Essay On Television

Essay on Television

One of the greatest inventions of the scientific world that has contributed immensely to the development of mankind is the invention of television. 


It is a great source of information and entertainment brought to the comfort of our households.

It is a boon for the lonesome, elderly people and proves bane for the innocent kids. It is informative but addictive.

It keeps one up to date but is rather  disruptive. It is a mixed blessing. 

 The history of television compromises the work of numerous engineers and inventors in several countries over many decades.

Television in India was introduced with an experimental telecast in Delhi in September   1959 when UNESCO gave the Indian Government some TV sets and financial support.

Until 1975, only seven Indian cities had the television service.

Colour TV was introduced in 1982 in the Indian market. At that time there was only  one national channel Doordarshan.

TV programmes were broadcast twice a week from an hour a day on topics such as community health, citizen's duties and rights  etc.

The Ramayana and Mahabharata were the first major television serials produced. Since then, television has travelled a long way.

From Doordarshan to MTV; from one channel to hundreds of channels, from 1 or 2 hour programme per week to  1000 programmes running simultaneously 24 x 7.

From huge box it has now turned to an ultra-slim flat screen on the wall; from black and white world it has been converted to high-definition 3D technology, from remote control system to the latest being the gesture control system.

TV has and is seeing complete reversal in advancement with each passing day.

Starting with just news and mythological serials, TV today entertains us in every possible way; be it lifestyle, health, food, science and technology, fake cinemas or music or cartoons,literally everything.

The most obvious and important advantage of television is news. News that took months to travel from one place to another now takes just a fraction of second, minus the distorting factor of human messengers.

The impact of this improved communication on our lives is great indeed.

These days news is telecast in different regionallanguages so as to reach the maximum. TV is matchless source of entertainment.

It provides hours of fun and enjoyment to young and old alike. Video games are wonderful tools for developing hand-eye coordination.
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 Channels like National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History TV 18 are highly informative. It really makes us aware of the real wonders of our earth and universe. Apart from news and music channels, lifestyle channels like NDTV Goodlife, and cookingfood channels are also gaining momentum amongst the viewers.

It saves their cost of marketing and advertising. Consumers can directly communicate with sellers and are offered better services. Together all this has given, rise to a different term called E-commerce. Ecommerce business refer media as consumer-generated media.

 Social media is beyond and above the barrier of distance, colour, creed, age, culture Or income level. Indulgence in social media is highly addictive. As Bryan Adams has put "Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim ......... the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet." 

As a matter of fact, these days popularity or fame of a person is determined by the number of associations one has with one of these social media sites. However, the Use of social media increases the risk of people falling prey to online scams that seem genuine, resulting in data identity theft. It opens up a possibility for hackers to commit frauds and launch virus attacks. With the wide usage, employees even at work are in a habit of indulging in social media sites. It hampers their productivity. Also negative comments from employees about company hampers  its image tremendously. 

 In fact, students too are highly active on social media sites so much so that sometimes school has to intervene to resolve the disputes. The sites like Facebook, Twitter are also used to express personal angerdispute around which a lot of chaos is created.  

 Social media targets a wide audience, making it useful and effective tool for the  society. It reaches to people even in the remote areas and the information is spread  like a jungle fire. The benefits of participating in social media have gone beyond simply social sharing to building reputation and bringing in career opportunities by being content contributor. The emergence of social media has led to the democratisation of media. 

It enables to form communities and foster relationships and conversations through interactive sharing. Social networking sites have facilitated the creative re-mixing of cultures across the world. Although at times information and social networking overload creates problems in finding the best content and annoys the user, but there is no denying in the fact that social media has changed the definition and culture of media, where common man is no more a passive recipient. but has become an active. responder.

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