Broadcasting Finance in Transition: A Comparative Handbook

Hardcover | July 4, 1991

EditorJay G. Blumler, T. J. Nossiter

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This is an important study of the crucial issue of alternatives in commercial and public support of broadcasting in the U.S. and Europe. The Peacock Committee on Financing the BBC, a committee sponsored by the British government, commissioned Jay Blumler and Tom Nossiter to investigate theimpact of alternate ways of financing the BBC on the range and quality of broadcasting. They then commissioned papers on broadcasting financing in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to answer the question: "Should the BBCallow some commercial support in financing?" This is an essential collection for broadcast policy-makers and researchers.

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Today, there are many cross-currents of change affecting every aspect of the electronic media, causing profound transformations in broadcasting structures, technologies, markets, channels of distribution, and relations of providers to audiences. One result of these changes is that formerly settled patterns of broadcasting finance are b...

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This is an important study of the crucial issue of alternatives in commercial and public support of broadcasting in the U.S. and Europe. The Peacock Committee on Financing the BBC, a committee sponsored by the British government, commissioned Jay Blumler and Tom Nossiter to investigate theimpact of alternate ways of financing the BBC ...

Jay G. Blumler and T.J. Nossiter are both at the University of Maryland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.54 inPublished:July 4, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195050894

ISBN - 13:9780195050899

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Today, there are many cross-currents of change affecting every aspect of the electronic media, causing profound transformations in broadcasting structures, technologies, markets, channels of distribution, and relations of providers to audiences. One result of these changes is that formerly settled patterns of broadcasting finance are both in flux and under debate in societies around the globe.

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"Broadcasting Finance in Transition is an extremely useful book; the authoritative discussions by its distinguished contributor make it a significant book."--Political Studies