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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