Television in Europe / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $60.34   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   


This book deals with the evolution of powerful monopoly institutions in the communications field--the public broadcasters--and the dramatic changes that took place in the late 1980s thoughout Europe, and transformed the media landscape.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Television in Europe adds welcome breadth to this literature and undoubtedly will become a "must read" and reference work for further study of international television."—Journal of Economic Literature

"Interesting and important."—Telecommunications Policy

"Overall Noam has produced the best multi-country account to date of West European television in the 1980s. He is also excellent on the early television history (and its radio roots) across western Europe."—Prometheus

"...Crucial to anyone needing to become familiar with the history and development of television in specific nations."—The Journal of Media Economics

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195069426
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Series: Communication and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Columbia University
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

I. European Broadcasting: The Setting
1. The Emergence of Change
2. National Culture and the Iron Law of Hollywood Dominance: An Economic Critique
3. Basic Concepts for the New Television Environment
4. A Model for the Analysis of Broadcast Structures
5. Electronic Media and Their Impact
II. Television Systems of European Countries
6. Germany
7. France
8. United Kingdom
9. Italy
Television in the Benelux and Alpine Countries
10. Netherlands
11. Belgium
12. Luxembourg
13. Switzerland
14. Austria
Television in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic Countries
15. Sweden
16. Finland
17. Norway
18. Denmark
19. Iceland
20. Ireland
Television in the Mediterranean Countries and Eastern Europe
21. Spain
22. Portugal
23. Turkey
24. Israel
25. Greece
26. Television in Eastern Europe
III. The Evolution of European Broadcasting
27. Three Efforts at European Integration
28. Direct Satellite Broadcasting
29. Conclusion: The Evolutionary Stages of Broadcasting

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)