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Topic: TELEVISION AND RADIO

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: information + commercial

infomercial

noun
     
in‧fo‧mer‧cial [countable]
AMT a long television advertisement that provides a lot of information and seems like a normal programme
WORD FOCUS: television WORD FOCUS: television
similar words: TV, telly BrE informal, the box BrE informal, the tube AmE informal

programmes on television: the news, soap opera, sitcom, drama series, detective series, documentary, docusoap, game show, talk show also chat show British English, made-for-TV movie, cartoon, reality TV, infomercial

a TV programme shown on the Internet: webcast

a company that broadcasts programmes: channel, station

types of television broadcasts: terrestrial British English, cable, satellite, digital, pay-per-view
television

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