THE
TELCO REPORT

The only publication dedicated to international television programming information

Founded in 1969 by
Richard S. Clark

PUBLISHER
ALEX PAEN

MANAGING EDITOR
LAWRENCE DUNN

EDITORIAL STAFF
CANDISS BOCCANERA
JOHN BARRETT
TANIA STORRS
RICHARD STORRS
BAHRAM JALALI

EDITORIAL & RESEARCH CONSULTANT
MARGARET BALIAN

BUSINESS MANAGER
ALEC CAST

CONTROLLER
CHRISTINE LO PARCO

PRODUCTION
BRIAN PEÑA

WEBMASTER
LARRY DUNN

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
PHYLLIS LEONG

THE TELCO REPORT (ISSN 0142-730x)
is published weekly by
Telco Productions, Inc.

THE TELCO REPORT
receives no commission on any program sale or transaction.

ABOUT US

For more than 40 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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