In the television industry, Syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. This includes talk shows, court shows, entertainment related programming, and any other show that is not directly affiliated with one specific network. Due to the fact that these shows are broadcast all over the United States (and in some cases, global), they are not to be listed under major broadcast networks, network affiliates, or independent channels. For example: the talk show Oprah is broadcast in Miami over a CBS affiliate, while in Los Angeles the show is broadcast over an ABC affiliate, while in Seattle the show is broadcast over an NBC affiliate. By listing them under the term Syndicated, this covers all broadcasts over every station across the country without listing them entirely. (Note: TVRage does NOT cover individual stations within select areas, including privately owned stations, affiliate networks, and O&O;'s. We only cover major networks broadcast nationally.)
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