Cable & Telecom

OBITUARY: Michael Hind-Smith: Broadcaster; cable advocate

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – Long-time head of the Canadian Cable Television Association, Michael Hind-Smith, died December 3rd from complications due to cancer. He was 80.Hind-Smith was the longest-serving CCTA president and CEO and oversaw a period of massive growth and change in the cable business during his 15 years (1975-1990) heading the now defunct organization.“He was such a good representative for the cable industry,” Rogers Communications vice-chairman Phil Lind told in an interview. “He had some terrific battles with the CRTC (pay-TV, specialty channels, “6 and 5”, pole access) but he kept the association together for a long time. He...

Our industry and COVID-19

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