Newsweek Confuses Broadcasting and Cable TV

Larry Weil
Sat Oct 24 20:26:39 EDT 2009

At 4:38 PM -0400 10/24/09, wrote:

>'s where Newsweek's whimsy goes off the rails:  not far 
>from Proxima Centauri, they
>should be just getting Spongebob Squarepants and The Sopranos. 
>These two are ON CABLE, not broadcast.
>Seinfeld yes, Spongebob no as far as electronic propagation is concerned.

Shows that were not on broadcast TV in the US may have been on 
broadcast TV in other countries.  I know that The Sopranos was on OTA 
in Canada.  As for other programs, how do you think they reach the 
cable companies?  They are uplinked to a satellite, and I'm sure some 
(most?) of the signal misses the bird and goes furter off into the 

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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