Test Your Knowledge of Television Networks Around the World!



9 Questions

What are the four major television networks in the United States?

Which network is considered part of the 'Big Four' in the United States?

What are the three national over-the-air television networks in Canada?

What is the largest commercial television network in Brazil?

What are the two national public networks in Australia?

What are the two largest networks in the Philippines that produce all of their prime time programs themselves?

What is ABS-CBN Corporation?

What is the Philippine Broadcasting Service?

What is CNN Philippines?


Television networks are a telecommunications network for the distribution of television program content, where a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers. The terms "television network", "television channel" and "television station" have become mostly interchangeable in everyday language. A tiering is sometimes created among groups of networks based on whether their programming is simultaneously originated from a central point. Cable and satellite television networks are singular operations with no affiliates or component stations. Some stations have the capability to interrupt the network through the local insertion of television commercials, station identifications and emergency alerts. The largest television network in the United States is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a non-profit, publicly owned, non-commercial educational service. The emergence of cable television has made available programs such as those aimed at American bi-cultural Latinos. Television networks also undergo the impending experience of major changes related to cultural varieties. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a major international television network. The Big Three television networks in the United States are the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), CBS, and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). The Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox), which launched in October 1986, has gained prominence and is now considered part of the "Big Four."Television Networks Around the World

  • The United States has four major television networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.

  • The FCC in the US regulates the number of television stations that can be owned by any one network, company, or individual.

  • Canada has three national over-the-air television networks: CBC Television, Ici Radio-Canada Télé, and TVA, as well as APTN, a network focused on Indigenous peoples in Canada.

  • The United Kingdom's first television network was operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1936, and commercial broadcasting was established in 1955 to create a second television network, the ITV network.

  • Sweden had only one television network until the early 1990s, the public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), and commercial companies such as Modern Times Group, TV4, Viasat, and SBS Discovery have established TV networks since the 1980s.

  • The major commercial television network in Brazil is Rede Globo, which was founded in 1965, and other networks include Rede Bandeirantes, RecordTV, SBT, RedeTV!, TV Cultura, and TV Brasil.

  • Australia has two national public networks, ABC Television and SBS, and several privately owned television networks with the largest being operated by MediaWorks.

  • New Zealand has one public network, Television New Zealand (TVNZ), which consists of two main networks: TVNZ 1 and TV2, and several privately owned television networks with the largest being operated by MediaWorks.

  • The Philippines has several television networks, including ABS-CBN, GMA Network, and TV5.

  • In Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, most television services are national networks established by a combination of publicly-funded broadcasters and commercial broadcasters.Television Networks in the Philippines

  • The Philippines has a total of 14 television networks, both free-to-air and cable/satellite channels.

  • The two largest networks in the Philippines, ABS-CBN and GMA Network, produce all of their prime time programs themselves.

  • Other networks adopt block-time programming, which uses programming arrangements similar to the relationship between a U.S. network and station.

  • Networks made up of VHF stations are sometimes informally referred to by their over-the-air channel number in the Mega Manila area.

  • Some networks incorporate their channel numbers in the network's name.

  • ABS-CBN Corporation is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the Philippines.

  • GMA Network, Inc. is a Filipino media company based in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

  • TV5 Network, Inc. is a Filipino media company based in Mandaluyong City.

  • The Philippine Broadcasting Service, also known as the Bureau of Broadcast Services or BBS, is a government-owned radio network in the Philippines.

  • IBC (Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation) is a Philippine-based television and radio network owned by the government of the Philippines.

  • The People's Television Network, Inc. is the flagship state broadcaster owned by the Philippine Government.

  • Net 25 is a flagship television network of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

  • UNTV (Ultra High Frequency Network) is a Philippine television network owned by Progressive Broadcasting Corporation.

  • CNN Philippines is a commercial broadcast cable and satellite television network in the Philippines.


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