Television: Death of STV

Last week's political landslide was so massive that some of the buried victims went almost unnoticed. Pay television in California, for example, was extinguished.

On the California ballot was a proposition that had been put there as the result of a petition signed by over 500,000 voters. It asked, in effect, if Californians approved of legislation that had already enabled Pat Weaver's Subscription Television Inc. to go into business. Californians overwhelmingly said no.

Death Rattle. Weaver's STV, which already has over 6,000 subscribers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, has been...

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