Media of Montecara
Montecara is home to an array of public and private companies producing original content across a variety of media.
Ownership and regulation
Public media entities in Montecara are state-owned enterprises. This does not mean, however, that they are under the direct control of the Colegio or bureaucracy; like all domestic corporations, they are each governed independently by a board of directors. Their public status, however, means that they are bound to exercise additional social responsibility. For instance, they are required to be politically even-handed and give equal time and space to opposing views when discussing national issues. Otherwise, their editorial independence is complete, and the state exercises no censorship.
The state broadcasting network in Montecara is Telèradio Montecara. It is supported by state funds and a small license fee that is assessed on monthly cable television, Internet service, and cellular data bills. All public broadcasting in Montecara is advertising-free.
|Telè1||Flagship channel; dramas, comedies, sport, news, live programs||Over-the-air, cable, satellite|
|Telè2||Life and style, travel, home and garden, cuisine, history, documentaries, feature films||Over-the-air, cable, satellite|
|Telè Banbìn||Children's and teen programming||Cable, satellite|
Some of the best-known programming on Montecaran state television includes:
- Opera à nòte - Opera performances by premier companies in Montecara and across Esquarium. Premieres are always broadcast live.
- I Craxi - A period drama about the Craxi political dynasty set in the 15th and 16th centuries.
- Storia sotterànea - A nonfiction program that delves into Montecaran history through archaeology and architecture.
|Radio Montecara 1||Popular music||FM, streaming, satellite|
|Radio Montecara 2||News, talk, sport, classical music, opera||FM, streaming, satellite|
Montecara has a very strong tradition of publishing and reading. It was one of the few places in the Euclea world that did not censor literature following the introduction of the printing press, leading to a thriving and lucrative local publishing industry.
One form of periodical unique to Montecara is the gazéta, originally a satirical magazine with scandalous illustrations which was first published in the eighteenth century. Some ran for decades, while others were published a single time, and they ranged in size from a single folded sheet of paper to full-length magazines with dozens of pages. This tradition is still alive in the form of informal self-produced publications.
The country has four domestic newspapers: La Cara, the major general-interest newspaper of record; Il Posto, the more conservative daily; Il Finansiér; which provides daily in-depth financial news; and Gazéta Susta, a weekly sport paper.
Il Finansiér has by far the largest circulation thanks to its international edition, which enjoys a readership far beyond the borders of Montecara.
|Il Finansiér||Financial news||Broadsheet||Daily||950,000|