The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the professional body that controls basketball in the U.S.A. and Canada. It consists of 30 franchised teams, of which 29 are in the U.S. and one is in Canada. It was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America and changed its name three years later. The NBA isnow a multi-billion-dollar business and has spread its appeal to an international audience. Many players from outside North America play in it, helping basketball become more popular. Among recent players is Yao Ming, who has increased basketball’s fan base in his native China. The 2009–10 season had a record 83 international players. This internationalization means the NBA is televised in over 200 countries.
MTV is perhaps the most famous music video TV channel in the world. It started life as Music Television onAugust 1, 1981. The first words spoken on the channel were, "ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". The first music video shown on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. MTV became well known for its video of Apollo 11 moon landing with the U.S.A. flag having a picture of MTVs logo on it. The channel has changed a lot and no longer plays just music. It now broadcasts many different programmes, including reality television shows. In addition to TV shows, MTV has a long history of community, social and political activism, which it promotes through its https://think.mtv.com/ website. It encourages people to fight for their rights.
音乐电视或许是全球最知名的音乐电视网。1981年8月1日开启了它音乐电视的历史。这一频道所发出的第一个声音是：“女士们先生们，让我们摇滚起来。”MTV播出的第一支音乐录像带是Buggles的《Video Killed the Radio Star》。美国阿波罗11号登月时与美国国旗的录像中显示了MTV的标志，而这也让MTV家喻戶晓。MTV进行了许多变革，他们也不再仅仅播放音乐。如今，MTV还播放许多不同种类的节目，包括电视真人秀。除了电视节目，MTV也参与了许多社区、社会和政治活动，并在https://think.mtv.com/网站中造势。这些活动鼓励人们维护自己的权利。
Motorola is a manufacturer of wireless mobile phones, two-way radios, microprocessors and wireless networkinfrastructure equipment. Its website says: “Motorola is a global communications leader powered by a passion to invent and an unceasing commitment to advancing the way the world connects.” The company was founded in 1928 by Paul Galvin under the name Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. Its first product was a batterycomponent for radios. Galvin bought the name ‘Motorola’ in 1930. The company says: “For more than 80 years, our communication solutions have allowed people, businesses and governments to be more connected and more mobile.” In 1969, Neil Armstrong spoke his famous words "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" from the Moon on a Motorola radio.