When it comes to the possible consequence of an increasing number of TV
channels, some people argue that viewers could have more options, but others
believe that the quality of TV programs may be degraded.
On one hand, a larger quantity of TV channels could bring audiences more
choices and make television more attractive. When there exists a limited number
of TV channels, inevitably, viewers may be tired of some programs, especially
programs that only focus on political issues, and some audiences may not regard
television as a form of recreation. However, providing that more channels are
available for citizens, such as channels concerning about tourism, movies and
documentary, different viewers could find what they are interested in through
television. Then, it may be a win-win situation since television could gain
popularity again and viewers could take sufficient recreation or acquire more
On the other hand, poor TV programs may arise from a rising quantity of TV
broadcast stations. It is acknowledged that the number of qualified producers
for TV programs are limited. When a new channel runs, there may not be excellent
producers and directors who are potent to guarantee content of TV programs.
Therefore, a dilemma caused by a booming number of TV stations is TV programs
may be produced in emergency, and the content of those programs may just be a
duplication of other programs.
From my own perspective, there is a necessity of increasing the number of
TV programs in order to meet demands of viewers, but governments need to better
supervise behavior of TV stations. For example, some inappropriate content, such
as violence and drugs, may attract some audiences’ attention; however, such
content cannot be the mainstream of TV programs, especially considering its
potential detriments on adolescents and children.
Gone are the days when people’s choice for TV programs was extremely
limited. But the phenomenon of accessing to a growing number of TV channels
arouses various argues for citizens. Before rendering my position, I aim to
critically discuss both views and come up with my own opinion.
Those who support more TV channels are mainly due to the fact that they
make it easier for individuals to choose different TV programs according to
personal tastes with diverse interests. For instance, some young people tend to
enjoy entertainment or exciting programs while the elderly are more interested
in news channels. Furthermore, an easy access to various kinds of programs gives
great convenience for individuals to meet their mentally developmental needs.
Specifically, some children may watch educative programs to broaden their
horizons while certain adults are likely to watch series in order to enrich
their leisure time.
Nevertheless, some people claim that more programs cannot guarantee their
quality. First and foremost, there is no distinct line between high-quality and
low-quality programs, resulting in the production of TV programs with poor
quality compared with excellent similar programs. On the other hand, the
professional quality of program producers is not capable of keeping up with the
number of TV programs. It is inevitable that a number of channels are poor
apologies. Even worse, it is difficult to control the process of talent shows
which may include unexpected scenes, contributing to exerting an undesirable
effect on people’s, especially on youngster’s psychological development.
As far as I am concerned, although increasing TV channels have
shortcomings, such as negatively influence individuals’ mental development
because of unhealthy programs on TV, they are in a position to give enormous
satisfaction to residents who have various needs as long as certain poor-quality
programs are restricted by authorities concerned.
With more TV channels available, people can watch a larger variety of
programs than before. This seems to be good to TV viewers, but some people think
that because of this,the quality of programs declines rather improves.
Compared with several decades ago, people have more choices about how to
spend their leisure time and watching TV is no exception. They can switch the
channel if they find the program not interesting and then choose their favorite
ones， Those sports fans can watch sports programs 24 hours a day long as they
want and similarly, those who adore popular stars can watch entertainment
programs any time. Undoubtedly, this can enrich people's lives and make the
experience of watching TV more enjoyable.
However, some people think otherwise and they believe that more TV channels
may lead to the decline of programs' quality. The production of TV programs
requires time, fund and personnel, but every year，the fund invested in the
production of programs is limited.Also，the number of specialists qualified for
TV production is unlikely to meet the increasing demand of TV industry. Under
such circumstances, it difficult to control the quality of TV programs and some
poorly-produced programs may be broadcasted.
In my opinion, more TV channels means more competition between TV stations,
which would motivate them to improve the the quality of their programs for the
purpose of increasing audience ratings Although some poor quality programs may
be produced for some reasons, this trend can promote the development of TV
industry in the long term.