Saturday, January 27, 2007

Trivia: The Evolution of Cable TV

Here's the result of a recent fact-finding mission to uncover the history of Cable TV. It turns out it was invented a few years before it arrived in Hinsdale! Here's a brief timeline:

In his spare time, Ed Parsons, works on a way for his small town to view some of the 98 broadcast TV stations, and thereby invents cable TV.

Comcast founded with the purchase of a cable system in Tupelo, MS.

1980 Ted Turner starts CNN.

1989 Rupert Murdoch launches the first satellite broadcast system.

Viewership for The Paddle Channel eclipses C-Span as a new nationals champion celebrates her first title.