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Document Details


Title: Monroe (Monty) Rifkin
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: Monroe M. Rifkin is Chairman and CEO of Rifkin & Associates, Inc., an investment and management company he formed in 1982 to facilitate his entrepreneurial activities. Areas of activity include medical technology, real estate development, banking and, of course, cable television, with system ownership both domestically and abroad. The MSO he formed grew to a peak of 550,000 subscribers in 1999, at which time the major portion of the systems were sold to Paul Allen's Charter Communications. Rifkin was introduced to the cable television industry in 1959 while he was Executive Vice President of TelePrompTer Corporation. Bill Daniels had just started his cable brokerage operation in Denver and met with Rifkin in New York . That meeting resulted in TelePrompTer buying its initial three cable TV systems which Rifkin aggressively added to via a series of acquisitions.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=252
Original Language: English
Speaker: Rifkin, Monroe M. (Monty), 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1930
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Keller, Jim
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: OHI0033775-37063