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Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting by Ralph Negrine

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Chapter EightTelevision and Cable Policy in Japan: An Essay

Michael Tracey

We have in Britain, and perhaps in Europe also, become totally enamoured of the idea that whatever the future of television in an economic or organisational sense, and therefore in terms of programming, cable television and satellite television will be an important part of the final mix. One cannot hold a conversation now about the future of broadcasting without it quickly becoming a conversation about the future of cable and satellite.

Elsewhere in this volume the issue of the distinctions between the hype about cable and its economic and social realities, and the question marks against the financial prospects for cable TV, are raised. It would, however, be true to say ...

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