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Bright House Networks Names Industry News Leader as Vice President/General Manager of News and Local Programming

Alan Mason to Lead Bay News 9 in Tampa, News 13 in Orlando, Bright House Sports Network and InfoMas



Orlando, FL

Bright House Networks announced today that news leader Alan Mason has been named Vice President/General Manager of News and Local Programming starting December 30, 2013. Mason will provide oversight and strategic guidance for Bright House Networks award-winning 24-hour local news channels - Bay News 9 and News 13 - as well as Bright House Sports Network, Local on Demand and InfoMas.

“Alan brings significant industry experience and a proven track record of leading highly-effective station operations while building award-winning local news and programming. He is a trusted and engaged leader who places a high value on the collaborative and successful teams already in place. Bright House Networks news and local programming is an exclusive offering to our customers – and Alan is a leader who attaches importance to expanding unique opportunities that can benefit our customers and the communities we serve,” said Kevin Hyman, Bright House Network Executive Vice President, Operations, “He is a strategic and innovative leader in the industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team.”

For more than a decade, Mason has been the Vice President/General Manager of Time Warner Cable’s award-winning, 24 hour North Carolina news network, News 14 Carolina. News 14 Carolina’s four regional channels reach more than a million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Charlotte, Raleigh/Greensboro, Wilmington and Greenville/New Bern television markets.

"Local news and sports channels connect on a personal level with the communities we serve. I'm excited to join Bright House Networks, which has a long-running commitment to top-quality news, sports and information programming on a variety of platforms,” said Mason. “I've worked with members of the Bright House Networks team in the past, and I know they are among the best in the country."

From 1997 to2001, Mason consulted at television stations across North America as a News and Marketing Strategist with Audience Research and Development in Dallas, Texas. From 1990 to 1997, he was News Director at WLOS-TV in Asheville, North Carolina.

A Clemson University graduate, Mason earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Bay News 9 and News 13 are among the country’s top-rated 24-hour local news channels. Bright House Networks owns and operates Bay News 9, News 13, Bright House Sports Network, and InfoMas. 

About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California and two of the top 20 DMAs.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. Bright House Networks Business Solutions offers a strong portfolio of video, voice, data, and cloud-based solutions to the small and medium business segments. In addition, Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions provides advanced, fiber-based telecommunication services to key industry verticals in the mid-market and carrier segments, including cloud-based hosted voice, managed security, and cell backhaul to wireless carriers. The company was recently re-certified as a Cisco® Master Service Provider under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, and was the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

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