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TV Invasion

Listened to an enthralling documentary from the BBC World Service entitled TV Invasion, trying to detail the impact that television has made to the Himalayan country of Bhutan since its arrival in 1999. At the same time, the country also got the internet, so you’d think that it’d be quite an upheaval. But the country is incredibly young – in the sense that over half the population is under 15 years of age. And we know that kids adapt to this stuff pretty quickly.
The saddest part of this is that of the 45 or so channels available, only one has local programming, and that’s restricted to three hours a day. That’s sure to make it difficult to preserve the country’s unique culture. I suspect that they’d get on fine without coverage of the WWE. Actually, I suspect that we’d be better off without that coverage too.