ERIC Number: ED078688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Cable Television: Its Urban Context and Programming.
Cable television's future in urban settings is discussed in the context of alternative media capable of serving similar markets with similar programing. In addition to cable television, other transmission networks such as the telephone network, radio and television broadcasting, microwave networks, domestic satellites, and recording media are reviewed. Different forms, methods, and possibilities of programing are discussed, including broadcast television, local origination, access channels, home shopping, pay television, leased channels, and two-way programing. The conclusion is reached that the potential uses of cable television in urban contexts are great, and that great progress will probably be made despite false starts and setbacks. (RH)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Communications, Feasibility Studies, Mass Media, Programing (Broadcast), Technological Advancement, Television, Urban Areas, Urban Environment
Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($1.00, Calif. residents add 5% sales tax)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Urban and Regional Development.