Cable Today, Tomorrow & the Future of Media
Cable television has been with us for less than 70 years, but its impact on society has been so substantial, it has entirely changed the way we are entertained; how we get our news, how we communicate with each other, and how we view the world around us.
The future of media will have just as dramatic an effect.Read more ...
It is hard to imagine what life would be like if we did not have access to hundreds of TV channels, could not surf the web, and had only one choice for phone service. If it were not for media and the cable industry, this is exactly the world we would live in today. To be sure, media innovations and the industry's willingness to take chances on new technologies has profoundly impacted people's lives.Read more ...
The Cable Center’s position at the center of the industry’s Cx Central (customer experience) evolution began in 2006 with the Cox Endowment to fund an academic program in customer care. The vision was simple – The Cable Center would become the home of thought leadership and research for the industry regarding customer experience.
The Barco Library is home to the world's largest collection of printed resources and equipment exclusively related to the cable industry. This hallmark library is routinely consulted by professionals working on wide-ranging projects—from documentaries and news productions to books and publications.
Cable Connects Us
The cable industry is a significant contributor to the U.S. economy, accounting for two million jobs (directly and indirectly), and when coupled with Telecom, is the second largest investor in the growth of the U.S. economy.
Cable Connects Us tells the story behind these and other numbers, bringing to life a vivid illustration of what the industry looks like today.Coming soon...
Connecting With Students
Connecting college students with the cable industry via the Masters Forum: One Day Degree in Cable, brought out the “big guns” from all aspects of the industry to discuss topics ranging from opportunities in television programming, to trends in television technology, and career advice from top executives. Check out the Forum archives for this and other panel discussions aimed at giving college students a first-hand look at the broad scope of the cable industry.Read more ...
Media's Impact on Society and Culture
Our world, society and culture have changed exponentially in the last 65 years. A credible argument can be waged that cable—and media as a whole—has in fact, changed our world. In many cases, cable has been at the center of the changes, either as the catalyst itself or serving as the primary medium for reporting change. Cable’s impact on culture cannot be denied.
Entire populations continue to benefit from the accelerated speed in which information is transmitted thanks to the Internet. And virtual reality experiences promise to revolutionize the way the world is seen, permanently.
These impacts have become an important part of the media industry’s legacy and story.
But which are the most essential? The most transformational?
Our interactive timeline aims to address this evolving question, covering landmark occurrences such as the the First Cable Systems in 1948, community antenna television (CATV), the deployment of cable modems to make information instantly accessible as well as many others.
After you have learned more about the events that have defined media’s effect on culture worldwide, add to the conversation with #mycablestory.Read more...