Rogers, Source Cable mum on sale talk

News Oct 22, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The rumour is that Rogers has purchased Source Cable — and neither company is commenting.

A senior executive with Source would only say “no comment” when asked about the sale. Source Cable president Dan Campbell did not return a call or email from the Mountain News asking for comment.

Rogers also did not reply to requests for comment.

Dan Rodrigues, candidate for council in Ward 6, added to the rumour mill with a media release about how he would help residents resolve problems Rogers customers have faced after the company purchased Shaw Hamilton.

Rodrigues told the Mountain News he has been told the sale will be announced Nov. 1.

If Source was purchased by Rogers, he said, then there could be more problems and if elected he would attempt to ease any concerns.

“I want to take a leadership approach,” Rodrigues said.

Source Cable was founded in 1974. It has been the lone family-owned cable company in Hamilton since Mountain Cablevision, founded in 1959 by Owen Boris, was sold to Shaw in 2009 for $300 million.

Rogers purchased the system and its 40,000 cable customers from Shaw in 2013.

Source Cable has about 18,000 cable subscribers.

Rogers, Source Cable mum on sale talk

News Oct 22, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The rumour is that Rogers has purchased Source Cable — and neither company is commenting.

A senior executive with Source would only say “no comment” when asked about the sale. Source Cable president Dan Campbell did not return a call or email from the Mountain News asking for comment.

Rogers also did not reply to requests for comment.

Dan Rodrigues, candidate for council in Ward 6, added to the rumour mill with a media release about how he would help residents resolve problems Rogers customers have faced after the company purchased Shaw Hamilton.

Rodrigues told the Mountain News he has been told the sale will be announced Nov. 1.

If Source was purchased by Rogers, he said, then there could be more problems and if elected he would attempt to ease any concerns.

“I want to take a leadership approach,” Rodrigues said.

Source Cable was founded in 1974. It has been the lone family-owned cable company in Hamilton since Mountain Cablevision, founded in 1959 by Owen Boris, was sold to Shaw in 2009 for $300 million.

Rogers purchased the system and its 40,000 cable customers from Shaw in 2013.

Source Cable has about 18,000 cable subscribers.

Rogers, Source Cable mum on sale talk

News Oct 22, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Gord Bowes, News staff

The rumour is that Rogers has purchased Source Cable — and neither company is commenting.

A senior executive with Source would only say “no comment” when asked about the sale. Source Cable president Dan Campbell did not return a call or email from the Mountain News asking for comment.

Rogers also did not reply to requests for comment.

Dan Rodrigues, candidate for council in Ward 6, added to the rumour mill with a media release about how he would help residents resolve problems Rogers customers have faced after the company purchased Shaw Hamilton.

Rodrigues told the Mountain News he has been told the sale will be announced Nov. 1.

If Source was purchased by Rogers, he said, then there could be more problems and if elected he would attempt to ease any concerns.

“I want to take a leadership approach,” Rodrigues said.

Source Cable was founded in 1974. It has been the lone family-owned cable company in Hamilton since Mountain Cablevision, founded in 1959 by Owen Boris, was sold to Shaw in 2009 for $300 million.

Rogers purchased the system and its 40,000 cable customers from Shaw in 2013.

Source Cable has about 18,000 cable subscribers.