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Rich Fickle

NCTC
President and CEO

Rich Fickle is the President and CEO of the National Cable Television Cooperative since July 2011. He is a 35-year industry veteran who has worked extensively with a broad array of cable operators, programmers, studios and technology providers. The NCTC represents over 840companies in programming and technology acquisition. The NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.

Previously, Rich worked for Ascent Media, and served in several executive leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Cable/Telco VOD and TVE Services for Deluxe Entertainment, which acquired Ascent in January 2011.  Ascent was a Liberty Media company.

Prior to joining Ascent in 2001, he was Senior Vice President/General Manager of Headend in the Sky (HITS) and Interactive TV for AT&T Broadband, with significant focus on the independent cable operators who became loyal customers of the service.  Rich has enjoyed being part of the senior leadership team in growing many new business units that were driven by changes in technology along with the consumer demand for greater choice, convenience and control.