Multichannel Television Services

Paul Driscoll, Ph.D. & Michel Dupagne, Ph.D.*

*Driscoll is Associate Professor and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Department of Journalism and Media Management, University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida) and Dupagne is Professor in the same department.

Until the early 1990s, most consumers who sought to receive multichannel television service enjoyed few options other than subscribing to their local cable television operator. Satellite television reception through large dishes was available nationwide in the early 1980s, but this technology lost its luster soon after popular networks decided to scramble their signals. Multichannel multipoint distribution service (MMDS), using microwave technology and dubbed ...

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