Currently, the TV industry on a global scale is governed by renowned channels such as Discovery, ESPN, CNN, Disney Channel, Netflix, MTV, etc. Hence beginning with a new brand new channel sounds more of an impossible task to do. Following the survey that was conducted quite recently, it was witnessed that NBC is thestupendous network which is pursued by QBC, ESPN, CBC along Fox had an annual collection of USD 4460 million in 2002. It did have the highest viewership of a whopping 12.5 million back then.
It also is claimed that it is one of the quickest booming channels. The cluster of 25 best international channels had a total income of USD 38 billion. The fact that makes them so much loved all around the world is the vivid and catchy content they broadcast. In this blog, we have a complete guide which will help you how to start a TV channel.
To start a TV channel, which cannot be done with a fancy budget. Which will also require contracts from the industry and good political contacts, that’s a different story. There are certain protocols following which even you can start a TV channel. So the first thing is to make a plan of execution for ease of needed information and laws published by the government concerning a new TV channel.
Luckily, we live in a digital era, so the one who wish to open a TV channel it’s a piece of good news for them. Hence here in this blog, we will take a close look at what factors and things are important to pay attention to when inaugurating a new TV Channel
The Types: Broadcasting System TV channel dispatch
The expedition of beginning a new TV channel will start only when the modes of TV transferal. Generally, the 2 famous types of TV signal channeling are modern broadcasting and classical conventional systems. There are numerous other types of TV signal channeling in both the mentioned systems.
So let’s take a closer look at all the broadcasting systems on TV which can be selected for channeling the TV with the signal.
This may cover all the classic and old school systems for broadcasting which always have been in use by the channels for signal dispatching. Even though enough time has passed there are a few of them which still sustains that popularity. Let’s take a look at some of them
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1. Analog Terrestrial TV
In the Analog Terrestrial TV system, the TV video casting does not get into the satellite relaying or underground cables. Back in the old days, this was the most commonly used technique. As till 1950 people had no choice but to use this methodology for broadcasting the TV channel. Later with the introduction of community antenna or cable television took its place and CATV became popular and was used extensively.
2. Digital satellite TV
Currently, this system is the most common and widely used system for providing the TV with the signals needed for broadcasting a channel. So this system sends and receives the signal with the help of satellite dishes and set-top box. It offers a wide variety of TV channels and various other services even if the areas are outside the city boundaries.
As it could be understood from the name it transmits the signal with the uplinked dishes of the satellite. The dishes have a diameter of 10-12 meters. For relaying the uplink signals, the dish is faced as per the appropriate direction of the satellite. As after a long journey, the linked down satellite signals may get weak, so the parabolic dish reflects and receives it to the focal center of dish and satellite respectively.
There is a device which is installed known as LNB docked at the focal point. Eventually, after such a long procedure the channels are visible through the medium of set-top box
3. Cable TV
As it could be understood from the very name CABLE TV, the signal relay is conveyed via coaxial cables in the cable TV system for broadcasting. It is way different from the classical system used for broadcasting such as satellite or analog dishes. It is taken into consideration to distribute television channel to any subscriber belonging from a particular area.
Generally, the people make use of it to host all the local channels and the content is directly related to the people who live in that area. The network architecture can be related to a tree wherein the branches transmit the signal to the street as the broadcaster is more like a trunk to it.
In the last 10 years, the majority of contemporary technologies have seen a revolution for TV channel broadcasting, as you can make use of such systems for starting a television channel. They include:
1. Digital Terrestrial TV
This particular technology offers a huge number of channels through aerial broadcasts pass by traditional antenna instead than a satellite dish or cable TV connection. It can cater to the need of great quality picture in MP4-AVC transformed in a transmission channel with a link speed of 24 MB/per second.
2. Video on Demand
The video-on-demand technology is where the viewers can see the broadcasted video in real-time as per their wish. This specific system operates via a set-top-box. It allowsthe user to download or watch the content on their respective devices at any point of given time. This is recommended if you wish to begin a video hosting channel. Ideal for a music channel. Although, there is a need to get the videos updated from time to time.
3. Internet TV Channel
As the internet becoming more and more common, Internet TV gained tremendous popularity side by side. It can be described as digital distribution of vivid TV content. Although, it has brought a massive way of changing the classic channels to a digital channel. It is more preferable than a coaxial cable for signal interference, quality, transmission potential, and signal lever.
Can’t wait for beginning your Internet channel? Here is how to get started?
It all begins with signing and agreeing on the contract of being collaborated with the streaming websites that are loved such as livestream.com or Ustream.com and not just these. There are plenty of other streaming sites available for live streaming. You can come across the best and most perfect fit as the majority of these can stream the channels for an entire day.
After done with signing up with a streaming service one will have to select the category of the channel that is to be streamed. There are various categories on the internet which you can choose from like computer gaming, sports, adults, infotainment, entertainment, news, education, etc. You then need to plan a suitable schedule for it as per the viewer’s comfort time. This is due to the reason being the viewers will keep in mind the broadcasting time and change the channel to your channel when the shows are being broadcasted.
Later one will have to get the webcam connected which will be useful for getting the live stream uploaded. Also if still unclear about this, there always is available help when you need it. You can run a quick check on the instruction concerning going live for streaming the site content with the respective channel. Moreover, the channel can be made popular with the help of expert digital marketing. As we all know the potential and reach of digital marketing. If done properly, it can bring in a flood of viewers
Having something worthwhile to show to the world but confused with how to go live despite the presence of the broadcasting giants out there in the field? Worry not, as the world is now more of a digital space everything is there available for getting things done way smoothly, unlike the old days where resources and ways of getting things done were limited as well as exclusive. Here’s how to start a TV network channel.