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Cable Network Programming l Theatrical Motion  Pictures l 80% of programming is  theatrical releases, or  “titles” on major pay-cable  services l Also backbone of USA, 
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Cable Network Programming l Theatrical Motion  Pictures l Film studios sign  “exclusivity deals” with pay  services  l Films are sold by 
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Cable Network Programming Cable Original Movies l Keeps cable attractive despite competition from video  stores & other sources l Stations produce original movies costing between $4  – 8 million  l Cable films address more sensitive issues than films  made for broadcast films
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Cable Network Programming Cable Series l Sign of cable’s programming maturity is the  emergence of “high profile,” regularly  scheduled series l Cable saves costs by using smaller,  independent production companies and by  shooting on location
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Public Television Programming l PBS stations target an “underserved” audience -  not the largest possible audience l PBS charges membership dues to affiliates. In  return, the affiliates share in the programming  funded by CPB, foundations and individual  contributions 
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Public Television Programming l Produces 1500 hours of programming  yearly l PBS produces no programs itself, serves  as a conduit to program producers
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Public Television Programming l In contrast to the major networks, PBS  affiliates themselves decide when to air  national programs l PBS affiliates produce wide variety of local  programming
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Public Television Programming l Just over one in four programs comes from one  of PBS’ member stations l 7% are made via international producers and the  remaining number are funded by consortiums,  philanthropies, corporations, foundations and  individual contributions l PBS includes much comedic/satirical  programming from the BBC and Independent 
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The World of TV Syndication The Syndication Market l Two primary buyers or markets for syndication  programming l 1300 Local television stations l Cable networks including USA Network, TNT, Lifetime
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course RTV 3007 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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