Television in the Multichannel Age: A Brief History of Cable Television
February 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume examines the many factors that shape today's multichannel television landscape, including government policy, groundbreaking technologies, and the great unknown - the public's fickle programming tastes. It also provides an overview of how broadcast, cable, and satellite television actually "work"; discusses how multichannel television technologies in developing nations can sometimes be a mixed blessing; and considers the future of multichannel television in the U.S. and around the globe.
With the help of newly discovered oral history transcripts, personal interviews, government documents, and never before seen photographs, Television in the Multichannel Age digs deeply into the historical archives to present a fascinating history of media that have come to play critical roles in today's society.
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