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Amos Hostetter, Jr.

Continental Cablevision

1963 - 1996

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1960 b. 1937
UndergraduateAmherst College
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
FatherExecutive, High-Level
Era - 1960

With a few thousand dollars, Hostetter and a partner embarked on the development of a small cable company in the early sixties. Beginning with two small towns in Ohio, Continental Cablevision grew by providing better reception to rural communities. Over a three decade period, Hostetter built a cable subscriber base of over 4 million (third largest in the US) and pioneered the launch of regional cable news channels in New England and Chicago. Hostetter sold his business to US West for over $11 billion in 1996.