chapter02_ed - Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond...

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Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond Chapter 2 Quick Facts Cost of monthly cable service 1950: $3.00 Cost of monthly cable service 2002: $40 (est.) First satellite TV broadcast: NBC, 1962 Cost of the first home satellite dish: $36,000 (1979) Cost of DirecTV satellite system 2002: $0 (limited time offer and you have to install it yourself) First Consumer VCR: 1975 Development of the Internet: 1986
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Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond Chapter 2 The Story of Cable TV Cable started in rural towns such as Astoria, Oregon and Lansford, Pennsylvania Community Antenna TV literally was a sharing of a common antenna system to pick up television signals By 1952, about 70 cable systems were serving 15,000 homes in the U.S.
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Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond Chapter 2 FCC and Cable Early on the FCC avoided regulating cable and decided it was really an ancillary service to broadcast television In 1972, the FCC established more formal rules Local communities, states and the FCC were to regulate cable New systems would have a minimum of 20 channels There would be carriage of all local stations There would beRegulations on importing distant signals Pay cable services would be approved
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Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond Chapter 2 Cable Growth - Technical and Regulatory Satellite distribution of signals made it possible to distribute programming to local cable franchises In 1975, HBO became the first pay service distributed via satellite The Cable Communications Act of 1984 reduced FCC control over cable made the local community the major force in cable regulation
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