For more than 50 years THE TELCO REPORT
has strived to provide the latest program information to the world's
television markets. According to founder Richard Clark, a former
CBS executive in London, the birth of TELCO was inevitable
in 1969 given the growing number of TV stations and production companies.
Said Clark, "People were expanding their coverage and needed
raw material. But they had no device, no means to find out how to
obtain it. There was such a lack of communication then. I thought
if these companies could read some sort of publication each week,
with a rundown of who was doing what and what was being produced,
it would be invaluable." Clark revealed that the three "godfathers"
of THE TELCO REPORT were the BBC's Paul Fox, Karel Enkelaar
of NOS in Holland and the late Desmond Taylor of the BBC. "They
believed in my idea and supported it by buying the first subscriptions."
Clark rented office space in the Rank Lab at Denham, outside London
and the first issue of THE TELCO REPORT was dated April
18, 1969, carrying the title Television Coordination Services. That
first issue included a report by Visnews on the 50th anniversary
of the founding of the League of Nations. Other first page entries
included a Middle East political series by Hessischer Rundfunk and
a BBC series on the discovery and settlement by Europeans of the
world. In 1982, Clark retired from CBS and moved to California.
He sold THE TELCO REPORT the following year to Bradford
Peppard, son of actor George Peppard. Los Angeles television journalist
Alex Paen acquired TELCO shortly thereafter and instituted
major changes in the publication.
THE TELCO REPORT attends all major television
conventions and accepts all relevant information on new television
programming in its efforts to better inform our subscribers
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