If the Events option is used in the game, the city mayor may demand the removal of all TVs in the prison at random occasions.
The small TV broadcasts to a 3x3 viewing area, shown as a green box when clicking on the TV. Prisoners in this area can use the TV and do other things (e.g. eating in the canteen) at the same time. There is a more expensive Large TV, which has a viewing area of 6x6.