18 DAYS TO CABLECARD: HOW MANY?
- RUPE SWOOPS ON NEW PAY TV TURF. Sutter, Mary; Newbery, Charles; Bensinger, Ken; Cajueiro, Marcelo // Variety;6/6/2005, Vol. 399 Issue 3, p16
Offers observation on the cable television industry in Latin America. Result of the digital evolution among cablers; Remarks from Bruce Churchill of DirecTV Latin America; Amount that Cablevision will spend to digitalize its system.
- Free-to-air means C4 survival. Lee, Jeremy // Marketing (00253650);12/14/2005, p17
The article presents information related to the plan of Channel 4's CEO Andy Duncan's to scrap subscriptions to FilmFour and make the channel free-to-air. The plan shows that he is still capable of generating the sort of surprise that greeted his appointment as Channel 4 chief executive nearly...
- Must-carry loose ends. Krauss, Jeffrey // CED;May2005, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p54
Focuses on the issues relating to the digital must-carry obligations of cable operators in the United States. Opinion of the Federal Communications Commission; Claim that digital television signals do not have a Vertical Blanking Interval; Electronic program guides.
- Cable's Hot New Digital Competitor. Kupfer, Andrew // Fortune;12/26/1994, Vol. 130 Issue 13, p24
Presents information on megachannel all-digital video service. Description on DirecTV, a satellite service that delivers digital television signals to receivers; Observation on DirecTV manufacturers, Hughes Electronics, a subsidiary of General Motors; Discussion on its subscribers; Impact of...
- I Want My MTV (but no HDTV, thanks). // Design News;9/13/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p11
This article focuses on DTV tuners that can receive digital signals. The American government has come up with a plan to ensure that along with the other 15 percent of TV owners who are "cable holdouts"-are able to receive high-quality, over-the-air digital broadcasts. Under the FCC rule, all TVs...
- DOUBTS ABOUT DIGITAL TV. Aitken, Lucy // Campaign;6/17/2005, Issue 25, p32
This article focuses on the status of pay television in France. Considering that France was the first country in Europe to have pay-TV, it has not exactly been a rip-roaring success. Take-up figures are particularly low when compared with Italy, Germany, the Nordics and Great Britain. According...
- HDTV. // Multichannel News;4/4/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 14, p90
Presents a list of prominent national HDTV programming for April 2005 from cable television's major HD programmers, including primetime and premiere fare and live events in the U.S.
- CEA: Don't Stall the Transition. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;5/16/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 20, p28
Focuses on the views of Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronic Association on digital television transition in the U.S. Implications of the proposed restrictions on cable and satellite TV to subscribers not connected to pay-TV service; Statistical figures on TV subscribers in the...
- CRTC approves a la carte option for Canadians. Vlessing, Etan // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;2/28/2006, Vol. 393 Issue 17, p10
The article reports that Canada's broadcast regulator Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Monday said that existing analog pay and specialty channels will have to be carried by domestic cable broadcasters until at least January 2010. Unveiling rules for the digital migration of...