Television is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century which exposed people to a sizable and knowledgeable world around them.
Till then, people limited their thinking abilities and did not go beyond their local limitations. It was television that brought the world at our doorstep. J L Baird, the pioneer who invented the television was a great man.
The first television sets were available in the Indian market as early as 1959, but television at that that was only black and white.
Color television sets appeared much later on scene when technological developments took place at a higher rate.
People could sit in the comfort of their homes and watch their favorite programs being aired on television. In the earlier days, all programs were relayed on a single channel, being telecast by Doordarshan, the government owned channel.
The earlier days contained a good mix of all type of content since there was one channel and variety was to be offered to the audience through that sole channel only.
Now with hundreds of channels, we find variety in channels as well as their contents.
If I were given a chance to portray myself in the role of a television, I would jump from the role of an ‘idiot box’ to a ‘knowledgeable box’. Any new invention by man should be of good use and value to the society.
Through the medium of television, we get to see variety that exists in our world. We never would have seen the gigantic rock structures and lonely far off islands that exist in some corner of the world.
But television brings us a nice feeling of experiencing the beauty of such things from our own eyes.
I would love to showcase good and positive content in the channels on my television. Mornings are best spent in soothing chants and spiritually healing music counts and hymns.
So, I would give an opportunity to my audience through my channels to do exactly the same. I would want my audience to begin their day on a good note. I will provide them soulful music to begin their day with.
As the day passes and people get busy with their work, I will try to show them current affairs and what’s happening in the world.
Through my news channels, I will show them what is happening in and around us, what are the special news of the day.
I will only give an ear for quality news and filter out those that are media specifically fabricated and shown to the audience according to their own convenience.
For the ladies, I have special programs, tailor made exclusively for them. I will draw their interests’ through cookery shows, healthcare tips, beauty treatment shows, healthiness and fitness programs, diet essentials etc.
I will provide them good bandwidth in terms of women specific channels as ladies are most often the maximum users of television during the day.
I would also prefer to show them tips about parenting, womanhood, raising children the right way etc. My favorite channels are the channels for kids. They are the best stress busters ever.
I would showcase all kinds of funny and mild cartoons that provide children a lot of fun and at the same time, a lot of learning based events and sessions.
Children should build good general knowledge as well. So I would show them quizzes and other interesting events conducted for their benefit.
Students can gather a tremendous amount of knowledge by watching informative channels on my television.
They can also get hooked on to educational channels and learn subject matter concepts and topics by gluing into my set at the right timings.
For the entire family, I have light hearted comedy shows to entertain the whole family.
I will air good comedy channels for both adults and kids and make sure that everyone in the family sits in front of me to watch my funny shows and have a hearty laugh.
I am a multi-discipline, multi- organized channel box wherein I show all content in the same frequency and at the perfect timings.
Travel channels are my favorite. I love exploring different places. Through my travel channels, I would like to show every part of the world that looks so beautiful and lovely.
For the news freak, I update my television every minute to catch up on some significant news popping up every second as ‘breaking news’.
Not only that, I would like to make sense to people by showing only legitimate news content and avoid being misguided.
For the aged and the elderly, I am very happy to show spiritual shows and religious happenings. These spiritual shows bring in expert advice’s from different parts of the world and help us lead a good lifestyle.
My financial channels provide the latest rates of interest at banks, stock market status, lending rates, mutual fund performances etc.
Daily soaps are something that I cannot afford to miss to draw huge crowds of people in front of my set. Daily soaps are so captivating and popular, especially with the female audience.
They are so important to daily spectators of serials that they cannot resist for a day without television.
Overall, I may not be the same set that I used to be earlier. I have undergone multiple transformations in technology.
People throw numerous advertisements in my channels and overload my system with their burden. I am not partial to any particular brand and provide equal opportunity to all of them according to my morals.
I have something for everyone. Be it kids, the elderly or the home-maker, I have such variety that one cannot imagine staying away from me even for half a day.
I am so attractive that I draw a huge crowd of people towards me. They all appreciate me for what I show, they believe I am an all-in-all information provider and entertain people they want to be entertained.
From an ‘idiot box’ my journey continues as a ‘knowledge box’ forever.