Author Archive for: ‘Deron Overpeck’

’Make Mine a Movie! In a Movie Theater!’ (Or on My Pay-TV Service): How America’s Theater Owners Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept Cable Television, 1969-1976

Cable television is such a fixture of modern life that it might be easy to forget that its development from a method of delivering distant broadcast signals to a sprawling industry that has effectively subsumed the broadcast networks within it and constitutes an important distribution platform for many of Hollywood’s films was actually contested by a number of interests during …

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