Infotainment meaning

ĭn'fə-tān'mənt
Media programming featuring celebrities and presented using journalistic techniques such as interviews, commentaries, and reviews.
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Television programming of news and information, as about celebrities, presented in a dramatic or sensational style.
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(INFOrmation 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 that combine hands-free telephone, GPS navigation, audio/video playback and vehicle information. See infotainer, head unit, CarPlay and Android Auto.
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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.
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Origin of infotainment

  • info(rmation) (enter)tainment
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Blend of information and entertainment (1982)
    From Wiktionary