a system of broadcasting television programming to private subscribers by means of coaxial cable.
- Also called cable TV, pay cable.
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How to use cable television in a sentence
Even if you never watched a minute of the Duggar reality shows during their 13 years on cable television, a few facts probably seeped into your subconscious.TLC has canceled the Duggars again, but that doesn’t mean people can count them out for good | Emily Yahr | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The cable television has an infinite number of channels, and some of them are even in Spanish.
It includes new product features such as real-time language translation, a new logo and global campaign, which rolled out earlier this summer with broadcast and cable television, connected television, online video, digital, print and paid social.Why video conference app Webex is betting big on influencer marketing | Kimeko McCoy | June 30, 2021 | Digiday
Sure, it aired on cable television, but Cinemax was also a cable channel, and every news outlet from Perez Hilton to The New York Times dismissed reality stars as famous for being famous.
As a result, the company has increased its television media investment by 275% year-over-year and has plans to advertise on TV for the rest of 2021 across network and cable television channels in the 22 markets where the chain has a footprint.‘Helps drive broad awareness’: Why 7-Eleven has returned to TV advertising after a 5 year hiatus | Kristina Monllos | April 29, 2021 | Digiday
Not too long ago, you simply had to have cable television in order to be part of the national popular culture conversation.
Flint is right in saying that this was not “a first” for cable television.‘Girls’: Graphic Content, Objectification, and That Scene | Jace Lacob | March 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the 1990s it was a common trope to complain about welfare recipients who had cable television.
Recently she was offered $10,000 to do an on-camera interview for the cable-television program I Married a Mobster.Whitey Bulger’s Women: Inside the Terror and Glamour of His Ex-Girlfriends | T.J. English | June 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We don't need to abandon ourselves to free-market capitalism under the spiritual leadership of cable television.Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God | The Daily Beast | March 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for cable television
a television service in which programmes are distributed to subscribers' televisions by cable rather than by broadcast transmission
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