Cable television and its development 1985
SND-ID: snd0221-2. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001040
Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology
Lund University - Department of Sociology
During the autumn of 1983 the Swedish Telecommunications Administration (Televerket) put trial networks for cable television into operation in Lund. One of the reasons that Lund was chosen as the first test area was its relatively proximity to continental Europe, a proximity that made it possible for to receive terrestrial TV broadcasts from East and West Germany. Cable transmissions began on October 31st 1983. The survey deals with the media and leisure habits of the Lund respondents before the start of cable transmissions. It also deals with the level of interest in, and willingness to pay for, cable services. The second stage of the survey deals with the same respondents two years after the first data collection and, therefore, two years after the introduction of cable services. The purpose of this study is to map the changes brought about by cable, if any, in a specific population over time.
Data contains personal data
Unit of analysis
Inhabitants of four different areas of Lund aged 15-70 years (1983)
Time period(s) investigated
1985 – 1985
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1985 – 1985
- Data collector: Lund university
- Instrument: KabelTV1985_enkät (Structured questionnaire)
- Sample size: 1011
- Number of responses: 552
- Non response size: 459
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Geographic description: Lund
Mass media, Mass media exposure, Leisure time, Information and communications technology, Newspaper readership, Television, Cinema attendance, Satellite television, Television channels, Cable television, Languages, Television advertising, Hobbies, News, Television news, Television programmes, External broadcasting, Theatre attendance, Households, Clubs, Leisure time activities, Social activities (leisure), Radio listening
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Roe, K. (1987) Media and social life in Lund before cable transmissions. The advent of cable systems in Sweden. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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