The new millennium has seen new things in the world of cable television. The way we watch television changed with the development of features, such as video on-demand, which allowed people to stop and pause a program as it was playing and to watch movies with a touch of a button from their cable television remote control.
The new millennium has also seen companies merging, such as AT&T and Comcast, to become the largest cable company around. At the end of 2005, there were over 24.3 million Internet subscribers and 27.6 million digital cable subscribers. Cable television sure has come a long way from 1948, when John Walson set that antenna on top of a mountain in Pennsylvania.