5.1 Television, telebasura, telenovelas y teleadictos

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  • 5.1 Television, telebasura, telenovelas y teleadictos
    • Telebasura
      • Cons
        • Teens and young people
          • Become immune to violence
            • Giving them a diiffernece perception to an act of violence
            • Lose the taste for non-violence
          • False perception of adulthood
            • Violence, impossible love, ambition, social class barriers, unfaithfulness, lies, revenge
          • Isolate themselves to watch trashy TV
        • Show a lack of respect for good taste and decency
        • Drive the competitors and audience crazy
        • Degrading
        • Children
          • Shown during the day - innapropriate for children
          • It's much easier to watch TV than read - children are struggling more and more to learn to read
      • Becoming increasingly popular
      • Pros
        • Relaxing; people don't need to strain brain when watching
        • Allow you to gossip without feeling bad
        • Interesting
        • You can identify with the determined characters
      • Fulfil social functions other entertainments used to fulfil (eg. carnevals, the circus, parties)
      • Respond to deep social needs, social acceptance
    • Telenovelas
      • Yo soy Betty, la fea
        • Most popular telenovela in history
        • Follows Betty's struggles as she works in the fashion industry whilst being conventionally ugly
      • Differentiate for soaps because they are written with a limited duration and ending. They also have fewer subplots.
        • Brazilian telenovelas are closer in style to soaps because they have a variety of stories differing from the classic love story.
      • Originally produced in Latin America
      • Melodramatic stories. Generally have a happy ending for protagonists.
        • Modern telenovelas discuss controversial topics (drug addiction, homosexuality etc.)
        • Throughout the years, more genres have been incorporated.
        • Usually stories about characters (eg. young couple in love) fighting villains (eg. tyrant parents, grandparents) who oppose to their relationship. With the help of supporters they find happiness.
    • El culebron
      • Seis Hermanas
        • Six sisters take on their father's factory after his death. They face challenges due to their gender.
        • Based in the beginning of the 1900s in Madrid.
    • History
      • TV was launched in Spain in 1956 with once channel - La Primera
        • In 1966 La 2 began
          • In 1974, colour transmission began
            • In 1997, satellite TV arrived
              • In 2005, free digital TV became accessible
      • Until recently, terrestrial TV was considered an essential public service.
        • The Audiovisual Law of 2010 changed this by defining TV and radio as commercial services that individuals pay for.
    • Changing habits
      • Teenagers are now watching 1/3 less of traditional TV than they were in 2010.
      • Netflix is set to spend 13 billion dollars on creating content this year.
      • Survey reports people are using Netflix more often than any other platform
      • Some TV channels are now ENTIRELY online
    • Spanish TV
      • Quality isn't great, although it has improved in recent years.
      • Most of Spain get five channels unless you have an in-house cables system.
      • Consists of mainly gameshows, chat shows, football, basketball, bullfighting (if not banned), news, wildlide and history.
        • TV companies pay A LOT of money for live football.
        • Dramas and sitcoms are popular.
          • Hospital Central (like Grey's anatomy)
          • Ana y los 7 (Ana lives a double life as a stripper and a Nanny for 7 upper class children
          • Cuentame como paso (Drama recounting history of Spain)
        • Political satire
          • El Guinol
        • Telerealidad
          • Operacion Triunfo (Spanish X Factor)
          • Gran Hermano
      • Channels
        • La 1 (La Uno)
          • La 2
            • Antena 3
              • Cuatro
                • Telecinco
                  • La Sexta
                    • Private
                  • Private
            • Public
          • Public
        • Most regions of Spain have their own Public Network Service called 'Las Autonomicas'
          • Madrid - Telemadrid
          • Extremadera - Extremadura Television
          • Andalusia - Canal 2 Andalucia
      • Generally NO censorship. Lot of programmes are **** and risque
    • #YoSoy132
      • Tired of BIASED COVERAGE OF ELECTIONS
      • Protested on social media and peaceful demonstrations (silent marches, concerts)
      • Goals: Improved coverage of elecions, public broadcast of presidential debates, democratisation, profound political change
      • Protest movement consisting mostly of Mexican University Students

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