digital cable

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digital cable

Cable television in digital form. Using MPEG encoding, digital cable is an enhanced service from the cable companies that provides an option to the regular analog TV. Advantages are on-screen program guides, a sharper picture and more channels of paid and on-demand programs. Unlike "digital satellite TV," which requires a dish on the roof, digital cable, also known as "digital terrestrial TV (DTTV)," is delivered over the same coaxial cable wired into the home or office. See DTV and plug-and-play TV.
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ISLAMABAD -- A Chinese Firm has showed its interest in setting up a manufacturing unit in Pakistan to locally produce set top box for DTH and digital cable TV.
Asianet Satellite Communications, a leading digital cable TV and broadband service provider in Kerala, has announced the roll out of the Asianet Mobile TV+, an on-the-go mobile app intended for live streaming of regional television channels including Malayalam.
Taipei, July 14, 2011 (CENS) -- After starting field test of its high-definition TV channel two days ago, WinTV will officially launch Taiwan's first high-definition general TV channel tomorrow in a bid to help elevate the island's digital cable TV industry.
Existing cable TV operators can easily manage DTH's competition by having digital cable TV system and launching different active services including education learning portals, active games, RSS feeds updates, pay per view and on demand movies services
Under the deal, Sky One and Sky News will continue to be carried on NTL's analogue and digital TV services and Sky Sports News continuing on NTL's digital cable TV network.
Digital DBS services (or direct-to-home (DTH)) were first introduced in 1994 and have reportedly gained a significant head start on digital cable TV in the race for subscribers.
The new products and technology would include access to the Internet via high-speed cable modems, and digital cable TV, which is already available to TCI's current subscribers.
Interactive banking and shopping services can be provided using the technology, which will now form part of C&W's digital cable TV plans, but entertainment is what the public really wants from it.
1 billion in digital cable TV revenues over this period, followed by Japan with an extra US$3.
Analysts believer the format faces competition in the short term from the rival Divx pay-per-view format and, over the long term, from digital cable TV.
To realize the digital cable TV is of great importance for China's informationization construction.