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Understanding Digital Television by Lars-Ingemar Lundstrom

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5

Digital TV by Cable

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Cable TV is the oldest multi-channel TV media in Europe.

The first cable TV networks were introduced in the United States in order to improve TV reception in areas with poor terrestrial reception conditions. It was also in the U.S. that the idea of using satellites to feed cable TV networks was explored in the late 1970s.

In the beginning of the 1980s, this technology spread to Europe as well. There was a big political debate on this subject in certain countries since television had been a state monopoly for decades. However, as new satellites were launched and the new satellite signals spread ...

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