Director, Regional Programming –Greater Chicago Region Comcast- NorthCentral Division
Rebecca Cianci, Director of Regional Programming manages the Programming Team in the Greater Chicago Region, leading the team to develop new and original programming for Comcast. Cianci oversees all programming in the Chicago Region as well as overseeing Government Access, Public Access, Leased Access and Local VOD content in the Greater Chicago Region. Cianci began her career at an NBC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin and worked on local news and local programming such as PM Magazine before finding her way into the cable television world. Since her entrance into the cable world over 20 years ago she has held positions at, American Cablesystems, Cablevision, Continental Cablevision, Media One, AT&T Broadband, TCI and now with Comcast. Her belief that “good” programming can and should be a deciding factor in customers desire to purchase cable over the competitors has driven her in her career. Most recently Cianci was responsible for the consolidation of over forty local studios into a regional model. In January of 2008 her team launched CN100 a Regional Channel now seen throughout the entire Greater Chicago Region with a full line up of award winning programming. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Greater Chicago Region, regionally located in Schaumburg, Ill., serves more than 1.9 million customers and employs nearly 7,900 people in Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Comcast Greater Chicago Region is a proud sponsor of City Year, United Way and a host of diverse organizations dedicated to bettering the communities Comcast serves.