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The Structure System and Style of Television Television is structured and systemic Stylistic measures are also made which affect the meaning viewers associate with a show or segment I have recorded twenty minutes of programming on September 9 2003 The channel is MTV The shows featured are Dismissed and Total Request Live In addition there are several commercials To this chunk of programming I will apply concepts of the course so that we better understand televisions structure and system and how style influences meaning Television is organized into a sequence of diverse fragments of narrative information and advertising There are also interruptions in televisions flow The combination of this flow and ebb is consistent in the TV world If we look closely we can see how the two are related and how they work together In the twenty minutes of programming I have selected it is apparent that ebb is carefully inserted in the flow Before I go on it is important that I note the general audience of the programming Because it is MTV we can assume that the viewers are young teenagers Programmers are aware of their viewing audience and they keep that in mind when selecting the commercials to air They want to incorporate advertisements that viewers can relate to For instance MTV chose to air a commercial for ZeroGX a game for Nintendo Game Cube Many teenagers today play video games therefore this appeals to them Also many young people value physical beauty and look at the celebrities they see on MTV as having the ideal look Therefore a Moores Fitness commercial is an appropriate selection to break the televisions flow The trailer for the movie Dickie Roberts Former Television 3 Child Star is a good commercial choice because young people
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