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Biography Channel
FYI (stylized as FYI,) is an American digital cable and satellite channel that is owned by A&E Networks
A&E Networks
, a cable network joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group
Disney–ABC Television Group
subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
(each own 50%). The network features lifestyle programming, with a mix of reality , culinary, home renovation and makeover series. The network originally launched in 1999 as "The Biography Channel", being an offshoot of the A&E television series Biography . As such, it originally featured factual programs, such as reruns of its namesake. As Amax-width:129px"> Original logo used from 1999 to 2001. Second logo used from 2001 to 2007. Third logo used from 2007 to 2014. The channel was launched on January 1 , 1999 as THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL
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Digital Cable
DIGITAL CABLE is any type of cable television distribution using digital video compression for USE. The technology was originally developed by General Instrument
General Instrument
before being acquired by Motorola
Motorola
and subsequently acquired by ARRIS Group . Cable companies converted to digital systems during the 2000s, around the time that television signals were converted to the digital HDTV
HDTV
format, which was not compatible with earlier analog cable systems. In addition to providing higher resolution HD video, digital cable systems provide expanded services such as pay-per-view programming, cable internet access and cable telephone services . Most digital cable signals are encrypted , which reduced the high incidence of cable theft which occurred in analog systems
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Satellite Television
SATELLITE TELEVISION is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location. The signals are received via an outdoor parabolic antenna commonly referred to as a satellite dish and a low-noise block downconverter . A satellite receiver then decodes the desired television programme for viewing on a television set . Receivers can be external set-top boxes , or a built-in television tuner . Satellite television provides a wide range of channels and services. It is usually the only television available in many remote geographic areas without terrestrial television or cable television service. Modern systems signals are relayed from a communications satellite on the Ku band frequencies (12–18 GHz) requiring only a small dish less than a meter in diameter. The first satellite TV systems were an obsolete type now known as television receive-only
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Joint Venture
A JOINT VENTURE (JV) is a business entity created by two or more parties, generally characterized by shared ownership , shared returns and risks , and shared governance. Most joint ventures are incorporated, although some, as in the oil and gas industry , are "unincorporated" joint ventures that mimic a corporate entity. Key elements of a joint venture's design include: 1) the number of parties; 2) the geographic, product, technology and value-chain scope within which the JV will operate; 3) the contributions of the parties; 4) the structural form (each country has specific options, e.g. in the U.S. the main options are a C Corporation or an LLC/partnership structure); 5) the valuation of initial contributions and ownership split among the parties; 6) the economic arrangements, post-deal (e.g. Is the joint venture intended to general profits vs
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The Walt Disney Company
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, commonly known as DISNEY, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate , headquartered at the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios in Burbank , California. It is the world's second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast
Comcast
. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and Roy O. Disney – as the DISNEY BROTHERS CARTOON STUDIO, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO and then WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon the theater, radio, music, publishing and online media
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Sling TV
SLING TV (alternately identified in its logo as SLING TELEVISION) is an American over-the-top internet television service that is owned by Dish Network . Unveiled on January 5, 2015, at the Consumer Electronics Show , the service – which is structured as a virtual multichannel video programming distributor – aims to complement subscription video on demand services for cord cutters , offering a selection of major cable channels and OTT-originated services that can be streamed through smart TVs , digital media players and apps . Sling TV
Sling TV
is led by CEO Roger Lynch, who formerly served as the executive vice president of advanced technologies for Dish Network. The service's precursor, the ethnic television service DishWorld, was also brought under the auspices of Sling TV
Sling TV
LLC and was rebranded as Sling International
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Over-the-top Content
OVER-THE-TOP CONTENT (OTT) is a term used in broadcasting and technology business reporting to refer to audio, video, and other media transmitted via the Internet
Internet
as a standalone product, that is, without an operator of multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems (so-called multiple-system operators ) controlling or distributing the content. CONTENTS * 1 Definitions * 2 Background * 3 Types of content * 4 Modes of access * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading DEFINITIONS THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION with: definitions of the OTT term, from published sources, in relation to the FCC defined categories. You can help by adding to it . (December 2016)In their 2008 book, Introduction to Video Search Engines, David C. Gibbon and Zhu Liu of AT * broadcast television stations; and * online video distributors (OVDs)
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Verizon FiOS
VERIZON FIOS, also known as Fios by Verizon, is a bundled Internet access , telephone, and television service that operates over a fiber-optic communications network with over 5 million customers in nine U.S. states. The name, Fios, is an acronym for Fiber Optic Service. Service is offered in some areas of the United States by Verizon Communications , while Frontier Communications operates licensed FiOS services in former Verizon territories across six states, using a nearly identical network infrastructure. Fios service began in 2005, and networked areas expanded through 2010, although some areas do not have service or cannot receive TV and phone service because of franchise agreements. Verizon was one of the first major U.S. carriers to offer fiber to the home , and received positive ratings from Consumer Reports among cable television and Internet service providers
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IPTV
INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVIS ION (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial , satellite , and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV
IPTV
offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. This is known as streaming media . Although IPTV
IPTV
uses the Internet
Internet
protocol it is not limited to television streamed from the Internet
Internet
, ( Internet
Internet
television ). IPTV is widely deployed in subscriber-based telecommunications networks with high-speed access channels into end-user premises via set-top boxes or other customer-premises equipment
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Streaming Media
STREAMING MEDIA is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. The verb "to stream" refers to the process of delivering or obtaining media in this manner; the term refers to the delivery method of the medium, rather than the medium itself, and is an alternative to file downloading , a process in which the end-user obtains the entire file for the content before watching or listening to it. A client end-user can use their media player to begin to play the data file (such as a digital file of a movie or song) before the entire file has been transmitted. Distinguishing delivery method from the media distributed applies specifically to telecommunications networks , as most of the delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g. radio , television , streaming apps or inherently non-streaming (e.g. books , video cassettes , audio CDs )
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FuboTV
FUBOTV is an American over-the-top internet television service that focuses primarily on channels that distribute international soccer, as well as other sports, news and entertainment
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Reality Television
REALITY TELEVISION is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. It differs from documentary television in that the focus tends to be on drama, personal conflict, and entertainment rather than educating viewers. An early term for the format was docu-soap. The genre has various standard tropes, including "confessionals" (also called talking heads or interview segments) used by cast members to express their thoughts, which often double as the shows' narration
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Television Drama
When used to define a specific genre or type of film or television programme , DRAMA is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "political drama ," "courtroom drama ," "historical drama ," "domestic drama ," or "comedy-drama ." These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods . All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis ) characters . In this broader sense, drama is a mode distinct from novels , short stories , and narrative poetry or songs . In the modern era before the birth of cinema or television, "drama" came to be used within the theatre as a generic term to describe a type of play that was neither a comedy nor a tragedy
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Upfront (advertising)
In the television industry, an UPFRONT is a gathering at the start of important advertising sales periods, held by television network executives and attended by major advertisers and the media. It is so named because of its main purpose, to allow marketers to buy television commercial airtime "up front", or several months before the television season begins. The first upfront presentation was made by ABC in 1962, in an attempt to find out how advertisers felt about the network's new shows. CONTENTS * 1 United States * 2 Canada * 3 Australia * 4 References * 5 External links UNITED STATESIn the United States , the major broadcast networks ' upfronts traditionally occurred in New York City during the third week of May, the last full week of that month's sweeps period. That has changed over the years with the 2017 season now starting in early March and running through May
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Multichannel Video Programming Distributor
In the United States, a MULTICHANNEL VIDEO PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTOR (MVPD) is a service provider that delivers video programming services over more than one channel, usually for a subscription fee. These operators include direct-broadcast satellite providers, cable television systems, and various other wireline video providers (including Verizon FiOS as well as AT"> The corresponding term used by Canadian regulators is BROADCAST DISTRIBUTION UNDERTAKING (BDU). CONTENTS * 1 FCC definition * 2 Origins of cable television * 3 Growth of satellite * 4 Cable Television
Television
Consumer Protection and Competition Act * 5 Telephone companies * 6 Digital TV Transition Fairness Act * 7 Proposals to expand wireless broadband * 8 Municipal systems * 9 Merging TV and Internet * 10 Cord cutters * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links FCC DEFINITION This section needs to be UPDATED
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TLC (TV Network)
TLC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications
. Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles , family life, and personal stories. As of February 2015, approximately 95 million American households (81.6% of households with cable television) receive TLC, although this does not indicate TLC's viewership as of February 2016
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