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Posted July 4, 2011
The Best Business Overview of the TV Industry
This book explains the business and operational relationships between content producers, distributors, and broadcasters which can be very complicated. It covers local stations, syndication, TV networks, cable TV systems, satellite, and other TV industry distribution channels. You will learn about the trends of studio and network content production and licensing and they seem to be rising at a growing rate. The history of the television industry from the transition from radio broadcasting to television broadcasting to non-broadcast (cable TV) is provided. The ownership and affiliate relationship of local television stations is explained. It describes how advertising is sold by networks and at local stations. It covers how the cable TV industry evolved and the companies that have been and continue to be important to the CATV industry. Key TV regulations are explained including broadcast restrictions, advertising limitations, copyright, and privacy. You will learn about the different types of programming including news, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, children's, and others are explained along with their basic production methods, Industry contracts are explained and the book includes many sample contracts such as releases, distribution agreements, production and use licenses, and others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.