O or otherwise, that carries a particular network’s programming as an affiliate, or to refer to the status of carrying such programming in a given affiliate station as an «affiliation». This is especially the case for network shows airing outside the network’s primetime hours. Some network affiliates may also choose to air season games involving local sport teams in lieu of network programming. A handful of networks, such as the U.
Unlike the modern-day affiliation model with commercial stations, in which network programming is only shared between the main station in a given market and any repeaters it may operate to extend its coverage, PBS is not beholden to exclusive programming agreements with stations in the same metropolitan area. The «member station» model had historically been used in Canada in the early days of privately owned networks CTV and TVA, but the original «one station, one vote» model has largely faltered as increasing numbers of stations are acquired by the same owners. Historically, the sole commercial station in a market would commonly take affiliations or secondary affiliations from most or all of the major national networks. As a local monopoly, a station could become a primary affiliate of one of the stronger networks, carrying most of that network’s programming while remaining free to «cherry-pick» popular programming from any or all of the rival networks. Further, with the ability of digital television stations to offer a distinct programming stream on a digital subchannel, traditional dual affiliation arrangements in which programming from two networks is combined into a single schedule are becoming more rare. One notable exception to the survival of secondary affiliations are stations owned by West Virginia Media Holdings.
In Canada, affiliated stations may acquire broadcast rights to programs from a network other than their primary affiliation, but as such an agreement pertains only to a few specific programs, which are chosen individually, they are not normally considered to be affiliated with the second network. Syndicated ‘Star Trek’ Puts Dent in Networks». Cult Television as Digital Television’s Cutting Edge». Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-475″. CRTC increases the diversity of voices in the Montreal market». This article is a listing of current ABC affiliates in the continental United States and U.
The station’s advertised channel number follows the call letters. Stations listed in boldface are owned and operated by ABC through its subsidiary ABC Owned Television Stations. Northern Mariana Island — KTGM 14. WOTV serves southern portions of the Grand Rapids market that do not receive adequate over-the-air signal coverage from WZZM. 2 replaced WKDH as the Tupelo-Columbus market’s ABC affiliate, as that station ceased operations on August 31, 2012. ABC Getting New Outlet In Columbus-Tupelo». JOIN MWU Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free!
The medical school is affiliated with a hospital. Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party. Two of the company’s regional affiliates lost money in the past year. Capital Area Food Bank, is particularly in need of assistance, given the number of federal employees furloughed in our country’s capital. Country, «How to Help Federal Workers During the Government Shutdown,» 25 Jan.