Origin of infotainment; from info(rmation) + (enter)tainment
Origin of infotainmentinfo(rmation) + (enter)tainment.
(countable and uncountable, plural infotainments)
infotainment - Computer Definition
(1) (INFOrmation and enterTAINMENT) Services and devices that entertain but also deliver information. The Internet is the premier example. Other examples include smart TVs with Web access. Also included are automotive in-dash units, which combine hands-free telephoning, GPS navigation, audio/video playback and vehicle information.
(2) (INFOrmation and enterTAINMENT) A disparaging term for journalism delivered in a humorous or stimulating fashion in order to keep the audience interested. Celebrity news anchors are often touted as "infotainers," because they add their personality and political conviction to the information.