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Encyclopedia > Prism (TV channel)

Launched in the '70s by Spectacor, PRISM (Philadelphia Regional In-Home Sports and Movies) was a 24-hour premium channel, intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Unlike other servies, PRISM provided a substantial number of exclusive games for the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Philadelphia 76ers, which enabled it to last far longer than many other regional premium channels. PRISM also offered a selection of new and old movies, but the main attraction was the sports coverage. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ...

PRISM broadcast both through cable systems and for a time, through a scrambled over-the-air signal on WWSG-TV 57. This lasted through 1985, when that station was sold and converted to a free-to-air independent station. WPSG-TV Channel 57 is the UPN Television affiliate in Philadelphia, PA, owned by Viacom, with transmitter in the Roxborough section of the city. ... This article is about the year. ...

PRISM also aired several original shows, many based on sports, such as Broad & Pattison (which is the South Philadelphia intersection of the city's sports complex) and The Great Sports Debate. The channel also aired some non-sports programming such as Prism Kids and Live At Rafters, created in a 1993 revamp that saw the channel modernize its look and attempt to spice up all non-sports programming. South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

By 1989, PRISM was owned by Rainbow Media and launched a companion basic cable channel, SportsChannel Philadelphia, which affiliated with Rainbow's SportsChannel America network(which evolved into an affiliation with Prime Sports, which in turn evolved into Fox Sports Net). The channels, however, had separate graphic and music packages and announcing teams until 1996, when all sports presentation was made uniform. Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels aMC, WE, fuse, Independent Film Channel, and several others. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...

In 1996, Comcast purchased the Flyers and Sixers, with the intent of forming a new all-sports network centered around those teams, effectively driving a stake through the heart of PRISM and SportsChannel. After a year of uncertainty that included plans for PRISM and SportsChannel to become Fox Sports Net channels, Comcast, Liberty Media and Rainbow came to an agreement. PRISM and SportsChannel closed for good on October 1, 1997, but with designated successors: PRISM would give way to Liberty's Starz! movie channel, and the new Comcast SportsNet took on SportsChannel's affiliation agreements with FSN. Comcast Corporation, NASDAQ: CMCSA based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company in the United States. ... The Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L) is an American media conglomerate. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Starzs current logo, introduced March 2005. ... Comcast Sports Net is a group of five regional sports networks. ...

PRISM's legacy is noteworthy because Comcast SportsNet continues to use PRISM's infrastructure of only broadcasting via microwave and fiber optics. A controversial FCC guideline implemented to encourage inverstement in local programming states that a television channel doesn't have to make its shows available to satellite companies if it does not use satellites to transmit its programs. This guideline has allowed Comcast to block Satellite TV providers from carrying Comcast SportsNet. Consequently, satellite penetration in the Philadelphia area is much lower than in other cities. This page is about the radiation; for the appliance, see microwave oven. ... Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... Satellite television is television delivered by way of orbiting communications satellites located 37,000 km (22,300 miles) above the earths surface. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...

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