Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 21, 1974 Limit programing to movies A theatre in your living room By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NLA) Depending on which side of the lence sit. pav TV is either the threat or the promise But ooth sides agree that what was once just an interesting theorv is now a realiU Its. a small reality, however At the moment, there are an estimated homes in the United States that are subscribers to a pay TV system Put onlv a year or so ago there were virtually none so the increase is sizable And the Stanford Research Institute in a iecent study, has piedicted that 30 per cent ol all American homes with televisions will be pay sub- scribers bv 1985 NEW APPROACH What has given pay TV its biggest impetus is a totally new approach Over the years, there have been many gran- diose attempts at some sort of pay TV network Most involv- ed sophisticated hardware and complicated billing systems Todav s most popular pay Tw companies do it the simple way and the simple way is COCKTAILS FOR TWO THOUSAND Our 20 000 sq ft air conditioned Banquet Hall can seat 2 000 people for banquets or accommodate 2 400 for receptions In addition we have twelve superb reception rooms of various sizes to match any event Whether you re planning something quiet or something quite magnificent give us a call P O Box 2110 Calgary Alberta 265 4007 8 Calgary Convention Centre proving effective They piggy back their signal into homes that are equipped with cable TV This enables them to install the system inexpensively 1 his does have the disadvan- tage ol self limiting prospec- tive subscribers to those who have cable TV or are in areas where cable TV is available But there are an estimated eight million homes that have cable TV now, and more are being added each month, so the prospects are there At the moment the two biggest pay TV companies are both located in southern California Optical Systems, which operate pay TV systems in San Diego and Santa Barbara, Ca Toledo, 0 Harnsburg and Easton, Pa Wayne. N F and will soon open up in the Davenport Molme Rock Island area, and Theta Cable which works the Los Angeles area Theta Cable began operations in Los Angeles in April, and signed up 6 600 sub- scribers in its first five weeks That represents roughly 10 per cent of all the pay TV sub- scribers in the United States, showing what can happen when the idea hits a major metropolitan area Both Theta and Optical limit their programming to movies so far They each show two movies a n'ght, one at seven and one at nine, and change the program every week Pay TV is bound by an FCC rule "rammed down our says Optical's president, Geoffrey Nathanson restricting access to movie inventories The rule requires pay TV to pick up a picture, providing the producer makes it available for TV showing that early, within the first two years after its release or wait until it is a ripe 10 years old During the eight years between a rnovie is off limits to pay TV although not to the "free networks and independents They are now trying to get that rule changed, but they are being bitterly opposed by theater owners and the National Association of Broadcasters The movie producers are all for pay TV, feeling that it is another potential source of revenue And, theoretically, if and when there are sufficient subscribers, there could be production exclusively for pay TV use SHOULD HAVE RETIRED In a case reported in 1888 a 15-vear-old female patient vawned continuously for a pe- riod of five weeks Pay TV growth increasing Toyota has the lowest priced popular small car: Two thousand five hundred and ninety-nine dollars. We think that s a lot of money to pay for any car But we also think it s the best barga.n in town Here's why Lowest priced of all popular' small cars. Economy has to begin with price (But it shouldn't end there) And when you compare prices one fact stands out of the 10 best selling small cars in Canada, Toyota has the lowest priced model The Toyota Corolla 1200 KE020KB Now check the dollar difference between Toyota and some of the other popular economy models. Now consider this The Toyota Corolla 1200 is not only the lowest priced model ot the pooular small cars Itsaisotheone that goes the farthest on a gallon of gas Small car mileage chart w H a -200 I 325rrpg 299-pg 29 S -icg 274r-cg 2s Need we say more7 Yes. Best gas mileage of all popular' small cars. A recent survey ot small car buyers asked Canadians how they went about shopping for an economy car Not sumnsing the two most imoortant consid- erations were price and gas mileage These figures are from the Environmental Pro- tection Agency- a U S government body that tested 486 different vehicles to determine gas mileage And m the E P A Gas Mileage Study of 74 models the Toyota Corolla 1200 averaged 325 miles per imperial oallon The best gas mileage of the 10 best selling small cars in Canada (Of course your o.vn mileage may vary depending on road conditions and the way you drive) Economy. And much more Still not satisfied7 Good Because with todays shrinking dollar an economy car should offer you a lot more Not oniy good once and good gas mi'eage But good va'ue right do.vn tne une COROLLA 1200 KE020KB Thai s why even the lowest priced Toyota models come equipped with a wide range ot extras like front disc brakes four-on-the-floor transmis- sion and reclining bucket seats Where many car manufacturers list these as extra cost options they re all standard equipment on every Toyota 22 beautiful ways to save. At Toyota the big option is choice We give you a wider selection of small cars than any other manufacture11 22 models in 6 different series And they re not only different in size They re different in character Chances are one of them is just nght for you Change your car. Not your lifestyle. Now more than ever the small car is the car of the future In the face of nsing prices its one of the few alternatives left And if you re lookng for small car economy with big car performance slyiing comfort and model range then the alternative left is Toyota Which brmgc us right back to the beginning COSOUA WAGON fl't- -MX '-3 c- >c t TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy. .ELICA'VT 4 JZ H-S'sl.'j-'i i ChocHheYel a, f Film board plans new office site WINNIPEG (CP) A National Film Board produc- tion office is to be established in Winnipeg to serve three western provinces, the north and northwestern Ontario Board chairman Sydney Newman here for a board meeting, said in an interview the office will be staffed by western Canadians and acting talent will be drawn from the west and Northwest Territories It will be headed bv Allen Palmer, the board's prairie provinces district chief now stationed in Montreal The office will open Sept 15 Mr Newman said the production centre is designed to stimulate 'the production of motion pictures in the west He said three films are pfanned for production by April 1975 at a cost of An office in the west was considered essential because the main office in Montreal found it difficult to "capture the true nature of the unique western culture" in films produced by eastern crews The board had considered locating the office in Alberta but chose Winnipeg because of its central position The idea of an Alberta office has not been abandoned Mr Newman said the board hopes to bring back a strong sense of regional in- dividualism to Canadians bv locating the production office in Winnipeg The board now has offices in Vancouver. Halifax and Montreal New TV network for OTTAWA CFCN Television Ltd of Calgarv Jias had its bid for an English language station at Medicine Hat Alia approved, the Canadian radio television Commission announced Tftur- sday The licence, which expires March 33. 5978. will give Medicine Hal full CTV programming The and area is also served bv CBC IV OWED OAKLAND Calif (APi William Knowland. Oakland Tribune publisher and former I nitcd Slates senator from California owed banks more than when he romrrnHcd suicide in rYbniarv court documents show Most ol the has bec-n repaid the documents indicate Knowland shot himoelf Feb 23 TV highlights FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY: Challenging Sea, 7 p.m., Ch. 13 The mysteries of the ocean are explored MOVIE ADVENTURE: Evel Knievel, 7 p.m Ch. 9. f motorcycle daredevil engages in a battle of skills with a female cyclist Karen Philipp, Sam Elliot VARIETY: Ronnie Prophet, p.m., Ch. 7. Homespun humor and song Harry Belafonte, Gloria Kaye, B G Griffith 60 mm MOVIE SCIENCE FICTION: Moon Zero Two, p.m. Ch. 11. Outer space in 2021 takes on the look of the lawless Olc West James Olson, Catherine Von Schell, Warren Mitchell 19b9 2 hrs MOVIE CRIME DRAMA: The Sound of Anger, a.m., Ch. 7. A youth on trial for the murder of his girl-friends father Guy Stockwell, Burl Ives 1968 Blast wrecks news office BELFAST (Reuter) The Belfast newsroom of the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC) was wrecked and three people were hurt Friday when a car bomb exploded outside the BBC Northern Ireland headquarters, secruity forces reported The army said two of the injured were members of the seturitv forces The bomb was delivered to the BBC's offices in the centre of Belfast in a car hijacked at gunpoint The driver was forced to park his car outside, then raised the alarm and the bulding was evacuated PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS arc listed by Radio Stations. 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