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Television and radio channels and organizations

ABC

American Broadcasting Corporation: one of the major television broadcasting companies in the US

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: one of the major television companies in Australia

Auntie

an informal name for the BBC

Auntie

an informal name for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

the BBC

the British Broadcasting Corporation: an organization that broadcasts television and radio programmes and is owned by the British government. It does not have advertising and is paid for by the licence fee (=money paid every year by people who own a television).

the Beeb

the BBC

Broadcasting House

the headquarters of the BBC in London. People sometimes talk about Broadcasting House to refer to the BBC as an organization.

CBC

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: a Canadian television company that receives money from the government

CBS

Columbia Broadcasting System: one of the major television broadcasting companies in the US

channel

noun

a television station and the programmes that it broadcasts

CNN

Cable News Network: a US organization that broadcasts news on television 24 hours a day to countries all over the world

franchise

noun

an arrangement under which a television or radio company is allowed to broadcast in a particular area of the country, or a railway company is allowed to operate trains in a particular area

ident

noun

an image or short film shown on television which tells you which channel you are watching

ITN

Independent Television News: a British organization that prepares news reports for several independent television stations

ITV

Independent Television: a group of British companies that broadcast television programmes paid for by advertisements

local radio

noun

radio stations that broadcast programmes to particular areas, not to the whole of a country

MTV

music television: a US television company that broadcasts music videos

National Public Radio

a group of radio stations in the US that broadcast to the whole country

NBC

National Broadcasting Company: one of the major television broadcasting companies in the US

network

noun

a group of companies that broadcast the same television or radio programmes throughout a large area, or a company that produces or sells the rights to such broadcasts

NPR

National Public Radio

PBS

noun

Public Broadcasting Service: a US television company that broadcasts programmes without advertisements

public television

noun

television in the US that is owned and operated by community organizations, local government, and universities, and that emphasizes educational programmes

side

noun

a television channel

station

noun

a company that broadcasts television or radio programmes

station

noun

a signal on a radio or television from a particular broadcasting company

station

noun

the building where a radio or television company broadcasts from

the Voice of America

a US radio service that broadcasts news and other programmes to countries around the world

the World Service

a British radio service, part of the BBC, which broadcasts news and other programmes to countries all over the world

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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