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This managerial strategy game requires you to manage a successful TV Network. Time elapses as you make your decisions, which essentially involves planning the evening's schedule and then watching to see how high the viewing figures are, and which demographics (kids/teens/adults/older people) have watched the show.

The player starts with a small roster of programs (split into movies, set-length series and daily shows) and must choose timeslots for these. Ready-made shows can be purchased, or you can create your own by specifying the plot, setting and cast. There is little money for this at the start of the game, which is where advertising revenue comes in.

Each programming timeslot has an advertisement attached to it. Advertisers offer deals requiring you to show their advert a set number of times in a set time period, with each viewing requiring a certain-sized audience (either overall or within their target market) to be credited. There are penalties for not screening an ad frequently enough, so the player must be careful not to purchase too many.

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TV Station Manager Windows Your boss - make sure to keep her happy
TV Station Manager Windows A scary film to close the evening
TV Station Manager Windows Main menu
TV Station Manager Windows The overview of the few available programmes we start with

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Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 51 out of 100 51

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Martin Smith (66799) added TV Station Manager (Windows) on Mar 27, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (189764)