Big Three television networks

The Big Three television networks are the three major traditional commercial broadcast television networks in the United States: the American Broadcasting Company, CBS and the National Broadcasting Company. Until the 1980s, the Big Three networks dominated American television; the National Broadcasting Company and Columbia Broadcasting System were both founded as radio networks in the 1920s, with NBC encompassing two national radio networks, the prestige Red Network and the lower-profile Blue Network. They began experimental television stations in the 1930s, with commercial broadcasts being allowed by the Federal Communications Commission on July 1, 1941. In 1943, the U. S. government determined that NBC's two-network setup was anticompetitive and forced it to spin off one of the networks. All three networks began commercial television broadcasts in the 1940s. NBC and CBS began commercial operations in 1941, followed by ABC in 1948. A smaller fourth network, the DuMont Television Network, launched in 1944.

The three networks controlled only a few local television stations, but they swiftly affiliated with other stations to cover the entire United States by the late 1950s. Several of these stations affiliated with all three major networks and DuMont, or some combination of the four, in markets where only one or two television stations operated in the early years of commercial television; as other stations signed on in larger cities, ABC, NBC, CBS were able to carry at least a sizeable portion of their programming on one station. Of the four original networks, only DuMont did not have a corresponding radio network; the fourth major radio network of the era, the Mutual Broadcasting System, had explored the idea of launching a TV network, with consideration being made to have film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer supply programming talent. In fact, Bamberger Broadcasting's WOR-TV & WOIC maintained letterhead with "Mutual Television" decorating their identifications. Beyond this, there is no confirmation, that a cooperative video service was seriously considered, although Mutual's component stations launched television outlets in their home cities.

Some of Mutual's component stations bought a stake in the Overmyer Network in 1967, but other than a single late-night talk show, The Las Vegas Show, which lasted one month, that network never made it to its full launch. For most of the history of television in the United States, the Big Three dominated, controlling the vast majority of television broadcasting. DuMont ceased regular programming in 1955. From 1961, lasting until the early 1990s, there were only three major networks; every hit series appearing in the Nielsen top 20 television programs and every successful commercial network telecast of a major feature film was aired by one of the Big Three networks. There were attempts by other companies, such as the Overmyer Network, to enter the television medium, but all of these ventures lasted only for brief periods; the prohibitive cost of starting a broadcast network, coupled with the difficulty of competing with the massive distribution of the Big Three networks, the infancy and complexities of UHF broadcasting before cable television became commonplace in the 1980s, led to the downfall of all new network ventures.

As the Big Three networks had affiliated with most of the more desirable VHF stations, the full-service approach of the time meant that the networks programmed the entire broadcast day, leaving little room for off-prime-time programming, that left any upstart network to settle for the inferior UHF outlets. Those networks that could have had the resources to compete, such as Canada's CTV Television Network, which attempted an American expansion via WNYB, were forced off the air through legal threats. A viable fourth television network in the commercial sense would not again become competitive with the Big Three until Fox was founded in October 1986 from some of the assets and remnants of the DuMont network, which had become Metromedia after DuMont folded, were acquired by News Corporation earlier in 1986. Fox, which began as a distant fourth network, leapfrogged into major network status in 1994 after must-carry rules took effect. Since its founding, Fox has surpassed ABC and NBC in the ratings during the early primetime hours in which it competes against the longer established networks, becoming the second most-watched network behind CBS during the 2000s.

During the 2007-08 season, Fox was the highest-rate

Yellowhammer News

Yellowhammer News is an American conservative website that publishes news and political commentary pertaining to Alabama. It is owned by Yellowhammer Media, it was founded in 2011 by Alabama native Cliff Sims who left in January 2017 to work in President Donald Trump's administration as assistant communications director for White House messaging, as well as a special assistant to Trump himself. When he left Yellowhammer, Sims sold the company to Tim Howe and John Ross, both former directors of the Alabama Republican Party. Official website Smiley, Lauren. "As You Like It: A partisan site in Alabama exploits trust in local news". Columbia Journalism Review


Q-go was a owned international company that specializes in semantic search SaaS, based on Natural Language Processing technology. The technology provides relevant answers to users in response to queries on a company’s internet website or corporate intranet, formulated in natural sentences or keyword input alike, it integrates automatic statistical reporting of user query behavior for businesses that want to monitor what kinds of questions their customers are asking. This is in order to adjust content to provide the appropriate information for customers and to reduce the load on traditional customer service ports of call, such as call centers and answers by email. RightNow Technologies acquired Q-go for $34 million on January 18, 2011. Rightnow was subsequently acquired by Oracle Corporation. Q-go was founded in 1999, its head office was based in Amsterdam, with further offices in Barcelona, Bonn and New York City. It had partnership presence in other countries; the company’s intuitive website search and question answering management system is available in a variety of languages, including English, German, Italian and Catalan.

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