Fries to speak at cable summit

CNN's Quest to interview Liberty Global boss

LONDON — Richard Quest, CNN’s iconoclastic business presenter, is to interview Mike Fries, head of one of the world’s largest cable television operators, U.S.-based Liberty Global, next month at the annual cable industry summit CTAM Europe in Budapest, Hungary.

Fries, president and CEO of Liberty Global, the second largest cable TV operator in the world, rarely gives media interviews.

With more than 20 years experience of the cable market, Fries — whose company is also the largest cable operator outside the U.S. with more than 27 million video, voice and broadband Internet subscribers, operations in 14 countries and has $8.7 billion of revenue — is expected to talk about what drives him and where cable is going in a world of increasingly diversified entertainment and communications.

Fries will be the keynote speaker at the CTAM Europe (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) meeting, hosted in a region where cable continues to be a growth industry.

The conference, Sept. 23-24, attracts top management from the cable TV industry, with more than 90% of the expected 300 delegates holding senior executive positions.

This year, executives from most leading companies in the industry will be attending, including UPC, Virgin Media, Euronews, HBO Central Europe, AETN International, BBC Global News, Chellomedia, CNBC, Comhem, Cox Communication, ABC/Disney/ESPN, NBC Universal, MGM, Turner, Telenet, Cablecom, Unitymedia, ONO and many more.

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