Hitching HD to a 'Musical' Star
- DirecTV Floats HD Plans; Dish Inflates Basic Rates. Brady, Shirley; Kramer, Staci D. // Cable World (10427228);1/13/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p10
Reports on the high definition television (HDTV) commitment of cable television network DirecTV. Announcement of a high definition digital video recorder with TiVo service and a fourth HDTV channel; Incentives being given to subscribers; Plan to double its local-channel markets at the end of 2003.
- MSOs Take Many Roads to HD. Kerschbaumer, Ken // Broadcasting & Cable;6/9/2003, Vol. 133 Issue 23, p46
In a continuing hunt for a competitive advantage, cable operators are using high definition (HD) television programming as a weapon. Broadcasting company DirecTV Inc. has announced the launch of an HD pay tier while major cable operators continue to launch HD services in more markets. The...
- More On DirecTV. // CableFAX Daily;2/23/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 36, p1
Reports on the plan of DirecTV to increase the number of its cable subscribers in the U.S. by 2008. Estimated number of high definition channels to be offered by the company by 2007.
- Competition. // CableFAX Daily;1/3/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p2
Reports on the launch of local high definition television channels from cable networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox by DirecTV, in New York City and Los Angeles, California in January 2006.
- Cable's digital dilemma. Griggs, Robyn // Broadcast Engineering;Mar1998, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p150
Focuses on the United States-based cable industry's ambivalence about plans to provide high-definition television to consumers. Concerns about the possibility of digital must-carry rules; Cable companies' preference to use digital compression to squeeze more channels down the same coax.
- HDTV and more. Ciciora, Walter S. // CED;Jun2003, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p68
Focuses on the discussion on high definition television (HDTV) at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. Appeal of HDTV to high-end subscribers; Advantages of HDTV; Political benefits of HDTV.
- Up-Converting the Nonbelievers. Mundy, Alicia // MediaWeek;3/4/2002, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p24
Comments on the digital technology packages offered by cable television operators in Washington, D.C. Complaints of some customers to their local cable franchise regulators; Possible debut of high-definition television in the area; Controversy over the availability of prime-time network shows...
- FCC Chairman Cajoled Cablers on HDTV Transition. Mundy, Alicia; Kramer, Staci D. // Cable World (10427228);3/25/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p7
Reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pushing U.S. cable television networks toward high definition television (HDTV). Factor that influences the cable industry attitude to HDTV; Concern of the FCC and the U.S. Congress about the issue; Companies with HDTV plans.
- HDTV no problem, says cable. Albiniak, Paige // Broadcasting & Cable;04/27/98, Vol. 128 Issue 18, p6
Cites the confidence of cable executives in the United States that their companies' digital set-top boxes will pass through all high-definition television signal formats to digital television sets without degrading the signal quality. Comments from Leo Hindery, president of the...