Monthly Archives: March 2011

Week 11: Discussion Questions

What is the influence of ratings on television economics, and what influence do they have on television programming? What was the purpose of expanding the tracking service in 2007 and its impact on programming and audience development? Ratings has all influence … Continue reading

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[In-Class] Public Television

What role does public television play in the U.S.? Public television offers Americans with unbiased commercial free programming.  Public television has a variety of programs like Frontline, Nova and Antiques Roadshow.  P.B.S. says that they are “America’s largest classroom, the … Continue reading

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Week 10 Discussion Questions

How might consolidated ownership of film, TV and other media outlets affect the film industry in particular? What conflicts does film and TV consolidation present; and how might such consolidation impact consumers? Try to present both a positive and negative … Continue reading

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[In-Class] Movies & 21st Century Technology

What movie distribution services do you find most useful? I personally use Netflix more than any other movie distributuion service. It has removed renting and has taken a huge chunk of the time that I would have spent watching television … Continue reading

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Week 9 Discussion Questions

Most of the revenue in the movie industry comes from ancillary rights, or revenues from non-box office sources. This can include everything from film related merchandise to network TV rights to video rentals. For example, the Harry Potter brand is … Continue reading

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Week 8: Discussion Questions

How has the Telecommunications Act of 1996 affected the radio industry? Be sure to include your thoughts on the pros and cons of deregulation, consolidation and radio network programming from both a consumer and provider perspective. Congress really put a … Continue reading

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Policing the Airways: Free Speech vs. Indecency

How would you define indecency? I believe everyone has their own interpretations of indecency. I would define indecency as anything that someone would find offensive and since that is open to interpretation it is hard to define. Some people are … Continue reading

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