Cable Television Prospects for Cassette Systems

Author(s): I. Switzer
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 112 - 114
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00187



Current cable television functions are centered on the "community antenna" concept. Cable systems receive television broadcast stations at either remote or local antenna sites and feed these broadcast television channels to paying subscribers. Some cable systems are originating some programs and program origination on cable systems is receiving increasing attention from the cable television industry and regulatory agencies. Some consideration is being given to the use of cable system facilities for generalized communications functions, some of which include the transmission of visual information.