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Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982. [1]

186 relations: A Comedy Roast, A Woman of Substance (miniseries), Act of Parliament, Alex Mahon, All 4, American Broadcasting Company, Andy Burnham, Andy Duncan (executive), Annan Committee, Anthropomorphism, Ascential, Astra 2E, Astra 2G, At the Races, Autopsy, BBC, BBC Cymru Wales, BBC One, BBC Two, Belfast, Benefit concert, Betty Dodson, Beyond Citizen Kane, Big 4 (sculpture), Big Brother (UK TV series), Big Brother 3 (UK), Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Birmingham, Box Hits, Box Upfront, Broadcasters' Audience Research Board, Broadcasting Act 1980, Broadcasting Act 1990, Brookside, Cable television, Carol Vorderman, Channel 4 Banned season, Channel 4 News, Channel 4 Sheffield Pitch, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, Channel 5 (UK), Channel Four Television Corporation, ColorCode 3-D, Comedy film, Communications Act 2003, Continuity (broadcasting), Continuity announcer, Countdown (game show), Creative Review, Cricket, ..., Crystal Palace transmitting station, David Abraham (executive), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Derren Brown, Desperate Housewives, Digital audio broadcasting, Digital on-screen graphic, Digital Spy, Digital terrestrial television, Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, Dispatches (TV series), Docudrama, E4 (TV channel), Eir (telecommunications), Equinox (TV series), ER (TV series), Film4, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Four-Mations, Free-to-air, Free-to-view, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Friends, General Post Office, Glee (TV series), Government of the United Kingdom, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Greater London, Gregory's Girl, Group of Eight, Gunther von Hagens, Gwynfor Evans, High-definition television, History of ITV, Home counties, Horse racing, Independent Broadcasting Authority, Independent Television Commission, Internet Archive, ITN, ITV (TV network), ITV Breakfast, ITV Central, ITV plc, ITV Wales & West, ITV Yorkshire, Jani Allan, Jeremy Isaacs, Jonathan Glazer, Kerrang! TV, Kiss TV, Lars von Trier, List of television stations in the United Kingdom, Lord David Dundas, Lost (TV series), Magic (TV channel), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Marie Stopes International, Martin Durkin (television director), Martin Lambie-Nairn, Masturbate-a-thon, Masturbation, Merchant Ivory Productions, More4, Nick Broomfield, Ofcom, One Direction, Oneword, ORACLE (teletext), Paul Coia, Peabody Award, Plaid Cymru, Public broadcasting, Public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Red Bee Media, Red triangle (Channel 4), Rede Globo, Regional variation, Renowned Films, Reproductive health, Richard Whiteley, Robert Ashley, Roseanne, S4C, S4C Authority, Sainsbury's, Satellite television, Saturday Live (UK TV series), Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Sex and the City, Sex education, Simulcast, Sky Go, Sky Ireland, Sky UK, Sky+ HD, South Park, Standard-definition television, Stereoscopy, Stuart Cosgrove, T4 (Channel 4), Tardigrade, Ted Moult, Teletext Ltd., Television film, Television licence, The Box (UK and Ireland TV channel), The Comic Strip, The Courtesans of Bombay, The Great British Bake Off, The Great Global Warming Swindle, The Greenhouse Conspiracy, The Idiots, The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife, The O2 Arena, The Simpsons, The Tube (TV series), TVCatchup, TVPlayer, UPC Switzerland, Video on demand, Virgin Media, Virgin Media Ireland, Virgin Mobile, Wenvoe transmitting station, WightFibre, Will & Grace, Zattoo, 1080i, 16:9, 3 Minute Wonder, 3D television, 4Music, 4seven, 576i. Expand index (136 more) »

A Comedy Roast

A Comedy Roast is a British comedy television show broadcast by Channel 4.

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A Woman of Substance (miniseries)

A Woman of Substance is a British-American three-part television miniseries, produced in 1984.

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Act of Parliament

Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).

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Alex Mahon

Alexandra Rose Mahon (born October 1973) is a British businesswoman, the chief executive of Channel 4 since October 2017, succeeding David Abraham and the first female CEO of a major UK broadcaster.

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All 4

All 4 is a video on demand service from Channel Four Television Corporation.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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Andy Burnham

Andrew Murray Burnham (born 7 January 1970) is a British Labour politician who has been serving as the Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.

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Andy Duncan (executive)

Andy Duncan (born 31 July 1962) is CEO of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (Camelot Group), the operator of the UK National Lottery.

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Annan Committee

The Annan Committee on the future of broadcasting was established in April 1974 to discuss the United Kingdom broadcasting industry, including new technologies and their funding, the role and funding of the BBC, Independent Broadcasting Authority and programme standards.

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Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.

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Ascential plc, formerly EMAP, is a British business-to-business media business specialising in exhibitions & festivals and information services.

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Astra 2E

Astra 2E is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, launched to the Astra 28.5°E orbital slot on 30 September 2013 after a 10-week delay caused by rocket launcher problems.

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Astra 2G

Astra 2G is one of the Astra communications satellites owned and operated by SES, launched to the Astra 28.2°E orbital slot in December 2014, at 03:37:49 Baikonur time.

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At the Races

At The Races is a British television channel owned by Sky plc and Arena Racing Company, owner of 23 (out of the 60) UK racecourses.

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An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection to determine the cause and manner of death or to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present for research or educational purposes.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Cymru Wales

BBC Cymru Wales is a division of the BBC, and the national broadcaster for Wales.

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BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Benefit concert

A benefit concert or charity concert is a type of musical benefit performance (e.g., concert, show, or gala) featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis.

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Betty Dodson

Betty Dodson (born August 24, 1929) is an American sex educator.

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Beyond Citizen Kane

Beyond Citizen Kane is a 1993 British documentary film directed by Simon Hartog, produced by John Ellis, and first broadcast on Channel 4.

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Big 4 (sculpture)

The Big 4 is a sculpture made of steel bars located outside the headquarters of the Channel Four Television Corporation in London.

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Big Brother (UK TV series)

Big Brother is the British version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother created by producer John de Mol in 1997.

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Big Brother 3 (UK)

Big Brother 2002, also known as Big Brother 3, was the third series of the British reality television series Big Brother.

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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is a British documentary series broadcast on Channel 4, that explored the lives and traditions of several Irish Traveller families as they prepared to unite one of their members in marriage.

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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Box Hits

Box Hits (formerly Smash Hits) is a British commercial television channel owned by The Box Plus Network.

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Box Upfront

Box Upfront (formerly Heat) is a British music video television channel owned by The Box Plus Network, a joint venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel Four Television Corporation.

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Broadcasters' Audience Research Board

The Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB) is the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom.

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Broadcasting Act 1980

The Broadcasting Act 1980 (1980 c. 64) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom.

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Broadcasting Act 1990

The Broadcasting Act 1990 is a law of the British parliament, often regarded by both its supporters and its critics as a quintessential example of Thatcherism.

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Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England.

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Cable television

Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.

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Carol Vorderman

Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE RAFAC (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008, publishing newspaper columns on internet topics, writing books on subjects ranging from school textbooks on mathematics to a #1 best-selling book on Detox diets, advocating for numerous charities, and hosting the Pride of Britain awards each year to honour British people who have acted bravely or extraordinarily in challenging situations.

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Channel 4 Banned season

There have been two Channel 4 Banned seasons.

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Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is the main news programme on British television broadcaster Channel 4.

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Channel 4 Sheffield Pitch

The Channel 4 Sheffield Pitch is an annual competition sponsored by British public-service television broadcaster Channel 4, which seeks to offer one new documentary maker the chance to make a film for the company.

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala

Channel 4's Comedy Gala is an annual British comedy benefit show organised by Channel 4 in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

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Channel 5 (UK)

Channel 5 is a British commercial television network.

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Channel Four Television Corporation

Channel Four Television Corporation (informally Channel 4) is a publicly owned media company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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ColorCode 3-D

ColorCode 3-D is an anaglyph 3D stereoscopic viewing system deployed in the 2000s that uses amber and blue filters.

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Comedy film

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor.

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Communications Act 2003

The Communications Act 2003 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Continuity (broadcasting)

Continuity or presentation (or station break in the U.S.) is a term used in broadcasting to refer to announcements, messages and graphics played by the broadcaster between specific programmes.

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Continuity announcer

A continuity announcer is a certain announcer who is seen or heard in TV during continuity, i.e. between shows, to bridge the gap and give the viewer some information about what is to come next.

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Countdown (game show)

Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles.

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Creative Review

Creative Review is a monthly magazine targeted on the commercial arts and design scene.

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Crystal Palace transmitting station

The Crystal Palace transmitting station, currently known as Arqiva Crystal Palace, is a broadcasting and telecommunications site in the Crystal Palace area of the borough of Bromley, England.

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David Abraham (executive)

David Abraham (born August 1963) is a British media executive, who is the ex-chief executive of Channel 4 Television Corporation.

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK, such as broadcasting and internet.

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Derren Brown

Derren Brown (born 27 February 1971) Daily Mirror.

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Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama and mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions.

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Digital audio broadcasting

Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) is a digital radio standard for broadcasting digital audio radio services, used in many countries across Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.

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Digital on-screen graphic

A digital on-screen graphic (originally known as digitally originated graphic, and known in the UK and New Zealand by the acronym DOG; in the US, Canada, Ireland and Australia as a bug or network bug) is a watermark-like station logo that most television broadcasters overlay over a portion of the screen area of their programs to identify the channel.

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Digital Spy

Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.

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Digital terrestrial television

Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based (terrestrial) television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format.

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Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom

Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom encompasses over 100 television, radio and interactive services broadcast via the United Kingdom's terrestrial television network and receivable with a standard television set.

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Dispatches (TV series)

Dispatches is a British current affairs documentary programme on Channel 4, first broadcast on 30 October 1987.

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A docudrama (or documentary drama) is a genre of radio and television programming, feature film, and staged theatre, which features dramatized re-enactments of actual events.

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E4 (TV channel)

E4 is a British-Irish terrestrial digital television channel, funded by advertising.

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Eir (telecommunications)

Eir Group plc., trading as Eir, is a fixed, mobile and broadband telecommunications company in Ireland, and a former state-owned monopoly, which is currently incorporated in Jersey.

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Equinox (TV series)

Equinox was a long-running Channel 4 popular science and documentary programme.

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ER (TV series)

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons.

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Film4 is a British digital television channel available in the United Kingdom, owned and operated by the Channel Four Television Corporation, that screens films.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell.

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Four Mations was a regular animation strand broadcast in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in the 1990s.

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Free-to-air (FTA) are television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee (e.g. Pay-per-view).

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Free-to-view (FTV) is a term used for audio and/or video transmissions that are provided free-of-charge without any form of continual subscription but are nevertheless encrypted.

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Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television service in the United Kingdom, provided by joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc.

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Freeview (UK)

Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform.

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Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

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General Post Office

The General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in England in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of state postal system and telecommunications carrier.

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Glee (TV series)

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015.

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Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital (informally GOSH or Great Ormond Street, formerly the Hospital for Sick Children) is a children's hospital located in the Bloomsbury area of the London Borough of Camden, and a part of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

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Greater London

Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.

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Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl is a 1981 Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan.

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Group of Eight

The G8, reformatted as G7 from 2014 due to the suspension of Russia's participation, was an inter-governmental political forum from 1997 until 2014, with the participation of some major industrialized countries in the world, that viewed themselves as democracies.

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Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens (born Gunther Gerhard Liebchen; 10 January 1945) is a German anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination.

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Gwynfor Evans

Gwynfor Richard Evans (1 September 1912 – 21 April 2005) was a Welsh politician, lawyer and author.

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High-definition television

High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.

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History of ITV

The history of ITV, the United Kingdom "Independent Television" commercial network, goes back to 1954.

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Home counties

The home counties are the counties of England that surround London (although several of them do not border it).

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Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.

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Independent Broadcasting Authority

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the United Kingdom for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4 and limited satellite television regulation – cable television was the responsibility of the Cable Authority) – and commercial and independent radio broadcasts.

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Independent Television Commission

The Independent Television Commission (ITC) licensed and regulated commercial television services in the United Kingdom (except S4C in Wales) between 1 January 1991 and 28 December 2003.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Independent Television News (ITN) is a British-based news and content provider.

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ITV (TV network)

ITV is a British commercial TV network.

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ITV Breakfast

ITV Breakfast Broadcasting Limited (previously known as GMTV Limited) is the national ITV breakfast television licensee, broadcasting in the United Kingdom. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITV plc in November 2009. GMTV, as an on-screen brand name, ended on 3 September 2010, with the newly rebranded ITV Breakfast launching new weekday breakfast programmes Daybreak and Lorraine on 6 September 2010. In March 2014, it was announced 'Daybreak' had been axed amid poor ratings. The programme was replaced on Monday 28 April by Good Morning Britain, reprising the original name of ITV's early morning breakfast programme. The Lorraine segment has not been affected by the changes. At weekends, ITV Breakfast airs children's programming, a simulcast of CITV Breakfast, under the CITV brand, as well as Weekend. ITV Breakfast Broadcasting Limited is a subsidiary of ITV Broadcasting Limited. All of their programs are produced by ITV Breakfast Limited, a subsidiary of ITV Studios.

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ITV Central

ITV Central, previously known as Central Independent Television, Carlton Central and popularly shortened to Central, is the Independent Television contractor for the Midlands, and was created following the restructuring of ATV and commencing broadcast on 1 January 1982.

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ITV plc

ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England.

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ITV Wales & West

ITV Wales and West, previously known as HTV, refers to the Independent Television franchise area until 31 December 2013, licensed to a broadcaster by the regulator Ofcom.

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ITV Yorkshire

ITV Yorkshire is the British television service provided by ITV Broadcasting Limited for the Yorkshire franchise area on the ITV network.

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Jani Allan

Jani Allan (born 11 September 1952) is a South African journalist, columnist, writer and broadcaster.

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Jeremy Isaacs

Sir Jeremy Isaacs (born 28 September 1932) is a Scottish television producer and executive, winner of many BAFTA awards and international Emmy Awards.

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Jonathan Glazer

Jonathan Glazer (born 26 March 1965) is an English filmmaker, whose directing work includes feature films, music videos and advertisements.

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Kerrang! TV

Kerrang! TV is a digital television rock music station owned by The Box Plus Network, which is loosely connected to the magazine, Kerrang!.

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Kiss TV

Kiss TV is a commercial hip-hop music television channel from The Box Plus Network, available on the Sky, Virgin Media, Smallworld Cable and TalkTalk Plus TV digital television platforms.

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Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades.

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List of television stations in the United Kingdom

This list of linear television stations in the United Kingdom refers to television in the United Kingdom which is available from digital terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV providers, with an estimated more than 480 channels.

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Lord David Dundas

Lord David Paul Nicholas Dundas (born 2 June 1945) is an English musician and actor, known for his film and television scoring, having previously had chart success in the rock genre.

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Lost (TV series)

Lost is an American drama television series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

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Magic (TV channel)

Magic is the first British music television channel owned by The Box Plus Network.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Mahmūd Ahmadinezhād, born Mahmoud Sabbaghian (Sabbāghyān) on 28 October 1956) is an Iranian politician who was the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013.

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Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International is an international non-governmental organisation providing contraception and safe abortion services in 37 countries around the world.

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Martin Durkin (television director)

Martin Richard Durkin (born 23 January 1962) is a television producer and director, particularly on Britain's Channel 4.

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Martin Lambie-Nairn

Martin Lambie-Nairn (born 5 August 1945) is an English designer.

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The Masturbate-a-thon is an event in which participants masturbate to raise money for charity and increase the public awareness and dispel the shame and taboos that exist about this form of sexual activity.

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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm.

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Merchant Ivory Productions

Merchant Ivory Productions is a film company founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant (d. 2005) and director James Ivory.

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More4 is a digital television channel, owned by Channel Four Television Corporation.

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Nick Broomfield

Nicholas "Nick" Broomfield (born 1948) is an English documentary film director.

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The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.

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One Direction

One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and, until his departure from the band in 2015, Zayn Malik.

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Oneword Radio was a British commercial digital radio station featuring books, drama, comedy, children's programming, and discussion.

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ORACLE (teletext)

ORACLE (from "Optional Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics") was a commercial teletext service first broadcast on the ITV network in the mid-late 1970s and later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, finally ending on both channels at 23:59 UTC on 31 December 1992.

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Paul Coia

Paul Coia (born 19 June 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish television presenter and continuity announcer who was the first voice to be heard on Channel 4 on its launch in 1982.

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Peabody Award

The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.

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Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru (officially Plaid Cymru – Party of Wales, often referred to simply as Plaid) is a social-democratic political party in Wales advocating for Welsh independence from the United Kingdom within the European Union.

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Public broadcasting

Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.

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Public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the term "public service broadcasting" refers to broadcasting intended for public benefit rather than to serve purely commercial interests.

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Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media, formerly Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (EBMS), is an International broadcasting and media services company headquartered in White City, West London, United Kingdom, with offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle upon Tyne, and international offices in Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Canada, United States and Abu Dhabi.

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Red triangle (Channel 4)

The red triangle was a content warning system employed by mainstream terrestrial British TV broadcaster Channel 4 for a brief period in 1986.

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Rede Globo

Rede Globo (Globe Network), or simply Globo, is a Brazilian free-to-air television network, launched by media proprietor Roberto Marinho on 26 April 1965.

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Regional variation

A regional variation generally refers to times when a radio station or television station simultaneously broadcasts different programmes, continuity or advertisements to different parts of its coverage area.

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Renowned Films

Renowned Films is a London/LA based production company founded by Sony Gold award winning Duane Jones and Broadcast award winning creatives Max Welch and Tim Withers.

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Reproductive health

Within the framework of the World Health Organization's (WHO) definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene, addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life.

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Richard Whiteley

John Richard Whiteley (28 December 1943 – 26 June 2005) was an English presenter, and journalist, best known for his twenty-three years as host of the game show Countdown.

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Robert Ashley

Robert Reynolds Ashley (March 28, 1930 – March 3, 2014) was an American composer, who was best known for his operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques.

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Roseanne is an American television sitcom starring Roseanne Barr.

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S4C (from the Welsh Sianel Pedwar Cymru, meaning "Channel 4 Wales") is a Welsh-language British public-service TV channel broadcast throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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S4C Authority

The S4C Authority (Awdurdod S4C) is an independent public body appointed by the United Kingdom Government's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to oversee the management of the Welsh-language television channel S4C and to regulate the quality of the channel's output.

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Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector in the United Kingdom.

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Satellite television

Satellite television is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location.

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Saturday Live (UK TV series)

Saturday Live (Friday Night Live in 1988) is a British television comedy and music show broadcast by Channel 4 from 1985 to 1988.

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Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, or informally Culture Secretary, is a United Kingdom cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Sex and the City

Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by HBO.

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Sex education

Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.

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Simulcast, a portmanteau of simultaneous broadcast, is the broadcasting of programs or events across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at exactly the same time (that is, simultaneously).

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Sky Go

Sky Go (formerly known as Sky Player, Sky Anytime on PC and Sky By Broadband) is an online television service from Sky which launched in January 2006.

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Sky Ireland

Sky Ireland Limited is a subsidiary of Sky plc and supplies television, internet and telephony services in Ireland.

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Sky UK

Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom.

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Sky+ HD

Sky+ HD is the brand name of the HDTV service launched by Sky plc on 22 May 2006 in the United Kingdom and Ireland to enable high definition channels on Sky to be viewed.

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South Park

South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network.

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Standard-definition television

Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high- or enhanced-definition.

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Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics, or stereo imaging) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.

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Stuart Cosgrove

Stuart Cosgrove (born 12 November 1952) is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive.

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T4 (Channel 4)

T4 was a scheduling slot on Channel 4 (T4 Saturday usually 9 am until 2 pm) and E4 (T4 Sunday usually 9 am until 5 pm).

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Tardigrades (also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets) are water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals.

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Ted Moult

Edward Walker Moult (11 February 1926 – 3 September 1986) was a British farmer at Scaddows Farm near Ticknall, Derbyshire, who became a radio and television personality.

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Teletext Ltd.

Teletext Ltd was the provider of teletext and digital interactive services for ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the United Kingdom.

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Television film

A television film (also known as a TV movie, TV film, television movie, telefilm, telemovie, made-for-television movie, made-for-television film, direct-to-TV movie, direct-to-TV film, movie of the week, feature-length drama, single drama and original movie) is a feature-length motion picture that is produced for, and originally distributed by or to, a television network, in contrast to theatrical films, which are made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.

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Television licence

A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts, or the possession of a television set where some broadcasts are funded in full or in part by the licence fee paid.

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The Box (UK and Ireland TV channel)

The Box is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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The Comic Strip

The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s.

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The Courtesans of Bombay

The Courtesans of Bombay is a 1983 British docudrama directed by Ismail Merchant.

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The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off (often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds, attempting to impress a group of judges with their baking skills, with a contestant being eliminated in each round, with the winner being selected from the remaining contestants that make it to the finals.

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The Great Global Warming Swindle

The Great Global Warming Swindle is a polemical documentary film that suggests that the scientific opinion on climate change is influenced by funding and political factors, and questions whether scientific consensus on global warming exists.

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The Greenhouse Conspiracy

The Greenhouse Conspiracy is a documentary film broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 12 August 1990, as part of the Equinox series, which criticised the theory of global warming and asserted that scientists critical of global warming theory were denied funding.

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The Idiots

The Idiots (Idioterne) is a 1998 Danish comedy-drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife

The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife is a 1991 British feature-length documentary film set during the final days of the apartheid regime in South Africa, particularly centring on Eugène Terre'Blanche, founder and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging.

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The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena (temporarily the sponsor-neutral "North Greenwich Arena", during the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in south east London.

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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The Tube (TV series)

The Tube was a United Kingdom music television programme, which ran for five series, from 5 November 1982 to 26 April 1987.

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TVCatchup is an Internet television service for viewing free-to-air UK channels.

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TVPlayer is an Internet television company serving the United Kingdom, offering access to free live television channel streams using a web browser or application software via big screen and small screen mobile devices.

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UPC Switzerland

UPC Switzerland LLC, trading exclusively under the brand name UPC, is the largest broadband cable operator in Switzerland.

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Video on demand

Video on demand is a programming system which allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century.

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.

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Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland is Liberty Global's telecommunications operation in Ireland.

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Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile is a wireless communications brand used by eight independent brand-licensees worldwide.

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Wenvoe transmitting station

The Wenvoe transmitting station is a facility for broadcasting and telecommunications situated close to the village of Wenvoe in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, in the UK.

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WightFibre is the cable network operator on the Isle of Wight.

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Will & Grace

Will & Grace is an American sitcom created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.

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Zattoo is a TV platform for IP-based transmission of television channels and video on demand content to a variety of devices.

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.

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16:9 (1.7:1) (16:9.

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3 Minute Wonder

3 Minute Wonder is a short Channel 4 television slot that broadcasts first time directors' three-minute TV programmes in the middle of the channel's weekday primetime schedule.

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3D television

3D television (3DTV) is television that conveys depth perception to the viewer by employing techniques such as stereoscopic display, multi-view display, 2D-plus-depth, or any other form of 3D display.

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4Music is a music and entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and available on some digital television providers in the Republic of Ireland.

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4seven (stylised as 47) is a television channel in the United Kingdom which launched on 4 July 2012 at 7.00 pm.

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576i is a standard-definition video mode originally used for broadcast television in most countries of the world where the utility frequency for electric power distribution is 50 Hz.

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