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15 Cards in this Set

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General Interest magazines
A type of magazine that addresses a wide variety oof topics and is aimed at a broad national audience
Financial interest and Sunication rules. FCC rules that prohibited the major networks from running their own syndication companies or from charging production companies additional fees after shows had completed their prime time runs.
Deficit financing
in television, the process whereby a TV production company leases its programs to a network for a licence fee that is actually less than the cost of production; the company hopes to recoup this loss later in rerun syndication. Production companies go into dept.

programs have to stay in the line up long enough to to build a certain number of episiodes
First Run Syndication
in televion, the process whereby new programs are specifically produced for a sale in syndication markets rather than for network television. EX. Oprah can be on ABC in Indy but on NBC in Chicago becasue it was made for syndication
CATV- Community Atenna Televison
An early cable system that came about because ppl in the mountatins couldn't get a good signal, so put an attena on top of a Mnt and ran a cable into housees to they were able to access cable even though it obly had 12 channels. Eliminates static and each channel had a wire.
Rules esablished by the FCC requiring all cable operators to assign channels to carry all local TV braodcasts ont heir systems, thereby ensuring that local network affliates, independednt stations (those not carring networks programs) and public television channels would benefit from cable's clearer reception. Established in 1995 to carry all local TV broadcasts on their systems
Retransmission Fee
consent periodically given by commercial broadcast stations permitting cable companies to retransmit their signal on bacle, usually in exchange for monetary compensation from the cable companies. A fee is charges per costumer per year
Common carrier
have to carry on a frist come first serve basis such companies do not get involved in content as long as the rate is paid. EX taxi service and post office
electronic publisher
a commincation business such as a broadcaster or cable TV company that is entitles to choose what channels or content to carry. Has control over the content of the cable channel. This makes it harder for small producers to get into the cable business.
Premium Channel
Programs like HBO, show time, pay-per-view and dish on demand that allow for a service to enable constomers to use their TV to bank, shop, play games, ETC. These channels cost more than basic cable
cannels that offerend recently released movies or special one time sporting events that people could pay the designated charge to their cable company allowing them to watch that program at the designated time. There was a great that this would take over movive rentals, but it didn't
Direct Broadcast Satellite
Satellite based services that for a monthly fee downlink hundreds of satellite channels and serices they began distributing video prigrammming directly to households in 1994. This presents the biggest challenge to the exsisting cable and tv industries
Studio system
an early film production that constituted a sort of assemble line process for mivie making: major film studios controlled not only actors but also directors, editors an writers. all wholm worked under exclusive contracts. Thomas Ince and his hollywood triangle started this
Paramount Decision
1948 supreme court decision that ended verticle integration in the film industry by forcing the studios to divest themselves of their theaters.
Digital Divide
The socioeconomical disparity between those who do and those who don't have access to digital technology and media such as the internet