Cable and Pay TV--Summary: 1975 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1114):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 51 rows and 13 columns.

9,800 represents 9,800,000. Cable TV for calendar year. Pay TV as of December 31 of year shown


  1. Includes installation revenue, subscriber revenue, and nonsubscriber revenue;
    excludes telephony and high-speed access.
  2. Individual program services sold to subscribers.
  3. Includes multipoint distribution service (MDS), satellite TV (STV), multipoint
    multichannel distribution service (MMDS), satellite master antenna TV (SMATV),
    C-band satellite, and DBS satellite. Includes average pay unit price based
    on data for major premium pay movie services.
  4. Weighted average representing 8 months of unregulated basic rate and 4 months of
    FCC rolled-back rate.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.