Definition of breakfast television in English:

breakfast television


  • [mass noun] Television programmes broadcast early in the morning.

    • ‘When interviewed on breakfast television the morning after the incident he vehemently denied that there was any problem with bullying at his school, and that the previous day's events were entirely isolated.’
    • ‘This was the dawn of another era for British television, which would see daily start-ups, elongated idents and nightly closedowns coming to a gradual end thanks to breakfast television and, later, 24 hour broadcasting.’
    • ‘The dramatic break-up of the shuttle over the skies of Texas, against a clear blue background, was relayed live on American breakfast television to horrified viewers.’
    • ‘Nerves got the better of poor old Gordon, who swung and missed twice then saw his prize nut smashed into pieces by Mark, who grabbed the trophy and an appearance on breakfast television the following morning.’
    • ‘Some elements of the service, including radio reception and breakfast television, are free.’
    • ‘And a presenter on breakfast television said flood defences were ‘obviously not working’ in the city.’
    • ‘Within hours, breakfast television was reporting how the ‘pickets had set the hut alight themselves’, but only the police were in the vicinity.’
    • ‘My perfect day began with breakfast television and the bin men outside, yelling to each other and slamming the bins between the roaring truck and concrete pavements.’
    • ‘His big break came when a cookery presenter on BBC breakfast television asked him to give a demonstration at a cookery school in London.’
    • ‘An incredibly hairy man who used to present breakfast television and the odd football game on a Sunday sits in a television studio.’
    • ‘Soon after, the evolutionary steps of breakfast television and 24-hour broadcasting would follow.’
    • ‘Like an ageing busker he was rolled out to perform on breakfast television.’
    • ‘Promotional duties are in full swing - he's up at the crack of dawn for an appearance on breakfast television, before doing this interview - but this part of being a famous author is what interests him the least.’
    • ‘The story was too minor for national breakfast television.’
    • ‘The short period between the start of TVS in 1982, and the arrival of breakfast television on the ITV network in 1983 gave rise to an intriguing new habit in the history of daily start-up routines.’
    • ‘There'd been an item on breakfast television that morning in which experts declared that they felt sure they were getting quite close to divining its nature.’
    • ‘Kelly has lasted an astonishing 18 years in breakfast television.’
    • ‘There's something very disturbing about the picture at the top of this report, celebrating twenty years of breakfast television on the BBC.’
    • ‘But Greg, the man who made breakfast television what it is today, is not the sort to let a few cultural differences put him off.’
    • ‘Bear in mind also there was no breakfast television 25 years ago, that daytime television mostly consisted of schools and children's programmes, and that during the energy crisis, television closed down at 10.30 every night.’


breakfast television

/ˌbrɛkfəst ˈtɛlɪvɪʒ(ə)n/