Community Antenna Television

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New Factor in the Television Industry

Rapid growth of community antenna television systems presages a significant change in operations of the nation's television industry. CATV is expected to have far-reaching effects on the cost, quality and variety of television fare available to the home viewer. In its early days, community antenna systems served primarily to bring television to homes otherwise too remote to receive any TV signal. Community antenna facilities then began to move into communities already served by local stations but not able to get programs from more distant stations. Now CATV is beginning to penetrate large cities, while expanding its capacity to pick up programs from ever-greater distances.

Some persons think this trend foreshadows a new day of super-television reception, when viewers in all ...

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