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Turner’s Heller joins Arris’ board

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 2:59pm
Mike Robuck

Arris has added Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) vice chairman Andrew Heller to its board of directors.

"Andy brings outstanding experience and leadership in the evolution of video services to devices everywhere, as well as extensive program content distribution experience to our board of directors,” said Arris Chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione. "Andy's membership adds uniquely to the skill sets of our board, and that will help guide Arris through the ongoing transformation of the information industry. We welcome his addition."

Heller helps coordinate TBS’ TV Everywhere initiatives with senior executives at parent company Time Warner Inc. He also serves as the senior adviser to TBS on a host of business and corporate strategy-setting issues.

Heller joined TBS in 1998. Most recently, he was president of domestic distribution, running the division responsible for the distribution of 10 domestic networks to the cable, satellite and telco industries, and was also responsible for Turner Private Networks, which includes CNN Airport Network and Turner In-Flight Services.

Heller’s career in the cable industry also includes a stop as Time Warner Cable’s assistant general counsel, where he was involved in programming, acquisitions, trades and a variety of cable, contractual, litigation and regulatory issues.

Heller also served as associate counsel and senior counsel for litigation at HBO.

Heller earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations at Cornell University.

Heller has served as chair of the CTAM Educational Foundation Board and remains a member of the CTAM Educational Foundation and Cable Center boards of directors. He is also a member of the advisory board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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