LectureCH09 - 9 Television Broadcastand Beyond Television Broadcast and Cable/Satellite The Invention of Television Philo T Farnsworth developed

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9 Television Broadcast and  Beyond 
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Television: Broadcast and Cable/Satellite The Invention of Television Philo T. Farnsworth: developed the central concepts of television at age fourteen the lines of a tilled potato field supposedly the inspiration behind the technology September 7, 1927: “There you are, electronic television.”
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Vladimir Zworykin: o working to develop television for RCA o filed for a patent on it in 1923 o U.S. patent office ruled in favor of Farnsworth o Farnsworth’s high school chemistry teacher supported his arguments o RCA lost, and had to pay royalties o television development halted for World War II o Farnsworth’s patents expired in 1947
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The Beginning of Broadcasting 1939, NBC transmitted television broadcasts from the New York World’s Fair. From 1948 to 1952, the licensing of new television stations was frozen: needed to give the FCC time to determine best way to regulate television early, popular programming included comedy and variety shows, some dramas.
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The Arrival of Color Television In 1959- only three shows were regularly shown in color: NBC peacock logo By 1965, all three major networks were broadcasting in color. Cost of early color sets was very high.
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Cable and Satellite Television Community Antenna Television pioneered by the Parsons family of Astoria, Oregon connected a cable to an antenna to strengthen signal became known as community antenna television (CATV) up until the 1970s, cable was a way to get a better signal, not more channels
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Satellite Distribution and the Rebirth of Cable By the mid-1970s, FCC relaxed regulation. Home Box Office (HBO) began in 1975. Satellite systems had advantage over networks: hundreds of cable systems could obtain the programming as cheaply as one
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Ted Turner on December 27, 1976—launched Superstation WTBS created Cable News Network (CNN) and CNN Headline News TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies in 1996 Turner Broadcasting bought by Warner Brothers: merger allowed Turner access to more media
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Two-thirds of Americans have cable; 12.9 percent in the United Kingdom. Types of Cable Programming:
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LectureCH09 - 9 Television Broadcastand Beyond Television Broadcast and Cable/Satellite The Invention of Television Philo T Farnsworth developed

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