I still think that public service-TV often is superior to commercial television. The biggest and most clear difference is the one about the news, which are a lot better on public service-TV. In the later years however, at least in Sweden
the public service-television has become more and more
similar to the commercial television. In desperation of
gaining viewers some of the entertaining programs has
been ethically really questionable.The latest awful example from SWeden is sending people away to an island and after a few weeks let them vote for who they dislike most in the group. In disguised form it has to do with survival, but the matter really is about setting up people on a kind of social scale, with the most popular on the top and the least popular on the bottom. I would like to ask, should regular people have to pay for that? Half of the Swedish population hates it because of it parallels to bullying and freezing out of people. OK, they can vote for themselves, but should those values of how to behave to people weaker than yourself really be sent on television for money paid by
every swedish viewer. And should those values be allowed to affect children. I really think that kind of program should be financed by commercial means som the ones who where exposed to the financing (through commercials) should only be the ones paying for it.
I really think this program is unethical and that it not reflects the value of human dignity SVT says they stand for. It is a shame for Public Service-television.
I think that to maintain good quality Public SErvice-TV has to specialize in their own area and not doing more
commercial programs than the commercial TV itself.The program mentioned above is about exploiting peoples psychoilogical instincts through a social game and I think that is not what public service TV should do.