Television (TV) isa telecommunicationmedium for transmittingand receiving movingimages that can bemonochrome, or colored,with or withoutaccompanying sound."Television" may alsorefer specifically toa television set,television programming,or televisiontransmission
Sales of televisions North American consumers purchase a newtelevision every seven years, and the averagehousehold owns 2.8 televisions. As of 2011, 48million are sold each year, at an average priceof $460 and size of 38 inches Manufacturer DisplaySearch Technology DisplaySearchSAMSUNG 26.3% LCD TV 83.1%LG 13.4% PDP TV 6.7%Sony 9.8% OLED TV 0.0%Panasonic 6.9% CRT TV 10.2%Sharp 5.9% RPTV 0.0%CorporationOthers 37.7% Total 100%
In the past,televisions were notas technological asnow. The first imagestransmittedelectrically were sentby earlymechanical fax machines, includingthe pantelegraph,developed in the latenineteenth century
Television has played a pivotal role in the socialization ofthe 20th and 21st centuries. Thereare many aspectsof television thatcan be addressed, including mediaviolence research.