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Document Details


Title: Joseph Collins
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: As a Harvard Business School graduate student, Joe Collins chose cable television as his thesis topic and joined American Television and Communications Corporation (ATC) as a marketing specialist after graduating in 1972. Before being named ATC's chairman and CEO in June 1988, Collins had been president of Home Box Office, the wholly owned programming subsidiary of Time Warner. When he was appointed to the HBO post in October 1984, Collins had been president of ATC and was responsible for cable systems operations, construction, engineering, programming and marketing. He had been named ATC president in March 1982. Collins joined ATC in June 1972 as marketing director of ATC's Orlando cable system, gaining the distinction of being the first marketing specialist hired in an ATC system. A year later, he was named general manger of the company's central Florida operations and in September 1974 transferred to corporate headquarters in Denver as division manager. He was promoted to vice president, eastern operations, in 1976, became executive vice president in 1980, and assumed the title of senior executive vice president in 1981. Collins was named chairman of Time Warner Cable in September 1989.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=71
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Collins, Joseph
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Troy, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Broadcasting executive; Business executive
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 05-May-1989
Interviewer: Fleming, Joel
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Broadcasting; Cable television--United States; North America; Oral history; Telecommunication cables; United States
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033739-37017