Independent station (North America)

An independent station is a type of television station broadcasting in the United States or Canada that is not affiliated with any broadcast television network; most commonly, these stations carry a mix of syndicated, brokered and in some cases, local programming to fill time periods when network programs typically would air. Stations that are affiliated with networks such as The CW, MyNetworkTV or to a lesser degree, even Fox may be considered to be quasi-independent stations as these networks mainly provide programming during primetime, with limited to no network-supplied content in other time periods. Independent radio is a similar concept with regards to community radio stations, although with a slightly different meaning (as many non-"indie" commercial broadcasting radio stations produce the vast majority of their own programming, perhaps retaining only a nominal affiliation with a radio network for news updates or syndicated radio programming). Types of independent stations Various types of independent stations exist in both commercial and non-commercial broadcast television: General entertainment independents – The most common variety of independent station; traditional independents opt to fill their daily schedules with programming acquired from syndication distributors (such as feature films, sitcoms and drama series) as well as brokered programming (most commonly, paid and religious programs). Some of these stations carry local news and/or public affairs programming that it either produces or outsources production of to a network-affiliated station (a notable local programming-reliant independent is WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida, which adopted a news-intensive schedule after disaffiliating from CBS in July 2002).

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