9780745628738

European Television in the Digital Age : Issues, Dyamnics and Realities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780745628738

  • ISBN10:

    0745628737

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-03
  • Publisher: Polity Pr

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Summary

European Television in the Digital Age traces the development of digital television and provides a clear, concise account of the dynamics and realities of the changing face of television in Europe. The book synthesizes an array of empirical research and case study work, summarizes theoretical arguments, and provides an up-to-date analysis of the European audiovisual landscape. The author offers a timely appraisal of the key issues surrounding digital television in Europe today and outlines the likely future trends.Papathanassopoulos considers the problems associated with the new digital developments in Western Europe, the effects of the deregulation of European television, the economies of the new era and the issue of consolidation in the media industries. He also examines the future of public broadcasters, the role of the European Union and the impact of television in political communication. Special emphasis is given to the emergence and the effect of thematic channels, particularly on news, sports, music and children's programming.European Television in the Digital Age is an invaluable textbook for students on courses in media and communication, European studies and national policy studies. It will also be a useful source for researchers and professionals in the field.

Author Biography


Stylianos Papathanassopoulos is Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, National University of Athens

Table of Contents

Figure and Tables
xiv
Abbreviations xvi
Acknowledgements xx
Introduction: European Television in the Digital Age 1(6)
Part I: The Issues 7(140)
The Effects of Deregulation: An Overview
9(24)
Going Digital: The Advent of Digital Television in Europe
33(32)
Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age
65(22)
The Funding of Television in the Age of Digitalization
87(18)
Media Concentration in the Age of Digital Television
105(20)
Politics in the Television Age
125(22)
Part II: European Television in the Twenty-first Century 147(97)
From the General and National to the Particular and Local
149(15)
More News and More News Channels
164(24)
More Sports Channels: The Advent of Sports Channels in Europe
188(26)
More Music Television Channels: Europe Dances to a New Rhythm
214(13)
More Children's Channels: The Fastest Growing Television Market in Europe
227(17)
Conclusions: Television and its Viewers in the Internet Age 244(8)
References 252(23)
Index 275

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