Book — 1 online resource (iv, 174 pages) Digital: data file.
Contents; The Author; 1 Introduction; 2 Challenges and Opportunities: Broadcasting in Multi-National States; 3 Television, Identity and Citizenship in the European Union; 4 Locked in a Mortal Embrace; 5 Public Service Broadcasting and Freedom; 6 Two types of Freedom, Broadcasting Organisation and Policy on both sides of the Atlantic; 7 Public Service and the Media Economy
European Trends in the late 1990s; 8 Supper with the Devil: A case study in private/public collaboration in broadcasting -The genesis of Eurosport.
9 Cultural Development in an Open Economy
Trading In Culture: the Role Of Language10 Paradigm Regained? Where to in Media and Communications Regulation?; 11 Back to the Future
Digital Television and Convergence in the United Kingdom; Bibliography.
Because technological change in broadcasting has enabled us to open up media markets, the shape of media and society has become increasingly global. Indeed, modern international media questions the very legitimacy of national communities and ideologies. This is a phenomenon whose greatest impact has been in Europe. These studies address the future of public service broadcasting and the power of national regulators to shape trans-national media relationships. The author takes an empirical approach to analyze these issues, exploring media and communication studies very much as a social science. Chapters focus on technological change and its impact upon cultural and political identities, and globalization, and cover: change in technological communications leading to loss of entry to national media markets; impact upon cultural and political identities through the media, particularly TV; role of the cultural industries in the "New Economy"; and the effect of European integration upon national institutions - especially public service broadcasting. (source: Nielsen Book Data)