Cable TV was created to sell more TVs

Cable TV was created to sell more TVs. http://bit.ly/cAhDSx Talk about unintendec consequences. Guest blogger Craig Engle Senior VP from SyFy on Boing Boing has written a really interesting series all week on why shows get produced and others don’t; why shows get cancelled and other insights into the mind of a network executive.

Walson connected the mountain antennae to his appliance store via a cable and modified signal boosters. In June of 1948, John Walson connected the mountain antennae to both his store and several of his customers’ homes that were located along the cable path, starting the nation’s first CATV system.

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