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FTL Newsfeed Cast
Kay Koplovitz
Birth Date 11 April 1945
Character Madeleine Clarke

Kay Koplovitz portrayed Madeleine Clarke in FTL Newsfeed and was head of USA Network, which owned the Sci-Fi Channel.


Koplovitz grew up in Milwaukee on and attended the University of Wisconsin. While a student, she attended a lecture by Arthur C. Clarke on geosynchronous orbiting satellites. This inspired her to write a Master's thesis on satellite technology, and fuelled her studies in television production.

In 1977, Koplovitz launched the Madison Square Garden Sports Network, which became USA Network in 1980. She was the the first female network president in television history, and led USA Network into the #1 ranking in primetime viewership among cable networks. The company held that position for 13 of her 14 years at the helm. Koplovitz launched the Sci-Fi Channel in 1992 and USA Network International in 1994. She served as Chairperson & CEO until the company was sold for $4.5 billion in 1998.

Koplovitz is currently Chair and CEO of Koplovitz & Co. LLC, which provides advisory services to entertainment companies, sports organizations, advertisers and distributors and advises companies on growth strategies. The firm also invests in early to mid-stage companies in media and technology. She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Liz Claiborne Inc., a $5 billion company that designs and markets an extensive range of women's and men's fashion.


Koplovitz' filmography includes:

  • "Lemonade Stories" (2004) (Documentary)
  • "The Charlie Rose Show" (1996) (TV Episode)
  • "FTL Newsfeed" (1992-96) (TV Series)

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