AS MEDIA KEY TERMS - A AND I

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Multi national company
company that owns/operates across the globe
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Conglomerate
a very big company that often takes over or buys smaller companies. They have a variety of unrelated industries e.g. Sony
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Vertical Integration
process by which a media institution owns several companies at different stages of production of the supply chain
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Horizontal Integration
Is where an organisation develops by buying up competition in the same section of the market
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Cross media
Different medias (tv/radio/print/film) or media institutions (studios/newspapers/tv networks)
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Convergence
The joining of two or more media companies or technologies to form a new object/ promote a new product e.g. disney and pixar
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Cross media convergence
More than one company benefits from working in a partnership. Cross media convergence ensures the product reaches a wide audience.
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Piracy
Illegal distribution of media without the owner's consent
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Symbiosis
Two companies work together for mutual benefit
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Syngery
different elements of a media conglomerate work together to promote linked products across different media
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Platform
Technology used to show the film
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Release
The schedule of the time and platform used to show a film
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Window
Time period for each type of release
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VOD
Video on demand e.g. iplayer netlfix
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Pay tv
Subscription television channles e.g. sky and virgin
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Simultaneous
At the same time
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CGI
using computer generated images to create special effects usually using a green screen
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Digital distribution
Distributing films in digital format using portable hard drives or the internet
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Globalisation
Process through which media texts are transmitted globally so that we are aware of cultures around the world in an instance
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Institutions
Companies that produce and transmit media
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Interactivity
ability of the consumer to get involved real time with media
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Media ownership
who owns the companies that produce distribute and exhibit media products
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Miniaturisation
technology is getting smaller which enables portability and also giving the potential for more to fit into a smaller space
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Portability
idea the technology can be carried around
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prosumer
with the development of new technologies such as camcorders and video editing software it means consumers can now be producers
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Technological convergence
the coming together of two or more technologies in the same device
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Release window
the period of time a film is released on a particular platform
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a very big company that often takes over or buys smaller companies. They have a variety of unrelated industries e.g. Sony

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Conglomerate

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process by which a media institution owns several companies at different stages of production of the supply chain

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Is where an organisation develops by buying up competition in the same section of the market

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Different medias (tv/radio/print/film) or media institutions (studios/newspapers/tv networks)

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