Comcast Corp. is a media, entertainment and communications company. The company provides video, high-speed Internet and phone services to residential and business customers in the United States. It operates through five reportable segments: Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. The Cable Communications segment provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential and business. The Cable Networks segment provides national cable television networks, regional sports and news networks, international cable networks, cable television production studio, and related digital media properties. The Broadcast Television segment provides NBC and telemundo broadcast networks. The Filmed Entertainment segment consists of the operations of universal pictures, which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment and stage plays worldwide. The Theme Parks segment provides universal theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood. It offers a variety of services over its cable distribution system, including video, high-speed Internet and phone services. The company was founded by Ralph J. Roberts, Daniel Aaron and Julian A. Brodsky in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.
Comcast and NBCUniversal: Reimaging the future.
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NBCUniversal. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a Fortune 50 company and is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. The Company is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Additionally, Comcast has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Wells Fargo Center, a large multipurpose arena in Philadelphia.
Brian is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) where he served as Chairman for two consecutive terms from 2005 to 2007 and from 1995 to 1996 when the landmark deregulatory 1996 Telecommunications Act became law. He is Director Emeritus of CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry where he served three terms as Chairman. Brian is a member of the Business Roundtable, a CEO only organization based in Washington, D.C., and also served on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Brian has won numerous business and industry honors for his leadership. In 2011, he received the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for his visionary leadership and philanthropic work in education and technology. He also received the Fred Dressler Achievement Award from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for his consistent and unique contributions to the public’s understanding of the media. Also in 2011, he and his father, Ralph J. Roberts, were inducted into Babson College’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame. In 2009, Institutional Investor magazine named him as one of America’s top CEOs for the sixth year in a row, and named Comcast one of America's most shareholder-friendly companies for the fourth year in a row. In 2008, he was recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters for his outstanding leadership in the community and for serving as a role model to youth. In May 2007, he was presented with the cable industry's highest honor, the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership from the NCTA. In October of 2006, he was inducted into the Cable Television Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was honored by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) for his commitment to diversity in the cable industry, and by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) for Comcast’s unprecedented commitment of resources to champion the PDFA’s drug-free message. He also was the recipient of the 2004 Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. In 2003, Brian was awarded the Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award by the UJA Federation of New York. In 2002, he was honored by the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia for his commitment to youth programs and community partnerships.
Brian co-chaired the 2003 Resource Development Campaign for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and was a founding co-chair of Philadelphia 2000, the nonpartisan host committee for the 2000 Republican National Convention. An All-American in squash, he earned a gold medal with the U.S. squash team in 2005 and silver medals at the 1981, 1985, 1997 and 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Brian, 53, received his B.S. from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Aileen, live in Philadelphia with their three children.
Michael J. Angelakis, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Michael J. Angelakis serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Corporation, one of world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Mr. Angelakis is responsible for all corporate development, strategic planning, investor relations, internal reporting, external reporting, taxation, and other financial administrative matters at Comcast Corporation, as well as other oversight responsibilities.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, Mr. Angelakis served as Managing Director and as a member of the Management and Investment Committees of Providence Equity Partners, one of the leading private equity firms investing in communications and media companies around the world. Before joining Providence Equity Partners in 1999, Mr. Angelakis was President and Chief Executive Officer of State Cable TV Corporation and Aurora Telecommunications, LLC. He also served as Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York, where he oversaw one of the bank’s media and communications portfolios. Additionally, Mr. Angelakis spent several years in London developing Manufacturers Hanover’s acquisition finance and merchant banking activities throughout Western Europe. In 2012, 2009 and 2008, Mr. Angelakis was named among America’s Best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine.
Mr. Angelakis is a graduate of Babson College and the Owner/President Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He serves on the board of directors for NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is also a trustee of Babson College.
Stephen B. Burke, Executive VP - Comcast Corporation, CEO - NBCUniversal
Steve Burke is Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. He oversees the company’s valuable portfolio of news, sports, and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Burke assumed this role in January 2011, upon the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture merging the assets of NBC Universal with Comcast’s programming assets. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Corporation, where he was a driving force in its growth from a cable industry leader to one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services.
Burke joined Comcast in 1998 as President of Comcast Cable. During his tenure, Comcast became the largest cable company, largest residential Internet service provider, and third-largest phone company in America, along with launching a wireless business. Burke also led Comcast to leadership in multiplatform video entertainment distribution, including the company’s industry-changing video-on-demand platform and online video offerings. He has been praised for leading the highly successful integration of AT&T Broadband with Comcast.
Prior to Comcast, Burke served with The Walt Disney Company as President of ABC Broadcasting. Burke joined The Walt Disney Company in January 1986, where he helped to develop and found The Disney Stores. In 1992, he moved to Euro Disney S.A., where, as President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped to lead a comprehensive restructuring effort.
Burke serves on the board of directors of NBCUniversal, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which was rated as the No. 1 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2009 and 2010.
Burke, 53, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and five children.