Posts Tagged ‘ K-III Communications ’

“Channel One should be worth $1 billion in two years” William Reilly 1997

February 6, 2017
“Channel One should be worth $1 billion in two years”  William Reilly 1997

From Jim Metrock: That’s a hilarious headline considering how small and insignificant Channel One News is in 2017. Almost exactly 20 years ago (Jan. 27, 1997)  Forbes magazine published an article “TV in the classroom.” It detailed how wildly successful Channel One News had become in selling ad time for its classroom commercials. Most...
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An Empire Undone – A must read for remaining Channel One employees.

May 21, 2014
An Empire Undone – A must read for remaining Channel One employees.

    LIVE BY THE HYPE, DIE BY THE HYPE   AN EMPIRE UNDONE The Wild Rise and Hard Fall of Chris Whittle By Vance H. Trimble Birch Lane 353pp $24.95   His empire and reputation in tatters, erstwhile media magnate Christopher Whittle in October, 1994, tapped out a 1,500-word mea culpa for the...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: Stealth TV (2001)

January 14, 2012

“Channel One’s then-president bragged to a youth marketing conference in 1994, ‘The biggest selling point to advertisers … we are forcing kids to watch two minutes of commercials… . The advertiser gets a group of kids who cannot go to the bathroom, who cannot change the station, who cannot listen to their mother yell in the background,...
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The Ghost of Chris Whittle Returns

March 1, 2000
The Ghost of Chris Whittle Returns

WIDTH=”254″ HEIGHT=”190″ ALIGN=”LEFT” BORDER=”0″ NATURALSIZEFLAG=”0″> SIZE=”+1″ FACE=”Arial”>March 1, 2000 – Channel One Returns to Whittle Days in Stunning Announcement Channel One has been without a permanent president for over six months. Today they announced the hiring of Jim Ritts as Channel One’s new president. There is nothing “new” about Ritts. He was one of the co-founders of Channel...
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PRIMEDIA Top Man “Retires”

July 9, 1999

From Jim Metrock: He was the man Henry Kravis picked to run K-III Communications in 1994. (K-III changed their name to PRIMEDIA in 1997.) William Reilly never could get people excited about this “Macmillan” (publishing house) clone. Now he has to fall on his sword. He announced his “early retirement” yesterday. I suspect more heads will roll over...
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