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Pay TV 1931: Zenith’s Phonevision 1950: FCC authorizes Zenith to conduct field tests Results: Mixed S: Punch cards T: Money inserted in coin box on TV
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Reaction to Pay TV Broadcasters and theater owners: Pay TV will undermine broadcasting 1955: FCC begins thinking about STV 1957: FCC has authority to allocate frequencies for STV Oct 1957: FCC: trial of STV is necessary FCC imposes limits on trials
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Pay TV Wars NAB: Free TV will lose its programs Viewers will have to pay for previously free programs Free TV will lose money and will neglect public service programming Poor people will be stuck with inferior prog. 50% of U.S. families will not have access
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Pay TV Wars Anti-pay TV legislation introduced NBC: free TV will become pay TV 1958: FCC postpones apps for trials 1959: FCC limits trials to one market
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Trials 1960: Hartford Pay TV Test Joint Committee Against Pay Television 1961: FCC authorizes Zenith application Connecticut Committee against Pay TV: FCC doesn’t have authority to approve test U.S. Court of Appeals: FCC’s power upheld 1969: Test ends in failure
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Trials 1964: Subscription Television, Inc. Baseball coverage Citizens Committee for Free TV Proposition 15: Illegal to charge $ for home TV entertainment Passes California Supreme Court: Prop 15 unconstitutional
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