Life without entertainment is monotonous and dull. In order to remove the drudgery, boredom and dullness from life we need recreation. The modern methods like radio, transistor and T.V. provide a variety programmes. Satellite T.V. is one of them.
Satellite T.V. is a system in which signals are sent along the wires to the TV sets attached to the different houses after they have been transmitted to a central receiver. One can see virtual air invasion in the modern age of television media. We have MTV, Zee TV, Star TV, B.B.C TV, Sports TV etc. and with special access to a special antenna i.e. dish antenna either directly or via a cable operator. In this TV, a three metre dish antenna is wired to several hundred households with a monthly-fee of Rs 300-400 depending upon the locality you live in. The popular programmes are thus relayed via communication satellites which are caught by adjustment through the dish of the antenna. In this way one can enjoy the programmes based on entertainment, science, education, sports, general knowledge, hot news etc. round the clock.
Previously it was T.V. and now the Satellite T.V. the choicest but the worst-gift of science to man. It is a good servant but a bad master. It is like a double edged sword. It is becoming popular day by day and has reached even remote villages. The reason is not too far to seek. It caters to the demands of both the common and influential people. So far as educational programmes or current issues or scientific programmes are concerned, it is a very useful media. The innovative programmes can be specially prepared and telecast to the exclusive viewers. If rightly used this medium can bring about a silent constructive revolution. However it is a matter of grave concern that it is rather sickening the society. Many a times satellite T. Vs cater to the cheap demands of the masses. There is an overdose of vulgar programmes and advertisements. It is spoiling the whole, especially the young generation. The sublime and decent ideas are being trampled underfoot. Children are becoming satellite T.V. addicts. It has become a status symbol too. Children hardly explore life in their own way. They are merely passive spectators. Their mind is being brain washed by this media. The cheap entertainment and the dazzling colours spoil their character and affect their eye sight too. It teaches many wrong and vicious habits
The government should put a check on vulgar programmes so that the boon of science does not turn out to be a bane.