Lou BorrelliCEO at National Content & Technology CooperativeSpeaker
Louis A. Borrelli, Jr. is a C level traditional and new media executive, investor and advisor, entrepreneur and recognized industry leader; A pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services, Mr. Borrelli has been driving innovation in operations, marketing, business development and new product creation for more than 43 years.
Mr. Borrelli is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the National Content and Technology Cooperative (NCTC) representing more than 700 broadband and cable operators operating in all 50 states and the U.S. territories serving 40 million video and broadband connections. NCTC provides operational and strategic support, purchasing power for video content, hardware, software, broadband transit, transport, products and services.
Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Borrelli served as Chief Executive Officer, Home and Entertainment for Digicel Group Ltd., which provides mobile phone, cable and broadband services to 27 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America. He was responsible for cable and broadband strategy, policy and operations, content strategy and rights acquisition for multiple sports and entertainment networks. Mr. Borrelli was also Chief Development Officer for NimbleTV, a cloud based, advanced digital television platform, Board Chairman of ShowGo.TV (Live music from the coolest places on Earth) and a Board Member of Piiku.com (Smart Advertising).
He was a lead investor in and strategic advisor to both companies. Mr. Borrelli was President and Chief Executive Officer of NEP Broadcasting, LLC, the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events.
Prior to joining NEP, Mr. Borrelli was Senior Vice President, Broadband of America Online, Inc., a division of AOL Time Warner, responsible for developing AOL’s High Speed Broadband business plan, managing the commercial launch of AOL High Speed Cable to Time Warner Cable customers and developing distribution partnerships for AOL across the cable television and telecommunications industries. Mr. Borrelli was a Founding Partner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marcus Cable Company, L.P.
Under his leadership, Marcus Cable grew from 15,000 customers in 1989 to become the nation’s largest privately held cable company with 1.3 million customers in 1998 when the company was sold to investor Paul G. Allen and others.
Later that year Marcus Cable was named “Cable Operator of the Year” by Cablevision Magazine. Mr. Borrelli began his cable career in 1978 with UA-Columbia Cablevision and later Marcus Communications and West. Marc Communications holding senior executive positions in programming, marketing, operations and business development. Mr. Borrelli serves on the board of C-SPAN and The Cable Center. He was a founding Board member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and served on the Advisory Board of the Sports Video Group.
He was an active member of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), twice serving on its Board of Directors as well as chairing the Annual CTAM Summit. He participated in the formation of the Cable Television Advertising Bureau (CAB) and the National Academy of Cable Programming, its ACE Awards program and a founding member of the New York Metro Cable Marketing Co-Op (1-800-OK-CABLE).Mr. Borrelli is a two-time CTAM TAMI award winner (1996 & 2000), received the Pinnacle Award from CTAM Texas in 2001 and was elected to the Cable Pioneers in 2002.
He was a long-standing member of the College Foundation Board and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts Advisory Board of his alma mater, the State University of New York at Oswego, where in 2005 he established the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, an annual on-campus event that enables students to engage and interact with media industry global leaders.
Mr. Borrelli was awarded the Presidential Medal by SUNY Oswego in 2014. In 2015, the State University of New York awarded Mr. Borrelli with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.