Paper: A Discussion on Unprofessional Television Programs

This is a very controversial subject; many may say that more television channels lead to lower standards of programs although a small fraction of the viewers say that it doesn't make any difference. A fact that can easily be noticed when a large choice is offered to the viewers is, how un professional these programs are. Many presenters take part in a various programs making them very monotonous, because of the fact that you are always watching the same faces over and over again. Usually one finds lack of ideas; therefore a lot of programs have the same subject. Some examples are ‘Xarabank' on TVM, ‘Joe Grima Live’ on Super1 and ‘News Room’ on Net TV. Away of making programs more interesting is by having live callings during the program. This act will give a chance for the viewers to communicate with the presenters. Televoting is another way to emphasize two-way communication. ‘The Eurovision Song Contest’, quizzes and Model shows are such examples. In Malta, although we don't have a lot channels, we have enough to satisfy the Maltese viewers. One can't say that every program is hundred percent original but there is a good effort. The competition seems to take a large part weather the programs are of a high class but we are keeping up to date with technology. ...