Short Essay on Advantages and Disadvantages of Television [TV]

Television is the end-user device to watch media, entertainment programs. With the Television’s connectivity to the internet, now it is also a device for online access.


  1. The television gives you access to various media and entertainment programs from the comfort of your home or office.
  2. Via the television you can access programs telecast from your regional, national channels; but also from all over the world.
  3. On your television set, you can watch movies and other entertainment programs, without having to go to a theatre.
  4. Children can watch and learn from various educational programs on the television ranging from nursery rhymes to higher grade academic trainings.
  5. Through various travel channels available on the television, we can virtually visit and experience tourist attractions from all over the world.
  6. Various professionals like chefs, doctors, scientists, etc., can access educational and informative programs in their field of interest.
  7. All national and global news stations have channels on the television network. Through these we can easily watch and access news from all over the world.
  8. Through the sports channels on the television, we can watch live sports events, in real time, without having to go to the event location.
  9. With the advent of the internet, all the online information, media, movies, etc. can be telecast and watched on the television.
  10. Televisions also offer a record and watch function, where you can watch a particular program, event, at your convenient time as a recorded program.


  1. Television addiction can lead to serious health hazards due to lack of physical activity in all age groups.
  2. Children spend less time playing and interacting with each other, due to excessive time spent watching television programs.
  3. Misreporting of news and significant events is a common problem over the television.
  4. Television viewing time can eat into your quality family time, if you do not limit television time.
  5. Children need to be protected from age-inappropriate programs telecast on the television.
  6. The social and emotional development of children can get adversely affected if television watching replaces time spent with friends and family.
  7. Television as a channel for advertising can be an unnecessary nuisance overloading you with unnecessary information.


The television is a device for watching various media, entertainment and educational programs from the comfort of your home. It is important to be wary of its addiction potential.

By Janhavi