Multichannel News

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Multichannel News
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Categories Trade magazine
First issueSeptember 15, 1980;42 years ago (1980-09-15)
Company Future US
CountryUnited States
Based in New York, NY
ISSN 0276-8593

Multichannel News is a magazine and website published by Future US that covers multichannel television and communications providers, such as cable operators, satellite television firms and telephone companies, as well as emerging Internet video and communication services.


History and profile

Multichannel News was founded by Fairchild Publications and Paul Maxwell. Its first issue was published on September 15, 1980.

The Walt Disney Company owned the magazine for a year after acquiring Fairchild parent Capital Cities/ABC, then sold it to Cahners Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier. In 2009, owner Reed Business Information sold Twice , Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News to NewBay Media. [1] Future acquired NewBay Media in 2018. [2]

Multichannel News reaches over 18,000 industry professionals in the cable television business and has an editorial focus on programming, advertising, marketing, finance, technology, broadband, and government activities for the worldwide cable television and telecommunications industries. Its readers include executives with cable television networks, cable multiple system operators (MSOs), independent cable system operators, satellite-TV and wireless companies, telecom companies, and suppliers of technology equipment for the cable industry. Multichannel News has exclusive partnerships with trade associations and develops awards recognizing achievements in the television business.

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