Cable TV Essay by The Research Group

Cable TV
This paper discusses the evolution, regulation, rates and consumer issues about cable TV. Abstract.
# 18670 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 15, 2003 in Business (Industries) , Communication (Television)


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"During the 1980s, cable television became a major feature of American popular culture. Cable ceased to be simply an extension of broadcast TV service, and provided new types of channels, such as Cable News Network, Home Box Office, MTV, and others. The 1984 Cable Act removed a tangle of earlier regulation, but left local cable systems' rates and service largely unregulated.

The cable situation produced in 1984 led to two controversies, one regarding obscenity, the other regarding rates and services. The obscenity controversy was addressed by a measure introduced in 1985, but the measure did not pass, and the cable obscenity issue faded. Allegations of excessive rates and poor service from local cable companies, however, led to widespread public complaints."

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