ERIC Number: ED071399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
A guide to the economic factors that influence cable television systems is presented. Designed for local officials who must have some familiarity with cable operations in order to make optimum decisions, the guide analyzes the financial framework of a cable system, not only from the operators viewpoint, but also from the perspective of the municipality which will allow the system to operate. Basic accounting concepts and components such as capital, expenditures, depreciation, and revenues are explicitly described as they pertain to cable systems. The essential elements are presented in an illustrative example of cable costs. The information given should allow the decision makers enough data to complete a rough Pro Forma Income Statement that in turn would allow them to make reasonable estimates as to the applicability of a cable system to a particular locale. The authors emphasize, however, that without further professional analysis, the financial analysis does no more than present a realistic basis for informed discussion. (MC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Administration, Cable Television, Decision Making, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Money Management
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20037 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Note: See also EM 010 635-638, EM 010 640-643