Whether it is art, music, movies, games or sports, entertainment has become an important part of the modern world. It is used to relax, boost self-esteem and even to develop communication skills. The popularity of digital and interactive media has changed the entertainment industry for ever. Many of the familiar forms have the capacity to cross over into different media and thus show a high level of creativity. The word entertainment is derived from the medieval Latin intertenere, wherein the prefix inter means “inside” and the suffix ten derives from the Indo-European root ten.
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Entertaiment has evolved to be able to cater for every size of event, from the individual who chooses his or her own private entertainment through a huge array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; or performances intended for thousands.