Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM)
CTAM provides education, networking opportunities, and cooperative marketing initiatives for cable companies, content providers and others who supply products and services to the cable industry. CTAM’s basic mission is to optimize cable marketing impact by providing strategic marketing perspectives to decision-makers regarding technology, new products and evolving business models. In 2017 the Association for Cable Communicators became part of CTAM. It is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry’s communications and public affairs professionals.
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
NAMIC educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the telecommunications industry through its 18 nationwide chapters. Membership is comprised of more than 2,000 professionals in 18 chapters throughout the country comprised of cable operators, programmers, hardware suppliers, telecommunication, new media professionals and entrepreneurs. Our members come from customer contact offices, executive suites and every position in-between. They are of every race, multiple cultures — and they are all committed to a future in which these differences are strengths.
Internet & Television Association (NCTA)
NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households, as well as more than 200 cable program networks and suppliers which provide services to the cable industry. The cable industry is the nation’s largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access after investing more than $100 billion over ten years to build a two-way, interactive network with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to millions of American consumers. NCTA also hosts the industry’s annual trade show, which serves as a national showcase for the cable industry’s innovative services, including quality television programming, interactive television services, high-speed Internet access, and competitive local telephone service.
The Cable Center
Established in 1985, The Cable Center serves an integral role in the cable industry by providing the resources and information that document cable’s heritage while delivering programs to help fuel its progress. The Center’s mission is industry-wide, serving cable operators, programmers, vendors, suppliers, cable professionals and non-profit organizations, higher education and the general public.One of the most useful of the Center’s services is the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of resources pertaining to the cable industry. It is used by professionals working on wide-ranging projects—from documentaries and news productions to books and publications. Included in the Barco Library holdings are the following types of materials:
- More than 3,000 cable-specific books and 300 industry-specific trade periodicals.
- 100,000 original prints,slides and digital photos chronicling the cable’s history.
- 2,000 items commemorating the industry’s people, organizations and events.
- A wide array of videos featuring programs, cable shows, and people involved in the cable industry.