Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television (Paperback)Megan Mullen (author)
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 11/01/2008
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Television in the Multichannel Age is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the history of multichannel television in all its forms - from cable to direct-to-home satellite and beyond. Chapter by chapter, the book traces the evolution of cable television from its pre-historical origins in the late 1940s to the communications satellites and DBS distribution systems of the modern digital age, both in the U.S. and internationally. * Guides the reader through the history of multichannel television from its origins in the '40s to the modern age * Discusses factors that influence today's television landscape including government policy-making, emerging technologies, and the public's programming tastes * Concentrates on domestic multichannel technologies while considering global impacts of these technologies * Includes newly discovered oral history transcripts, personal interviews, government documents, and never before seen photographs * Presents a fascinating history of media that have come to play critical roles in today's society, and in doing so invites the reader to speculate on the future of multichannel television
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 14 mm
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