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Describes the effects of the digital age and how it has impacted the television industry

Describes the effects of the digital age and how it has impacted the television industry


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  • 1. TELEVISIONSocial and Digital Media Literacy University of Georgia By Lexi Officer July 18, 2012
  • 2. HISTORY John Logie Baird created the first working television set in 1925. The first person to appear on television was a young office boy inthe same building where Baird worked. He was paid around 60 centsfor his appearance. The first televised tennis match was broadcast on July 12, 1928. The first play entitled “The Queen’s Messenger” was broadcast onSeptember 11, 1928.
  • 3. HISTORY The first broadcast of TV pictures began in Germany in 1935. American TV broadcasting began in 1941. Color television was created during the 1960’s The longest running television show was “Gunsmoke,” whichaired from 1955-1975.
  • 4. ROLE/FUNCTION The role of television is mainly for entertainment purposes Provides News information Offers education purposes through documentaries, debates, anddiscussion series. Environmental awareness is also achieved through some televisionprograms
  • 5. WELL-KNOWN EXAMPLES Gossip Girl The Walking Dead The Simpsons Pretty Little Liars South Park Desperate Housewives
  • 6. IMPACT OF DIGITAL AGE Television has become available to watch on wireless devices (cellphones), laptops, computers and iPads/tablets. Many television channels and movie streaming companies havedownloadable Apps for these devices. One example is Netflix which has an App available for theiPhone.
  • 7. FUTURE ISSUES Phone services are planning to wire all U.S. households foradvanced multimedia services, which may be a huge problem forcable services. When phone services complete this, they will be capable ofdelivering a much higher level of advanced services to homes.
  • 8. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF Would you prefer to watch television on your cell phone? Do you think that cable companies are in fear of losing businessdue to the development of new technologies?
  • 9. REFERENCEShttp://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/when-was-television-inventedhttp://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question12551.htmlhttp://www.high-techproductions.com/historyoftelevision.htm“Old Media, New Media” Wilson Dizard Jr.

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