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Dr. Paul Driscoll and Dr. Michel Dupagne authored the chapter about multichannel television services in the 2014 edition of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, a popular textbook on new media trends. This chapter reviews the history of cable television and direct broadcast satellite services, describes their delivery systems, and discusses recent issues affecting the multichannel video programming distributor marketplace, including retransmission consent, TV Everywhere, and cord cutting. The authors also provide a biographical sketch of industry pioneer Liberty Media Chairman John C. Malone.