A TV movie is a feature length motion picture originally created and released by or for a television channel, instead of being made expressly for the first time as a theatrical movie. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of TV movies released, but with some companies creating TV shows and movies for their own channels, these releases are also sometimes referred to as independent TV movies or independent movies. It is usually the case that TV series or movies are created for the purpose of being broadcast on a specific channel. The number of people viewing such TV shows may be limited by the restrictions placed on the production of the films and the number of people who can be expected to be watching the TV show or movie in any given month.
There are many different types of TV shows that are aired in both the US and Canada, and the type of programming is often dependent on the geographical location of the TV station which broadcasts them. Many of the American television networks such as CBS, NBC and Fox have an entire department dedicated to producing original, full-length TV movies and TV shows to air on their television stations.
Most TV programs which are produced are set in a particular genre of interest and/or concern, although some TV shows and movies are of a broad spectrum and have many elements that can be found within them. The most popular types of TV movies and TV shows are dramas, comedies, documentaries, romance, science fiction, horror, crime and suspense.
In recent years, a number of films and TV shows have been made for the general public to view and enjoy. These films and TV shows can include a number of different genres. There are actually several different forms of entertainment available for people to enjoy; movies, TV shows, music videos and other short films that are suitable for viewing in the home.
Another very popular form of entertainment is sports and games. Some sports and games have become very popular on the television, while others have not. One of the most popular sports on television is football. With the increase in popularity of the NFL (National Football League) in recent years, the number of TV programs that cover this sport is also growing.
Movies are another option that many people turn to when they want something exciting to watch. Many people prefer to watch a movie on their television screen rather than going to the theater, so it is common for TV channels to put out movies that have been previously shown only on the big screen. In recent years, movies and TV shows that have been made for the big screens and the theater have also become available for people to watch on TV.