Television was created with the intention of gathering people together. National televisions had a defining role many times in history. From revolutions to medical breakthroughs, from interviews with important people to the moment when man first stepped on the moon, television was there, by the side of every citizen of a country and, in the end, of the world.
The Network of Freedom
Nowadays, national television networks take care so that they include on the list of the channels they distribute all types of channels. Their aim is to offer the needed diversity so that the public chooses what to watch and not to impose certain TV programs. There are, though, some TV networks that also provide a number of foreign TV channels in the name of freedom of choice and opinion. But a national network’s aim is to make sure that the public in the country they transmit is satisfied with the programs and channels they offer. And for that they have to be aware of the specificity of each market, to know the needs and wishes of the public and to always be ready to change according to the times.
As an example, we could take a Bengali TV Channel, which has the aim of covering not only the individual options of everyone in the area, but also to those who belong to the Bengal region, no matter the religion or the country they live in. Having a TV channel of their own culture helps people integrate better in the other cultures and helps them learn the benefits and the importance of diversity.