Cerro de Punta, Puerto Rico's highest peak, and its TV transmission towers
Fox Business Network's Master Control
One of ESPN's new digital master control rooms, MCR-D1, in Bristol, Connecticut.
Fox Business Network's Master Control with lights off
Fox Business Network's Master Control room with lights on.

Master control is the technical hub of a broadcast operation common among most over-the-air television stations and television networks.

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To get a signal from the master control room to the transmitter, a studio/transmitter link (STL) is used.

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Cerro de Punta, Puerto Rico's highest peak, and its TV transmission towers

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The DuMont Television Network in 1949. DuMont's network of stations stretched from Boston to St. Louis. These stations were linked together via AT&T's coaxial cable feed, allowing the network to broadcast live television programming to all the stations at the same time. Stations not yet connected received kinescope recordings via physical delivery.

Television broadcasting

The DuMont Television Network in 1949. DuMont's network of stations stretched from Boston to St. Louis. These stations were linked together via AT&T's coaxial cable feed, allowing the network to broadcast live television programming to all the stations at the same time. Stations not yet connected received kinescope recordings via physical delivery.

A television network or broadcaster is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, where a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.

Within the industry, a tiering is sometimes created among groups of networks based on whether their programming is simultaneously originated from a central point, and whether the network master control has the technical and administrative capability to take over the programming of their affiliates in real-time when it deems this necessary – the most common example being during national breaking news events.

A television studio during a production of Kripo Live in Studio 1 of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)

Television studio

Installation room in which video productions take place, either for the production of live television and its recording onto video tape or other media such as SSDs, or for the acquisition of raw footage for post-production.

Installation room in which video productions take place, either for the production of live television and its recording onto video tape or other media such as SSDs, or for the acquisition of raw footage for post-production.

A television studio during a production of Kripo Live in Studio 1 of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
The set for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at a studio in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Tamvisio’s camera operators film a television program at Frenckell’s studio on January 2, 1965 in Tampere, Finland.
A Gallery Control Room in Celebro Studios London
A make-up room at the Theatre Royal in Wexford, Ireland (October 2002).

Master control is the technical hub of a broadcast operation common among most over-the-air television stations and television networks.

Harris automation system used at the former WWJQ (now WPNW) in 1993.

Broadcast automation

Broadcast automation incorporates the use of broadcast programming technology to automate broadcasting operations.

Broadcast automation incorporates the use of broadcast programming technology to automate broadcasting operations.

Harris automation system used at the former WWJQ (now WPNW) in 1993.
Solidyne GMS200 tape recorder with computer self-adjustment. Argentina 1980-1990
Solidyne 922: The first bit compression card for PC, 1990

Used either at a broadcast network, radio station or a television station, it can run a facility in the absence of a human operator.

They can also run in a live assist mode when there are on-air personnel present at the master control, television studio or control room.