First Transmission of ACTV (Excerpt)

1972 | 00:08:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

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This video documents the first cablecast of Austin Community Television (ACTV) in which George Stoney and a group of University of Texas students assembled playback equipment on a hilltop at the cable system's head-end. The head-end is the site of the cable company's antenna where broadcast signals are pulled down, amplified, and distributed through the cable network. George Stoney, shown here telling of his experience with cable access in Mexico, was a community access pioneer.

The original total running time for this piece is 8:00. An excerpt of this title (4:31) is available through Video Data Bank.