IntroductionSatellite Broadcasting: An Overview of the Major Issues

Ralph Negrine

The last decade has seen an enormous change in the television broadcasting scene across the world. Cable systems and satellite broadcasting — and particularly the marriage of these two technologies — have brought about a phenomenal increase in the available channels of television entertainment and video communication. Broadcasting by satellite has enabled the subscriber to a cable system, whether in the USA or Britain or Sweden, to gain access to a wide range of material previously undreamt of. But these two technologies have other implications which are usually less visible: both technologies are important culturally and industrially. For these reasons, it is necessary ...

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