Meaning of TELEVISION in English

TELEVISION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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 licence British 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 programme informal )

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 etc British 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.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

commercial

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 .

digital

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.

independent

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.

live

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.

local

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.

national

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.

public

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 .

■ NOUN

ad

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.

advertisement

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.

audience

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.

cable

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.

camera

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.

channel

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.

circuit

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.

colour

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.

company

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 .

coverage

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.

drama

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.

interview

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.

network

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.

news

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.

presenter

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.

producer

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 .

program

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.

programme

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.

programmes

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.

reporter

A television reporter was roughed up.

satellite

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.

screen

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.

series

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.

service

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 .

set

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 .

show

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.

state

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 .

station

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.

viewer

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 .

watch

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 .

■ VERB

advertise

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.

appear

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.

broadcast

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 .

see

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.

turn

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.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

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.

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