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Television, more commonly called TV, is a type of technology used for transmitting and receiving images, either in black or white, or in full color. In the Dragon Ball universe, TVs are used just as they are in the real world, and come in many different types and sizes. They are used for entertainment and media, most notably in the series is ZTV, a news station that broadcasts the TV show KBC News. Other channels in the series include AHO TV, RMT, OBC,[2] NBS News, CQ TV, NMT, NNS,[3] KTV, and ZZTV.

Overview

King Kai's TV

The most commonly seen TV in the series is the one on Master Roshi's island, Kame House. Master Roshi's favorite television program is "Wide-Thigh Aerobics"[4] which features women doing aerobic exercises. In one instance, while Roshi was at Training Island with his students, Arale Norimaki is shown on his TV.[5] Goku's first encounter with a television occurs inside Bulma's Capsule House.

King Yemma's TV

In Future Trunks' timeline, CQ TV does a coverage regarding the attack of Purple City by Future Android 17 and Future Android 18, reporting that the casualties include the complete destruction of the recently restored art district right before the reporter meets his end. CQ TV does a coverage of the mysterious disappearances of the people in Gingertown, and eventually reports survivors fighting against an unknown force before its main reporter ends up encountering and being killed by the reason behind the disappearances, Cell. Later, one episode of Roshi's favorite aerobics program is interrupted when Cell bursts under the floor underneath one of the aerobics women after she made a jump, scaring her, as well as Roshi and Oolong who are watching the program on TV. Cell then accounts the Cell Games over a news broadcast, that Krillin and others are watching at Kame House.[6]

Gowasu watching the GodTube recording of the Tournament of Destroyers on his television

In the anime, Gowasu and Zamasu view GodTube via a television set where they witness a recording of Goku and Hit's battle during the Tournament of Destroyers, while in the manga they view it on a device that is a cross between a Crystal Ball and a computer.

Mr. Satan's battle with Cell on the talk show's Capsule Corporation brand video monitor

In the manga Universe Survival Saga, Mr. Satan is being interviewed on a talk show which features a TV monitor broadcasting images of a film depicting a historical reenactment of Mr. Satan's version of his victory over Cell during the Cell Games, which includes actual footage that shows Android 17 after he was revived by Shenron that was filmed by Lionel during the aftermath of the Cell Games. The monitor in question features the Capsule Corporation's CC logo, indicating it was manufactured by the Capsule Corporation.

In Dragon Ball GT, Pan is seen watching an episode of a TV show called Happy Dog. On the show, a dog is seen running across a field. Later, during the Super 17 Saga, a news program reports the arrival on Earth of the villains who have escape from Hell.

Film Appearances

In Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, the TV in the Devil's Castle is seen broadcasting a program which features Lucifer's servant Igor.

In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Android 14 and Android 15 are seen in a TV shop while searching Goku in the city.

In Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, King Kai owns a TV he used to watch X.S. Cash's Intergalactic Tournament.

In Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, King Kai used a TV to watch Goku's fight against Janemba.

Variations

Conton City TV in Multi Lobby in Xenoverse 2

  • Conton City TV - A massive television monitor manufactured by Bulma from within the Capsule Corporation Time Miniature rift that appears on an artificial floating island near Time Patroller Academy in Conton City after the 1.16.01 Update DLC. Programming has a set schedule and will be automatically broadcast (the monitor does not appear in Single Lobby so Conton City TV is only available in Multi Lobby).

Video Game Appearances

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, there is a Capsule Corporation brand helicopter-like television with four screens that hovers above the Recreation Plaza in Conton City which shows a live broadcast of the Recreation Plaza. As part of the 1.16.01 Update DLC, the Conton City TV service is added to Conton City in Multi Lobby. Chronoa will inform the Future Warrior of the new feature when they are in Multi Lobby and takes them to the floating platform where Conton City TV is located. After the 1.17.02 Update DLC, the News Board now shows the broadcast schedule which is based upon Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

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