Introduction: Satellite TV channels have added a new dimension in telecasting. It has become very popular to the younger generation in particular. In the best BTV was the only source of recreation to the people. But it used to telecast the same type of programme.
Meaning: Satellite TV channels mean television telecasting using a satellite. Satellite is an electronic device that is sent into space and moves around the earth. It is used for comrr1unicating radio and television.
A wide range programmes: All the spectators are not interested in the same programme. Satellite television telecasts a wide range programmes of varied interest. So, it caters the taste of different kinds of people. If a spectator does not like a particular programme of a channel, he can instantly go to another channel.
Widening our knowledge: Satellite channel plays a very important role in widening our knowledge about the whole world. It provides people with round the clock news service and keeps them informed of the latest affairs happening around the globe. Various channels like Discovery channel, National Geographic Channel, History channel etc. Telecast reports on new discoveries, animal world, weather, agriculture, world heritage etc.
Promote world economy: Other satellite channels also, show reports and analysis on trade and commerce, business and industries economic and financial activities. Thus, it helps to promote world economy.
Used for educative purpose: Moreover, satellite TV channels are also used for educative purpose or distant. learning. There are some channels which telecast highly educative programmes. The programmes telecast by these channels are very helpful to the students.
Source of entertainment: Besides, nowadays satellite TV channels have become the chief source of entertainment. Cultural programmes, movies, plays, live sports etc. can be enjoyed through them. Again some satellite televisions telecast cartoons and other programmes. Children are fond of these channels.
Business promotion: Television plays important role in business world. Television shows an advertisement for different products and thus gives them wide recognition. Thes it promotes business and commerce.
Encouraging vulgarity: Dish antenna. keeps some bad effects on the viewers, particularly on the under-aged and teenagers. Many satellite channels show obscene and vulgar films, dramas, music videos etc. which pervert our youngers. Again, action and violent films often make young people more aggressive.
Harms native culture: Furthermore, satellite channels are now being seen as a means of cultural assault on developing countries by the western nations. They are destroying our native cultural realm. Especially our young generation is highly influenced by western culture and way of life and becomes indifferent to their native culture and heritage.
Another effect: Spending a lot of time for watching TV also affects productivity and work-efficiency. Longtime watching of colour TV is also harmful to eyesight and brain and causes irritation, idleness and sleeplessness.
Conclusion: In fine, it may be stated that in spite of its having some den1erits, satellite TV channels are still very popular both as a source of news and information and as a means of entertainment and recreation. We should build up our life in the light of positive and constructive outlook of satellite TV channels and keep away from the poisonous influence of it.