Compare film culture.
1. The sociocultural functions of the medium of television: especially, its contribution to socialization through circulating shared imagery, frameworks, and norms (see also cultural reproduction; media functions). Also, the relative prominence of television within a culture, particularly as reflected in the prevalence of television imagery (including images of television as well as images from television).
2. The sociocultural contextualization of television production and/or reception which distinguishes it from other media. For instance, the social context and domestic politics of reception which distinguish television from cinema. See also glance; television flow.
3. Domestically-produced television programming distinguished from that of other nations: for instance, within the discourse of national identity: see also creative industries; imagined community.
4. A pejorative term dismissing the cultural worth of television content and style, connoting negative framings of popular culture, fiction values, dumbing down, homogenization, and so on.
5. Sociologically, the occupational communities and shared codes of those employed in the various television industries.