North American television subscribers are subject to see 200,000 acts of violence broadcasted on TV, on average, by the age of 18. Television subscribers in Asia outnumber those from other countries, and those viewers in China are subject to many censorships bans including bans on talking animals and programs showcasing a lack of positive thinking.
In an attempt to reduce bias in media, the UK requires a TV license fee that funds the BBC in order to provide ad-free and supposedly influence-free news. Alternatively, 80% of sub-Saharan Africa’s television channels are run by private broadcasters.
Latin American subscribers are more likely to see programs that encourage viewers to become educated and to live healthy lives via routes such as regular doctors visits.
Clearly the entire world doesn’t have access to the same programs, but the amount of influence that television has on the population remains the same. To continue learning about television’s effects on our changing world, view this infographic from direct-ticket.net.
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