Good question. It can be quite confusing. Here's my attempt at making it "not" confusing. lol
Network: The buyers in the TV world. People come to a network with an idea. The network purchases the idea, then guides it along to what will eventually air on the network. Networks develop relationships with studios and production companies to bring them in on deals where they see fit. The network oversees the entire production each of their shows but they bring in studios and prod. co's to work in specific areas. Networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and so on; Cable (Networks): ABC Family, BET, BRAVO, FX, VH1, and so forth.
Shannan E. Johnson, a writer who doesn't write.