May 8, 1996
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
Tele-TV Systems Announces Appointment Of Walker L. Fleming Senior Vice
President, Project Management
New Media and Technology Company Continues to Attract Leading Industry
NEW YORK -- Edward Grebow, President of TELE-TV Systems, today
announced the appointment of Walker L. Fleming III as Senior Vice President,
In his new position, Mr. Fleming will be responsible for project management
of the company's Multichannel Multipoint Distribution System (MMDS) and Hybrid
Fiber Coax (HFC) implementations. These implementations will enable cable and
interactive television delivery across wireless and wireline networks. Mr.
Fleming will work closely with TELE-TV's partner Video Service Organizations
(VSOs) Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL), NYNEX (NYSE: NYN) and Pacific Telesis (NYSE:
PAC) in bringing these highly complex projects to market.
In making the announcement, Mr. Grebow said, "The mission of developing many
large systems using cutting-edge technologies and implementing them across
multiple network topologies is formidable. Managing each of the pieces and
integrating them to deliver high-resolution video to millions of households is
an incredible task. Walker's telecommunications and management experience will
be a key asset in the execution of this mission."
Mr. Fleming added, "Excellent project management will be essential to the
on-time delivery of video services for the TELE-TV partners. Being a part of
the team to help TELE-TV Systems deliver this new digital television product
represents an exciting opportunity."
Mr. Fleming joins TELE-TV Systems from US West where he most recently served
as Vice President, Network Programs and Operations. In his 10 years at US West, he was the Network and Technology Services General Manager for Oregon and
Southwestern Washington, President of US West's Public Safety Group, and
Director of New Product Development, Strategic Account Management, and
Strategic Planning groups. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Program
Management, Finance and Audit organizations at Martin Marietta Corporation.
Mr. Fleming, age 45, holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the
University of Arkansas and an MBA in Marketing from Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas. He performed post graduate work in Computer
Science at the University of Denver and is a Certified Internal Auditor. Mr.
Fleming will be based at the TELE-TV Systems offices in Reston, Virginia.
TELE-TV, headquartered in New York, is a media and technology company created
by Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, and Pacific Telesis. The TELE-TV Media division is
based in Los Angeles. The TELE-TV Systems division is based in Reston,
Virginia, with offices in San Ramon, California. TELE-TV is creating
nationally branded traditional and interactive home entertainment and
information services for distribution over wireless and wired telephone
networks in six of the nation's top seven markets starting this year.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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