Big Upstream Upgrades
- At press time. // Electronic Media;05/03/99, Vol. 18 Issue 18, p1
Reports developments in the television industry in the United States as of May 1999. Includes subscription rate hike by ESPN; Revelation of the WIS-TV source; Supreme Court order on the turn over of unbroadcast video of riots at Michigan State University.
- Getting through to MDUs. Brown, Karen // CED;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p28
Focuses on the challenges met by cable operators on multi dwelling unit (MDU) service for multi-family segment in the U.S. Importance of MDUs business for cable operators; Launching of Internet Protocol video services by telecommunication providers; Service agreements between MDUs and building...
- DirecTV adds foursomes, forecasts and more. Scully, Sean // Broadcasting & Cable;11/22/93, Vol. 123 Issue 47, p28
Announces participating channels in Hughes' DirecTv direct-broadcasting satellite's programming roster. Distribution of medical-programming Physicians Television Network; Moves by competitor United States Satellite Broadcasting (USSB).
- Future of CableAces in doubt. Richmond, Ray // Variety;03/09/98, Vol. 370 Issue 4, p31
Provides information on the board meeting of the National Academy of Cable Programming (NACP). Purpose of organizing the board meeting; Information about the CableAces awards; Speculation about the plans of Home Box Office (HBO) to withdraw from the competition.
- Set-top boxes underwhelm overbuilder. Robins, Andrew // Electronic Media;8/6/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p28
Reports that overbuilder network RCN has decided to adopt digital cable conditional access solutions from non-American providers. How conditional access technology allows viewers to securely order advanced services through their set-top boxies; Obstacles encountered by the company in trying to...
- Retrans plans: Programming the new channels. McClellan, Steve // Broadcasting & Cable;10/11/93, Vol. 123 Issue 41, p16
Reports on some broadcasters' use of the retransmission agreements to gain carriage, subscriber fees for local and national cable channels and creation of cable channels. Uncertainty of profits; News and information programming; Weather services.
- We have met the competition, and he is us. Cosh, Colby // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;9/18/95, Vol. 22 Issue 40, p31
Reports on competition of Canadian cable television companeis in 1995 for satellite broacast licenses. Actions by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to control which channels citizens may watch; The effect of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite dishes; CRTC's plan...
- Cable's big squeeze. Zoglin, Richard; Gwynne, S.C. // Time;6/27/1994, Vol. 143 Issue 26, p66
Discusses the jammed cable television dial. Average cable system has only about 40 slots for programming, less the over-the-air stations and public-access channels; Roadblock to additional channels in the 1992 Cable Act; Tom Bergeron and Laurie Hibberd on `Breakfast Time,' a morning show on fX...
- PTAR demise. C.M. // Broadcasting & Cable;7/24/95, Vol. 125 Issue 30, p16
Reports the predictions of FCC about the end of the prime time access rule (PTAR) by 1996, which was implemented in 1971 to encourage local and diverse programing. Provisions of the rule; Implications of the demise of PTAR.