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Documenting the Media Revolution
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Will the Internet Kill Television? A. Introduction There has been a lot of propaganda going on the future of television ever since the arrival of broadband internet coinciding with the new millennium. Television could boast of presenting 500-channels through cable or satellite but the web has been turning out to be a potpourri of programming.
Although the whole of North America is under the impact of web through broadband availability, getting entertained through TV online but the TV still rules the roost (Alang par. 1). Latest developments indicate that it is not the web that is capturing the database of TV viewers but the reverse is becoming true. Contrary to the popular assumption, people are not getting distanced from TV and turning towards the internet, but the web is approaching towards TV. And the amusing part is that cause of web content enlarging in size and potential is that it is getting distanced from computers. The big question remains to be researched still is that is it the web, entering into the space of TV or it is the other way (Alang par. 1). B. Media has impacted teens TV watching activity greatly, as is evident from the survey organized on the national scale, revealing that all U.S. teens aged 14-18 have available in their homes TV, VCR, radio, and CD player. Most of the teens have a computer with internet connection also. They view a mix of all popular media, including not only TV but videos, movies, music, computers and video games besides reading books, magazines, and newspapers. Television leads the other electronic gadgets, as it mostly remains switched on. ...
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