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Guide to the Time Inc. Video Group Records
 MS 3009-RG 41

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Series III. President of Video Development Peter Gross Files, 1981-1983. 0.5 Linear feet in 2 records cartons

Biographical / Historical

Peter Gross first appears in Time Inc. department head lists in 1978 when he is working for Home Box Office (HBO) as a vice president and general counsel. He remains in this position until 1981 when he leaves HBO to work as executive general counsel for the Video Group. While Gross continues to work with the Video Group in 1982, he changes positions and becomes president of video development. At this time, he also becomes chairman of the board of Teletext, a Time Inc. subsidiary. While Gross's duties seem to focus on development of the Video Group, the department head lists for 1982 still refer to him as general counsel. In 1983, Gross's title changes and he becomes the Video Group's president of video development and information services. He remains as Teletext's board chairman. After 1984, Gross no longer appears on any Time Inc. department head lists.


Personnel and Organization: Department Head Lists. Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3), New-York Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

The President of Video Development Peter Gross files cover the period of 1981 to 1983. While the majority are from the period that Gross served as the president of video development within the Video Group, there are also materials from when he served as general consul to the Video Group. Included in this series are reports om Home Box Office's (HBO) entry into United Kingdom market, summaries of international activity and Video Group interest, international task force meeting agendas, cable television facts and figures, international business status reports, meeting minutes, Home Box Office (HBO) international activities reports, international opportunities in cable and television proposals, press releases, international task force meeting kits, satellite television from Switzerland reports, Starview issues, pay television channel in Netherlands reports, Dutch publishing pamphlets, clippings, informational bulletin, reports on cable expansion and broadcasting policies, TEL-SAT publishing reports, United Kingdom television operators reports, satellite broadcasting television reports, meeting overviews, notes, paper disk specification and costs reports, the cable debate pamphlet, television world magazine, VNU (Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen) annual reports, conference programs, intermedia magazine, and correspondence. The correspondence included in this series discuss updates on United Kingdom television, Television Holland updates, and international task forces on cable televison.


Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R57 Europe [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 11 Foreign
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 12 Foreign: Chile
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 13 German Television
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 14 HBO (Home Box Office)
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 15 Holland
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 16-17 International
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 18 International: Granada Television
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 19 International: Pay Television
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 20 International Taskforce
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 21 Netherlands
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 22 Paper Disk Opportunity
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 23 Pay TV Bermuda
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 24 Technology Meeting
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 25 Thorn: E.M.I.
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 26 United Kingdom Pay Televison
Offsite-Box: 3347 Folder : 27 Vienna Satellite Television Conference

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