Cable Television companies offer a horde of services to suit individual preferences. They offer local, national, and international programs and channels. Although each cable company has its own set of packages and services, they differ only slightly, and fall broadly under the same categories. These categories can be classified as:
Basic Cable Services: As the name implies, this is the most basic level of services. Basic services include all the off-air Broadcast Television channels as well as all the mandatory franchise related channels, and the government public and education channels. These also include the free to air channels. With almost all cable companies, it is necessary to subscribe to the basic service to be able to receive any of the other available services. Basic service programs can change at any time.
Second Tier Services: This level of service is the one that most people subscribe to as it offers most of the popular channels. It includes national super stations such as WGN as well as other programs such as the Sports channel
With a cable provider, you should expect to pay about 50 dollars a month for the basic service. You may be able to get it a little cheaper with satellite service.
A cable jack is a jack on a wall used to connect a television to cable television services.
A cable guy is a slang term for a person who works for the cable television services and installs cable television.
Cable television first became available in 1948 and subscription services began in 1949. By 2006, 60% of Americans subscribed to basic cable services.
Charter Cable is an authorized reseller of a variety of services that include cable TV, Internet and telephone. This company can bundles these services in order to provide better pricing.
A lot of people are cancelling their cable TV services, and instead opting to use streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. It is a lot cheaper to use the streaming services rather than using regular cable.
Cable TV companies like Time Warner now offer internet services. They also offer cable boxes for TVs that have internet functions. Time Warner offers a discount on bundling these two services.
Some of the cable providers are Sat Services Inc, Allentown Cable, DISH Network, DIRECTV Satellite Allentown, Electric Cablevision Services, A American Satellite Television, and Showtime TV.