How did you come up with the idea for HBO’s Closed-Circuit Television Network?

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Mark Taffet (Former SVP & Head of Sports, HBO)

Mark Taffet talks about the development of HBO’s Closed-Circuit Television Network. He discusses how in the early 1980’s and 1990’s closed-circuit television was mostly available only in large arenas with the fights shown on big projectors. He discusses how he thought they could do better and his belief that the market for HBO fights could be extended with access available in restaurants, bars, and hotels.


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Mark Taffet

Former SVP & Head of Sports, HBO

Mark Taffet was in charge of HBO Pay-Per-View as its senior vice president for almost 25 years. He was responsible for all aspects of network including programming, distribution, sponsorship, marketing, publicity and operations. Current he is the CEO of Mark Taffet Media – where he does consulting and provide business advisory services to businesses in a broad range of sports.

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Cara Castronuova

Cara Castronuova

Sarder TV Journalist ,Television Personality and Fitness Expert

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