Television, Cable and Pay TV, Video, Satellite Broadcasts

Technology develops rapidly, but the psychological and emotional make-up of people changes only imperceptibly. Therefore the effects on the viewers, described in the previous chapter, cannot be altered by satellite broadcasts, laser beam systems, or wall projections in your own future “home entertainment center.”

Whether the spinners of yams may some day be called cassette-creators, pay-television dramatizers, or computerized story-relay technicians, they will have to tell a story.

Throughout this book, film and television techniques have been described simultaneously, unless they were specifically differentiated. Now, some particular aspects of television must be examined.

The intimacy ...

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