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single
 n.— «I was never a standup. I never worked “a single,” as they call it.» —“Q&A: Tina Fey” Broadcasting & Cable Aug. 10, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

windowing

windowing  n.— «If you want to watch new episodes of “Rescue Me,” which airs on News Corp.‘s FX, you’ve got to be patient, then act fast. New episodes don’t show up on Hulu until eight days after they premiere on the cable channel, but...

cordcutting

cordcutting  n.— «CordcuttingThe reason you haven’t seen me writing about the phenomenon of “cordcutting”—ending one’s cable subscription and watching all TV shows online—is that I hadn’t seen much more than anecdotal evidence...

cliff effect

cliff effect  n.— Note: Related to digital cliff.  «Over-the-air digital television is an all-or-nothing proposition, Lewin said, meaning a television will either show a picture as clear as cable, or no picture at all. It’s commonly called...

nightlight

nightlight  n.— «The FCC wasted no time releasing its proposed guidelines for a new analog-DTV nightlight bill, but suggested that, at least initially, stations in only about two-thirds of U.S. markets will be able to keep their analog...

scatter advertising

scatter advertising  n.— «Most of the advertising time on NBC’s cable channels was sold during an unusually strong upfront sales period last spring. Some of the remaining time—which the industry calls scatter advertising—will be made...