Article on Cable TV – A Boon or Bane

It is due to cable television that programmes are brought to our homes day and night for all the seven days in a week. It has brought a lot of change in the lifestyle of the people. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Cable TV – a boon or a bane.’

Cable TV – A Boon or Bane

by Rahul

The introduction of TV has passed through many phases. Earlier we had only black and white TV but later on we got coloured TV In the same way, in the beginning we had only one TV channel, Doordarshan. But gradually the number of TV channels increased due to cable TV network.

Now people have innumerable choices as to what they want to watch. We can enjoy ourselves by watching entertainment programmes or increase our knowledge from the informative shows. But that’s not all. Various channels on cable TV have provided a platform for adults and children to showcase their talent and win many attractive prizes either in cash or in other kind.

Cable TV network also brings the latest news as soon as possible without making us wait for the next day. In other words, cable TV has age appropriate content for all viewers, whether young or old. However, it has some ill effects on the viewers too.

Since there is so much ‘TV’ to watch, it is easy to sit in front of the television, watching one programme after another continuously. Even though the body is not physically exerting itself, yet watching television for a long time tires one down. It is taxing for the eyes too. Experts say that too much television kills one’s own creativity because of which one stops using his or her imagination and becomes dull.

Moreover, it is not always possible to keep a check on what kids watch. They may be exposed to violence, extreme frightening and even to adult content. Children may also view stunts, which they might try at home and end up hurting themselves or others.

Undeniably, the cable TV has brought a lot of change in the lifestyle of the people. But, should it be considered a boon or a bane? It is a little bit of both. In fact, it is up to each individual what he/ she wants to gain from television. If one keeps a check on the content and amount of its viewing then the cable TV can make the idiot box a smart box.

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