E ntertainment products that are popular in the United States are distributed throughout the world. Even in tightly controlled countries, where religious and other strong leaders frown on such behavior, people regularly listen to American popular music, hear news from the
United States, see American films, and view television programs produced in the U.S. A major reason is that such countries lack the facilities needed to produce media entertainment content (movies, TV programming, etc.). But the local countries clearly do have the technologies to transmit such media content to their populations-and those people want it. Therefore, those countries must import what their audiences consume-and most of it comes from the U.S.