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Document Details


Title: Michael Fuchs
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: Michael Fuchs was named chairman and chief executive officer of HBO in October of 1984. He joined HBO in 1976 with the assignment to develop original cable programming for HBO, the first of such programming for the fledgling cable industry. Under his leadership, HBO became the largest and most successful pay-television company in the world. HBO International , developed under Mr. Fuchs, has interests in HBO services throughout the world, including Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe . Mr. Fuchs pioneered HBO's original programming, which was the first original programming on cable. This original fare transformed HBO from primarily a cablecaster of movies after their theatrical release, to a network noted for the breadth and quality of its original programming.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=93
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fuchs, Michael, 1946-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1946
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Broadcasting executive; Business executive
Age at speaking: 53
Document date: 03-Jun-1999
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: OHI0033743-37022