Cable History Project

Cable History Project
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Cable Transitions to a High Technology Business

By Larry Satkowiak, April 24, 2014

When we write about the founding of the cable industry, we usually tell the story of Ed Parsons, Jimmy Davidson, and John Walson. We mark the start of the Second Generation of Cable by telling the story of TelePrompTer and Scientific-Atlanta demonstrating the power of satellite transmission at the 1973 NCTA Show...   more »

The Cable History Project Overview

The Cable Center’s History Project provides a bird’s eye view of the industry from its humble beginnings in rural America to the global mega-force it is today. We have accumulated over 320 oral and video histories from industry leaders. Coupled with upcoming in-house publications and rotating exhibits, The Cable Center is the definitive resource to learn about the history of cable and its exhilarating future.

A collage of stills from video and oral interviews of renowned figures in the media industry

The Hauser Oral and Video History Project

The Hauser Oral and Video History Project offers a unique source of documentation about the history of the cable industry and the current state of the industry. These first-hand accounts, direct from industry leaders, trace the history of cable from its beginnings to the present.

Launched in 1985 at Pennsylvania State University, the Oral History Project is continuing in the Denver headquarters of The Cable Center...


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Cable Center Transition

By Larry Satkowiak, December 18, 2015

It has been almost three years since Cablefax asked me to write a monthly story about cable history for The Skinny. This worked very well as I gathered materials for a short history of the cable industry, which came out in print last summer and recently as an e-book. I also announced my retirement last summer and have been preparing for one of those big life transitions...

Pioneers BobLHeureux and StanSearle in 1968

To be a Cable TV Pioneer, you must have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry and during those years have made a meaningful contribution in building the industry.