anime

anime

/ˌænɪˈmeɪ/
noun
a type of animated movies and television shows produced in Japan, usually made for adults

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broadcast

broadcast

/ˈbɹɔdˌkæst/
noun
a TV or radio program

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bulletin

bulletin

/ˈbʊɫɪtən/
noun
a brief news program that is broadcast on the radio or television

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call-in

call-in

/kˈɔːlˈɪn/
noun
a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

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comedy

comedy

/ˈkɑmədi/
noun
professional entertainment that contains jokes and sketches, intended to make people laugh

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docudrama

docudrama

/ˌdoʊkəˈdɹæmə/
noun
a movie or television show based on real events, but not accurate in all the details

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documentary

documentary

/ˌdɑkjəˈmɛnɝi/, /ˌdɑkjəˈmɛntɝi/, /ˌdɑkjuˈmɛnɝi/, /ˌdɑkjuˈmɛntɝi/
noun
a movie or TV program based on true stories giving facts about a particular person or event

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double feature

double feature

/dˈʌbəl fˈiːtʃɚ/
noun
the screening of two different movies, one after another

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drama

drama

/ˈdɹɑmə/
noun
a play that is performed in a theater, on TV, or radio

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edutainment

edutainment

/ˈɛdʒuːtˌeɪnmənt/
noun
products such as movies, TV shows, etc. that are made to be educational as well as entertaining

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episode

episode

/ˈɛpəˌsoʊd/, /ˈɛpɪˌsoʊd/
noun
one of a series of a radio or TV show

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feature

feature

/ˈfitʃɝ/
noun
the main movie presented at a movie theater, usually 90 or more minutes long

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game show

game show

/ɡˈeɪm ʃˈoʊ/
noun
a television or radio program where people compete against each other to win prizes

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infomercial

infomercial

/ˈɪnfoʊˌmɝʃəɫ/
noun
an advertising television program that tries to promote a product by giving a lot of information about it in a supposedly objective manner

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instalment

instalment

/ɪnstˈɔːlmənt/
noun
one of several parts of a story that is regularly broadcast or published on television or in a newspaper over a period of time

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laugh track

laugh track

/lˈæf tɹˈæk/
noun
pre-recorded laughter added to a radio or television show to make it seem like the audience is having a laugh

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miniseries

miniseries

/ˈmɪniˌsɛɹiz/, /ˈmɪnɪˌsɛɹiz/
noun
‌a television show with a few episodes, shown over a short stretch of time

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movie

movie

/ˈmuvi/
noun
a series of moving pictures that often tells a story made to be shown in a movie theater or on a screen

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newscast

newscast

/ˈnuzˌkæst/
noun
a program on television or radio that broadcasts news reports

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newsflash

newsflash

/ˈnusfɫæʃ/
noun
a short piece of news that is important, often interrupting a TV or radio program

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omnibus

omnibus

/ˈɑmnəbəs/
noun
a television or radio program consisting of several programs that have been recently broadcast on separate occasions

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open line

open line

/ˈoʊpən lˈaɪn/
adjective
connected with a type of program in which the viewers can take part by a phone call

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panel show

panel show

/pˈænəl ʃˈoʊ/
noun
a TV or radio competition in which people play games or answer questions to win

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phone-in

phone-in

/fˈoʊnˈɪn/
noun
a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

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pilot

pilot

/ˈpaɪɫət/
noun
a TV or radio program made to see how the audience react and whether it should be made into a series

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play

play

/ˈpɫeɪ/
noun
a dramatic piece meant to be performed on the stage or be broadcast

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police procedural

police procedural

/pəlˈiːs pɹəsˈiːdʒɚɹəl/
noun
a type of novel, movie, or television show that deals with the methods the police use to solve a crime

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program

program

/ˈpɹoʊˌɡɹæm/
noun
a broadcast people watch or listen to on television or radio

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quiz show

quiz show

/kwˈɪz ʃˈoʊ/
noun
an entertainment show on radio or television in which people compete to win prizes by answering a number of questions

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reality tv

reality tv

/ɹɪˈælɪɾi tˌiːvˈiː/
noun
entertainment shows on television about the lives of ordinary people in real situations

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repeat

repeat

/ɹiˈpit/, /ɹɪˈpit/
noun
‌a program on television or radio that has already been broadcast

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replay

replay

/ɹiˈpɫeɪ/
noun
the playback of a short part of a sports match, tape, etc. on television or radio

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rerun

rerun

/ˈɹiˈɹən/
noun
the rebroadcast of a program on television

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season

season

/ˈsizən/
noun
a set of TV programs that are related

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serial

serial

/ˈsɪˌɹiəɫ/
noun
an episodic radio or TV program that is broadcast over a period of time

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series

series

/ˈsɪɹiz/
noun
a set of regularly aired television or radio programs related to the same subject

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the shipping news

the shipping news

/ʃˈɪpɪŋ nˈuːz/
noun
a special type of broadcast on radio for ships about the weather conditions at sea

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show

show

/ˈʃoʊ/
noun
a TV or radio program made to entertain people

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situation comedy

situation comedy

/sˌɪtʃuːˈeɪʃən kˈɑːmədi/
noun
a humorous show on television or radio with the same characters being involved with numerous funny situations in different episodes

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sketch

sketch

/ˈskɛtʃ/
noun
a brief and funny part of a play or performance

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soap opera

soap opera

/sˈoʊp ˈɑːpɚɹə/
noun
a TV or radio show, broadcast regularly, dealing with the routine life of a group of people and their problems

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spin-off

spin-off

/spˈɪnˈɔf/
noun
production of something new based on a successful movie or TV show

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sportscast

sportscast

/spˈoːɹtskæst/
noun
a broadcast on television or radio about sports events or sports news

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talk show

talk show

/tˈɔːk ʃˈoʊ/
noun
a type of TV or radio program on which famous people appear as guests to answer questions about themselves or other subjects

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telefilm

telefilm

/tˈɛlɪfˌɪlm/
noun
a movie that is intended to be broadcast on TV, rather than being projected on the screen

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telethon

telethon

/ˈtɛɫəθɑn/
noun
‌a type of television program that is broadcast for several hours, aimed to collect money for charity

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trailer

trailer

/ˈtɹeɪɫɝ/
noun
a selection from different parts of a movie or TV series shown to public

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travelogue

travelogue

/ˈtɹævəˌɫɔɡ/
noun
a movie, book, or a lecture about a traveler's experiences

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true crime

true crime

/tɹˈuː kɹˈaɪm/
noun
a movie or book genre involving real crimes and real people

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variety

variety

/vɝˈaɪəti/
noun
a type of TV or theatrical production that consists of several short performances such as singing, dancing, etc.

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weather forecast

weather forecast

/wˈɛðɚ fˈɔːɹkæst/
noun
a report on possible weather conditions and how they will change in the following day or days

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