Europe's Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU and the Nation State

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Overview

Examining the broadcasting policy of the European Union, this book analyses EU desire to become a more central actor in the regulation of the communications sector and the extent to which technological change and globalisation are aiding these desires. Using the latest thinking to emerge from the EU in response to digital broadcasting, this text explores the economic, political and cultural importance of broadcasting.
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'David Levy here offers an insider's view of why global convergence did not occur, and remains unlikely so to do in the foreseeable future' - Chris Marsden

'Levy's analysis...is written with admirable clarity despite the technical detail of much of the argument' - Chris Marsden

'Levy accomplished the fraught task of detaching himself from his professional advocacy admirably' - Chris Marsden

'...detailed and inspiring presentation of the crucial issues and central conflicts of european communications policy in the era of digital broadcasting.' - West European Politics, Raymund Werle

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Table of Contents

Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Section 1: The Impact of Convergence
1. Converging Technologies, Changing Markets
Section 2: Regulating Analogue Broadcasting
2. National Regulatory Traditions in France, Germany and the UK
3. European Regulation of Analogue Broadcasting
Section 3: National and European Responses to Digital Broadcasting
4. Regulating Access to Digital Broadcasting: The Advanced Television Standards Directive
5. The Impact of European Competition Policy on Digital Broadcasting
6. National Approaches to Digital Regulation
7. From the European Information Society to Convergence: Co-ordinating or transcending National responses to digital broadcasting?
Section 4: Conclusions8. Convergence: New Approaches
9. Broadcasting Regulation, the Nation State and the European Policy Process
Bibliography
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