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-xtina-takeover-begins-as-the-voice-begins-8th-season</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-xtina-takeover-begins-as-the-voice-begins-8th-season</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Feb 23, 2015 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Ventures and DreamIt Access Connect Entrepreneurs with Opportunities to Build Great Businesses</title> <description> <![CDATA[Comcast Ventures, Comcast’s venture capital affiliate, invests in innovative technologies with big business potential. Comcast Ventures’ $20 million Catalyst Fund offers impactful opportunities for minority entrepreneurs. In partnership with Philadelphia-based DreamIt Ventures, the Catalyst Fund has successfully sponsored 33 minority-led start-ups since 2011 through the DreamIt Access program. The program is designed to offer seed funding, coaching and mentorship, and access to exclusive opportunities to engage with leading entrepreneurs, business executives, and angel investors and venture capitalists. We’re accepting applications for the DreamIt New York 2015 Class [http://www.dreamitventures.com/apply/apply-now/] until March 20, 2015.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ventures-and-dreamit-access-connect-entrepreneurs-with-opportunities-to-build-great-businesses</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-ventures-and-dreamit-access-connect-entrepreneurs-with-opportunities-to-build-great-businesses</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look at USA Network's Event Series 'Dig'</title> <description> <![CDATA[The action thriller Dig tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly (Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs, Awake) has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Emmy Award winner Anne Heche, Save Me). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land’s darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in the making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers. The series also stars Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy, Transparent), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Screen Actors Guild Award winner Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey), Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (The Unit), Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Tony Award nominee Omar Metwally (Non-Stop) and Ori Pfeffer (World War Z). Created and executive produced by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland), Dig is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and was developed by Keshet, in association with Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) of The Jackal Group and Gene Stein (Deception ). Keshet’s Avi Nir (Homeland), Alon Shtruzman and Karni Ziv also serve as executive producers. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-usa-networks-event-series-dig</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-usa-networks-event-series-dig</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 2, 2015 8:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>50 Days Until Comcast Cares Day</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/50-days-until-comcast-cares-day</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/50-days-until-comcast-cares-day</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 4, 2015 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>The Bellas are Back this May in Universal's Pitch Perfect 2</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/pitch-perfect-2-trailer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/pitch-perfect-2-trailer</guid> <pubDate>Sun, Mar 8, 2015 6:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Devotion to Growing Businesses from the Ground Up</title> <description> <![CDATA[As a Business Account Executive with Comcast Business, Emmanuel loves meeting fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders in his community and helps to empower local enterprises through Internet, phone and TV connectivity. He was motivated to join Comcast Business because of the career opportunities, training and development, and earning potential for motivated sales professionals. Click here [http://jobs.comcast.com/Job-Opportunities/Sales/Business-Sales] to learn more about Emmanuel’s story and his role as a Business Account Executive for Comcast Business.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-devotion-for-growing-businesses-from-the-ground-up</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-devotion-for-growing-businesses-from-the-ground-up</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures' Unstoppable Franchise Races Back into the Box Office</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-look-inside-universal-pictures-furious-7</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-look-inside-universal-pictures-furious-7</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Mar 23, 2015 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBCUniversal Brings Inclusive Spirit to Iconic Celebration</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-brings-inclusive-spirit-to-iconic-celebration</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbcuniversal-brings-inclusive-spirit-to-iconic-celebration</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 25, 2015 1:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Focuses its Lens on Diversity, In Front of and Behind the Camera</title> <description> <![CDATA[Furious 7 [http://www.furious7.com/], the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise directed by James Wan, hits theaters Apr. 3 and is another example of Universal Pictures’ dedication to diversity and inclusion. The action-packed film returns with star actors, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black, and Jason Statham. After Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew return to the United States Owen Shaw's older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge for the death of his brother and puts Dominic and the entire crew in danger once again.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-focuses-its-lens-on-diversity-before-and-behind-the-camera</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-focuses-its-lens-on-diversity-before-and-behind-the-camera</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On the Set of NBC's Epic A.D. The Bible Continues</title> <description> <![CDATA[About the show The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, A.D. The Bible Continues will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world. Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) dies on the cross at the hands of the Romans, deserted by even his most loyal followers. Peter (Adam Levy) and the disciples are hunted by Temple authorities led by High Priest Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) and Roman soldiers under orders from Governor Pontius Pilate (Vincent Regan, pictured below). For the tiny band of followers, every day is a fight for survival, and their mission to spread the word to the world seems impossible. [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/pilot.png] Yet, they have hope and soon they have power: the amazing miracle of the Resurrection and the shocking arrival of the Holy Spirit upon them all at Pentecost enables them to inspire more and more people to join. The growing church brings challenges for Peter, John (Babou Alieu Ceesay) and Mary Magdalene (Chipo Chung), who are pushed to the limit; they face trials and imprisonments, persecutions and punishments while trying to understand the God-given power granted to them as they transition from the sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and beyond. Richard Bedser serves as executive producer alongside Downey and Burnett. A.D. The Bible Continues is a production of LightWorkers Media.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-nbcs-epic-a-d-the-bible-continues</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-nbcs-epic-a-d-the-bible-continues</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Apr 3, 2015 4:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>NBC Sports and Xfinity: Your Home for the Biggest Day in Sports</title> <description> <![CDATA[Saturday highlights:NBC Sports Group kicks off a full day of live event coverage with a Premier League doubleheader beginning at 7 a.m. on NBCSN, leading into pre-race coverage of the Kentucky Derby beginning at noon. Over on NBC, second-round coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs continues with the New York Rangers hosting the Washington Capitals starting at 12:30 p.m. Then, NBC picks up live Kentucky Derby coverage beginning at 4 p.m., taking fans all the way through to the winner's circle. At 7:30 p.m., primetime coverage of the PGA Tour's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play from TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif. airs on NBC. It all leads up to the most anticipated fight in a generation when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off in Las Vegas in one of the most anticipated fights in history. Coverage gets underway at 9 p.m. on pay-per-view. Order here [http://www.comcast.com/mayweathervspacquiao?ex=True]. Believe it or not, there’s more. NBC Sports Regional Networks will combine to televise four Major League Baseball games, a possible NBA playoff game, one MLS game, one college lacrosse championship, local horse racing and local reporting on the NFL Draft from Chicago. The Golf Channel will deliver live WGC-Cadillac match play beginning at 3 p.m. Plus, the NBC Sports Live Extra [http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/]app opens up more possibilities, including additional Premier League matches, LPGA and Champions Tour tournaments, the Rugby Varsity Cup, IIHF World Championships, and more.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-sports-and-xfinity-your-home-for-the-biggest-day-in-sports</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/nbc-sports-and-xfinity-your-home-for-the-biggest-day-in-sports</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Apr 30, 2015 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Watch Live at 11/10c: Brian Roberts at INTX</title> <description> <![CDATA[The changing media and technology landscape comes into focus at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo, the live, interactive global event from NCTA that brings the entire world of digital media and communications together May 5-7, 2015 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Leading-edge innovation from Comcast NBCUniversal will be on display, including a slate of anticipated new products and features that will be delivered to customers over the coming year.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/intx-2015-live</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/intx-2015-live</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 4, 2015 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Watch Brian Roberts Demo New Products at INTX Kickoff</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-brian-roberts-demo-new-comcast-products-at-intx-kickoff-in-chicago</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/watch-brian-roberts-demo-new-comcast-products-at-intx-kickoff-in-chicago</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 6, 2015 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On the Set of Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect 2</title> <description> <![CDATA[It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good. With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Pitch Perfect’s Paul Brooks and Max Handelman and Banks, the comedy finds Kay Cannon back with the team to pen the next chapter and co-produce. Visitwww.pitchperfectmovie.com [http://www.pitchperfectmovie.com].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-universal-pictures-pitch-perfect-2</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-universal-pictures-pitch-perfect-2</guid> <pubDate>Fri, May 15, 2015 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>These Gadgets are Coming to a Comcast Customer Near You</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/these-gadgets-are-coming-to-a-comcast-customer-near-you</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/these-gadgets-are-coming-to-a-comcast-customer-near-you</guid> <pubDate>Mon, May 18, 2015 4:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Coming Next Summer: The Games of the XXXI Olympiad</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/coming-next-summer-the-games-of-the-xxxi-olympiad</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/coming-next-summer-the-games-of-the-xxxi-olympiad</guid> <pubDate>Fri, May 22, 2015 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look at NBC's Summer of Love Detective Series 'Aquarius'</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Aquarius Los Angeles. 1967. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, Californication, The X-Files), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he’s now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago. So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, Salvation, Bunheads), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, True Blood, Friday Night Lights) — a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who’s been allowed to grow his hair out — to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated, yet they’re both dedicated officers and soon realize the need to bring Emma home is more urgent than they foresaw. The immediacy arises because she has joined a small, but growing, band of drifters under the sway of a career criminal who now dreams of being a rock star: Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones ). Ringing with the unparalleled music of the era, "Aquarius" is a sprawling work of historical fiction that begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today. Writer John McNamara (In Plain Sight) serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein (Prison Break), David Duchovny and Melanie Greene. Aquarius is a production of Tomorrow Studios. Visit the official show site atwww.nbc.com/Aquarius [https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.nbc.com/Aquarius&usd=2&usg=ALhdy2_cmIRa-fe69gdNMgmHvpeJ_uATGg].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-nbcs-summer-of-love-detective-series-aquarius</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-at-nbcs-summer-of-love-detective-series-aquarius</guid> <pubDate>Wed, May 27, 2015 6:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast Cares Day: Feeding Families in New Jersey</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-feeding-families-in-new-jersey</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-cares-day-feeding-families-in-new-jersey</guid> <pubDate>Thu, May 28, 2015 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Watch: Steven Spielberg Takes You Through the Gates of Jurassic World</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/see-whats-behind-the-gates-of-universal-pictures-jurassic-world</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/see-whats-behind-the-gates-of-universal-pictures-jurassic-world</guid> <pubDate>Fri, May 29, 2015 9:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Meet the Minions' Master in New Universal Pictures Trailer</title> <description> <![CDATA[The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film. www.minionnation.net [http://www.minionnation.net]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/meet-the-minions-evil-master-in-new-universal-pictures-trailer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/meet-the-minions-evil-master-in-new-universal-pictures-trailer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jun 5, 2015 10:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Welcomes You to Jurassic World</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-welcomes-you-to-jurassic-world</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-welcomes-you-to-jurassic-world</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jun 11, 2015 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Adds More Blockbuster Momentum with Minions</title> <description> <![CDATA[The cute and adorable banana-colored cylindrical creatures are back with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s all new Minions, opening Friday, July 10. The giant animated film and third installment in the Despicable Me franchise already opened in 26 international markets and scored the highest all-time opening for an animated film in five territories. After Minions, Universal Pictures will look to add to its record-setting year with Judd Apatow’s latest film, Trainwreck, opening July 17, written by and starring breakout comedy star Amy Schumer; Straight Outta Compton (Aug. 14), an astonishing story of the meteoric rise and fall of the West Coast hip hop group N.W.A, The Visit (Sept. 11), the latest from writer and director M. Night Shyamalan, and the anticipated bio-drama Steve Jobs (Oct. 9), from the brilliant minds of director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin, just to name a few. So far this year, Universal Pictures has delivered four No. 1 films to the North American box office for a total of 10 weeks, more than any other studio in 2015. The records were propelled by some of the biggest and most highly-anticipated films of the year including Fifty Shades of Grey, Furious 7, Pitch Perfect 2 and Jurassic World. Jurassic World marked the only time a film has ever opened to $500 million or more in history, while Furious 7 ranked as the fourth-highest grossing film of all time worldwide. Universal Pictures has raised the bar by opening No. 1 worldwide three times and No. 1 internationally for nine weeks. Most recently, Universal Pictures International’s (UPI) box office grosses have crossed $3 billion, marking the first time Universal has reached this milestone and the fastest any studio has ever done it. - Marnice Davis for Comcast About Minions: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’sMinionsbegins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—fromT. rexto Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today,Minionsis produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.www.minionnation.net [http://www.minionnation.net]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-adds-more-blockbuster-momentum-with-minions</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-adds-more-blockbuster-momentum-with-minions</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jul 10, 2015 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Look Inside Universal Pictures' Trainwreck</title> <description> <![CDATA[About the film Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. The comedy, from a script written by Schumer, co-stars Brie Larson, John Cena, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, Ezra Miller, Dave Attell, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. Apatow produces Trainwreck through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel ( Bridesmaids, This Is 40). www.trainwreckmovie.com [http://www.trainwreckmovie.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/look-inside-universal-pictures-trainwreck</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/look-inside-universal-pictures-trainwreck</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Jul 16, 2015 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Fast & Furious — Supercharged Races Onto Scene at Universal Studios Hollywood</title> <description> <![CDATA[This dynamic new ride, inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film and featuring cast members from the series, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans, is a technologically advanced mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds of 120 miles per hour. "Fast & Furiousis an exhilarating global film phenomenon that has been consistently characterized as a thrill ride. Now we can officially say it is," said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. "As Universal Studios Hollywood’s ambitious epic transformation continues as part of our 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to bring Universal’s incredibly compelling film franchise to life." An exciting hydraulic motion-based ride, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" tells an originalFast & Furiousstory. The attraction fuses sophisticated special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen. Spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle Studio Tour guests within a newly constructed 65,000-square-foot structure on the legendary backlot, the sprawling custom-built screen employs 34, 4K projectors and a specially configured projection system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism. Coupled with an intense blend of thrilling visceral effects, Fast & Furious—Supercharged takes guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. Exclusive interstitial content filmed with cast members is featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as the cast engages guests en route to the climactic ride. Along the tram route and featured at the ride, sightings of numerous prop cars from theFast & Furiousseries, including Dom’s iconic Dodge Charger, enhance the story. "We’ve perfected an exciting new form of immersive entertainment that combines over-the-top hyper-realistic action adventure with exhilarating custom-made special effects that will transport guests into the thrilling world ofFast & Furious, said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. "Our collaboration with Universal Pictures to create an authentic experience through epic storytelling and technological breakthroughs continues to be a hallmark of Universal Studios Hollywood."]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-furious-supercharged-races-onto-scene-at-universal-studios-hollywood</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/fast-furious-supercharged-races-onto-scene-at-universal-studios-hollywood</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jul 22, 2015 5:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Retraces Hip Hop's West Coast Origins</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Straight Outta Compton Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A.,Straight Outta Comptontells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray. The film hits theaters Aug. 14. Watch the trailer in the player above.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-chronicles-hip-hops-west-coast-origins</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-pictures-chronicles-hip-hops-west-coast-origins</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Jul 31, 2015 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Get Ready for Rio: Summer Games are a Year Away</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/one-year-to-rio</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/one-year-to-rio</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Aug 11, 2015 5:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Driven to Deliver Seamless Entertainment on Every Screen</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/driven-to-deliver-seamless-entertainment-on-every-screen</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/driven-to-deliver-seamless-entertainment-on-every-screen</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Aug 19, 2015 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Body of Clues: First Look at NBC's 'Blindspot'</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Blindspot A woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map on her body into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire, Strike Back), Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Broadchurch, Without a Trace), Rob Brown (Treme), Audrey Esparza (Black Box), Ukweli Roach (The Royals) and Ashley Johnson (Much Ado About Nothing). Writer Martin Gero (Bored to Death, L.A. Complex) serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Mysteries of Laura, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (The Mysteries of Laura, The Flash), Mark Pellington (Cold Case) and Marcos Siega (The Following). Pellington directed the pilot episode. Blindspot is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions For more visit Blindspot [http://www.nbc.com/blindspot]on NBC.com.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-body-of-clues-first-look-at-nbcs-blindspot</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-body-of-clues-first-look-at-nbcs-blindspot</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Behind The Scenes: Carrie Underwood's 'SNF' Theme Song</title> <description> <![CDATA[Football season is upon us, and seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood is back for the third season to perform Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program,Sunday Night Footballon NBC. This behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year'sSunday Night Footballshow opening features Underwood and various NFL stars, and was filmed on location at Universal Studios in California earlier this summer. Sunday Night Footballkicks off this season on Thursday, September 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the New England Patriots, only on NBC.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/carrie-underwood-sunday-night-football</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/carrie-underwood-sunday-night-football</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Aug 28, 2015 7:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look: Heroes Reborn, Premiering This Fall on NBC</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Heroes Reborn A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives. Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, Chuck) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, aka HRG (Jack Coleman, Heroes), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, A to Z ) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy. While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, Once Upon a Time) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, Criminal Minds), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, Shameless), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, Death Yankee 3), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, The Boy Next Door). Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, Masters of Sex), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas has an agenda of her own. For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind. Joining Kring are Executive Producers James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Peter Elkoff (Sons of Anarchy ). Heroes Reborn is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television. For more, visit the official Heroes Reborn [http://www.nbc.com/heroes-reborn]site.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-heroes-reborn-premiering-this-fall-on-nbc</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-heroes-reborn-premiering-this-fall-on-nbc</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Reaches the Peak of Extreme Filmmaking with Everest</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Everest Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur. Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest—in association with Walden Media—is adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The film was shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Universal will distribute Everest worldwide. The film opens Friday, Sept. 18. Visitwww.everestmovie.com [http://www.everestmovie.com].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-reaches-the-peak-of-extreme-filmmaking-with-everest</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/universal-reaches-the-peak-of-extreme-filmmaking-with-everest</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Sep 8, 2015 9:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>On the Set of a Small Budget Success Story</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Universal Pictures'The Visit Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Shyamalan produces The Visit through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal). Steven Schneider (Insidious) and Ashwin Rajan (Devil) executive produce the thriller. www.stayinyourroom.com [http://www.stayinyourroom.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-a-small-budget-success-story</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/on-the-set-of-a-small-budget-success-story</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Sep 14, 2015 2:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Focus Features' 'The Danish Girl' Exposes Remarkable True Story of Artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener</title> <description> <![CDATA[The Danish Girl tells the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. The film will hit theaters November 2015.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-danish-girl-exposes-the-remarkable-true-story-of-artists-lili-elbe-and-gerda-wegener</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/the-danish-girl-exposes-the-remarkable-true-story-of-artists-lili-elbe-and-gerda-wegener</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Sep 21, 2015 12:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Explores the Life of Late Apple Founder</title> <description> <![CDATA[Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998—Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin, Boyle, and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. The film opens in limited release Oct. 9 and everywhere Oct. 23. www.stevejobsthefilm.com [http://www.stevejobsthefilm.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/steve-jobs</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/steve-jobs</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Oct 5, 2015 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Coen Brothers Lampoon Hollywood's Golden Age in Universal Pictures' Hail Caesar!</title> <description> <![CDATA[Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The comedy is produced by the Coen brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. www.hailcaesarmovie.com [http://www.hailcaesarmovie.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/coen-brothers-lampoon-hollywoods-golden-age-in-universal-pictures-hail-caesar</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/coen-brothers-lampoon-hollywoods-golden-age-in-universal-pictures-hail-caesar</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Oct 9, 2015 7:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Focus Features Brings a Powerful Social Movement to the Screen</title> <description> <![CDATA[About Focus Features'Suffragette A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. Visit the official site [http://www.focusfeatures.com/suffragette].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/suffragette-trailer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/suffragette-trailer</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Behind the Scenes: NBC Casts the New Dorothy</title> <description> <![CDATA[NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought the vivid world of Oz to life in a fresh, funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original show was a massive hit on Broadway and even spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the hugely imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, and a diverse cast of showstopping performers will come together to create an eye-popping new take unlike anything seen before. Visit the official site here. [http://www.nbc.com/the-wiz-live]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-casting-the-wiz-live</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/behind-the-scenes-casting-the-wiz-live</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Worlds Collide in Universal Pictures' Next Summer Release</title> <description> <![CDATA[The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon,Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. www.warcraftmovie.com [http://www.warcraftmovie.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/worlds-collide-in-universal-pictures-next-summer-saga</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/worlds-collide-in-universal-pictures-next-summer-saga</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 6, 2015 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>'Chicago Med' Poised to Build on the Hit NBC Franchise</title> <description> <![CDATA[About the series Bold and ever-capable trauma fellow Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell, Arrow) is the newest doctor on staff at Chicago Med. Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss, Shameless), chief ER resident, is the brother of CPD's Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). Halstead practiced medicine in New York before returning to his Windy City roots and is the epitome of reliability, both in and out of the hospital. Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt, The Big C), Med's Chief of Psychiatry, possesses remarkable insight into his patients and is off-the-charts intelligent in all subjects but his own personal life. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson, Law & Order), the Chief Administrator of Clinical Operations of Chicago Med, expects the very best from her people as she balances the tremendous pressures of running the city's largest hospital, and always with a sense of humanity that allows her doctors to provide the very best care possible. Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto, The Vampire Diaries) specializes in emergency pediatric medicine and is completely focused and dedicated to her patients, despite being in the third trimester of her pregnancy. Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee, Jurassic World) found his calling in medicine while serving as a Navy combat doctor. Currently on away rotation, he is a tireless yet impulsive doctor who is well versed in infectious diseases. Fourth-year medical student Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo, Jane the Virgin) is a super proficient overachiever who has never struggled at anything, but who may soon find that, for the first time, she's in over her head. April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story) is a smart, bold and intuitive ER nurse who is the lifeblood of the emergency room. She loves the action inside the hospital and is as loyal as they come. Together, they will confront Chicago's most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment. Inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines cases, Chicago Med will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment. Through it all, familiar faces from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will intertwine with Chicago's newest medical heroes. Dick Wolf, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Danielle Gelber, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. Chicago Med is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films. Visit the official site here. [http://www.nbc.com/chicago-med?utm_source=pm]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/new-series-chicago-med-takes-audience-through-emotional-thrill-ride</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/new-series-chicago-med-takes-audience-through-emotional-thrill-ride</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 6, 2015 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Focus Features Brings an Olympian's Fight to Screens This February</title> <description> <![CDATA[Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is directed by Stephen Hopkins (The Ghost and the Darkness, 24) and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton, and William Hurt.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/race-opens-nationwide-february-19-2016-from-focus-features</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/race-opens-nationwide-february-19-2016-from-focus-features</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Nov 23, 2015 5:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look: NBC's Live Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road</title> <description> <![CDATA[Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and a diverse cast of showstoppers create an eye-popping new take unlike anything ever seen. From Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes an adventure of stunning spectacle and toe-tapping music. Rising star Shanice Williams, an 18-year-old New Jersey native who has been raised and trained in musical theater, is the new Dorothy. Williams was selected out of hundreds of applicants nationwide who had auditioned to portray the iconic role of a Kansas farm girl who gets swept up in a tornado and is sent to the mysterious land of Oz. With five years of musical training that also includes extensive dance and piano, Williams has co-starred in several local productions, including West Side Story, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 42nd Street, Seussical and Pippin. Last year Williams was nominated for best leading actress in a musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse’s annual Rising Star Awards.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-nbcs-live-journey-down-the-yellow-brick-road</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-nbcs-live-journey-down-the-yellow-brick-road</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Nov 25, 2015 3:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look: Universal Reunites Comedic Kin in 'Sisters'</title> <description> <![CDATA[Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series) and John Lyons (Austin Powers in Goldmember), and Poehler executive produces alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock). The film opens Friday, Dec. 18. www.sistersfilm.com [http://www.sistersfilm.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comedy-duo-tina-fey-and-amy-poehler-star-in-sisters</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comedy-duo-tina-fey-and-amy-poehler-star-in-sisters</guid> <pubDate>Thu, Dec 3, 2015 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>First Look: Eva Longoria Leaves Audiences Speechless in NBC Soap Spoof</title> <description> <![CDATA[Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) stars in this big, fun and flashy half-hour comedy as Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera. One problem, she doesn’t speak any Spanish. Other problems? Ana must manage a new boss, jealous castmates and high-maintenance best friends — and that’s all before her ex-husband is hired as her new on-screen love interest. Just like a real telenovela, this comedy is full of all kinds of drama, including love, hate, life and even death! Despite all the chaos, this telenovela’s cast and crew is a family … or, at least, they try to be. The cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Douglas, and Izzy Diaz. Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein serve as writers and executive producers. Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener also executive produce. Telenovela is produced by Universal Television, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, and Tall and Short Productions. [corporate:media:media-embed]Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/telenovela [http://www.nbc.com/telenovela]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-eva-longoria-stars-in-new-nbc-comedy-telenovela</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/first-look-eva-longoria-stars-in-new-nbc-comedy-telenovela</guid> <pubDate>Mon, Dec 7, 2015 5:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>2016 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff</title> <description> <![CDATA[Build your champion. Rally your kingdom. FIRST STRONGHOLD℠ is here! FIRST Logo [../../images/FRC-Logo.png] [http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/what-is-first-robotics-competition] Kickoff Sponsors Comcast NBCUniversal [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Comcast_Stack_M_COLOR_BLK.png] NASA [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/NASA-logo.jpg] Nvidia [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Nvidia-Logo.jpg]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2016-first-robotics-competition-kickoff</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2016-first-robotics-competition-kickoff</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 20, 2015 11:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>2016 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff—Open Captioned</title> <description> <![CDATA[Build your champion. Rally your kingdom. FIRST STRONGHOLD℠ is here! FIRST Logo [../../images/FRC-Logo.png] [http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/what-is-first-robotics-competition] Kickoff Sponsors Comcast NBCUniversal [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Comcast_Stack_M_COLOR_BLK.png] NASA [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/NASA-logo.jpg] Nvidia [http://corporate.comcast.com/images/Nvidia-Logo.jpg]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2016-first-robotics-competition-kickoff-open-captioned</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/2016-first-robotics-competition-kickoff-open-captioned</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Nov 20, 2015 1:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Discover Comcast</title> <description> <![CDATA[Get more information on media + technology internships and co-ops at Comcast by visiting: http://cmcsa.jobs/CampusPrograms [http://cmcsa.jobs/CampusPrograms].]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/discover-comcast</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/discover-comcast</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Dec 23, 2015 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Road to Rio: Family the Foundation of Many Olympians</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/road-to-rio-family-the-foundation-of-many-olympians</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/road-to-rio-family-the-foundation-of-many-olympians</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jan 20, 2016 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Cast Hails Coen Brothers’ Reign in Universal Pictures Film</title> <description> <![CDATA[Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The comedy is produced by the Coen brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.www.hailcaesarmovie.com [http://www.hailcaesarmovie.com]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/cast-hails-coen-brothers-reign-in-universal-pictures-film</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/cast-hails-coen-brothers-reign-in-universal-pictures-film</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Feb 3, 2016 3:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Inside the Olympic Hero Who Brought Tolerance to the World Stage</title> <description> <![CDATA[About the actor Recently named a Rising Star at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Stephan James has had the honor of portraying several real-life figures in African-American history. Prior to starring as Olympics hero Jesse Owens in Race, he was part of the cast of Ava DuVernay’sSelma, one of the most acclaimed films of recent years. In the drama illuminating the progress of Martin Luther King Jr.’s protest marches in Selma, Alabama, Mr. James was cast as John Lewis, the son of sharecroppers and a student activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; Mr. Lewis later became a U.S. Congressman. Mr. James received a Black Reel Award nomination for Breakthrough Performance, and shared with his fellow actors the Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble. He had previously played T.K. Kelly, the No. 1 high school running back in the U.S., in the inspirational fact-based sports tale When the Game Stands Tall. Directed by Thomas Carter, the film told the story of the De La Salle High School Spartans football team and their record-shattering journey from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak. InThe Book of Negroes, adapted from Lawrence Hill’s best-selling novel, Mr. James played Cummings Shakspear. Clement Virgo directed the miniseries account of Aminata Diallo’s journey through the slave trade and the American Revolution, and ultimately to her freedom in England. The native Canadian was recently seen starring inUndone, directed by Director X. Based upon historical events, the feature film explores the deep-rooted racial tensions within Nova Scotia communities. Mr. James’ other independent films include Stanley Brooks’Perfect Sisters, alongside Georgie Henley and Abigail Breslin; and David Sutherland’sHome Again, in which he played a lead role alongside Tatyana Ali and Lyriq Bent, for which he earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination (Canada’s Oscars equivalent) He also performs his own rap music. His sports activities include basketball, football, soccer, kickboxing, and track and field.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/inside-the-olympic-hero-who-brought-tolerance-to-the-world-stage</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/inside-the-olympic-hero-who-brought-tolerance-to-the-world-stage</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Feb 16, 2016 2:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>A Fresh Approach to Engaging Each and Every Customer</title> <description> <![CDATA[]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-fresh-approach-to-engaging-each-and-every-customer</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/a-fresh-approach-to-engaging-each-and-every-customer</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Feb 16, 2016 10:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Comcast's Future Technology Hub On the Rise in Philadelphia</title> <description> <![CDATA[Announced in January of 2014, the "Comcast Innovation and Technology Center" (CITC), located on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia, is a $1.5 billion, 60-story tower neighboring the Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters. CITC will become the dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the city by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer incubator space for local technology startups. Designed by world-renowned architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the glass and stainless steel tower will complement Comcast Center as a new energetic dimension to Center City. The project will include a new Four Seasons hotel and a soaring, block-long lobby with a glass-enclosed indoor plaza accompaniment to Comcast Center’s existing, dynamic outdoor plaza. The lobby will feature a restaurant and a new concourse will provide direct connections with SEPTA’s Suburban Station, enhancing accessibility and providing new options for commuters. The mixed-use tower is expected to be the tallest building in the United States outside of New York and Chicago and will be the largest private development project in the history of Pennsylvania. Groundbreaking occurred in the summer of 2014. The tower is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018. Click here [http://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/citc-updates]for more information on CITC.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-innovation-and-technology-center-timelapse</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-innovation-and-technology-center-timelapse</guid> <pubDate>Wed, Jan 13, 2016 1:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Lets Latest Animated Film Off the Leash with 'The Secret Life of Pets'</title> <description> <![CDATA[The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. www.thesecretlifeofpets.com [http://www.thesecretlifeofpets.com]. [corporate:media:media-embed]]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/illumination-entertainment-and-universal-pictures-present-the-secret-life-of-pets</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/illumination-entertainment-and-universal-pictures-present-the-secret-life-of-pets</guid> <pubDate>Tue, Mar 1, 2016 6:00 PM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Countdown to Comcast Cares Day</title> <description> <![CDATA[On April 30th, tens of thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends and families will roll up their sleeves along with our community partners to make change happen in our local communities to beautify local parks, remove graffiti, pick up trash, stock food banks, revitalize schools – and much more. Over the years, Comcast Cares Day has evolved into a family tradition for many of our volunteers. In 2015, one of every five volunteers was under the age of 18, reinforcing Comcast Cares Day as a great opportunity to teach the importance of giving back at an early age. Watch the video above to see how Comcast Cares Day inspires volunteers of all ages to make change happen.]]> </description> <link>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/countdown-to-comcast-cares-day-50-days</link> <guid>https://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/countdown-to-comcast-cares-day-50-days</guid> <pubDate>Fri, Mar 11, 2016 8:00 AM</pubDate> </item> <item> <title>Universal Pictures Arranges a Big Fat Family Reunion in Newest Comedy</title> <description> <![CDATA[About the Film Universal Pictures, Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Audiences worldwide embraced the immensely relatable characters, seeing their own families reflected in the adorably brash and bold Portokalos clan members. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.