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Cable visions : television beyond broadcasting.

Author: Sarah Banet-Weiser; Cynthia Chris; Anthony Freitas
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2007.
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"Cable television, on the brink of a boom in the 1970s, promised audiences a new media frontier-an expansive new variety of entertainment and information choices. Music video, 24-hour news, 24-hour weather, movie channels, children's channels, home shopping, and channels targeting groups based on demographic characteristics or interests were introduced. Cable Visions looks beyond broadcasting's mainstream, toward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cable visions.
New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007009176
(OCoLC)85833332
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Banet-Weiser; Cynthia Chris; Anthony Freitas
ISBN: 9780814739242 0814739245
OCLC Number: 782877956
Notes: 9780814799499_Banet_Weiser_frnt; 978_0_8147_9949_9_Banet_Weiser_POD_stitched.pdf.
Description: 1 online resource (377 pages)
Contents: The moms 'n' pops of CATV / Megan Mullen --
A taste of class : pay-TV and the commodification of television in Postwar America / John McMurria --
Cable's digital future / Francois Bar and Jonathan Taplin --
If it's not TV, what is it? the case of U.S. subscription television / Amanda D. Lotz --
Where the cable ends : television in fringe areas / Lisa Parks --
Discovery's Wild Discovery : the growth and globalization of TV's animal genres / Cynthia Chris --
Tunnel vision and food : a political-economic analysis of Food Network / Cheri Ketchum --
Target market black : BET and the branding of African-America / Beretta E. Smith-Shomade --
Monolingualism, biculturalism, and cable TV : HBO Latino and the promise of the multiplex / Katynka Z. Martinez --
Gay programming, gay publics : public and private tensions in lesbian and gay cable channels / Anthony Freitas --
11. The Nickelodeon brand : buying and selling the audience / Sarah Banet-Weiser --
Cable watching : HBO, The Sopranos, and discourses of distinction / Dana Polan --
Bank tellers and flag wavers : cable news in the United States / Toby Miller --
Dualcasting : Bravo's gay programming and the quest for women audiences / Katherine Sender --
I'm rich, bitch!!! comedy of Chappelle's show / Christine Acham --
The WWE's global reach : Latino fans and wrestlers / Ellen Seiter.
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