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The Internet Challenge to Television

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$19.00 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780674003897

Publication Date: 09/01/2000


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

53 digital line illustrations, 7 tables


  • Preface
  • I. The Basics
    • Television, the Internet, and Consumer Demand
    • Successful Media Technologies
  • II. The Analog Communication World
    • Nonelectronic Media
    • The Evolution of Broadcast Radio
    • The Tragedy of Broadcast Regulation
    • The Evolution of Broadcast Television
    • The Evolution of Cable Television
    • Early Direct Broadcast Satellites
  • III. The Digital Communication World
    • Understanding Digital Media
    • Networks and Pipelines
    • The Internet
    • The CB Fad: A Cautionary Tale
  • IV. Future Digital Media
    • Direct-to-Home Digital Broadcast Satellites
    • Wireless Cable
    • Digital Television
    • Television by Mail
    • Video on the Web
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

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