History of International Broadcasting / Edition 1by James Wood
Pub. Date: 03/01/1993
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
The history of radio broadcasting is traced from its earliest origins, through its role as a subversive tool in World War II to the cold war era, and finally to its present day use as an instrument of foreign policy used by over 160 countries. The effects on the cold war, in which propoganda broadcasting was the ultimate weapon, contributing in no small measure to the collapse of communism in the USSR, are analysed. The roles of Voice of America, the BBC World Service and others come under scrutiny, and the concluding chapters report on the explosive growth in international broadcasting now taking place in the aftermath of recent political events. The book is supplemented with up-to-date technical data and statistics on major expansions now under way or being planned in many countries, particularly the USA and the Arab states, some of the latter having a broadcasting capacity that dwarfs most western countries. The appeal of the book is by no means restricted to scientists and engineers and many will find much to stir their memories of international radio broadcasts in wartime and peacetime alike.
Table of Contents1: International broadcasting in the HF spectrum.
2: Analysis of SW sales 1950-97.
3: Listening audiences and broadcasting output.
4: Projecting foreign policy, propaganda, beliefs and objectives.
5: Structure of US international broadcasting.
6: BBC World Service.
7: Deutsche Welle.
8: Radio France International.
9: Voice of America.
10: Radio Canada International.
11: Swiss Radio International.
12: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep.
13: The former Soviet Union.
14: The Balkan region.
15: RFE/RL comes out of the cold.
16: Restructuring US governmental broadcasting.
17: The Arab-Islamic world.
18: Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Iran.
19: China and SE Asia.
20: Radio Australia.
21: US religious/commercial broadcasters.
22: The broadcast transmitter industry.
23: Company profiles.
24: Steerable 500kW rated curtain antenna arrays.
25: Profile of the tube manufacturing industry.
26: The future is digital.
27: The future for international broadcasting.
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