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a radio/television broadcast
▪ The President addressed the nation in a television broadcast.
a radio/television commentary
▪ The royal wedding will be accompanied by a live television commentary.
a television appeal
▪ Following a national television appeal, several callers have phoned the police with information.
a television audience (=all the people who watch or listen to a particular programme)
▪ Nearly half the UK television audience watched the programme last Tuesday.
a television camera
▪ He never felt comfortable in front of television cameras.
a television channel
▪ NTV is Russia’s leading television channel.
a television licenceBritish English (= which allows you to use your television and pays for public television programmes)
▪ Buying a television means you will need a television licence.
a television programme (also a TV programmeinformal)
▪ There aren't many good TV programmes on an the moment.
a television/movie/cartoon character
▪ Who’s your favourite television character?
a television/radio reporter
▪ He told television reporters that he had no plans to resign.
a television/TV actor
▪ For several years he had small parts as a television actor.
a television/TV crew
▪ Journalists and TV crews were waiting outside their house.
a television/TV/Internet advertisement
▪ the new TV advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf
a TV/television/radio drama
▪ The book has been made into a television drama.
a TV/television/radio show
▪ What’s your favourite TV show?
advertise (sth) on television/in a newspaper etc
▪ Many companies will only advertise in the Sunday paper.
appear on television/stage
▪ He appeared on national television to deny the claims.
breakfast television
breakfast television/TV (=programmes on television in the early morning)
▪ The children all eat their cereal in front of breakfast television.
cable television
car/television/telephone etc rental
▪ The price includes accommodation and car rental.
closed circuit television
digital television
independent television/radio/broadcasting etcBritish English (= not owned or paid for by the government)
▪ independent television companies
public television
satellite television
television licence
television set
▪ a colour television set
television/film/stage etc adaptation
▪ He’s working on a screen adaptation of his latest novel.
television/film/theatre producer
television/newspaper/radio coverage (=provided by television newspapers etc)
▪ The private lives of celebrities get a lot of newspaper coverage.
television/radio/newspaper advertising
▪ Both candidates are spending millions on television advertising.
television/TV/computer monitor
▪ She was staring at her computer monitor.
watch television
▪ We watched television all evening.
▪ Few would now see the introduction of commercial television in 1955 as the threat envisaged by, say, Lord Reith.
▪ This past spring, parents were treated to two workshops on the good and bad points of commercial television.
▪ After all most of us are accustomed with commercial television to having our viewing interrupted for advertisement breaks.
▪ The single-minded mission of commercial television today is to produce audiences for sale to advertisers of consumer goods and services.
▪ Already highly successful in popular music, dance and commercial television, blacks have found the movies a tougher nut to crack.
▪ There are fourteen commercial television companies, and a host of commercial radio stations.
▪ The second most important medium is commercial television, which has consistently maintained about 25% of the total. 7.
▪ A very much smaller advertising campaign was therefore mounted in the press and on commercial television.
▪ Interference and ghost images caused by reflections of the received signal are more easily cancelled out in a digital television.
▪ Hey, how about that new digital television revolution?
▪ Color televisions evolve into digital televisions capable of showing several pictures simultaneously; videocassette recorders into camcorders.
▪ Then again, the transition to digital television could take much longer than expected.
▪ A digital television immediately decodes the incoming sound and picture signals and converts them into an 8-bit digital code.
▪ The potential bounty lies in a slice of the public airwaves designated to be the home of advanced, digital television.
▪ If a Federal Communications Commission deadline stands, the changeover from analog to digital television will be complete by 2006.
▪ People must buy either a new digital television or a converter box to use with their old set.
▪ The results of the research will be given to both national and independent television networks.
▪ While they were still together she started a video course and now works for an independent television company.
▪ It was Mellor who salvaged something from the disastrous 1990 Broadcasting Bill, which presaged the widely-ridiculed independent television franchise round.
▪ These days there are hundreds of newspapers, including four competing dailies, and a handful of independent television and radio stations.
▪ Read in studio One of the founding fathers of independent television has been celebrating sixty years in broadcasting.
▪ The business is owned by the regional independent television companies.
▪ It is in the field of editorial content that the Great and Good of independent television have exercised their most direct influence.
▪ For example, some types of multimedia applications will involve online systems which combine live television information with other digital data.
▪ This week, she gave her first live television interview since the fall.
▪ It wasn't a private occasion - the meeting was screened live on prime-time television.
▪ Soon Qaddafi was explaining his plan to the world on live television from his tent in Tripoli.
▪ Two or more users can conduct video phone conversations and access live television pictures or send video mail, for instance.
▪ After the verdict was carried live on television, violence broke out in South-Central Los Angeles.
▪ Of course, the in-coming signal does not have to be live television.
▪ Endless live television coverage has made the Eleven Cities Tour into a truly national event.
▪ This Society has appeared twice on Radio Leeds and their next aim is to get on local television.
▪ There is only one media market, and only one local television station.
▪ At best, it might offer local television worthy of the name.
▪ They were restored a few hours later, after some local television and newspaper reporters got on to the story.
▪ Will it be cable that provides truly local television?
▪ For example, will a Raider home game appear on local television again this year?
▪ He made almost a clean break with the game, except for some local television work.
▪ A.. This is the biggest blunder in the history of local television in the United States.
▪ Paul had given public undertakings on national radio and television that it would.
▪ She is on national television commercials.
▪ Three major national television documentaries, including one on the work of the local Drugs Squad, brought Wirral to national attention.
▪ Diller reportedly is trying to build a national network of television stations that would offer sports and entertainment programming.
▪ However, the necessary reputation could be obtained relatively quickly by an intensive advertising campaign on national television.
▪ In a schedule that should be released next week, the Eagles will have at least four national television appearances next season.
▪ And when the Raiders whip you on national television, no one forgets.
▪ Meanwhile, three other candidates demonstrated for a national television audience their growing irrelevance to the struggle for the nomination.
▪ Their Lordships certainly gained added public recognition from television.
▪ Some public television stations applauded the new initiative as something of a programming coup.
▪ Journalists on the public service television channel &038; 214.
▪ It took several years before we were able to reinstate a comprehensive schedule of public affairs programming on public television.
▪ The public fantasies of television might have destroyed the need for private ones.
▪ Weighty matters of economics and foreign policy appeared to be at stake as were the integrity and independence of public television.
▪ Carl Sagan, perhaps, on public television?
▪ But there is another scene, scarcely ever shown, even on public television.
▪ It is encouraging that Gore's television ads have not trimmed to the right.
▪ The campaign believes the best way to reach independents is through more television ads.
▪ Now, in the television ads, he cheerfully delivered some hammy lines before falling backwards into a swimming pool.
▪ In speeches and television ads, Gov.
▪ We have seen the honest faces of the hometown insurance representative on television ads, face after face, year after year.
▪ The aim of the strategy session was to develop a nontraditional campaign without the use of expensive television ads.
▪ One television ad featured a live chicken to convey the message: Stop being one; start investing.
▪ This makes the usual noises about the careful research which goes into making television advertisements, not to mention the advice-seeking.
▪ They ran a series of television advertisements, which they placed in prime time they purchased early in the campaign.
▪ Today the government launched its latest weapons in a campaign against speeding including this hard hitting television advertisement.
▪ As Arkansas governor, he had built public support for key legislation with television advertisements largely financed by corporate donations.
▪ In July 1990 a television advertisement by the Cot Death Association advised against placing infants to sleep prone.
▪ Just before Easter, I received a letter about a series of television advertisements.
▪ To a large extent, the election has been fought on the airwaves, with both candidates delivering television advertisements attacking each other.
▪ By way of exception, the Regulations do not give the Director General powers in relation to commercial radio and television advertisements or to cable advertisements.
▪ A generation of sell-out shows and peak-time television audiences witnessed the Black and White shows.
▪ The truth was that by 1988 the television audience had entirely replaced the convention delegates as the focus of attention.
▪ Such agencies utilise consumer panels, readership surveys and television audience measurement to generate their information. 17.
▪ Meanwhile, three other candidates demonstrated for a national television audience their growing irrelevance to the struggle for the nomination.
▪ Hardly surprising then that budgets were kept low and most films were aimed at the television audience.
▪ Pilobolus now performs for stage and television audiences all over the world.
▪ The first show attracted a television audience of more than 2 million.
▪ A project almost as big as the Channel Tunnel is now under way to bring cable television to every house in Britain.
▪ Killian said the company will concentrate on increasing customer take-up of its cable television services in 1996.
▪ It would certainly distract the attention of the powerful commercial groups that are about to join battle over cable television networks.
▪ General Instrument dominates the cable television industry with its scrambling and de-scrambling technology.
▪ But it will give affluent viewers a foretaste of life with cable television.
▪ Telephone companies may also begin to provide cable television and other video services.
▪ A coalition of cable television and long-distance carriers predicts it will take until next spring.
▪ Outside Number 10 itself there was a solitary television camera crew.
▪ The civil trial provided a more subdued sequel, since Fujisaki refused to allow television cameras into his courtroom.
▪ He looked for television cameras - that must be the answer - it was being televised - people had dressed up.
▪ Smoke could be seen seeping in front of the television camera.
▪ The tram carried a mobile generator for the power and provided a stable platform for the television cameras.
▪ However, additional seating was created when the various Atlanta venues were redesigned to accommodate television cameras and other equipment.
▪ The lifeblood of Sarajevo will drain away, the television cameras will go home and Bosnia will be forgotten in the West.
▪ The bill includes proposals for a new television channel, three new national commercial radio channels and numerous local services.
▪ The decision to introduce a television channel financed by advertising was one which had to be taken by government.
▪ The fiercest competition of all, therefore, is between the rival television channels.
▪ The prospect of a future which provides hundreds of television channels gives Madison Avenue nightmares.
▪ Estimates have now been obtained to install a closed circuit television system in both the Myles Meehan and the Long Gallery.
▪ Not in person, but via a closed circuit television screen that fills an entire wall.
▪ Obtaining the necessary, sometimes expensive, special equipment such as closed circuit television takes time and persistence.
▪ The trial made legal history when child witnesses gave evidence using closed circuit television cameras.
▪ It is a simple closed circuit television system, a video camera photographing a speech being rolled beneath it.
▪ For example, closed circuit television gives the helmsman a view of the engine compartment and of the aft deck of the boat.
▪ The arrival of the Mendip mast and colour television brought an added breadth to viewing in the West.
▪ Tastefully decorated, spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, colour television, central heating and sea view.
▪ All have colour televisions, direct dial telephones and tea and coffee making facilities.
▪ Now celebrating 19 years. Colour televisions, tea making facilities, ground floor bedrooms available, duvets.
▪ Full cooking facilities, refrigerators, cutlery, linen, colour televisions and central heating.
▪ As a result, to keep to their schedules, the television companies had to cut rates, resulting in falling revenues.
▪ The changes came after television companies protested a previous bill that barred them from providing telecommunications services.
▪ There are fourteen commercial television companies, and a host of commercial radio stations.
▪ Playing on the defense are telephone companies and cable television companies, providers that have enjoyed monopoly positions for decades.
▪ While they were still together she started a video course and now works for an independent television company.
▪ The company would be interested in forming alliances to allow television companies use its lines to transmit information.
▪ The broadcasts were relayed by satellite by the Avrasya television company.
▪ So when the press was biased towards the political right, television coverage would redress the balance by leaning to the left.
▪ What did he think of the current television coverage of the war?
▪ For rugby to get any significant U.S. television coverage, we need to be in the Olympics.
▪ Endless live television coverage has made the Eleven Cities Tour into a truly national event.
▪ Interminable television coverage blocking out the Scooby Doo repeats.
▪ It was Burrows who ensured that the television coverage of a tournament played in five countries was so successful.
▪ This is more expensive but it has a particular advantage in television coverage.
▪ If party rhetoric and television coverage ever set the public's agenda, they should have done so on defence.
▪ And to what extent does television drama supply it?
▪ Most television drama attracts some mail from interested viewers but rarely does that mail arrive by the sackful.
▪ They are especially prevalent in some feature films, television dramas and documentaries.
▪ It's featured in television dramas such as Taggart and Prime Suspect 2.
▪ Cossiga emphasized in a television interview that compromise had been necessary to avoid an early general election.
▪ Fujisaki said he decided to tighten previous restrictions after learning that Caraway had agreed to a television interview.
▪ She performed with great natural charm in a television interview and marvelled at all the stretch-limousines she rode in.
▪ This week, she gave her first live television interview since the fall.
▪ In a new television interview, he calls Mr Clinton a person without the background or experience for the office.
▪ His remarks, in a television interview, followed big electoral gains by the anti-immigrant far-right National Front. -Reuter.
▪ In the pre-Day era, television interviews were almost always respectful, dull, stiff and often insipid.
▪ Support for this theory, of an unexpected kind, had been provided a few weeks earlier by network television.
▪ The view from the top in network television can make you dizzy.
▪ Domestic network television now accounts for just half of Televisa's sales, compared with more than 70% in 1990.
▪ A national network television audience can judge for itself when the Suns visit the Lakers and attempt to break a two-game skid.
▪ But commentators from the opposite end of the political spectrum are virtually excluded from the national discourse, especially on network television.
▪ So, we do not let our children watch network television, except for an occasional sporting event.
▪ This is network television, remember.
▪ Instead it became more dependent upon how frequently they watched television news.
▪ The craft of the writer is put to the test as each story must conform to the needs of television news.
▪ It is perhaps significant that there appeared to be more choice of newspaper than of television news.
▪ Some news show consultants believe in forming a television news pseudo-family to attract audiences.
▪ Quite by chance, and unknown to the police, the incident was filmed and broadcast later on national television news.
▪ It is at this very basic level that fires make a good subject for television news.
▪ And the way that, say, television news addresses you is as a particular type of person.
▪ You can watch television news programs from now until doomsday and never come across any statement about Manny Freebus.
▪ The only woman included within the Cabinet was Akiko Santo, a television presenter and member of the Takeshita faction.
▪ Every year they name a new flower after a personality - this year's was television presenter Anne Gregg.
▪ The smile that launched a career Fans of television presenter Michaela Strachan love her famous cheeky grin.
▪ The editors and television producers have all changed; even the publishers are different now.
▪ It was the first opportunity for the second-term congressman and former television producer to address a national political convention.
▪ The work carried out is in demand from film and television producers.
▪ Whether the tapes are used depends upon the broadcasting and television producers.
▪ Books, movies and television programs are censored.
▪ The Wall Street Journal Report, our nationally syndicated television program, reaches millions more on weekends.
▪ After all, we plan for meals, work, dental visits, errands, and television programs.
▪ It made history, becoming the highest-rated television program ever.
▪ Sony is also involved in distributing television programs and has its own music label, Sony Records.
▪ Not content with one show, a deal to add two more television programs is expected within a couple of weeks.
▪ More than two billion dollars was reported to be at risk because of that one offending television program.
▪ Teachers, textbooks, television programs, and films all tend to show heavy feminist influence.
▪ Although around 12 eggs in a season is normal, one female observed during filming of a television programme laid 25.
▪ It all came to light when I travelled from Bradford to London to take part in a television programme about multiculturalism.
▪ Now a new television programme re-tells the murder hunt.
▪ He analysed more than 100 responses to a television programme Help asking for experiences of residential care.
▪ It was said to be Mrs Thatcher's favourite television programme - indeed, she actually took part in a rehearsal.
▪ I let myself be persuaded to take part in a television programme about books.
▪ We went home and made a half-hour colour television programme which was marvellous.
▪ I shall take as my starting point a television programme I imagine many of you will have seen recently.
▪ That said, television programmes can sometimes be surprisingly adventurous.
▪ The downside to this is that they lose valuable advertising space on television programmes such as Saturday Superstore.
▪ It is the necessary end-point of the detailed study of television programmes.
▪ He is developing a company called Earthspeak Productions to produce television programmes on all types of environmental issues.
▪ Gillian Darley has written and presented a series of books and television programmes.
▪ Curiously, I have become even more strongly persuaded of that since I began dabbling in the making of political television programmes.
▪ The panel system is also used by audience research for their reactions to radio and television programmes.
▪ We were preparing television programmes on laboratory work when most teachers counted themselves lucky if there was any chalk available.
▪ A television reporter was roughed up.
▪ But the advent of long-range camera lenses, satellite television and instantaneous news changed that for ever.
▪ Junior suites at the Calinda, which include two double beds and satellite television, cost $ 50 per night or less.
▪ Still less can they accept impartial public broadcasting combined with a biased press and biased satellite television.
▪ It is the deregulated, free-market media world of satellite television and video recorders where the real violence is played out.
▪ The legal rules are unsettled, and will cause some confusion with the advent of satellite television.
▪ He is unable to separate his contribution to what should be a well-informed debate from a satellite television knockabout.
▪ The age of satellite television began in 1988 when the Astra Satellite was launched.
▪ Restrictions on photocopiers and satellite television equipment were also lifted.
▪ Today the new Little People, those who dance nightly on the television screen, have ousted the old.
▪ It has been three weeks since the indistinct videotape image hit television screens with the impact of, well, a whip.
▪ This is why a black and white television screen is satisfactory as a means of communication.
▪ In his lobby the building management had set up a television screen so that the doorman could watch for criminals.
▪ She shook her head and stared into the fire and then at the television screen.
▪ The television screen is smaller than life.
▪ He stared at the empty television screen, at a loss, silenced.
▪ He was physically attractive and highly photogenic; on the television screen he came across as a man of warmth and charm.
▪ The presenter of a television series has some advantage over a writer, since filming is more flexible than book production.
▪ Ask yourself this: Could a ferret ever do what Lassie used to do on that old television series?
▪ Among those whose work was recognised was Mr K K Sampathknmar who received the award for the best television series.
▪ As long as there are agents, movies, conflicts, illnesses and death, television series will have cast changes.
▪ The close link in Britain between television series and the best-seller lists is not reflected worldwide.
▪ Of 139 television series examined, only 18 featured a continuing Hispanic character, the study found.
▪ In emotional terms, the boy in the television series seemed to cope admirably.
▪ Apparently a television series is in development; he is certainly worth watching.
▪ Killian said the company will concentrate on increasing customer take-up of its cable television services in 1996.
▪ Without doubt, it is probably the most novel and most different television service in the world.
▪ A Chilton poll of 1000 adults found 63 percent at least somewhat interested in interactive television services.
▪ His crime: to run a television service which tried not to lie.
▪ It has 17 pay television services, 3, 000 employees and 2. 6 million subscribers.
▪ Trading at the film and television services division and the video and audio production and distribution arm was generally stable.
▪ Then the public would not face a sudden loss of television service.
▪ Now, no one could claim that a television set saves time.
▪ A television set rested on an antique pine blanket-chest at the foot of the bed.
▪ In one street, the pavement is stacked with cardboard boxes of Toshiba television sets.
▪ Somebody turned off the television set.
▪ A television set was playing Indiana Jones.
▪ Margotte rarely turned on the television set.
▪ There was no television set, no record player, not even a radio.
▪ He paused, his red face turned toward the blank television set.
▪ But tonight on the Gerry Anderson television show will make it worth the wait.
▪ And the television show Lost From View featured the Danielle mystery.
▪ As with the television shows, the arbiter of success is the ratings.
▪ Part of her job was to do a weekly television show on clothing design and construction.
▪ Their leader, Ellen Greve of Brisbane, was challenged to demonstrate her diet on a television show in October 1999.
▪ He wanted them to write a television show for him.
▪ He amplified his views in a broadcast on state television.
▪ A report on state television said all the victims were believed to have died from suffocation.
▪ On Jan. 31 state television announced that all but 34 of the 232 people arrested on Jan. 21 and 22 had been freed.
▪ Last week state television reported that 24 candidates stood, and that eight new members were elected.
▪ The next day, Lasa Koul, the head of the state television, was assassinated in the city.
▪ The assault was videotaped two years ago, but shown for the first time last week on state television.
▪ On Jan. 14 Gorbachev publicly denied prior knowledge of the attack on the television station.
▪ The government does not own or substantially regulate newspapers, radio or television stations, or news wire services.
▪ It included radio and television stations, paging devices, mobile telephones, Orion Pictures and the Harlem Globetrotters.
▪ But the councils have the power to investigate corruption and run their own radio and television stations.
▪ In addition to Lagos at least ten other states have well-advanced plans for their own television stations.
▪ She began to suspect she had a serious problem after an appearance on a Washington television station.
▪ On the following day there was fierce fighting at the television station and the building was partially destroyed by fire.
▪ That ruling is being appealed by television stations and a hearing is set for next week.
▪ Firstly, it is time to accept that television viewers are now totally multi-channel orientated, no longer staying with one channel solely.
▪ What does this mean for a television viewer?
▪ It was Liz's worst scenario coming true, in front of hundreds of millions of television viewers.
▪ But all television viewers see the same broadcast.
▪ The Robe had been shot in Cinemascope in order to tempt the new television viewers back into the cinemas.
▪ Stocks chosen by darts or chimps do not have the same following among television viewers.
▪ The unoccupied places around them must have given television viewers a picture of hosts abandoned by their guests of honour.
▪ No one can tell what thoughts pass through the minds of newspaper readers or television viewers.
▪ So, people watch television because ...?
▪ Unlike Jessica, Sam has toys and watches television and goes to school.
▪ There was usually literally nothing for clients to do but sit, watch television, or walk about.
▪ It eliminates your den if your children watch television there or if you watch television there for your own enjoyment.
▪ All I could do was watch television.
▪ But she loves to read and would rather listen to the radio than watch television.
▪ Eventually she moved the phone into the hall and made herself watch television, though she hardly knew what she was watching.
▪ I would lie on this and watch television.
▪ Many people involved in film work as directors, writers and actors also work in advertising, theatre and television.
▪ Now the betting shops are lobbying for the right to advertise on television.
▪ In particular, the freedom since 1987 to advertise on radio and television does not seem to have exercised any discernible effect.
▪ Gramm is still on the presidential ballot here, and he is advertising on television for his Senate re-election campaign.
▪ In Britain, by industry agreement, gin, whisky and vodka are not advertised on television.
▪ Within weeks of forming the campaign we had a chance to advertise on a television show with a huge audience.
▪ Getting on for 50% of the money spent on advertising goes into television, and more like 70% in big agencies.
▪ Huge poster hoardings advertise television sets and refrigerators.
▪ I also go to conferences, seminars, speak on programmes like Farming Today, appear on television and write letters.
▪ None of them appear in television commercials with star players, as Jones does.
▪ They arrived together, dressed with the studied perfection only achieved by gangsters and people about to appear on television.
▪ For example, will a Raider home game appear on local television again this year?
▪ First of all, he appeared on television like he was some kind of game-show berk, not a businessman.
▪ His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and a Johns Hopkins research building.
▪ If only he were attractive to women! 9 Dyson was invited to appear on television again.
▪ Now he appears on television and is asked by newspapers and magazines for his stock ideas.
▪ Their audiences were found in independent cinemas and discussion groups: their relationship to broadcast television was at that time non-existent.
▪ The day-long seminars will be broadcast through high-definition television on to large theater screens in 20 cities.
▪ Quite by chance, and unknown to the police, the incident was filmed and broadcast later on national television news.
▪ And satellite technology has vastly expanded long-distance broadcast communications, especially television.
▪ This can best be seen in the case of television broadcasting.
▪ When these pictures were broadcast live across international television screens, it was obvious that the issue was misogyny, not theology.
▪ His funeral at Grace Cathedral was broadcast on live television.
▪ He had seen her on television.
▪ I have not seen Jimmy Swaggart on television for a long time now.
▪ She read about it and saw it on television.
▪ But, then, he seems utterly baffled as to why his daughter sees television so differently from him.
▪ I've seen him on television turning obvious singles into twos on huge grounds like Melbourne.
▪ They saw in educational television the opportunity to get a jump start on quality education at comparatively low cost.
▪ It happened at the time of the National Junior Championships in Nottingham and we hadn't seen the television that morning.
▪ Kramer had to laugh every time he saw a television show with a courtroom scene.
▪ Electrics Always turn off the television, video and stereo when they are not in use.
▪ Somebody turned off the television set.
▪ He turned off the television and recorder and returned to the kitchen.
▪ Other companies are turning to television, which offers access to a much broader but less affluent market.
▪ He missed the tournament because of a knee injury, so he turned to commentating on television.
▪ Billie turned back to the television.
▪ After dinner they went into the sitting-room and she turned on the television.
▪ Margotte rarely turned on the television set.
colour television/photograph/printer etc
▪ All bedrooms are of a high standard offering private facilities, satellite colour television, in-house movies and hospitality tray.
▪ All rooms have central heating, colour television, tea/coffee making facilities, en suite or private shower.
▪ Answer Every room has a nineteen inch colour television, tea-making facilities and a direct dialling telephone system.
▪ He carried a colour photograph of his mill in the same way that others carry their wives and children.
▪ If you're lucky enough to have a colour printer, you can also fiddle with text and background colours.
▪ It has an enticing colour photograph of palm trees and white sand.
▪ The exhibition is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and features a moss garden composed entirely of local Ulster mosses.
in front of the television/TV/computer etc
▪ It is immoral to do the ironing in front of the television when there is a good film on.
▪ Put three movie fans in front of the computer, start the game and quietly leave.
▪ She would install Hannah in front of the television and retreat to another room.
▪ Smoke could be seen seeping in front of the television camera.
▪ That night I cooked dinner and we ate in front of the television.
▪ Then she went back into the living room and sat in front of the television set without turning it on.
▪ Too many hours in front of the computer screen can destroy physical fitness.
television/sports/fresh-air etc fiend
Television brings events like the Olympic games into millions of homes.
▪ a 36-inch television
▪ a wide-screen TV
▪ American television news programs are getting worse and worse.
▪ He was sitting on the floor in front of the television.
▪ People who watch a lot of television are more likely to be heavy.
▪ the educational uses of television
▪ Each night I watch the television news.
▪ He groaned and turned off the television.
▪ Nothing else big was happening in the world and newspapers love to highlight problems that the television networks face.
▪ People, for instance, are comfortable with the way televisions and telephones work.
▪ Remember also to check the boiler and telephone, and the television and radio reception.
▪ The general public and those who watch our proceedings on television must wonder whether we are really fighting.
▪ The statement was aired for the first time in a recent television documentary on his life.
▪ We shout our hatred of them at public forums and into radio and television microphones.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

electronic device \electronic device\ n. a device depending on the principles of electronics and using the manipulation of electron flow for its operation.

Note: Numerous electronic devices are in daily use, among them the television, radio, computer, robot, transmitter, receiver, VCR, CD player, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1907, as a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires; formed in English or borrowed from French télévision, from tele- + vision.\n\nTelevision is not impossible in theory. In practice it would be very costly without being capable of serious application. But we do not want that. On that day when it will be possible to accelerate our methods of telephotography by at least ten times, which does not appear to be impossible in the future, we shall arrive at television with a hundred telegraph wires. Then the problem of sight at a distance will without doubt cease to be a chimera.

["Telegraphing Pictures" in "Windsor Magazine," 1907]

\nOther proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote (1880) and televista (1904). The technology was developed in the 1920s and '30s. Nativized in German as Fernsehen. Shortened form TV is from 1948. Meaning "a television set" is from 1941. Meaning "television as a medium" is from 1927.\nTelevision is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everyone and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. [Clive Barnes, "New York Times," Dec. 30, 1969]

n. 1 (context uncountable English) An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound. 2 (context countable English) A device for receiving television signals and displaying them in visual form. 3 (context uncountable English) Collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television. vb. (context neologism informal English) To watch television.

  1. n. broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs [syn: telecasting, TV, video]

  2. a receiver that displays television images; "the British call a tv set a telly" [syn: television receiver, television set, tv, tv set, idiot box, boob tube, telly, goggle box]

  3. a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points [syn: television system]

Television (band)

Television is an American rock band, and considered influential in the development of punk and alternative music. Television was formed in New York City in 1973 by Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell.

Television was an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970s New York rock scene. Although they recorded in a stripped-down, guitar-based manner similar to their punk contemporaries, the band's music was by comparison clean, improvisational, and technically proficient, drawing influence from avant-garde jazz and 1960s rock. The group's debut album, Marquee Moon, is often considered one of the defining releases of the punk era.

Television (Television album)

Television is the eponymous third album by American rock band Television. The album was released in 1992, fourteen years after the band's second studio album and subsequent break up in 1978. A video for "Call Mr. Lee" was filmed and aired on MTV to limited play.

Television (disambiguation)

Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images

Television may also refer to:

  • Television program
  • Television set
  • Television (band), an American rock band
    • Television (Television album)
  • Television (Dr. John album)
  • Television ( Baaba Maal album)
  • "Television" (Dave Edmunds song), a single from Tracks on Wax 4
  • "Television" (The Verve Pipe song), a single from The Verve Pipe
  • Television (film), a 2012 Bengali film
  • "Television", a song by Hard-Fi from Once Upon a Time in the West
  • 3D Television, a television set capable of projecting realistic three-dimensional images into a viewing field
Television (Dr. John album)

Television is a studio album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John.

Television (film)

Television is a 2013 Bangladeshi comedy drama film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and starring Shahir Huda Rumi, Chanchal Chowdhury, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, and others. The film was selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film originates from the director's mother who had the same destiny as the Chairman in the film, who was incapable of going to Hajj at the very ending of the film.

Television (1931 film)

Television (Italian: Televisione) is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Charles de Rochefort and starring Anna Maria Dossena, Silvio Orsini and Amina Pirani Maggi.

It was made at the Joinville Studios in Paris. Paramount Pictures was pursuing a strategy of producing multiple-language versions there, and this film was made in several different languages. The film's sets were designed by Paolo Reni.


Television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome ( black-and-white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions. It can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium, for entertainment, education, news, and advertising.

Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses, and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the US and most other developed countries. The availability of storage media such as VHS tape (1976), DVDs (1997), and high-definition Blu-ray Discs (2006) enabled viewers to watch prerecorded material at home, such as movies. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television (SDTV) ( 576i, with 576 interlaced lines of resolution and 480i) to high-definition television (HDTV), which provides a resolution that is substantially higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 1080i and 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through services such as Netflix, iPlayer, Hulu, Roku and Chromecast.

In 2013, 79% of the world's households owned a television set. The replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube (CRT) screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as plasma displays, LCDs (both fluorescent-backlit and LED), and OLED displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel, mainly LEDs. Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, plasma, and even fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. LEDs are expected to be replaced gradually by OLEDs in the near future. Also, major manufacturers have announced that they will increasingly produce smart TV sets in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s.

Television signals were initially distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and via the Internet. Until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals but countries started switching to digital, this transition is expected to be completed worldwide by late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is correctly called a video monitor rather than a television.

Usage examples of "television".

CBA television and radio network and affiliated stations, strict financial controls had been introduced, budgets pared and redundant personnel dismissed.

Some of his short stories and novelettes have been mainstays for the anthologists ever since and have been adapted for television production, as for example The Little Black Bag and The Marching Morons.

All science asks is to employ the same levels of scepticism we use in buying a used car or in judging the quality of analgesics or beer from their television commercials.

Reprints and anthology appearances of his stories have mounted into the hundreds and the presentations of his stories on radio and television is rapidly approaching the 100 mark.

For the first time Julian Marquet will partner a ballerina other than his wife in a major television production of Giselle.

In terms of enjoyability, they rank sex ahead of sports, fishing, barhopping, hugging and kissing, talking with the family, eating, watching television, going on trips, planning trips, gardening, bathing, shopping, dressing, housework, dishwashing, laundry, visiting the dentist, and getting the car repaired.

The television set in the living room and the radio in the kitchen were both on, blatting away, and the family was having a row in the dining room, halfway between them.

Art Bonner, but Tony was looking at the low ceilings, which looked even lower on television.

Marvin Brewster, staring raptly at the television set where Colin Clive, in the role of Dr.

Ia Chevaux was back on television, again clutching a half-gallon of Old White Stagg, but this time in the company of the governor and the president of Amalgamated World-Wide Petroleum.

Department regalia, and others the logotypes of radio and television stations.

Cody proved to be a mannersome child, and he ended up most weekday afternoons with Amy, watching movies on the television.

I had no idea when Marit would return or when the reception was, so I wandered down to her media room, found a remote control and started a survey of the television landscape.

NOT, consume candy bars or any other sweets, nourishments, condiments, or beverages at homicide scenes, since television reportage of the above-said masticatory acts tends to promote an image of departmental insensitivity toward the deceased.

Ramsey Osborn passed mellowly to cognac and cigars and watched the races on television.