The Media - Television: style

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What has caused a change in style and content of programs shown on TV?

The advent on ITV. 
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What is the ratings war? 

The BBC and main commercial channels are in constant competition with each other. They all show a wide variety of programs, but they all want to do it better in order to get the largest audience.
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What is a particular importance in the ratings war? 

The soap opera's, because they show British attitude and taste. Two examples are: 
  1. ITV's Conoration Street, which is about working-class area near Manchester;
  2. BBC's EastEnders, which is about working-class area in London.
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Name 2 popular soap series

1. Coronation street (ITV)
2. EastEnders (BBC)
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Why were BBC2 and Channel 4 created?

In the 1960s popularity of soap operas made less time available for educational aims of television. That’s how BBC2 and Channel 4 were created, which acted as the main promoters of learning and ‘culture’.
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