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Cable television

  1. 1. A Venture Into Cable Television History By: Josh Langer
  2. 2. How It Started <ul><li>Cable Television started because broadcast television had poor reception </li></ul><ul><li>Robert J. Tarlton and Ed Parsons are credited for setting up the first master antenna in 1949 </li></ul><ul><li>Cable at first was not regulated at first </li></ul><ul><li>Cable started to flourish during the Regan administration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growth <ul><li>Subscribers was under 25% until 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Grew over 50% by the end of the 80’s </li></ul><ul><li>Started to decline during the last half of the 90’s </li></ul>
  4. 4. The 90’s and Up <ul><li>10 years from 1994, cable passed in the U.S. jumped from 91.6 million to 103.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, cable systems passed 108.2 million </li></ul><ul><li>About 99% of homes had cable </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, cable dropped 700,000 subscribers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Continued <ul><li>Cable revenue continued to increase because of side services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High-speed internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher basic subscription rates </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cost <ul><li>During the decade starting in 1993, the cost of cable subscriptions grew by 53.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Double the 25.5% increase in the consumer price index </li></ul><ul><li>Cost for cable were up, but cost per viewing hour declined </li></ul>
  7. 7. Continued <ul><li>Programming expenses grew by 10.6% in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic cable increased by 92.6% in a decade to $43.04 per month </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital <ul><li>2000 had 8.7 million households subscribed to digital cable </li></ul><ul><li>After 6 months the numbers had jumped to 12 million </li></ul><ul><li>Hit 22.5 million by 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>2005 hit 26.3 million </li></ul>
  9. 9. Continued <ul><li>By 2005 started offering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVRs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HDTV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone service </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Continued <ul><li>Important factor to eliminating analog broadcast television of February 17, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>40 million U.S. households remain analog-only </li></ul>
  11. 11. Video On Demand <ul><li>Showed signs of growth by the end 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Revenues exceeding $65 million </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to digital cable </li></ul><ul><li>19.5 million users by the end of 2004 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internet and Telephone <ul><li>By the end of 2004, 93% homes passed by cable were offered high-speed Internet service </li></ul><ul><li>38% offered telephone service </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2000’s <ul><li>Although cable has dropped in subscribers since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Cable and satellite television combined showed a steady increase every year since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>84% of U.S. households </li></ul>

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