n. Programming based on factual information, or historical or current affairs, in a manner intended to be entertaining.


Infotainment is intended to make subjects often perceived of as dry or academic more accessibly by making the presentation more lively. Infotainment is often delivered through television or interactive media.


Knowles and Elliott 1997, p. 156 Infotainment is the presentation of information as entertainment on television and through multimedia; the word is sometimes applied pejoratively to news bulletins which overemphasize entertainment at the expense of information.