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Assignment 1C


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Assignment 1C

  1. 1. How the TV industry is funded.
  2. 2. The difference between the following 3 types of broadcasters  Public service broadcasting  Commercial broadcasting  Subscription channels.
  3. 3. Public Service Broadcasting  The UK term for "public service broadcasting" refers to broadcasting which is intended for the public and will benefit without any commercial concerns. The communications regulator Ofcom requires that certain television and radio broadcasters fulfill certain requirements as part of their license to broadcast. All of the BBC's television and radio stations have a public service remit, including those that broadcast digitally.
  4. 4. Commercial Broadcasting  Commercial broadcasting (also known as private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship. ITV is an example of Commercial broadcasting.
  5. 5. Pay Television  Pay television, premium television, or premium channels refer to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite television, but also increasingly via digital terrestrial and internet television. Subscription television began in the multi-channel transition and transitioned into the postnetwork era. Some parts of the world, notably in France and the United States, have also offered encrypted analog terrestrial signals, available for subscription, a UK example of this is subscription programmers such as Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision.
  6. 6. How Public Broadcasters receive their funding .£3,656.2 million in license fees collected from householders .£1,101.2 million from the BBC's Commercial Businesses .£269.7 million from government grants, of which 264.7 million is from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the BBC World Service .£75.2 million from other income, such as rental collections and royalties from overseas broadcasts of programming.
  7. 7. How Commercial Broadcasters get their funding  Commercial broadcasters such as ITV primarily is primarily based on the practice of airing radio advertisements and television advertisements for profit. This is in contrast to public broadcasting, such as BBC which receives government subsidies and eschews most (or all) paid advertising.