Television: What does it mean today?

Ciciora, Walter S.
December 2005
CED;Dec2005, Vol. 31 Issue 13, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the growth of cable television industry. Over the last few years, there occurred several changes in the cable television industry, but not as rapid as the pace of change this year. In the recent past, the industry added fiber optics and became two-way, pay-per-view became impulse pay-per-view. Then television became digital which offered a number of programs by using digital broadcast satellite. When digital came to cable, it brought near-video-on-demand and true video-on-demand. Moreover, the cable modem and the DOCSIS standard which made it into a commodity changed everything.


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