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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition by Graham Jones, Skip Pizzi

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CHAPTER 9

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Television Studios and Playout Facilities

 

 

 

 

This chapter explains the facilities used for making television programs, from the cameras and microphones in the studio to the point at which the program leaves the studio on its way to the transmitter. We will cover the major parts of the production and distribution chain, and then discuss particular studio systems and equipment.

STATION AND NETWORK OPERATIONS

In the United States, each local broadcast TV channel comes from a station with a transmitter in or near the community of license, almost always with a studio facility somewhere within the market area. Although some programming (e.g., local news) is usually produced in studios at the station, many programs ...

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