Public media broadcasting did not grow up to be as great as commercial broadcasting as it lacked the entertainment people craved. The role of public media is to broadcast programs which are meant to aware and educate the people for the latest news. The programs do not contain any added entertainment factor and only focus on delivering important information. All these public media are connected with the local communities as well as the government create high-quality non-commercial programs which focus on the needs of underprivileged audiences, including children, minorities, and poor people. Here are the reasons why public broadcasting is still supported by people and what makes it a vital part of our community.
Public Media is local
The public media channels can locally be licensed and governed. They operate on mostly radios and televisions and now also have started launching channels and websites over the internet. The staff who works in these media houses is locally staffed. This creates a much more community-focused environment, and people get to learn new things are getting introduced in their locality as well as get the updates of any problems or calamities. It is the only source of free local, national and, international news and programs.
Public broadcasting is unbiased
Local public media houses are not dependent on getting any fundings from the government or any other source, but only public community houses. These media houses are important to receive unbiased information about the happenings in the community. These houses are not influenced by companies and organisations, and only deliver facts, unlike the commercial media houses which are meant to entertain the audiences. Public media houses only focus on broadcasting what is necessary and important for the audience to learn.
Public broadcasting does not advertise
You can find only a minimum level of advertisements on public media channels as they are not meant for promoting any products or services unless it is a government-initiated plan. They have only a few advertisements which are either by some local associations who are working for the welfare of citizens, or the government initiated programs and schemes which need to be delivered to each and every citizen of the locality.
It broadcasts local programs
Public media channels are your only source of local cultural and agricultural programs. It does not entertain commercial programs which are meant only for entertainment. Even the cultural programs are meant for educating the children to enhance their quality of life and imagination. Public broadcasting is a source for children to learn about their society, public affairs, music, culture and more which does not have any commercial means.
It embraces digital future
Public broadcasting is now available through various means such as cable, satellite, radio, the internet and wireless devices. It is embracing the new technology and continues to thrive in an environment where the commercial media is overtaking people’s attention with flashy content. At one side the commercial media is only focused on making profits by all necessary means, the public media houses are trying to provide quality and educational content with the help of social workers and rich libraries in the locality, which makes them the only good source of knowledge.