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  informitv - Cable television industry support for OCAP deployments
Leading American cable television operators have announced their current and long-term commitment to the Open Cable Application Platform at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, pledging to roll out deployments over the next three years.
Time Warner Cable chairman and chief executive Glenn Britt, who is also chairman of CableLabs, said that his company will begin the deployment of OCAP capabilities in headends of cable systems serving five markets — including their largest operation in New York City - with a combined customer base of about 2.5 million consumers.
The cable companies noted that common standards have always been a benefit to the industry and the consumer, citing the example of the DOCSIS cable modem standard.
informitv.com /articles/2006/01/06/cabletelevisionindustry   (399 words)

  
  Howstuffworks "How Cable Television Works"
The earliest cable systems were, in effect, strategically placed antennas with very long cables connecting them to subscribers' television sets.
According to Bill Wall, technical director for subscriber networks at Scientific-Atlanta, a leading maker of equipment for cable television systems, limitations in these amplifiers were a significant issue for cable system designers in the next three decades.
Cable got a reputation for not having the best quality picture and for not being reliable." In the late 1970s, cable television would find a solution to the amplifier problem.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /cable-tv.htm   (515 words)

  
  cable television. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In the 1960s, cable systems expanded to large urban areas, where reception can also be poor, and the cable television industry began introducing its own networks, such as Home Box Office (HBO), founded in 1972, to provide programming exclusively to subscribers.
Heavily regulated in their early years, cable systems in many instances were required to provide channels for community access programming, and rate increases were controlled by local authorities.
Cable operators were able to set their own rates until 1992, when complaints about the industry’s monopoly power led to new legislation that gave the Federal Communications Commission the authority to limit rate increases.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/cabletel.html   (457 words)

  
  Cable television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Africa, cable TV has had little success, as it is not cost-effective to lay cables in sparsely populated areas, and although so-called "wireless cable" or microwave-based systems are used, "direct-to-home" satellite television is far more popular, especially in South Africa.
Technically, both cable TV and CATV involve distributing a number of television channels collected at a central location (called a headend) to subscribers within a community by means of a network of optical fibers and/or coaxial cables and broadband amplifiers.
StarHub Cable Vision is the sole cable television operator in Singapore, where private ownership of satellite dishes is banned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cable_television   (1946 words)

  
 Cable Networks
Cable networks are programming services that deliver packages of information or entertainment by satellite to local cable television systems.
Cable advertising rates are not as high as those for commercial networks such as NBC, ABC, or CBS because audiences are not as large.
Very few new cable networks were introduced in the mid to late 1980s, in part because many cable systems had filled all their channels and had no room for newcomers.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/C/htmlC/cablenetwork/cablenetwork.htm   (3520 words)

  
 About cable television
Cable systems typically transmit their television signal through a combination of fiber optics and coaxial cable-a high capacity "broad band" capable of carrying at least 1,000 times more information than the ordinary copper twisted pair telephone wire and 100 times faster than ISDN (integrated services digital network) phone lines.
The cable television industry is well-suited to deliver interactive programs and services, because its high-capacity network can move vast quantities of information quickly and can be upgraded to send signals to and from various points.
Cable in the Classroom, founded in 1989, is the cornerstone of the cable industry's commitment to education.
www.galaxycable.com /cabletv.asp   (1469 words)

  
 How Cable Television is Regulated
Cable Television is one of the most regulated businesses in the United States, subject to federal statutes, the Federal communications Commission (FCC), some state governments, and substantially all local governments.
Cable systems that have 1,000 or more customers must, upon the appropriate request of a local television station, delete the simultaneous or non-simultaneous network programming of a distant station, when such programming has also been contracted for by the local station on an exclusive basis.
Cable systems not subject to "effective competition" must permit customers to purchase video programming that is offered on a per-channel or a per-event basis without the necessity of subscribing to any tier or service other than the basic service tier, unless the system is technically incapable of doing so.
www.ci.livermore.ca.us /cfr/CFR-regulations.html   (1097 words)

  
 Cable TV: Introduction
Cable television's audiences are not as large or as constant as its boosters depict.
Inside cable newsrooms, Fox still seems to be trying to build staff (perhaps because, unlike CNN and MSNBC, it is still gaining audience) but, overall, the age of innovation and investment in new kinds of programs or people that characterized cable news is no more.
Hour after hour, across all parts of the day, cable television news features constant repetition, a narrow news agenda, an obsession with headlines, scanty sourcing and little autonomy for correspondents in the field.
www.stateofthenewsmedia.org /narrative_cabletv_intro.asp?cat=1&media=5   (696 words)

  
 General Cable Television Industry and Regulation Information Fact Sheet
Cable operators are not required to provide prior notice of any rate change that is the result of a regulatory fee, franchise fee, or any other fee, tax, assessment, or charge of any kind imposed by a Federal agency, State, or franchising authority on the transaction between the operator and the subscriber.
The 1984 Cable Act provides damages and penalties of up to two years in prison and/or $50,000 in fines to be assessed against anyone determined to be guilty either of the unauthorized interception or reception of cable television services or of the manufacture or distribution of equipment intended to be utilized for such a purpose.
Cable television systems may charge political candidates only the "lowest unit charge" of the system for the same class and amount of time for the same period, during the 45 days preceding a primary or runoff election and the 60 days preceding a general or special election.
www.fcc.gov /mb/facts/csgen.html   (14399 words)

  
 Consumer Law Help Manual - Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cable television is primarily regulated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent United States government agency that is directly responsible to Congress.
Cable television service cannot be disconnected solely for non‑payment of the portion of the bill in dispute during investigation of the complaint.
Cable television companies are required to answer business office telephones and provide service in a timely manner as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or local franchise agreement.
www.consumer.state.ny.us /clahm/clahm-cable_tv.htm   (1789 words)

  
 Cable Television as an Advertising Medium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This increasing pattern indicates that cable television is an attractive advertising medium to advertisers.
Although cable television can now be used instead of network TV, it can also be added to network TV and any other media chosen for a media plan.
Cable television tends to appeal to an upper-income and affluent life-style audience.
www.ciadvertising.org /studies/student/99_spring/interactive/yoo/paper/cable-a.html   (375 words)

  
 Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So cable television was introduced, to solve the problems that many people had in receiving broadcast television signals.
Cable companies use fiber optics in their trunks to take signals to coaxial distribution lines, in turn link to drop cables to a subscriber's household (Johnson 1994).
This coaxial cable uses approximately a half of its bandwidth to transmit the traditional cable channels, and the other half is used to transmit other signals such as Internet Service, telephone service, digital television, and pay-per-view movies.
www.sru.edu /depts/cisba/comm/banks/CA480/bfj6491   (840 words)

  
 InfoTech at K-State: Cable TV and Internet
Cable television, started out as a service to relay TV stations to people that could not receive TV with an antenna thus the name Community Antenna Television or CATV came into existence.
Cable television in a form similar to today was born when he wired Lansford using coaxial cable and commercially manufactured boosters.
Cable modem use climbed 30% in 2004 to 21.4 million lines according to a FCC report released in July 2005.
www.k-state.edu /infotech/cable/history.html   (1854 words)

  
 Village of Lisle - Cable Television
Television programming is received on your antenna and passes through your home wiring to your television set.
Cable television companies pay other companies for the rights to re-cast their programming or to show movies, sports, etc. Comcast is the current cable company operating in Lisle.
Thus, throughout the country, it is most common to find one cable company servicing a town, especially in suburban and rural areas where the distance between homes is greater and the cost to connect those homes is more expensive.
www.vil.lisle.il.us /home/index.asp?page=318   (934 words)

  
 Kansas State University Telecommunications | Cable Television | FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cable television brings you more channels and generally better reception than off-air reception of broadcast television, since TV signals travel to your home by cable - rather than through the air.
Television stations from your local area, across the country and around the world are brought into your home through miles of high-technology cable.
If the cable is in your name and you move out of a dorm room be sure and let us know, you are responsible for the service until you let us know that you want your service terminated.
www.telecom.ksu.edu /cable/cblfaq.html   (2225 words)

  
 UM Housing Services - Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Ann Arbor channel line-up of basic cable television is automatically provided and activated to all Northwood III apartments prior to resident(s) moving in.
The Ann Arbor line-up of basic cable television is offered at a reduced rate for Northwood I, II, IV and V. The cable will be activated prior to the resident moving in.
The Ann Arbor line-up of basic cable television is offered at a reduced rate for Graduate students sharing an apartment in Northwood I, II, IV & V. The cable will be activated prior to the resident(s) moving in.
www.housing.umich.edu /services/cable.html   (411 words)

  
 Cable Television
These bids had to cover providing various television and radio services, serving all areas of the city, paying the city the greater of 8 percent of gross receipts or $125,000, and providing the city with certain free connections and services (including studio facilities for originating programming).
Where cable firms compete, rates average 18 to 24 percent less than those charged by monopolies.
In 1993, the FCC adopted a formula that required cable rates on most systems to be reduced by 10 percent from levels of the preceding September.
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 Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cable television first existed as internal distribution centers for the intent of distributing televisions signals in multi-use applications.
Cable television evolved from apartment building CATV systems into large community transmission systems that could provide local broadcast channels to people who lived in large and small rural communities and could not successfully receive them on their own.
Cable companies that could not afford the more expensive cable descramble boxes that allowed easy and almost instant upgrading for subscribers to see these premium channels, achieved similar results through the use of coils located high up on telephone poles outside the subscribers home.
www.freedomisknowledge.com /tvreport/chapter2.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Kern County General Services: Property Management - Cable Television Administration
Whether operating in City or County areas, cable television systems are directly regulated by the Federal Communications Commission and City and County administrative powers are determined and delegated by and through the FCC.
If you have a complaint against a cable television system operating within the unincorporated areas of the County, you may express your concerns by calling (661) 868-3000 or by writing to Property Management at the address shown on the bottom of our Home Page.
It has been our experience that the cable television operators are responsive to subscriber complaints and can normally satisfy your concerns.
www.co.kern.ca.us /gsd/propertymanagement/cable.asp   (264 words)

  
 Cable TV - OIT-Telecom & Net - The Ohio State University
OIT - Telecommunications and Networking is the provider of cable television service to OSU residential and departmental buildings on the Columbus campus.
Our Basic Cable line-up has over 70 channels and includes all the major networks, in addition to many popular entertainment and educational channels.
Theft, willful damage, alteration or destruction of cable television equipment, or unauthorized reception of cable programming is prohibited by federal and state laws, and University Policy.
units.osu.edu /cable_tv   (835 words)

  
 Community Services: Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cable service is provided by Charter Communication and billed every month.
Charter Communications is the fourth largest operator of cable television systems in the United States, serving approximately 6.2 million customers after completing current acquisitions.
Charter Communication offers a full range of traditional cable television services and is launching digital cable television services, interactive video programming, and high-speed Internet access, and is exploring opportunities in telephony.
www.accessduarte.com /CommunityServices/cabletelevision.asp   (247 words)

  
 Northland Cable Television - Cable TV Service Information
Northland Cable Television offers the latest technology and best value in cable television and audio entertainment.
Cable is all we do so you can count on consistently getting the highest levels of products and services
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www.northlandcabletv.com /products/cable/default.asp?area=&office=&atype=   (218 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Cable Modems Work"
For millions of people, television brings news, entertainment and educational programs into their homes.
Many people get their TV signal from cable television (CATV) because cable TV provides a clearer picture and more channels.
If you have ever wondered what the differences between DSL and cable modems are, or if you have ever wondered how a computer network can share a cable with dozens of television channels, then read on.
computer.howstuffworks.com /cable-modem.htm   (195 words)

  
 Satellite & Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
1948 - Cable TV began as Community Access Television (CATV) in Pennsylvania by John Walson to provide television signals to people in the mountains who bought sets from his appliance store in Mahanoy City, charging $100 per hookup and $2 per month.
As the forerunner of a synchronous satellite system that would furnish communications to all the populated areas of the world, Early Bird, with capability of 240 circuits or one TV channel, successfully demonstrated the concept of synchronous satellites for commercial communications.
Terrestial digital television broadcasting began in November using the 8-VSB standard recommended by ATSC and approved by the FCC in 1996.
history.acusd.edu /gen/recording/television3.html   (1578 words)

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