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Professors Paul Driscoll and Michel Dupagne continued to co-author the chapter about multichannel television services in the 2018 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 (DBS) services, describes the technology behind their delivery systems, and discusses current issues affecting the multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) marketplace, including TV Everywhere, "skinny" bundles, and decline of MVPD subscription. Figures and tables are included.