Accession Number:

AD0650390

Title:

THE IMPACT OF COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES ON THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The paper considers separately three classes of technology and their implications for the television industry First, a distribution satellite which could be available by 1970 to distribute television programming to relatively large ground receiving stations tied into existing local broadcasting and community cable systems. Second, a more advanced technology involving quasi-broadcast satellites that could transmit many channels directly to homes -- but at a cost that would make this attractive only in non-urban areas. Third, a yet more advanced technology involving full-broadcast satellites that at very low cost could transmit directly to homes throughout the United States. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE