Cable channels, including public, educational, and governmental, made available to community members on a free or leased basis either with or without studio and production facilities.
Often used as an Internet term. There are two types of addresses: E-mail addresses are for sending e-mail to someone; they almost always contain an @ symbol between the individual's name and the domain name. Web page addresses are more properly called URLs.
A broadcast station not owned by a network but airing its programs and commercials.
Electronic device used to boost, or amplify, electrical signals. For example, in cable systems, amplifiers are used to strengthen TV signals distributed by coaxial cable.
Technology originally designed for transmitting voice (e.g., telephones) where signals are sent as electromagnetic waves. For video service, the signal is sent from the television broadcaster to the local cable operator to the subscriber's home.
TV antennas are specifically designed for the reception of over-the-air broadcast television signals, which are transmitted at frequencies from about 41 to 250 MHz in the VHF band, and 470 to 960 MHz in the UHF band in different countries. Television antennas are manufactured in two different types: "indoor" antennas, to be located on top of or next to the television set, and "outdoor" antennas, mounted on a mast on top of the owner's house.
The width-to- height ratio of the picture frame. TV broadcasts at a 4:3 (1.33:1) aspect ratio; digital TV is broadcast with a 16:9 (1.78:1) ratio; and most feature films are shot in at least a 1.85:1 ratio.
Cable channel dedicated exclusively on a cable system to promoting Pay-Per-View (PPV) events.
Lowest level of service available and required by federal law to include, at a minimum, the re-transmission of local television broadcast signals and local public access channels.
A browser feature that allows a user to save a link to a Web page.Bookmarks are normally accessed through a menu in the user's web browser, and folders are commonly used for organization. In addition to bookmarking methods within most browsers, many external applications offer bookmark management.
Descriptive term for evolving digital technologies that provide consumers with a single-switched facility offering integrated access to voice, video, video-on-demand, high-speed data (Internet), and interactive information delivery.
The geographic area that receives a signal from an originating television station.
Equipment in the homes of cable subscribers used to convert cable signals to normal TV channels. Sophisticated, "addressable" cable converters also allow cable operators to activate, disconnect or unscramble the signal received by a subscriber.
a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources. The major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
A television network available via cable television. Such channels are usually also available via satellite television, including direct broadcast satellite providers such as DirecTV and Dish
The person or company that owns and maintains and is responsible for the cable television system(s) in one or more communities.
A frequency band assigned by the FCC for AM, FM or TV transmission. Each broadcast television station is permitted to operate on only one channel. Channels are assigned geographically to minimize interference between stations.
A type of cable that has an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield. Coaxial cable is widely used in the cable television industry and can carry voice, data and video simultaneously.
A space vehicle which receives TV and radio signals and transmits them back to earth. It is located 22,300 miles above earth in a geosynchronous orbit so that it is stationary in relationship to a fixed position on earth.
Equipment authorized by and often provided by a cable operator for a fee that allows access or controls to cable services.
A small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.
A unique name that identifies an internet resource such as a website. It is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control on the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name.
Payment option where customer receives bill in mail.
A family of technologies that provide internet access by transmitting digital data using a local telephone network which uses the public switched telephone network.The bit rate of consumer DSL services typically ranges from 256 kbit/s to over 100 Mbit/s in the direction to the customer (downstream), depending on DSL technology, line conditions, and service-level implementation.
A consumer electronics device or application software that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. Examples of a DVR would be TiVo and the DISH Hopper.
Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks.
An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered. An email address such as email@example.com is made up of a local part, an @ symbol, then a domain part.
Payment option where customer makes installment payment for their subscription via credit card. The credit card information is provided at the time of the order.
An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made of extruded glass (silica) or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair. Optical fibers are widely used in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than wire cables. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with less loss and are also immune to electromagnetic interference.
A network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on applied rule set. A firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another network (e.g., the Internet) that is assumed not to be secure and trusted. Firewalls exist both as a software solution and as a hardware appliance.
A patented type of graphics file common on the Internet.The format supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. It also supports animations and allows a separate palette of up to 256 colors for each frame. These palette limitations make the GIF format unsuitable for reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color, but it is well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color.
An all-digital TV broadcast signal that delivers a high-resolution, wide-screen picture and 6 channels of digital sound. A resolution of 1,080 lines is considered high definition imagery, although 720 lines of progressive scanning is also considered high resolution.
The initial or main web page of a website.
The standard markup language used to create web pages.
An application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.
A broadcast station which is not directly affiliated with any large network.
A global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide. It is an international network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government packet switched networks, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies.
An organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet. Examples of Internet service providers would be AT&T, Charter, Xfinity, COX, Frontier and Verizon.
A numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. IP addresses are binary numbers, but they are usually stored in text files and displayed in human-readable notations, such as 172.16.254.1 (for IPv4), and 2001:db8:0:1234:0:567:8:1 (for IPv6).
A commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography. JPEG (pronounced "JAY-peg") typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality.Files in this format end in .jpg or .jpeg, and are called JPEG files, which stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group.
A hyperlink is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow either by clicking or by hovering or that is followed automatically. Links are mostly identified in highlighted and/or underlined text.
A computer network covering a small local area, such as a home or office.
A device that modulates signals to encode digital information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.
A telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.Examples of television networks are ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and TBS.
A type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it (as opposed to video-on-demand systems, which allow viewers to see recorded broadcasts at any time). Events can be purchased using an on-screen guide, an automated telephone system, or through a live customer service representative. Events often include feature films, sporting events and other entertainment programs.
The block of broadcast programming taking place during the middle of the evening for television programming. The term prime time is often defined in terms of a fixed time period – 7:00 to 10:00 (Central and Mountain Time) or 8:00 to 11:00 (Eastern and Pacific Time).
A rebroadcast of an episode of a radio or television program..
Often times a satellite dish which is used to obtained a specific communications satellite signal.
A software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a line of results often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs). The information may be a mix of web pages, images, and other types of files. Search engines also maintain real-time information by running an algorithm on a web crawler.
A system that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service.
The broadcasting of programs or events across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium.
The main protocol used to send electronic mail on the Internet.
Unsolicited or undesired electronic messages often times via email.
Multimedia streamed to an end-user. Live streaming, which refers to content delivered live over the Internet, requires a form of source media (e.g. a video camera, an audio interface, screen capture software), an encoder to digitize the content, a media publisher, and a content delivery network to distribute and deliver the content.
High-speed connection linking a computer to the Internet, and capable of carrying data at 1.5 million bits per second.
High speed connection linking a computer to the Internet, and capable of carrying data at 44.7 million bits per second.
One thousand gigabytes (one million megabytes).
Unauthorized use of a cable system or Internet service.
The part of the spectrum, 470 to 800 mHz band, used by television channels 14 through 83.
A specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. Most web browsers display the URL of a web page above the page in an address bar. A typical URL might look like: http://www.allconnect.com.
The part of the spectrum, 54 to 216 mHz band, used by television channels 2 through 13.
A system which allow users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content when they choose to, rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time on televisions, personal computers, mobile devices and tablets.
A web document that is suitable for the World Wide Web and the web browser.
A set of related web pages typically served from a single web domain. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address known as a Uniform resource locator. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web..
Commonly known as the Web. a system of interlinked hypertext documents that are accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.
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