This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s contemporary media mix. It analyses the interests involved in key policy decisions, the institutional dynamics promoting or inhibiting new media markets, and the relative importance in the different countries of cable, satellite, digital broadcasting, and the use of the Internet for purposes associated with television broadcasting. The nature of television regimes in each of the three countries is very different, and the contrasting situations provide great insights into how television is developing, and how it could develop further, both in East Asia and worldwide.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Hong Kong. CHAPTER TWO: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Japan. CHAPTER THREE: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Korea. CHAPTER FOUR: State’s role in the regulation of television broadcasting in East Asia. CHAPTER FIVE: Cultural aspects of television regulation in East Asia. CHAPTER SIX: Public service television in East Asia. CHAPTER SEVEN: The regulation of pay television in East Asia.CHAPTER EIGHT: Conclusion