Television

DVR: A New Challenge for Commercial Television Industry

Over the past a few years, digital television technologies have been developing rapidly. The new technologies can bring a world of luxury to audiences. Recently in USA, audiences can get as many as 14,000 channels. On the other hand, some of the new digital technologies have also become a nightmare for traditional commercial television producers. […]

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‘Reality television’ is contributing to a general ‘dumbing down of the population

In British television (www. bbc. co. uk), Sam Brenton, author of “Everyone’s A Winner,” reports that there are currently at least five extremely popular reality shows. I also find that we are not just subjected to our own versions of these reality TV shows, but we must also endure the American ones also. American Idol, […]

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In what ways do you think television can be rightly regarded as a medium in its own right

The television has honourably earned the right to be regarded as a stand alone medium within the mass communication global network of which the nations of the world are now reliant upon. We as a society use its medium on an everyday basis without realising the provocations it has on our lives. It is with […]

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How do comedies attract and appeal to audiences with reference

I will be investigating into how comedies attract and appeal to audiences with specific reference to the hit winning series Ugly Betty. Firstly, I divided my question into different segments in order to determine several different factors. The first factor I am going to be looking at is the repertoires of the comedy genre. Furthermore […]

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The amanded Television

Television without frontiers directive: it sounds quite like an international organisation providing TVs for poor people. Actually, not at all; this directive emanated from the European Commission in 1984 (but changed until 1989) and came into effect in October 1991. This directive comes within the scope of the broadcasting and audio-visual policy of the early […]

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Television always present religious people as out of touch with the modern world

In my opinion, if someone were described as “out of touch”, I would define them as unaware of modern news and advances in technology. They would be in their own personal world – mentally. It also means that you are out of touch with many more of the simpler things to life now a days. […]

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The variety of specifically programmes on the four TV channels

A specifically religious programme is one, which deals with religious and moral issues. There are different types of programmes including documentaries, worship, magazine and miscellaneous which consists of a mixture of the other types or doesn’t fit neatly into any other category. Religious programmes are generally devoted to a Sunday because it is a holy […]

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An Inspector Calls – Summary

This particular play was set in 1912, on the week of the maiden voyage and sinking of the Titanic. Many techniques were used to make the play dramatic, engrossing and meaningful to the audience both back when it was fist released and also to this date. Stage directions play a huge part of any play. […]

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Family guy

Family guy is a show that is surrounded by controversy. The jokes that are made could be considered ‘satirical wit’ or ‘offensive trash’. The show highlights many controversial issues such as paedophilia and racism through comedy. The show was taken off air after complaints about the amount of offence it caused people, but after a […]

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Kicking off to a good start

You’ve just come in from a hard days work at the office and the infernal screech of “when’s dinner ready”, is enough to make you contemplate whether life is worth living. So when ITV’s Driving Mum And Dad Mad appears on your screen it’s less appealing than actually knuckling down to make the little angels […]

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Is Television a Blessing or a Curse

On April 7, 1927 the world was introduced to a new kind of entertainment, one that would change the world forever. This unaccustomed entertainment was known as television. Television is described by dictionary.com as telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. Though television has the potential to inform, educate […]

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Television has always had a bad influence on society

The invention of television took place about 100 years ago. Commercial usage started from the1920s and developed into a popular medium in the 50s and 60s, and since that time television has become the most popular medium.Its influence on society is very big, and not always positive. Nowadays some families are deciding to live without […]

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The Rise Of Television In The UK

The rise of television in the UK has been extensively discussed and contested by media authors and critics, with the different interpretations and disciplines forming a range of comparable source material to gain a personal understanding and perspective from. In order to develop a more effective analysis it was requisite that I investigated into a […]

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Consider the importance of Channel Four

BBC would argue that public service broadcasting and advertising based programme revenue are contradictory. However the newest ITV contract, Channel Four would disagree strongly against this statement. The channel is a subscription service, and the subscribers are limited to existing ITV companies. By selling advertising space, Channel Four guarantees they retain the monopoly of television […]

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Who wants to be a millionaire and The Weakest link

In this essay, I will be comparing the two popular television game shows ‘Who wants to be a millionaire? ‘, shown on ITV, and ‘The Weakest link’, shown on BBC1 and BBC2. They are both shown on popular television channels, and at prime times, attracting a wide audience. Both shows are, in the general run […]

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Jerry Springer and Kilroy

The one main difference between the two is where they are situated. Jerry Springer is located in the United States whereas Kilroy is in Britain. Because of this the numbers of those watching the program varies, with Jerry Springer’s numbers being a lot greater and also it is programmed in other countries, which helps numbers […]

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A Sesame Street And Teletubbies Address And Construct

Children’s television is a specific genre of television primarily designed and marketed towards children and is mainly broadcasted during the morning and afternoon. They might be shown during early evening so as to allow young children opportunity to watch them after kindergarten or school. The genre of children’s television can be said to be as […]

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The Negative Effects Of Television

The Negative Effects of Television For most of you, as It was for me, I grew up watching three, four and even five hours of television a day. It was a part of my daily routine and it wasn’t easy for me to break. I managed to do it when my family and I moved […]

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And the Rise of Children’s Edutainment Television

People always thought I was weird when I would tell them I didn’t grow up watching Disney movies. The first time I watched Mulan was probably when I was thirteen years old. Unlike many of my school mates, growing up with conventional TV and movies was not included in my household agenda. I did not […]

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Television Bad Effect

It is not really hard to gain information nowadays, we have many resources for information, starting from newspaper, radio, television, to the internet, but the most popular one is television. Television (in short; TV) is a one-sided type of media that used for spreading information. Television has many superiorities than any other information media. Despite […]

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Influence Of Visual Media Analysis

Visual media is a big influence on American culture. Television itself has made an impact on what we look at as right and wrong in our culture. As a small child I can recall watching programs such as, Roseanne, The Cosby’s, and Full House to name a few. These programs represented what family life was […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of TV Commercials

The 2009, the American Time Use Survey Summary conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics stated that Americans, 15 and over, spend an average of 2.8 hours per day watching television. Businesses that use TV as an advertising medium to promote their product or service receive valuable air time that reaches countless viewers. However, […]

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