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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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Home Video

Steven J. Dick, Ph.D.*

*Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scientist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Communications and Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning.

Introduction

On June 12, 2009, full power television stations in the United States completed the transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting—the biggest change in television standards since the introduction of electronic television in 1945. Seven years later, older tube televisions have virtually left the stores and new methods of program delivery have entered the market.

Background

U.S. commercial television began in 1941 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established a broadcasting standard. Home video ...

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