Corporations: Replaying for Profit

One of the busiest TV performers during the strike against the networks has been the Ampex Corp. of Redwood City, Calif. As the supplier of 75% of the complex electronic equipment used in television production, Ampex accounts for most of the video tape recorders that are now working overtime, unreeling reruns while live stars man the picket lines.

When the need for reruns runs out, Ampex may be busier than ever. At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Chicago last week, Ampex engineers showed off new gear that promises to greatly expand...

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