Mass Media become a very important part of our life. The press, the radio and television play a big role in the life of the society. They inform, educate and entertain people. They also influence the way people look at the world and make them change their views
Millions of people watch TV and read newspapers in their free time. Most of people cant do without a newspaper in the underground or during the lunch break. TV also dominates the life of the family most of the time. It is also a habit which impossible to resist.
The UK has a strong tradition of public service broadcasting. Wide reach: 60 m households (or 70% of all UK homes) have multichannel TV sets 40.2 m Internet users
–Commercial TV begun in the UK in 1955, with the launch of IPTV –Today, out of a total of 60 m TV sets, 40.8 m households (68%) have digitally linked TV sets 940 television broadcasts stations; –400 different TV channels on offer – audience fragmentation hence a common feature
BBC operates 14 different television channels (including 8 digital channels and 6 nation-wide channels), an interactive TV set-up and a datacast operation (Ceefax)
MAJOR BRITISH TV CHANNELS: ITV ITV stand for Independent TV Split into three commercial television national stations – Channel 3 (digital), Channel 4 (analogue), and Channel 5.
Programmes which catapult ordinary people into the public eye are enjoying a wave of popularity, popular reality TV shows include: Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor
Say True or False The press, the radio and television play a big role in the life of the society. T hey also influence the way people look at the world but cant make them change their views. Commercial TV begun in the UK in 2005, with the launch of IPTV The major British TV channels are MTV,ORT. BBC operates 14 different television channels. The most popular TV shows are B ritain's Got Talent, Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor