Business

  • “Act” The Companies Act 2006
  • “AVTN” Aviation Television News Ltd and its proposed subsidiaries
  • “Board” or “Directors” The Board of Directors of the Company
  • “Company” Aviation Television News Ltd and its proposed subsidiaries
  • “Expo(s)” Expositions and Exhibitions
  • “Management Accounts” The projected management accounts of the proposed Network
  • “Network” Aviation Television News Ltd and its proposed subsidiaries
  • “NewsNet247” A subsidiary of the Company, Network, or AVTN
  • “Sales” The sale of advertising, subscriptions, data or archive

Broadcasting

 

  • “4K” Broadcast quality of approximately 3840 x 2060 pixels
  • “Access” Means by which the public access a service
  • “Advertising” Television, Radio, or Internet based advertising
  • “Anchor” The key host or presenter of a news programme
  • “Archive” Footage owned and sourced by the Network held in various storage mediums
  • “Audience” The TV or Radio viewing or listening public
  • “BARB” Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (UK) and ratings provider
  • “BKSTS” The British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society
  • “Broadcast” The act of transmitting any volume of programming
  • “Broadcast” Delivery of a live or pre-recorded programme via terrestrial, cable, satellite or IPTV transmission to a television audience
  • “Broadcaster” A corporation or person engaged in the act of broadcasting
  • “Broadcasting Act” The Broadcasting Act 1996 (UK)
  • “Bureau” The principle base(s) of operations for a news gathering entity
  • “Cable TV” TV delivered by cable, often bundled with telephone and broadband service
  • “Camcorder” A camera that functions and records independently of studio infrastructure
  • “Camera” A device for recording motion pictures on a Digital or Film medium
  • “Commercial Break” An period of advertising between segments of programming
  • “Coverage” The resulting footage recorded at a news-worthy event
  • “Crane” A crane specifically designed to mount camera and crew or cameras.
  • “Digital” Data expressed in terms of 0 and 1 less prone to decay than analogue
  • “Digital Media” Media only accessible digitally, and often not available in print
  • “EPG” The ‘Electronic Programme Guide’ found on set-top boxes
  • “Expo TV” Temporary TV Channels delivering news and coverage of Exhibitions
  • “Facilities” Premises enabling the creation or transmission of broadcast programmes
  • “Facilities House(s)” Providers of equipment for hire to Productions and Broadcast Companies
  • “Fluid Head” A device to create smooth movement for a camera mounted on a tripod
  • “Fly Away” An Outside Broadcast Facility based in Flight Cases rather than a truck.
  • “GBCT” The Guild of British Camera Technicians
  • “HD” High Definition – not less than 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • “IPTV” TV delivered via the internet using Internet Protocols
  • “Jib Arm” / “Jimmy Jib” A crane that utilises remote control to control a camera at height
  • “LED” Lighting utilising Light Emitting Diodes
  • “Lens” Lenses used by professional motion picture and broadcast cameras
  • “Network” Either a single channel comprised of multiple operational bases; or a collection of channels owned by a single broadcasting corporation
  • “News Agency” An entity existing to gather and distribute news principally to the media
  • “News Cycle” Typically news occurring inside a measure of 24 hours, every day
  • “Nielsen Leading Global Information service and ratings provider
  • “OB” Outside Broadcast
  • “OB Facility Outside Broadcast Facility Based in a Truck, Trailer or Set of Flight Cases.
  • “OTT” Over The Top Services. Streaming Audiovisual content online and to devices
  • “Pedestal” A heavy and stable three-wheeled camera mount with a telescopic balanced column used for mounting cameras in broadcast studios
  • “Platform” The subscription or free service through which programmes are received
  • “Playout System” The system which delivers broadcasts to air
  • “Premium Access” A paid-for service with added value not available for free
  • “Programmes” Pre-recorded or Live portions of the daily schedule of broadcasts
  • “Programming” Multiple segments or programmes arranged in a schedule
  • “Ratings” A means of measuring audience levels
  • “Reach” The number of homes that a channel or network is receivable in
  • “Retransmission Fee” A fee paid by one network for carriage of a channel’s programming
  • “Satellite Bureau” Subsidiary base(s) of operations for a news gathering entity
  • “Satellite TV” TV delivered by transmission from satellite to user dish.
  • “Schedule” Multiple segments or programmes arranged in a pre-published order
  • “SD” Standard Definition – Less than a 1920 x 1080 pixel format
  • “Segment” A short part of a program defined by subject or time
  • “Segments” Parts of a programme
  • “Set” A purpose-built, controlled studio environment
  • “Slot” Period of Advertising time
  • “Slots” Time periods of programming or more often advertising
  • “Social Media” A means by which the public and corporations may openly participate and interact in promotion, debate, product and knowledge sharing
  • “Subscriber” A person paying for access to services
  • “Subscription” The on-going charges for access to a service
  • “Telecine” / “TK” The transfer of new or archive film footage to a TV medium
  • “Teleprompter” A display from which a presenter or host may read a script
  • “Transmission” / “TX” Broadcasting of programming
  • “Transponder” The device by which up/down-link is achieved on a satellite
  • “Tripod” A portable three-legged frame, used to mount and stabilise cameras
  • “UHD” Ultra High Definition – Not less than 3840 x 2060 lines of resolution
  • “Viewer” The person watching broadcasts; audience member

Aviation

  • “Air-show” Exhibitions of static and flying aircraft for commercial purposes, a portion of which may be open to the public (usually at weekends)
  • “Aerospace” The technology and industry concerned with both aviation and space flight
  • “Aerospace Company” A company involved in research, development, and manufacture in aerospace
  • “Airline” A corporation providing commercial air services to the public
  • “AvGeek” An amateur or enthusiast that pursues an interest in Aviation
  • “Business Aviation” Aviation services and offered, or relating to, Business clients
  • “Commercial Pilots” Pilots flying for commercial services such as airlines or freight corporations
  • “Passenger” A person who flies on commercial mass transportation airlines
  • ”PAX” An abbreviation of passenger
  • “PAX Ex.” An abbreviation for the Passenger experience
  • “Private Pilot” A person who flies for pleasure or non-commercially
  • “General Aviation” Civil aviation other than large-scale passenger or freight operations
  • “PPL” Private pilot’s licence
  • “Business Jet” A jet owned privately for the purpose of corporate travel
  • “Airport” An airfield and buildings, predominantly utilised by commercial airlines
  • “Airfield” Any an area of land set aside for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of aircraft; generally used to define smaller facilities other than larger airports.
  • “International Airport” An airport servicing international flights
  • “Flight-line” The area around hangars where aircraft can be parked and serviced; a line of flight
  • “Pilot” A person licensed to fly either commercially or privately
  • “Flight Crew” The crew manning an aircraft
  • “Afterburner” An auxiliary burner in which extra fuel is burned in the exhaust of a jet engine, to increase thrust
  • Airline Routes” Routes competed for and flown by commercial airlines
  • “Airside” the side of an airport terminal beyond passport and customs control
  • “ATC” Air Traffic Control
  • “Air Tug” Vehicle used to move aircraft not under their own power
  • “Aviation Authority” Regulatory authority for the Aviation industry
  • “Check-in” Process of registering a passenger’s presence and intention to fly with an airline
  • “Combustion” Process of burning jet fuel to provide thrust
  • “Cyclic” Referring to a control surface of a helicopter
  • “Deadheading” Means of moving non-operational flight crews on commercial services
  • “FL320” Flight Level; 320 or other values refer to altitude of 32,000 ft
  • “Flight Deck” The area where pilots control flight at the front of an aircraft
  • “Throttle” Means of increasing or decreasing thrust from the engines
  • “Hanger Time” Time spent by an aircraft at a service facility
  • “IFR” Instrument Flight Rules
  • “In-Flight Entertainment” Entertainment provided to passengers during a commercial flight
  • “Fence” The fence defining the perimeter and controlling access to an airport or airfield
  • “Jet-A” Primary fuel used in aviation
  • “Logbook” Record of all servicing and flight data of an aircraft
  • “Apron” Area where aircraft are parked
  • “Propeller Head” People who love propeller driven aircraft; 50s term for a Geek
  • “Pushback” Act of an air tug reversing an aircraft away from a parking area
  • “Ramp Ops” Ramp Operations; all ground operations around an aircraft
  • “Rotate” The action of applying back pressure to the controls to cause take-off
  • “Terminal” Building providing services and loading/unloading of passengers
  • “Terminal Velocity” The highest velocity obtained by an object in free-fall
  • “Trade Winds” The prevailing easterly surface winds found in the tropics, within the lower portion of the Earth’s atmosphere
  • “Turbofan” A jet engine in which a turbine-driven fan provides additional thrust
  • “Turn” The initiation of start-up for a propeller or jet engine
  • “Burn” The combustion of aviation fuel
  • “VFR” Visual Flight Rules
  • “Whirlybird” Slang for a helicopter
  • “Gulfstream” (i) A warm current flowing from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean (ii) an aircraft manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace

Government Bodies & Regulators

  • “BAI” The Broadcast Authority of Ireland 
  • “FCA” Financial Conduct Authority
  • Enterprise Estonia
  • Technical Regulatory Authority, Estonia
  • “FCC” The Federal Communications Commission (USA)
  • “FCO” Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • “HMRC” Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs Service of the UK
  • “HSE” Health and Safety Executive
  • “IDA” The Industrial Development Authority of Ireland
  • “IRAS” Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • “MAS” Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • “MCI” Ministry of Communications & Information (Singapore)
  • “MDA” The Media Development Authority (Singapore)
  • Ministry of Culture, Estonia
  • “Ofcom” The Office for Communications (UK)
  • “OSHA” Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • “SEC” The Securities & Exchange Commission of the United States
  • “WSHC” Workplace Safety & Health Council

Securities, Stocks & Exchanges

  • “AIM” The Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange
  • “Dollar” / “$” / “USD” The US Dollar issued by the Federal Reserve of the USA
  • “€” The Euro – Currency of the European Union
  • “Euronext” Euronext Amsterdam N.V.
  • FAANG/FANG Stocks Major Technology Stocks most often represented by Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google, but also including many others.
  • “ISE” The Irish Stock Exchange
  • “London Stock Exchange” Or “LSE” owned by London Stock Exchange Group Plc
  • “NYSE” New York Stock Exchange
  • “Pound” / “£” /
  • “Sterling” / “GBP” The English Pound issued by the Bank of England
  • “S$” The Singapore Dollar
  • “SGX” Singapore Exchange Limited

Geographic References

  • “Africa” The Continent of Africa and the countries within it
  • “Brazil” Federative Republic of Brazil
  • “China” The Peoples Republic of China
  • “Dubai” The most populous and largest city of the United Arab Emirates
  • “Estonia” The Republic of Estonia
  • “Europe” / ”EU” The 28 member States of The European Union
  • “Ireland” The Republic of Ireland
  • “Latin America” Sub-region of the Americas typically including:
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba,Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • “MEA” The Middle East & Africa
  • “MENA” The Middle East & North Africa
  • “NL” The Netherlands
  • “Singapore” / “SG” / “SIN” The Island Nation State of Singapore
  • “South America” The Continent of South America
  • “UAE” The United Arab Emirates
  • “UK” The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • “US” / “USA” The United States of America

Other

  • “Brand” A nationally or globally recognisable supplier, manufacturer or product
  • “BTU” The British Thermal Unit – Approximately 1055 Joules, a measure of heat
  • “Construction” Fitting out and equipping of Broadcast Facilities
  • “InfoSec” The Job and Industry Sector built around Information and Data Security
  • “Marque” A brand or product.
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