New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain

New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain

by Hernan Galperin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823994

ISBN-13: 9780521823999

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Digital TV offers many advantages over analog TV, but the transition process is complex and costly. This book explains how the process is unfolding in the U.S. and Britain and explores the changes in the legal framework and the industry structure associated with it. It is a unique study about the technological, political, and social factors shaping the emergence of

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Overview

Digital TV offers many advantages over analog TV, but the transition process is complex and costly. This book explains how the process is unfolding in the U.S. and Britain and explores the changes in the legal framework and the industry structure associated with it. It is a unique study about the technological, political, and social factors shaping the emergence of the Information Society in the U.S. and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Communication, Society and Politics Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface and acknowledgements; List of acronyms and abbreviations; Part I. A Political Economy of Digital TV: 1. Introduction; 2. Why digital TV?; Part II. The American Road to Digital TV: 3. The genesis of broadcast regulation in the United States; 4. HDTV comes to America; 5. A new bargain; 6. A long journey; Part III. The British Road to Digital TV: 7. The European context; 8. The birth and evolution of analog TV in the United Kingdom; 9. Being first: the Digital TV race; 10. Murdoch phobia?; 11. Digital TV and the new Labour; Part IV. New Television, Old Politics: 12. One goal, many paths; 13. Explaining national variations in digital TV policies; 14. Conclusion: the regulation of digital communications and the resilience of national regimes; References; Index.

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