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Cable television system in Malaysia

Mohd. Supa'at, Abu Sahmah and Chin, Rou Jiun (2008) Cable television system in Malaysia. In: Communication Services In Malaysia. Penerbit UTM , Johor, pp. 53-60. ISBN 978-983-52-0657-3



The convenience of 24-hour cable TV news, offering the latest br eaking headlines at anytime of the day or night, represents an enormous struct ural for cable over network television. Cable has become the television news medium of choice in Malaysia. The network most cited as the No.1 for news remains CNN, preferred over the broad cast networks and even its cable rivals. Cable television system means any facility consisti ng of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and contro l equipment that is designed to provide cable service which includes video programming and which is provided to multiple subscribers within a community [2]. Some cable systems even can let us make telephone calls and receive new programming technologies while a growing number of people with high sp eed Internet access. Cable television system consider as one of the cable service. The abbr eviation CATV is often used to mean "Cable TV" [2]. It originally stood for Community Antenna Television, from cable television's origins in 1948: in areas where over-the-air reception was limited by mountainous terrain, large "community antennas" were constructed, and cable was run from them to individual homes [2]. It is most commonplace in North Ameri ca, Europe, Australia and East Asia, though it is present in many other countries, mainly in S outh America and the Middle East [2]. Cable TV has had little success in Africa, as it is not although so-called "wireless cable" or microwave- based systems are used, "direct-to-home" satellit e television is far more popular, especially in South Africa.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:cable television system, broadcast networks
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:17046
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:30 Nov 2011 04:01
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