70 years ago it was unusual for a household to have a TV, now 96% of UK homes have one.
Which of the following is a public service broadcaster?
How are independent commercial broadcasters funded?
By the government
By advertising revenue
By a licence fee
Which of these channels is genre based?
How has technological innovation changed the way in which we watch television?
We watch TV less
We have a larger choice of programmes available
We can watch TV on different types of digital devices
What description best defines offensive scheduling?
When a channel is confident their programme will gain higher ratings than a programme on a rival channel
When a channel recognises a rival channel's programme will gain higher ratings, and so choose to schedule a programme of minority appeal instead
When two programmes which appeal to wide audiences are aired at different times
Which of the following is an example of how television broadcasters use social media?
Hyping new shows via Twitter hashtags
Showing teaser trailers on an official website
Advertising shows via radio interviews with the stars
What factors would make a television programme more appealing to a global audience?
A television show suitable for adults and children
A high profile actor or star appearing as the protagonist
A formulaic structure that can be easily adapted by different countries
What is the purpose of the 9pm watershed?
To signal that it is bedtime for certain age groups
It lets audiences know that more exciting television will be on after 9pm
To ensure children aren’t exposed to inappropriate content
Who regulates television broadcasting in the UK?
In which situation would the regulator investigate?
If an actor swore after 9pm
If a television show broke the regulator's rules
If a television show was too controversial