60 Years of Cable


TelevisionWeek looks back on the past decades and the amazing changes the television industry has undergone.

Looking ahead, television is poised to evolve even more thanks to a myriad of factors, including alternate technologies, new models for advertising and ratings, time-shifting and mobility... Matt Blank, the chairman and CEO of Showtime, got in on the ground floor of the premium cable network business in 1976 with a job in affiliate marketing at then-fledgling Home Box Office... Television today is in a state of flux... It began merely as a means for rural folks to receive a newfangled broadcast offering called television that people in big cities had...