Impact of the Discovery Channel on Cable TV

Mr. Hendricks founded the Discovery Channel in June 1985 to provide the first exclusive forum for educational and documentary… read more

Mr. Hendricks founded the Discovery Channel in June 1985 to provide the first exclusive forum for educational and documentary programming. His channel focuses primarily on: science, technology, history, human adventure, and world exploration. He talked about the potential for future network programming and the role and impact of government regulation of the cable television industry. He said “the cable television industry stands at the threshold of the next revolution in video communications.” The revolution will be brought about by wide-spread use of “digital compression” technologies that could bring about up to an eight-fold increase in the number of cable channels available. Mr. Hendricks' speech highlighted the celebrations in April of “National Cable Month.” close

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Impact of the Discovery Channel on Cable TV

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Program ID:
17713-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 26, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 26, 1991 | 1:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 1991 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 26, 1991 | 4:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 1991 | 7:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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