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Types of television or radio programme

breakfast television

noun

television programs that are broadcast early in the morning

broadcast

noun

a program that can be seen or heard on radio or television

bulletin

noun

a short news broadcast

call-in

noun

a radio or television program that broadcasts the opinions or questions of people who telephone the program

chat show

noun

a talk show

closed-captioned

adjective

a closed-captioned television program has the words being spoken written at the bottom of the screen for people who do not hear well

docudrama

noun

a television program or movie based on events that really happened

documentary

noun

a movie or television program that deals with real people and events

docusoap

noun

a television program series about the lives of real people

feature

noun

a part of a program on television or radio that concentrates on a particular subject

fireside chat

noun

an informal broadcast by the president or another politician

game show

noun

a television program in which people play games or answer questions in order to win prizes

infomercial

noun

a long advertisement on television that is made in the style of an ordinary program

infotainment

noun

television programs about real events or facts that are made in a way that entertains people

item

noun

a short part of a news program on television or radio dealing with a particular subject

lineup

noun

a group of television or radio programs that play one after another

live

adjective

a live television or radio program can be watched or listened to at the same time as it happens

magazine

noun

a television or radio program made up of various reports, news stories, etc.

miniseries

noun

a movie made to be shown on television in several parts on different days

mockumentary

noun

a film or television programme that has the form of a serious documentary about a subject but is intended to make jokes about it and make it look silly

the news

noun

a television or radio broadcast that gives you information about recent events, read by a newsreader with special reports by correspondents

news bulletin

noun

a short television or radio program that broadcasts the main pieces of the news

newscast

noun

a news program. Someone who reads the news during a newscast is a newscaster.

newsflash

noun

a short broadcast of an important piece of news in the middle of a television or radio program

Nordic noir

noun

crime fiction, movies or TV programs that come from Scandinavian countries, with dark stories and realistic social settings

omnibus

noun

a radio or television program that consists of several programs that have already been broadcast separately

phone-in

noun

a call-in program

pilot

noun

a television program that is broadcast to find out if people would like to watch a whole series

profile

noun

a short article or program about someone

program

noun

a television or radio broadcast

public-service announcement

noun

an important message, usually from the government, that is read on television or radio so that many people will hear it

the radio

noun

the programs that are broadcast for people to listen to

reality TV

noun

television programs that do not use professional actors but show real events and situations involving ordinary people

repeat

noun

a television or radio program that is broadcast again

rerun

noun

a program that is being shown on television again

roadshow

noun

a series of radio or television programs, each of which is broadcast from a different place

satellite television

noun

television programs that are sent to your television using satellite communications

series

noun

a set of television or radio programs that are all about a particular subject, person, or group of people

shipping news

noun

a radio broadcast describing what weather conditions will be like for ships sailing on the ocean

show

noun

a television or radio program

sitcom

noun

a television or radio series about a particular group of characters who deal with situations in a humorous way

situation comedy

noun

a sitcom

soap

noun

a soap opera

soap opera

noun

a television or radio series about the imaginary lives of a group of people. A soap opera is often simply called a soap.

sportscast

noun

a radio or television program about sports

tabloid TV

noun

television programs that are intended to be exciting or shocking

talkback

noun

a call-in

talk radio

noun

radio programs in which the hosts discuss subjects with people who telephone them during the program

talk show

noun

a television or radio program in which the host talks to famous people in an informal way. The usual British word is chat show.

T-commerce

noun

business done using interactive television

telecast

noun

a program broadcast on television

telefilm

noun

a movie made to be broadcast on television, and not shown in movie theaters

telethon

noun

a long television program that provides entertainment with the purpose of raising money for charity (=organizations that help people)

television

noun

the programs shown on television

transmission

noun

a radio or television show

update

noun

a report or broadcast containing all the latest news or information

the weather

noun

a report on the weather in a newspaper or on television

simulcast

noun

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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