What is television?

  • (noun): A telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points.
    Synonyms: television system
    See also — Additional definitions below

Television

Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound. "Television" may also refer specifically to a television set, television programming, or television transmission.

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Some articles on television:

G4 - Television
... G4 (TV channel), an American television channel G4 Canada, a Canadian television channel devoted to technology-related programming ...
Jakarta - Culture - Media
... Koran Jakarta, Berita Kota, Sport newspaper Top Skor Television stations include Government television TVRI ... Private national television MNC TV, RCTI, Metro TV, Indosiar, ANTV, SCTV, Trans TV, TV ONE, Trans 7, and Global TV ... Local television B Channel, JakTV, O Channel, Elshinta TV, Daai TV, and Spacetoon ...
Television - Environmental Aspects
... mercury, there is growing concern about electronic waste from discarded televisions ... Further environmental concerns related to television design and use relate to the devices' increasing electrical energy requirements ...
SECAM - History
... Initially, a version of SECAM for the French 819-line television standard was devised and tested, but not introduced ... start the conversion by switching over to a 625-line television standard, which happened at the beginning of the 1960s with the introduction of a second network ... la couleur !" (fr And here is color!) In 1967, CLT of Lebanon became the third television station in the world after the Soviet Union and France to broadcast in color, utilizing the French SECAM technology ...
Valley, Alabama - Media
... Valley is served by the Columbus, Georgia Television Designated Market Area (DMA) ... Charter Communications and Knology provide cable television service ... and Dish Network provide direct broadcast satellite television including both local and national channels to area residents ...

More definitions of "television":

  • (noun): Broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects.
    Example: "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
    Synonyms: telecasting, TV, video

Famous quotes containing the word television:

    History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. All other history defeats itself.
    In Beverly Hills ... they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
    Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
    Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876)

    In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion—or a new form of Christianity—based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.
    New Yorker (April 23, 1990)

    Photographs may be more memorable than moving images because they are a neat slice of time, not a flow. Television is a stream of underselected images, each of which cancels its predecessor. Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)