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  1. network programming
    programs created and distributed by the major networks; Lost; Grey’s Anatomy
  2. cable programming
    no affiliates and programs - go right to the cable franchises; The Sopranos and SpongeBob
  3. syndication
    programming sold by distribution companies to local TV stations and cable services; “off-network” and “first-run”: Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld
  4. programs that are carried
  5. programs that are not carried 
  6. Financial Interest and Syndication Rules
    • stop the networks from monopolizing entertainment production, banned from
    • owning financial interest in dramatic programming, Networks pay “licensing fees” to production companies, Changes in fin-syn (1990s): networks
    • allowed to own their own shows and sell them into syndication following network
    • run
  7. Prime Time Access Rule
    Intended to encourage production by non-Hollywood companies, allowing the network control of no more than 3 of the 4 ‘prime time’ evening hours, independent stations to compete with network affiliates during “Prime Time” hours
  8. traditional network seasons
    fall: sept-oct second: jan-feb
  9. major studios
    Columbia-Tri-Star (owned by SONY Corp.), MCA-Universal, Twentieth Television/Fox Network, Warner Bros, Paramount (part of CBS conglomerate), NBC Universal, Disney Studios
  10. treatment
    short narrative of pitched program
  11. development
    process where costs and legalities are worked out
  12. step deal
    arrangements for the program put together in specific order
  13. Theatrical Motion Pictures
    • 80% of programming is theatrical releases, or “titles” on major pay-cable services, Film studios
    • sign “exclusivity deals” with pay services, Films are sold
    • by distributors in “packages”
  14. cable series
    sign of cable's programming maturity high profile regularly schedule series, saves costs by using small independent production companies and by shooting on location
  15. Public Television Programming
    • target an “underserved” audience - not the largest possible
    • audience, PBS charges membership dues to affiliates. In return, the affiliates share in the programming funded by CPB, foundations and individual
    • contributions 
  16. two primary buyers for syndication
    1300 local tv stations, cable networks
  17. National Association of Television Program Executives
    Annual convention - NAPTE plugs and showcases newly syndicated programs to local and international TV stations
  18. Three types of syndication
    movie packages, off-net syndication, first-run
  19. largest buyer  of syndication
    cable syndication
  20. barter syndication
    • Syndicators offer their programs to stations for free or at
    • reduced cost in return for airtime
  21. strategies to maximize viewership
    audience flow, target different audience than competitors, challenge programming
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