Television and Public Policy: Change and Continuity in an Era of Global Liberalization [NOOK Book]

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The significant changes that have swept the television industry over the last two decades, most notably a shift to deregulation in broadcast media, prompt a discussion on how to ensure that meaningful content is available to the viewer. Television and Public Policy analyzes the current state of television systems in a selected group of countries by exploring the political, economic, and technological factors that have shaped the sector in such a short span of time. Consequently, by positioning the television ...
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Overview

The significant changes that have swept the television industry over the last two decades, most notably a shift to deregulation in broadcast media, prompt a discussion on how to ensure that meaningful content is available to the viewer. Television and Public Policy analyzes the current state of television systems in a selected group of countries by exploring the political, economic, and technological factors that have shaped the sector in such a short span of time. Consequently, by positioning the television sector within issues of media policy and the regulatory framework, the book questions what these trends mean for television, and the historical, political, and cultural role in our societies.
 
Television and Public Policy distinguishes itself in several ways:
*It is a global project in its comparative scope and subject area. Contributors represent countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
*It is contemporary and filled with information largely absent in current literature.
*It offers original analysis of the contemporary television sector.
 
This book speaks to a broad range of academics, postgraduate, and undergraduate students, and can serve as a key resource for courses ranging from media studies, to development studies, international relations, and law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135599911
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 356
  • File size: 822 KB

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     ix
Americas
Television in Canada: Continuity or Change?   David Skinner     3
Television in Brazil   Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva     27
United States of America: Continuity and Change   Christopher Sterling     45
ASIA and the Pacific RIM
Australia: Concentration, Competition and Revaluing the Public Interest   Nick Herd     63
China's Television in Transition   Hu Zhengrong   Hong Li     89
Television in India: Growth Amid a Regulatory Vacuum   Prasun Sonwalkar     115
The Dilemmas of Reforming Japan's Broadcasting System   Kaori Hayashi     131
Broadcasting and Public Policy: Television in New Zealand   Geoff Lealand     149
Europe
Ireland: From Cultural Nationalism to Neoliberalism   Farrel Corcoran     165
Media Policy in Italy   Matthew Hibberd     183
Dutch Television: Between Community and Commodity   Jo Bardoel     199
Polish Television: All-Encompassing Change   Karol Jakubowicz     223
Broadcasting Regulation in the United Kingdom: Shifting Public Policy Objectives   David Ward     245
Southern Mediterranean/MiddleEast
Egyptian TV in the Grip of Government: Politics before Profit in a Fluid Pan-Arab Market   Naomi Sakr     265
The Politics of Broadcasting in Iran: Continuity and Change, Expansion and Control   Gholam Khiabany     283
Israel: From a Monopoly to Open Sky   Dan Caspi     305
About the Contributors     321
Author Index     327
Subject Index     331
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