According to Lifetips.com over 51 million people in today’s times are subscribed to cable television. I’m sure many of you love to watch television on your free time, but have you ever wondered how it got started or how it all works? Well today I am going to explain how cable television was originated, where it started, and the growth of Cable TV over the years.
A. Where Cable Television Started
1. Cable TV was first started in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania.
2. It was started in 1948
3. The creator was John Walson.
a. The antenna didn’t give a clear picture.
b. Created Cable TV in his little appliance store.
B. How Cable Television was used.
1. He wanted to sell more TVs, so he figured if he could make the channels come in more clear people would want to buy his TVs.
2. He stuck a large antenna on a large mountain to get the signal and then used cables to run the signal into his stores where he then used more cables to connect the TVs to the signal, creating the first simple “Cable Television Set.”
3. The future governor of the state, Milton Shapp, in the 1950s created a different way using co-axel cable that was able to run the signal from a large antenna to hundreds of televisions.
4. A third man by the name of Robert Tarlton, figured out how to hook all the televisions in the whole town together with that signal, and that way is a basic style of how we connect our TVs for Cable in modern times.
C. Cable Television in today.
1. Only 14,000 cable television costumers throughout the United States.
2. During the 1960s it grew to almost 850,000 subscribers.
3. In the 1970s it skyrocketed again to around 16 million subscribers. Also in 1972, it was the year pay-per-view was...