Television Society

Topics: Television, Entertainment, Chile Pages: 3 (1027 words) Published: May 17, 2013
opinion essay
television society in chile

According to the webpage 'wikipedia.org', the most used mass media in Chile is the television. It was introduced in 1957 to our country. On October the 5th of this same year, the first television transmission happened from the Catholic University of Valparaíso, giving way to the first channel in Chile, known as "UCV". Two years later on August 21st, the second channel was inaugurated, taking the name of "Canal 13". Since the first television transmission happened, there have been 55 years. And I believe that during that period of time its quality has declined because there is too much "Trash TV", and a very small amount of cultural programs.

The television has been the most used mass media as stated on a poll made last year by the CEP: "at least a 88,6% of Chileans have a television". The results make me think that we are getting more and more addicted to this kind of media, because it is becoming easier to come into possession of a television. And due to this, we are facing a list of positive and negative effects. Furthermore, TV programming has been divided into two main groups. According to the webpage "eHow"(Carl Macek), this two are: entertainment and cultural programs, and this gives way to different points of view for different kinds of people.

Moreover, even though I am not against the Television society, because I like how some people work in it, I strongly believe that showbiz and youth programs should be less shown, meanwhile cultural programs should be more frequently displayed. I think this way because now most children have the liberty to watch whatever they want at the time they wan, taccording to a news article from "naturalnews.com"(Dr. Neustaedter, Randall/February 2011), which says that "children watch about 5,5 hours of tv daily". At the same time, as stated on the webpage "buzzle.com", "children are not mature enough to interpret what they are being shown", so they tend to copy some bad...

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