The Evolution of the Cable-Satellite Distribution System

  title={The Evolution of the Cable-Satellite Distribution System},
  author={Patrick R. Parsons},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • P. Parsons
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Physics
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
The television industry began a dramatic transformation in the mid 7 970s following the creation of the cable-satellite programming distribution system. This paper details the evolution of the cable-satellite link, from its conceptual roots in the 7 9605, through pioneering efforts by Teleprompter Corp., to the eventual involvement of Home Box Office. It offers a narrative and analysis that fills a gap in the existing historical record and provides an illustration of several themes involving… 

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