Kay Koplovitz reached for the stars – literally – and helped change the way we watch television. Koplovitz is a pioneer in the cable television industry. In 1977, she became the first woman to head a TV network when she founded USA Networks (USAI), under the banner of Madison Square Garden Sports. Then, in 1992, she helped launch the Sci Fi Channel, now known as the Syfy Channel.
Her light bulb moment came in the mid ‘60s, when Koplovitz was a young student, backpacking through Europe. “I saw this poster for a lecture on satellites, and I thought, ‘Satellites? That will be interesting. …I think I’ll go in there and listen to that lecture.’ I did, and it changed my life,” she told Off The Cuff.Read More »from Koplovitz: Collect Memories, Not Material Things