May 13th, 2013
New technology and opportunities have done much to change the way audiences watch television. The ability to more effectively control your viewing experiences has resulted in many important improvements that have done much to improve audience satisfaction. With the rise of Internet based viewing services, the innovation and advances that cable television services have had to employ in order to stay competitive have done much to expand the options and features that viewers may be interested in. Learning more Read the rest of this entry »
March 27th, 2013
Cable television had its humble beginnings in 1952. There were a number of rural towns that could not get television signals for their new TV sets. A large antenna was place on a mountaintop and people would run a cable from the antenna to their homes. That was the inauspicious birth of cable TV.
Technology evolved over the years and it was discovered that signals from all over the country could be transmitted to a central location and then distributed to a vast number of homes. In 1972, Home Box Office was the first company to sell their signal to Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2012
When you subscribe to Cable TV services, there are actually a variety of quality levels that you can expect when you are watching TV. The quality of picture that you see will depend on the feed of the channel, if the channel is digital and what subscriber package you have.
One of the biggest factors in determining the clarity of a TV channel is how clean or high quality their feed is. The feed is the data that is being sent to your TV Read the rest of this entry »
July 9th, 2012
Today, almost all American homes have cable-ready television sets and/or a cable TV tuner capable of receiving cable signals. In the United States there are roughly 25 cable television providers that service 100,000 or more subscribers. The combined total of all national cable subscribers provided by the various providers is greater than sixty million. The following companies represent the ten largest cable companies in the nation:
Time Warner and Comcast dominate the north east. Cablevision Systems Corporation serves New England and parts of the Mid Read the rest of this entry »
June 25th, 2012
Cable TV has remained a popular option for entertainment.Â However, there areÂ some major negatives associated with choosing cable TV over other providers of cable, such as satellite TV which will be the focus of this article.Â
Cable TV has increased significantly in cost over recent years.Â When it was first launched, one of the major attractions of cable TV was that there were no commercials present on these cable TV networks.Â Over time, that has changed however, and costs have skyrocketed.Â As a result, the cost of cable TV in comparison with other options Read the rest of this entry »
June 10th, 2012
There are many pros to choosing cable TV over other service providers. Before making a decision, keep the following factors in mind.
The biggest plus for most people who choose cable TV service is that they donâ€™t have to deal with a satellite dish. They can be unsightly when placed on your home, especially if it is attached to the front of the house. There can also be complications due to weather. Rain and snow can block the signal from reaching a dish. Cable TV will not have this Read the rest of this entry »
May 29th, 2012
Cable television is one of the things that families have in order to enjoy their favorite shows. The state of the business is either reaching more people or failing depending on who you talk to.
In some states, it seems as though the rates of cable television continue to rise, and the quality of the channels offered is going down. Some people are getting tired of paying for a service that at one time was affordable, but now it is increasing each month. If you have a package that includes your phone and Internet, then it might be Read the rest of this entry »
May 27th, 2012
As the competition between cable and satellite TV has heated up in the recent years, developments in the way we watch TV have been huge. Because cable is designed to allow two way communication, there are a variety of on demand options that are available to cable customers exclusively.
TV shows can be watched at any time after their air date, even if they are not recorded if you have on demand capabilities. Additionally, people with a digital video recorder service can pause and rewind through live TV shows. Because this system has become Read the rest of this entry »
May 24th, 2012
There are two primary advantages to having a cable service provider in America. Access to high quality cable programming is the first. The second is a stability advantage over satellite systems. Both of these make cable the preferred choice for millions of Americans.
Since the FCC regulations shutting down most broadcast channels, it can be difficult to find enough entertainment on TV to satisfy oneself without having a cable service. Cable offers some of the best channel options available today, both in terms of basic Read the rest of this entry »
May 23rd, 2012
Cable Television has come a long way since it was first made available in 1948. When Cable TV first began to reach out, it was not a method of receiving additional channels, and was only really used by people that lived in areas where they were not physically far from the over-the-air transmitters, but lived in a ravine or a mountainous area where television signals had trouble penetrating. However, as time went on, and the government deregulated the cable TV industry in 1972, original programming became pervasive throughout cable, and now is Read the rest of this entry »