Television is one of the most important means of communication that has ever existed, and this is so because, thanks to its gratuitousness as well as its easy access, it allows millions of people around the world to resort to it immediately and easily. Television is in many cases criticized for considering that it has replaced people’s interest with other forms of communication that may require more time, which may seem more boring or slower, etc. However, television still remains today (with the great development of the internet) as a globally accessible means of communication and whose importance lies in the fact that it enables news, entertains and uses languages accessible to thousands of people everywhere. .
Television is a means of communication that was created in the early 20th century but only became massive in the middle of the century, when American and European families were able to access the first economic and domestic devices that broadcast television channels. In itself, it is a means of communication that has not changed much except for some technological details and today it is still necessary to have a television or some visual support to enjoy the different channels that are available in each region. Beyond the investment that this may require, television is a free medium (except for cable channels).
The importance of television goes through many different aspects, although today it is perhaps one of the most criticized media. First of all, television can be accessible to many more people than other media, and this is so not only in economic terms but also in cultural terms: to access a newspaper it was necessary to know how to read and writewhereas to watch television no. Furthermore, television is handled with much more informal, accessible and visually attractive or dynamic languages, for which reason its arrival is much greater than other media such as radio or newspaper, certainly limited to only one type of medium. Finally, television was one of the first media that allowed viewers to enjoy programs and shows from other parts of the world, facilitating knowledge between cultures and the increasingly varied availability of options: movies, series, newsreels, sports programs , children’s, cultural, gastronomic, etc.