Entertaiment is entertainment on a grand scale, from individual choice of private media, to banquets for two, or performances for thousands and global audiences. It can incorporate activities that are familiar, such as hunting or war, reworked into spectator sports; and even a simple activity such as cooking can be turned into a television show, a cookbook or an international competition.
Article by Bates and Ferri (2010)
Entertainment is understood objectively, communicates between text and audience, involves an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and is in a passive form. It is also an active form of play for children, helping them develop their physical and social skills.