Section Meetings

Date: April 20, 2017  

Time: Refreshments, 6:30 PM - Program, 7:00 PM  

Location: Time Warner/Spectrum Plant, 1015 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43212

Presenter: Mike Bertolino, Director of Video Operations for Charter Communications in the Midwest, overseeing the Centralized Market Center Headend, (MCHE), in Columbus. This IP headend provides signalsto customers in nine Midwest states. He has been with Time Warner Cable / Charter Communications for over 30 years. Previous positions included Headend Manager and NOC Manager, where he oversaw a team that installed and maintained various cable TV technologies in their facilities as well as monitored plant performance, and dispatched technicians for Preventative and Demand Maintenance purposes.

Mike’s talk will include:

• A Brief History of Cable TV

• Cable TV Signal Distribution Technologies (Then & Now)

• New MCHE Architecture and the services it supports.

• Tour of MCHE and Regional Data Center (RDC)

• And A Must Recognition that 2017 is the 40th Anniversary of the original Warner Cable's "QUBE" service, which revolutionized the television industry, and was launched here in Columbus Ohio.

This will be a joint meeting with SBE chapter 52, Columbus, Ohio