CHAPTER 6.14 Cable Television Systems

PAUL HEARTY

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

INTRODUCTION

This chapter is provided as guidance for engineering professionals in terrestrial broadcasting concerning technology and practice in cable television.2

Given the depth and breadth of the topic and the limited space available, it is not possible to present this material in any detail. Accordingly, this chapter identifies key standards and other sources that will allow those interested to pursue topics in greater depth. For a more detailed picture of digital video/ audio in cable, readers might examine Ciciora et al. [1], Thomas and Edgington [2], and Ovadia [3].

CABLE IN THE UNITED STATES

At its beginnings in the late 1940s, cable was conceived, ...

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