As opposed to broadcasting; in theory, this was the thing that was supposed
to be the crowning touch of the Age of Cable Television - a cornucopia
of TV tailored to small niches. In practice, we get dross offloaded from
over-the-air TV: professional wrestling, endless reruns of shows and
movies we didn't want to see anyway, trash sports, and infomercials. But there's a few small victories, like Absolutely Fabulous and MST3K.