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The Kingdom of the Union of Caputia has a strong tradition of private and public service broadcasting and a developing international reputation for creative programs and films. There are several different types of media in Caputia: television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites.
Caputia has a diverse range of providers, the most prominent being the publicly-owned public service broadcaster, the Caputian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Previously known as the Hammish Broadcasting Corporation, it first began with regular government-funded radio broadcasts of news, events, and important notices to the public, quickly dominated Hammish air waves.
Commercial TV and radio began later on with heavy investment from Alexandrian entertainment companies as both Alexandria and then-Hamland grew closer. The ABC and other Alexandrian networks began operating in Hamland. Native commercial radio and TV arrived later. Hundreds of privately-owned radio and TV stations now compete with the CBC for listeners and viewers. Other than the CBC, the top four national TV and radio networks (in order of size) are CapuTV, El Mundo, ITN and Meir Networks. TV networks are starting to face determined competition from nascent digital satellite and cable networks, partly funded by the national reconstruction effort after the civil war.
Native-produced soaps top TV ratings, with many Caputian viewers following the life stories of a community reeling from the civil war in the CBC's Life Goes On, and Meir Networks' Dazed Instances in Abeis - a soap about the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in the Haifan city of Abeis.
Caputia also has a thriving music and film industry. The Zalae Film Festival and the Judah Film Festival are among the most prestigious film festivals in all of Micras. Its most well known entertainment companies are Premium Micras Pictures (PMP), MayTel, and Zalae Records.
The Caputian media sector is relatively open, with participants from many countries active in almost all aspects – newspapers, television, magazines, radio, film, books, advertising, music, telephones and public relations. The Caputian media are free and able to report on all aspects of Caputian life. The variety of publications reflects the full spectrum of political opinion. In recent years, printed newspaper circulations have been declining while online readership has surged.
It should be remembered that, while, in many respects, the Caputian media landscape is a single entity, there are distinctive Caputian, Haifan, Wechua and Alexandrian dimensions, reflecting the composition of the country itself.
The Caputian print publishing sector, including books, server, directories and databases, journals, magazines and business media, newspapers and news agencies, employs around 90,000 people. The print media sector is entirely regulating itself and there are no specific statutory rules regulating the print media.
Most Caputian newspapers can be divided into two: "broadsheets" and "tabloids". Broadsheets are seen as being higher-quality, with greater journalistic integrity and widely trusted. The tabloids are more populist and also widely cover entertainment news.
The Times of Zalae has the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in Caputia. Its sister paper Hello! has the highest circulation in the Sunday newspaper market, mostly focusing on celebrity and entertainment stories.
The National Journal, a center-right broadsheet paper, is the highest-selling of the broadsheet newspapers. The International is a centre-left broadsheet and The Judah Times is the main business newspaper.
A large range of magazines are sold in Caputia covering most interests and potential topics. Caputian magazines and journals that have achieved worldwide circulation include The Caputian, GAIA, and The Music Times.
As of 1658, six firms in Caputia rank among the top national of books in terms of revenue: Meir Networks, The Caputian Press, Informa, The University of Zalae Press, Greenstreet, and the National Publishing Group.
Radio in Caputia is dominated by the CBC, which operates radio stations both in Caputia and abroad. Domestically, the CBC operates five national radio networks and over 60 local radio stations across the country. These local stations also include services in Haifan, Fransch, and Wechua. The CBC also operates the Caputian World Service as an international radio network, broadcasting in multiple languages.
The most popular radio station by number of listeners is the CBC's Galaxy Radio, closely followed by the CBC's News Service. Advances in digital radio technology have enabled the launch of several new stations.
Rather than operating as independent entities, many commercial local radio stations are owned by large radio groups which broadcast a similar format to many areas. The largest private operator of radio stations is Meir Networks, owner of the MusikRadio brand. It also owns Zalae's most popular commercial radio station, 98.7 ZalaeFM.
There are also regional stations, like Wechua Networks and CenturyNet, casting in some main parts of Elizabeth Isle, Haifa, Monovia, San Luis and the Wechua Nation, and a number of licensed independent community radio stations which broadcast to local audiences.
Almost 80% households have at least one television and the majority of households have more than one. There are two government-owned TV broadcasters: the Caputian Broadcasting Corporation and the Royal Military Network. There are four commercial broadcasters, each having purchased rights from the Caputian Government to broadcast in Caputia: Meir Networks (MNT), International Television Network (ITN), CapuTV, and El Mundo.
Several Wechua and Fransch language broadcasts (as well as cable) networks exist, which are the most common form of non-Common Tongue television broadcasts. These networks are not as widely distributed over-the-air as their counterparts, available mostly in markets with sizeable target populations; several of these over-the-air networks are alternatively fed directly to cable, satellite and IPTV providers in markets without either the availability or the demand for a locally based owned-and-operated or affiliate station.
The commercial operators rely on advertising for their revenue, and are run as commercial ventures, in contrast to the public service operators. The CBC operates several television channels in Caputia and abroad. The CBC's international television news service, CBC World News, is broadcast throughout the world.
The domestic services of the CBC are funded by a tax on televisions and through broadcast license fees. The international television broadcast services are operated on a commercial subscription basis over cable and satellite services.
DishTV and ParaCap are the two major satellite television providers in Caputia. Meanwhile, the major cable television providers are Meir Networks, CapuTV, SkyTV and Saturn Networks.
See also: Cinema of Caputia
The motion picture industry has recently risen to become one of the most successful and powerful industries in Caputia. Along with other intellectual property industries, its relative importance to the Caputian economy has strengthened and attracted foreign direct investment in Caputian film studios and industries.
The explosion of independent film and ever-decreasing costs for filmmaking changed the landscape of Caputian movie-making and led a renaissance of filmmaking among Blakestown's lower and middle-classes—those without access to studio financial resources.
With the rise of the home video in recent years, home videos have quickly become even more profitable to studios and have led to an explosion of packaging extra scenes, extended versions, and commentary tracks with the films.