Ted Rogers dead at age 75

“Cable TV mogul Ted Rogers has died at his Toronto home at the age of 75,” Kristine Owram reports or The Canadian Press.

“Ted Rogers, creator of Canada’s largest cable-television and mobile-phone company, has died at his Toronto home at the age of 75,” Owram reports. “The founder of Rogers Communications Inc. had been treated in hospital in October for an existing heart condition.”

“In addition to the Rogers cable, wireless, radio and television businesses, the company owns the Toronto Blue Jays and their home the Rogers Centre, five Citytv stations and an array of other media properties including Maclean’s and Chatelaine magazines,” Owram reports.

“Rogers stayed on top of developments in telecommunications, branching out into cheap long-distance telephone service, cellphones and high-speed Internet,” Owram reports. “Most recently, the company became the sole Canadian distributor of Apple’s spectacularly selling iPhone.”

Full article here.

31 Comments

  1. Not that his loaded heirs need to save money on coffin and funeral costs, but the greedy bastard was so crooked they can just screw him into the ground.

    “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful – that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

  2. Ah, the internet:

    Where the impotent, the ignored, the weak, the ignorant, and the great unwashed, huddled masses vent their frustrations, contumely, and enmity against the world. How did we ever get along without it?

  3. @ Mr. Reeeeeeeeeee
    His business in Canada was the only one able to sell iphones.
    So our only Canadian Apple connection?
    bah humbug!
    Now that he is gone, the others will increase the rates as he charged high enough as it is.

  4. the whole outrage etc when rogers released their plan for the iphone this summer?

    might not have aired where you live. (under a rock?)

    we all signed a petition wanting him dead. also, to report rogers and the rest of the bunch to the government etc. but the kill rogers part is my favourite.

    the iphone caused all this.

    hell the iphone could have caused his death.

    yay iphone

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