Arbitron - An international media research firm providing information services that are used to develop the local marketing strategies for electronic media and their advertisers and agencies.
Artists Television Access (ATA) - San Francisco, California-based organization open to independent artists working in video and film. Provides access to editing facilities, low cost media arts education, and a venue for independents to show their work.
Banff World Media Festival - The world's premier forum for professionals working in content creation, distribution and broadcast in television and digital media.
Bright Path Video and Film - Dedicated to the environment, green business, alternative medicine, the arts, education, progressive causes.
Broadcasting and Cable (B&C) - A definitive news source on every aspect of the television industry. Broadcasting & Cable covers the entire spectrum of broadcast, cable, satellite, telco, multimedia, broadband, and other emerging technologies
Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) - is a public forum for all Cambridge residents, businesses and organizations. CCTV provides training and access to telecommunications technology so that all may become active participants in electronic media. CCTV strives to involve the diverse population of Cambridge as producers and viewers, and to strengthen its efforts through collaborations with a wide variety of community institutions.
Center for Communication - An independent media forum, founded in 1980 by former CBS president Dr. Frank Stanton and Museum of Television & Radio president Dr. Robert Batscha, to bridge the gap between the communications industry and students interested in media careers.
Common Sense Media - Exists because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. Provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) - CPB funds over 1,000 public television and radio stations nationwide using an annual appropriation from Congress along with producers, educators and technology specialists for the development of new public television and radio programming.
Cult TV Times - Covers "shows that were mainstream, but are now cult; that are mainstream elsewhere in the world, but in the UK are cult; or were, are and always will be a joy and pleasure to very few of us."
Deep Dish TV - A national satellite network linking access producers and programmers, independent video makers, activists, and people who support the idea and reality of a progressive television network.
Emmys - At the official site for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
European Audiovisual Observatory - Information portal for the audiovisual sector: Media, film, braodcasting (radio and TV), multimedia, Internet, media law, intellectual property, production, transmission and equipment, advertising, print publicatons, online services, and more.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Media Bureau (MB) - Develops, recommends and administers the policy and licensing programs relating to electronic media, including cable television, broadcast television, and radio in the United States and its territories. The Media Bureau also handles post-licensing matters regarding Direct Broadcast Satellite service.
FilmStew - B2B portal, providing products, services, and talent resources required by the international film and television production industry.
Footage - Stock footage resource for news, creative, archival, and RF.
Footnote TV - Examining issues behind your favorite TV shows.
FreeSpeech Internet Television - Audio/video hub on the web created and defined by the people who use it. Provides free hosting for over 7000 non-commercial websites and 2500 media files.
Institute of Communications Studies (ICS) - The Institute is one of the largest departments of its kind in British universities, currently offering six postgraduate schemes as well as a range of undergraduate schemes including the BA in Communications, BA in Broadcasting and the BA in Broadcast Journalism schemes, taught in association with the BBC.
Kemps Film and Television (KFTV) - A comprehensive production guide to film, television and commercial production industries. Search for over 50,000 film, television and commercial production services companies in 115 countries worldwide.
Library of American Broadcasting - Part of the University of Maryland Libraries, the Library of American Broadcasting holds a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting.
Lost Remote - Presents latest trends in TV and new media.
Mass Media Bureau (MMB) - Regulates the television and radio stations in the U.S. The Bureau issues broadcast licenses specifying the community of license, the channel and operating power of the station.
Media Resources Center (MRC) (University of California, Berkeley) - The MRC permanent collection comprises materials in a wide range of subject fields, with emphasis on titles which have broad interdisciplinary interest. The collection includes dramatic performances; literary adaptations; speeches; lectures and events; primary source recordings, such as historic TV commercials and newsreels; and documentaries, including one of the strongest collections of works by independent film and video makers in the U.S. MRC is in the process of developing a digital library of audiorecordings of UCB lectures and events, as well as an archive of significant historical recordings. MRC is also experimenting with adding digital video clips to its catalog of holdings. Both audio and video recordings are available to UCB and other users who have the appropriate players and plug-ins on their computers.
mediabistro: TVNewser - Focused on TV news, the blog presents snippets from top stories of the day and is constantly updated with items ranging from major network decisions -- NBC's recent move to make its entire flagship Nightly News broadcast free on the Internet, for example -- to gossip about behind-the-scenes fighting at the morning news shows. TV Newser, which is hosted by the journalism-related Web site Media Bistro, also includes job listings and detailed parsing of ratings with a heavy focus on cable news channels.
Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) - Located in the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue at Washington Street since the summer of 1992, this extensive public archives collection houses more than 70,000 radio and television programs and commercials.
News Blues - TV news insiders dish the dirt on America's television newsrooms.
NewsLab - A non-profit resource center for television and radio newsrooms, focused on training and research. Offers workshops on writing, storytelling, ethical decision-making, and other topics.
Nielson Media Research - The famous TV ratings company is the leading provider of television information services in the U.S. and Canada, serving national and local customers including television networks and affiliates, independent stations, syndicators, cable networks, cable systems, advertisers and their agencies.
Peabody Awards - While the intent of the Peabody Awards is to recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting and cable, the competition is open to entries produced for alternative distribution, including corporate, educational, home-video release, CD-ROM and World Wide Web. Personal Peabody Award winners over the years have included Rod Serling, Walter Cronkite, Orson Welles, Studs Terkel, Charles Kurault, Norman Lear, Pauline Fredrick, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Christiane Amanpour. In addition to broadcast entertainers and reporters, individual winners have included former FCC Chairman Newton Minow for castigating the industry for being a vast wasteland; rock musician Bob Geldof for organizing Live Aid, the massive fund-raising effort on behalf of victims of starvation in Africa; and investigative reporter Carol Marin for taking a stand against the tide of sensationalism in television news.
Regeneration TV - Worker owned media collective dedicated to providing informative, challenging, and entertaining programming for a diverse audience.
SinclairWatch - Despite lacking a household name, Sinclair Broadcasting Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country - they own more than 62 stations in 39 different TV markets. Their programming reaches more than 1/4 of all U.S. households, making them an extremely powerful gatekeeper of information. Yet it appears that Sinclair has repeatedly abused that power. Sinclair Watch wants to hold Sinclair accountable for its transgressions.
Television History - The history of TV-set design, development and marketing. Once you are inside a major time period, you will find photographs of television sets from around the world, year-by-year links to important facts, magazine covers and advertising. See examples of the world's first television sets, up to and including HDTV models.
Television News Archive - The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. It has been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.
TelevisionWeek - Weekly newspaper of broadcast, cable and interactive media.
Time Warner - Global company delivering entertainment, news and Internet brands across rapidly converging media platforms. The company's unique combination of businesses, consumer relationships and growth opportunities span interactive services, cable systems, publishing, music, cable networks and filmed entertainment.
TiVO - TiVoDVRs are like VCRs, but with a hard disk and without the hassles of videotapes. TiVo automatically finds and digitally records your favorite shows so you'll never "forget" to schedule a recording again.
Media Decoder - New York Times blog: "Behind the Screens, Between the Lines."
TV Guide - Leading provider of electronic television program guides.
TV News Archive - This research library service is intended to enhance the capabilities of journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, civic organizations and other engaged citizens. It repurposes closed captioning to enable users to search, quote and borrow U.S. TV news programs. Available at no charge, the public can use the index of searchable text and short streamed clips to explore TV news, discover important resources, understand context, evaluate assertions of fact, engage with others and share insights.
TV Turnoff Network - A nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.
TVTechnology - Professional information and discussions about television industry.
TVEyes - Specializes in highly automated, instant-alert media tracking services for Internet users. TVEyes.com monitors TV broadcasts in real time and sends you an email instantly when your keywords are spoken.
TVLinks - Watch your favorite TV show links, movies links, documentaries, anime and cartoons for free.
TVSpy - Forum for broadcast professionals, providing job seekers, professionals, and employers with "insider" content and community and business services.
WorldScreen - A publication covering the international television business. WSN Inc., the publishing group behind World Screen, also publishes TV Latina, TV Kids, TV Europe, TV Docs, TV Formats, TV Asia Pacific, TV Listings and the Latin American Media Pocketbook.
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