Television has become a part of our daily life. People spend many hours daily viewing television programmes. Its reach is very wide. Even in rural and far flung areas, it is now common and popular. There are programmes for the youth, women, rural population, farmers, traders, businessmen, sports-lovers and music lovers. T.M.S. is popular among young lovers of music of western style. There are also cartoon films and other programmes for children.
Television was started in India in 959 on a very modest scale. There was only an hour’s programme twice a week. How Doordarshan has grown into one of the biggest networks. About 85% of India’s population now enjoys television viewing. Cable television has further helped the popularity of television.