infotainment
noun Etymology: information + entertainment Date: 1980 a television program that presents information (as news) in a manner intended to be entertaining

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  • infotainment — in‧fo‧tain‧ment [ˌɪnfəʊˈteɪnmənt ǁ foʊ ] noun [uncountable] information which is given on television, a computer etc in an entertaining way: • Television infotainment programs have won huge audiences. * * * infotainment UK US /ˌɪnfəʊˈteɪnmənt/… …   Financial and business terms

  • infotainment —    Infotainment is a mixture of instructional and entertainment material. Multimedia encyclopedias or interactive CD ROMs are sold as educational material for children. Adults question the intellectual rigour in material deliberately aimed at… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • infotainment — 1983, from INFO (Cf. info ) + ENTERTAINMENT (Cf. entertainment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • infotainment — first recorded in the US in the 1980s, means ‘broadcast material that seeks to inform and entertain’. It belongs to a group of media related portmanteau words of the late 20c: see also docudrama …   Modern English usage

  • infotainment — [in΄fō tān′mənt] n. [< INFO(RMATION) + (ENTER)TAINMENT] television programming of news and information, as about celebrities, presented in a dramatic or sensational style …   English World dictionary

  • Infotainment — For the Pitchshifter album, see Infotainment?. Infotainment is information based media content or programming that also includes entertainment content in an effort to enhance popularity with audiences and consumers. [1] It is a neologistic… …   Wikipedia

  • Infotainment — Unter Infotainment (aus dem Englischen: information und entertainment) versteht man den Teil eines Medienangebotes, bei dem die Rezipienten gezielt sowohl informiert als auch unterhalten werden sollen. Der Begriff bezieht sich vor allem auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Infotainment? — Infobox Album Name = Infotainment? Type = studio Artist = Pitch shifter Released = May 7, 1996 Recorded = Sep 26, 1995 Nov 21, 1995 Genre = Industrial metal Length = 39:07 Label = Earache Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Remix War (1995) …   Wikipedia

  • Infotainment — In|fo|tain|ment 〈[ tɛın ] n. 15; Rundfunk, TV〉 Mischung aus informativen u. unterhaltenden Beiträgen [verkürzt <Information + Entertainment] * * * In|fo|tain|ment [… teɪnmənt , …mɛnt], das; s [aus ↑ Information u. ↑ Entertainment] ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • infotainment — noun A form of programming (cinematic, television, live action, etc.) that provides both information and entertainment; also known as soft news, the information in infotainment programming consists of mostly celebrity news and human drama …   Wiktionary

  • infotainment — [[t]ɪ̱nfoʊte͟ɪnmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Infotainment is used to refer to radio or television programmes that are intended both to entertain people and to give information. The word is formed from information and entertainment …   English dictionary

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