The first fulfilled director of television gone at 82 years old in America
“You can be James Boucher of the 21st century for Bulgaria,” Rupert Murdoch told Albert Parsons years ago.
“They are unlikely to name a boulevard after me in Sofia. I must have at least died, ”Parsons began later with this story on television, which he directed for the first nine years.
Unfortunately, the creator of BTV and its first CEO went to envy at the age of 82 in America.
In recent years, he has retired, living in Panama City Beach, Florida, where he enjoys white beaches and plays golf.
21 years ago
the only jazz club in
New York is getting up
Parsons is invited
by Krassimir Gergov
to make a TV in Bulgaria. At that time, the advertising boss went to the News Corporation and was looking for someone who understood a lot about television and was close to retirement. His idea is to show it at the end of his career to work for several years in Bulgaria. Introduce him to Parsons and with a topical evening you and a group of friends go to jazz clubs, tell Gergov yourself. It was there that he persuaded the American to come to us.
In addition, the Bulgarian will receive a minority stake in the new television, so as to obtain a national license for distribution in our country. However, this is prohibited by media law, with regard to owners of advertising companies who cannot offer media. “This law was created against me,” Gergov said. But also or in another way, depending on when the two meet in Bulgaria, they always hide from the journalists.
“Parsons accepted this position, and then this law was repealed,” Gergov announced today.
Slavi Trifonov also reported on Parsons’ death on Facebook yesterday:
BTV was free television, and that was largely due to the man who created it, the American Albert Parsons. He was a man, which is why he was contracted with an exclusive contract with the News Corporation and as a partner in the News Corporation together with my colleagues, who realized the “Show of Fame” for 19 years. Today I learned that Albert Parsons started in America. This made me very sad. Albert Parsons was a free man and a great professional. I advise for a cliché, but if there is something up there – he is currently making TV. Bright memory!
In addition, the news Trifonov really knows how the creator of BTV can make television. Parsons is the front-runner on the first edition of The Show of Fame in 2000. He was there as BTV’s biggest TV boss and a representative of other owners, Rupert’s News Corporation. Murdoch.
He is also only one of the last guests in the show, before watching from the screen of a consumer private national television in our country after 19 years on the air ì. By this time, Parsons had already returned to the United States, but was coming to us specifically to participate in the “Show of Fame.”
The team invited him, because he is a man, he decided to have an evening talk show on TV and to be made by Trifonov and people around him.
“It was my job
to create a television
in the American style
with a program that starts with a morning show and ends with an evening talk show “, Parsons said on BTV on July 26, 2019. Arriving here, I started researching the ratings and noticed as interest in the cable TV” 7 days “, chosen not is high, but it shows up incredibly when Slavi’s show is broadcast. (At that time, “Hashove” was “7 days” after it was stopped by BNT – b.a.) He asked to see a team and show up to do a show.
“There were people who were not happy with this decision, but it did not bother me. Ivan Kostov said “no” to the show. He just told me he didn’t like the show. Nelly Ognyanova too, ”Parsons said. (Ognyanova is on the National Council for Radio and Television – NRTC when the council selects Rupert Murdoch’s US company, the News Corporation, to change BTV. They will immediately release him and become a consultant on private national television. .)
“I said, ‘Yes, although the audience will love and keep it,'” Parsons said.
The American left Bulgaria after 9 years in the Bulgarian television business. His contract expired on June 30, 2009 and he decided not to renew it.
“After a long Bulgarian career of over 40 years in the television business, he can say that
stay in Bulgaria
and after this
they were on BTV
I retire happy and satisfied. I expect BTV will continue to give Bulgarian viewers a great program. The team here is very well prepared to maintain the leading position of television in Bulgaria “, says Parsons when you retire.
In 2000, he will use us as executive director of a private national television station. Six years later, Parsons announced the new division, News Corporation Europe Television. Thus he became the head of all European televisions in Murdoch at that time – for us in Turkey, Serbia, Latvia, Georgia and Poland, as the headquarters of the new company is in Sofia.
By the way, shortly after her arrival in Parsons, there is a Bulgarian woman – Miroslava Boneva, who is a PR of BTV, and later became the head of the comedy channel GTV. (Its successor today is BTV Comedy). They have a son, but life gradually separates them.
In 2007, Parsons made a dig for a new 5-story BTV building, where it must be provided for three years with the rest of the company to contact News Corporation on US Radio, recorded and more television channels. In the meantime, however, the economic crisis began and television remained in its old place, where it is to this day – in a small National Palace of Culture.
By the way, 2007 is one of the strongest for BTV. “It is not a good idea to announce our intentions in advance. Anyway, there are already pretty good plans for next year. They are very ambitious and require investment. However, the advertising market is strong and this cannot implement its new initiatives. “The market is growing, prices are also showing, everyone is winning,” Parsons told 24 Chasa in late 2007.