Independent station is a term for an independent radio or terrestrial television station which is more independent in some way compared to other "dependent" broadcast television network stations. The definition of "independence" varies from country to country, reflecting governmental regulations, market environment and the broadcasting medium's development history.
In the United States and Canada, the term refers to Independent station (North America) broadcast stations which are not directly affiliated with any networks.
In Japan, the term refers to terrestrial stations which are not members of any networks whose dominant stations are located in Tokyo; see Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations (JAITS) for more details. In addition, although The Open University of Japan is not a member of JAITS, it can also be classified as independent.
Other articles related to "independent station, station, independent stations, independent":
... WWHO began operating on August 31, 1987 as independent station WWAT, named after its owner, Wendell A ... It was the first general-entertainment independent station in Columbus since WTTE signed on in 1984 ... The station was sold for $2 million in 1994 to Fant Broadcasting and changed its calls to WWHO ...
... For the previous decade, the Hartford/New Haven television market had been without a general independent station after the sale of WHCT to Dr ... Eugene Scott in 1972 and that station's gradual evolution to religious programming ... hole in the market and the rise of cable television had Connecticut viewers watching independent stations from New York City and Boston, however a hole for a ...
... The WB only occupying two nights of programming, KTVK was essentially an independent station ... programs from the rival Global after becoming an independent in 2002) ... A quirk of KTVK's scheduling of the Fox Kids lineup was that the station aired Animaniacs and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on Sunday evenings, after the 5 p.m ...
... TBS originated as WTCG, a broadcast television station in Atlanta, Georgia that operated on UHF channel 17 ... The "TCG" in the station's callsign officially stood for Turner Communications Group, the forerunner to Turner Broadcasting System, but the station used "Watch This Channel Grow" as a promotional ... WTCG, which signed on in September 1967 as independent station WJRJ, had been microwave-linked from that time to many areas of the Southeastern United States ...
... The station signed on for the first time on May 16, 1982 as WSWS-TV, the Columbus area's first independent station ... programs were dropped by 1987, but the station did retain much of its other secular programming, in addition to CTN's programming ... RCH Broadcasting bought WSWS in 1995, and affiliated the station with the upstart UPN network ...
Famous quotes containing the words station and/or independent:
“Say first, of God above, or Man below,
What can we reason, but from what we know?
Of Man what see we, but his station here,
From which to reason, or to which refer?
Thro worlds unnumberd tho the God be known,
Tis ours to trace him only in our own.
—Alexander Pope (16881744)
“The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.”
—James Madison (17511836)