Title:  Chairman, Buckeye Cablevision & Block Communications

Years in Cable: 30

Education: University of Pennsylvania

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Take care of the customer first.

 

Block brings three decades of experience to his position, which has helped successfully lead the only independent cable company that’s serving a metropolitan area to great heights. He’s established the “cloud” of tomorrow for residents of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Two qualities that best describe Block are intelligence and tenacity. If he sees a problem with an issue, then he and his colleagues do not rest until it is solved to their customers’ needs.

 

I watch most programming on this device:

Flat screen TV

Should the industry embrace or reject “virtual MSOs” and why? If the rate of programming price increases doesn’t slow, all TV is going to be delivered over the top in which case virtual MSOs would become a possibility.

If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… “Hello Suckers”

Favorite screen: Regular TV flat screen

Apple iWatch or Rolex? Rolex

I wish Congress would just… repeal the retransmission consent law to promote the interests of average cable subscribers at home.

If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be… Prussian Military March

My “Real Housewives” catch-phrase is…  Nothing is real about the Real Housewives.

Favorite Cable Show memory: Tom Wheeler, president of the NCTA, at the 1983 convention (my first) giving a rousing speech in favor of cable legislation that finally passed Congress a year later as the Cable Act.

Favorite vacation spot:
Positano, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast

Favorite TV show as a kid: “Hogan’s Heroes”

Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Nothing

The Daily

Subscribe

5 Questions: Spectrum Mobile Three Years After Its Debut

With Spectrum Mobile celebrating its three-year anniversary this month, we caught up with chief mobile officer Danny Bowman to chat about its trajectory.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.