TV is “very similar” to “refinement and broadcasting”, according to Professor Tim Wilson.
“It makes sense to put that on to a screen and then we’ll be able to get the message across,” he told the BBC. “
If you’re a teacher, if you’re an accountant, if it’s your job, if your job involves dealing with a lot of people, then it’s very, very different.”
“It makes sense to put that on to a screen and then we’ll be able to get the message across,” he told the BBC.
“You have to think about what the world is.
It’s a huge challenge.”
Prof Wilson has been involved in TV documentaries since the 1980s, with a special focus on the rise of digital media in the 1990s.
“Refinement” – a three-part series of documentaries, the first of which aired in 2005 – examines the relationship between TV and film, which has come under attack from some quarters.
The first, “A Fine World”, explored the relationship of cinema to television.
The second, “The World of TV”, was about how television has changed the world of journalism, but also the ways in which media can shape politics.
“There is a sense that television is not good enough anymore.
You can get the same thing on a computer screen and not a TV,” he said.
“I don’t think that’s right.
It should be a combination of both.”
Prof Peter Harrabin said the rise in the use of smartphones and tablets for work was an example of “the disconnect between the work and the television”.
“You can get away with a different kind of work from a TV screen, but when you put a tablet or a smartphone on your desk, you’re making a difference,” he explained.
“In the case of the smartphone, it’s an interactive experience that’s more about the user than the creator, whereas you’re getting more information and more insight into the world and more knowledge about the world, which is really exciting for the world.”
Prof Harraban also said the TV industry was in an interesting position, as its products had become “more and more like tablets and phones”.
“I think we’re at a point where TV has become a form of entertainment that’s very different from the work that we’re doing on the day-to-day,” he added.
Prof Wilson said he hoped that “The Way of the Doctor” would make its way to cinemas, “which is a very exciting time”.
He added that the series would also be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
“The world has become more interconnected.
If you want to see the world from another perspective, you have to take your TV and your cinema and see the whole picture,” he suggested.
“And that’s the point where I think the whole thing has to be revisited, because the way we see the TV and the film is different.”
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