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  High-definition television in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, the U.S. President's State of the Union speech in January 2004 was broadcast using a mixture of HD and a few SD camera signals.
Satellite television companies in the USA, such as Dish Network and DirecTV, started to carry HD programming in 2002, it is speculated (and many say testable) that both companies have also reduced the quality of their Standard Definition Broadcasts in order to clear more bandwidth for HDTV.
In May, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit surprisingly struck down the Broadcast Flag mandate in a unanimous ruling, holding that the FCC overstepped its statutory authority when it asserted control of any device capable of receiving an HDTV signal.
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 Television in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two basic types of television in the United States: broadcast, or "over-the-air" television, which is freely available to anyone with a TV in the broadcast area, and cable television, which requires a subscription to receive.
The three major commercial television networks in the U.S. are NBC and CBS, which date to the early days of television, and ABC, founded in 1953.
The standard broadcast television season in the United States is 22 episodes per season; sitcoms may have 24 or more; animated programs may have more (or fewer) episodes; cable networks with original programming seem to have settled on about 10 or 12 episodes per season, in line with much British television programming.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Television_in_the_United_States   (2714 words)

 Political Processes and Television
This early use of television for political advertising was the beginning of a trend that has grown so dramatically that televised political advertising is now the major form of communication between candidates and voters in the American electoral system.
The increased importance of television to political campaigning is also largely responsible for the growth of political or media "handlers." The need to perform well on television (in controlled paid advertising, in debates, on talk-shows, in news interviews, and on pseudo-events planned for television news coverage) has created a great demand for professional campaign consultants.
While television's role in political campaigns and elections is difficult to overestimate, television's significance in the political process carries over to the effects on governing the nation.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/politicalpro/politicalpro.htm   (3559 words)

 Children and Television Violence: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Children's Television Act of 1990 did set some limits on the amount of advertising in children's programming and did set some expectations that stations applying for license renewal will have to explain how they have served the educational needs of children in their broadcast area.
United States Congress, Senate Committee of the Judiciary, Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency (1955a).
United States Congress, Senate Committee of the Judiciary, Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency (1955b).
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 United States: Cable Television
Cable television service is available to 95% of all television households in the United States, and about two-thirds of all television households subscribe to it.
This is the crux of cable television's dependence on municipalities since cities and towns control their own rights-of-way and in many cases also own the utility poles used by cable companies.
During the 1960s the FCC conceived of cable television as an alternative to broadcasting and promulgated the must-carry, nonduplication, and other rules with the intention of enhancing cable television's community presence and possibilities and at the same time protecting broadcasters from competition with the new delivery system.
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 About USA : Media in the United States  > Television
Television has developed since World War II into the most popular medium in the United States, one that has had great influence on American way of life.
The convergence of the computer with TV is permitting a host of new "interactive" services in which the viewer no longer watches passively, for example "Movies on demand" which allows a viewer to choose between several thousand videos is one interactive service.
Similarly, the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) announced on February 1, 1994, an initiative to reduce the level of violence on TV, including parental advisories, a violence rating system, and an industry group to monitor programs.
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 Television in the United States at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Television was invented in the U.S. by Philo T. Farnsworth in 1927, but was not commercialized until the early 1940s, by RCA and CBS; half of all U.S. households had TV sets by 1955.
The closest thing to government-funded domestic television was established long after commercial television networks had already come to dominate the airwaves: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which partially funds PBS TV and NPR radio) was established in 1967.
The standard broadcast television season in the United States is 22 episodes per season; sitcoms may have 24 or more; animated programs may have substantially more--or less--episodes; cable networks with original programming seem to have settled on about 10 or 12 episodes per season, in line with British television programming.
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 The History of Advanced Television in the United States
Initially some 23 Advanced Television proposals are presented to the committee all of which feature analog transmission.
June 1988 A coalition of broadcasters form the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC) to perform unbiased testing of the various advanced television systems in both the field and in laboratory conditions.
Congressional approval is given for the new GA-HDTV standard for the United States.
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 DIGITAL TELEVISION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) allocated 13 channels for television broadcasting in 1945, which is the generally accepted date for the beginning of commercial television in the United States.
Television broadcasting in the United States uses 525 interlaced scan lines, although an industrial standard of 1000 lines was also used in limited cases for closes-circuit television applications.
Today is a time when most people in the United States obtain their television over cable, when satellite dishes are appearing on the roofs of homes around the country, and when almost everyone has a DVD player.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~noll/TheNollView_files/DigitalTV.htm   (1818 words)

 Future of Television 09   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The only place where television is practicable at all is on the very short wavelengths, and these have a useful range limited roughly by the horizon of the transmitting aerial.
Add the expense of a very costly television station to the expense of the necessary programs, and you know why there are only two or three television stations actually on the air, for a few minutes, now and then, in all of the United States.
Today, however, television is terrifically handicapped by the widespread use and high degree of perfection achieved by home movie machines, both silent and with sound, and television engineers bite their nails to keep from screaming when the inevitable comparison is made.
www.widescreenmuseum.com /special/television/television09.htm   (477 words)

 Television Receivers in United States - 2003 Import and Export Market - Research and Markets - Market Research Reports
The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for United States in particular, is estimated using a model which aggregates across over 150 key country markets and projects these to the current year.
For each major country exporting to United States, one can thus observe how important United States is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world.
Television Receivers as a category is defined in this report following the definition given by the United Nations Statistics Division Classification Registry using the Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3 (SITC, Rev. 3).
www.researchandmarkets.com /reportinfo.asp?report_id=111179   (953 words)

 Public Television in the United States of America: Evolution, Institutions, Issues and Relevance to India: UNESCO-CI
However, in the United States all the increase in financial support, station numbers, program sources and distribution means, public broadcasting remains an innovative, dynamic yet minor feature of American mass media and hence the entire socio-political discourse.
However, to its academic, philanthropic, state educational and private high cultural constituencies, non-commercial television was more exciting as compared to educational radio and therefore from the outset it did attract more substantial support locally and nationally.
This would entail the public television stations in India to develop innovative business models in their respective market areas, involving perhaps, strategic partnerships with private competitors in self-financing mechanisms, participative programming and time bound use of the above mentioned multi-media technologies.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=17953&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (2812 words)

 Protecting Children from Harmful Television: TV Ratings and the V-chip
Studies have found that television viewing is associated with aggression, a "desensitization" to violence, and increased fear (Wilson et al., 1997).
More specifically, this paper will briefly describe the history and development of television ratings, discuss three of the major problems associated with television ratings, and then finally point out some of the other methods that are available to help parents cope with the presence of television in their children's lives.
Theoretically speaking, then, the television ratings provide one way for parents to protect their children from witnessing what parents judge to be potentially harmful television.
parenthood.library.wisc.edu /Nathanson/Nathanson.html   (2876 words)

 Digital Television: The Site - What is Digital Television (DTV)? / Consumer Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To find out which digital television channels you can receive now, when other channels are scheduled to go on-air, what content they are airing as well as what antenna you will need, go to the TitanTV.com website run by the Decisionmark corporation.
For the viewer at home, digital television can mean high definition television (HDTV) in a wider 16 by 9 aspect ratio (today's analog TVs have an aspect ratio of 4 by 3) as well as 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound.
Digital Television also means muticasting (or more technically correct-multiplexing) where two or more television programs can share the bandwidth normally used by one analog program.
www.digitaltelevision.com /consumer/what.shtml   (1119 words)

 A U. S. Television Chronology, 1875-1970   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term television is coined by Constantin Perskyi at the International Electricity Congress, part of the 1900 Paris Exhibition (Tube: The Invention of Television by David E Fisher and Marshall Jon Fisher, p.
British television pioneer John Logie Baird appears on WMCA radio to discuss a proposed television station to be operated jointly by his company and WMCA.
First use of videotape in network television programming: CBS uses its first Ampex VTR to be installed at Television City, Los Angeles, to record the evening news (then anchored by Douglas Edwards) and in turn, feeds the tape to West Coast stations three hours later.
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 CSTV: College Sports Television and United States Olympic Committee announce broadcast partnership of year-round ...
The United States Olympic Committee is America's premiere sports organization and is the custodian of the U.S. Olympic Movement.
The USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Games.
The USOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole agency in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the United States teams.
www.cstv.com /genrel/052104aad.html   (1297 words)

 Television in the United States from 1950 to the present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Television in the United States from 1950 to the present
Like the internet now, television along with other modes of media and communication (movies, radio and the telephone) were new and revolutionary in the past.
Television was broadcast to a small number of set owners in New York City in the late 1930s.
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 1931 W2XCR-WGBS Television Studio (USA)
There were 16 stations (in ten states) broadcasting various forms of mechanical television in the United States, between the years 1928 to 1939.
Kansas State College, all were the last to broadcast mechanical television, halting these broadcasts in 1939.
She stands in front of a WGBS microphone, with two banks of photocells on each side, while the Jenkins flying-spot scanner peeks through a hole in the wall behind her.
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 The United States of Television - Global Policy Forum - Social and Economic Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nevertheless, the British Television Distributors Association estimates that the US controls more than 60 per cent of global trade in television exports, estimated at $4bn.
By any measure the rules, which limited the proportion of US households any broadcaster could reach to 35 per cent and prevented media groups from owning television stations and newspapers in the same regional market, were due for revision.
With the exception of the state broadcaster, the lack of restrictions means New Zealand’s media is almost entirely overseas-owned.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/tncs/mergers/0721tv.htm   (2519 words)

 Spanish Internation Network Television - Biography
Pioneer of Spanish Language Television in the United States.
After finishing High School in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 1948, Nicolas came to the United States to learn English and seek an undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology with a minor in math from St. Mary’s University in 1951 and in 1952 a Masters degree from Trinity University.
In 1976 KWEX and San Antonio became the center of operations for SIN, the first Satellite interconnected Television Network in the United States.
www.sintv.org /sintv/biography.html   (767 words)

 US v TEXAS TELEVISION INC GULF COAST - Legal Case Documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Defendant Texas Television, Inc., a Texas corporation, is the parent company of television station KIII-TV, the American Broadcasting Company affiliate located in and operating from Corpus Christi, Texas.
The United States of America, by its attorneys and acting under the direction of the
COMPETITIVE IMPACT STATEMENT The United States of America, pursuant to Section 2 of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act ("APPA"), 15 U.S.C. ยง 16(b), submits this Competitive Impact Statement in connection with the proposed Final Judgment submitted for entry in this civil antitrust proceeding.
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 USATODAY.com - Powell: U.S. ready for war without U.N.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Powell: U.S. ready for war without U.N. MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State Colin Powell told Russia's state-controlled television that the United States was prepared to lead a war against Iraq with or without the consent of the United Nations.
The United States and Britain are pushing a resolution that would open the way to military action, while Russia has joined France and Germany in insisting that weapons inspectors be given more time to complete their work.
According to a State Department transcript of the interview on ORT television, Powell explained that Russia and the United States were divided over both the usefulness of further weapons inspections and the scale of the threat Iraq poses to the world.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-03-05-powell-russia_x.htm   (363 words)

 Fischler.org » United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to Thomas Kean — chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks — the 9/11 attacks could have and should have been prevented.
Residents in the Cincinnati area having a love/hate relationship with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts site, where already public records like state tax liens, arrest warrants, bond postings and the like are all easily searchable and accessible over the net.
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