Ch 6 - Cable - A Wired vs. Wireless World

Ch 6 - Cable - A Wired vs. Wireless World - Ch 6 Cable: A...

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Ch 6 – Cable: A Wired vs. Wireless World CATV – Community Antenna Television Refers to the first small cable systems Oregon, PA, and NY Contained 12 channels Geosychronous Orbit – lock a communication satellite into orbit Transponders – used by satellites to perform the receive and transmit functions Balancing Cables Growth Against Broadcaster’s Interests Must-carry rules – stated that cable systems had to carry all local TV broadcasts on their systems Access channels – cable set aside these channels for original programming in the nation’s top one hundred markets o Cable providers forced to fund and transmit channels dedicated to local government, education, and the public Leased channels – channels set aside for use or rental by the public Cable Systems are either: Electronic publishers - operates with the same “publishing” freedoms and legal protections that broadcast and print media enjoy; cable companies have the right to
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 189:102 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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