European Broadcasting Law And Policy by Jackie HarrisonEuropean Broadcasting Law And Policy by Jackie Harrison

European Broadcasting Law And Policy

byJackie Harrison, Lorna Woods

Paperback | November 26, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 320 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


European broadcasting policy has attracted attention from many disciplines because it has dual nature: cultural and commercial. This 2007 book offers a detailed treatment of European broadcasting law, set against an overview of policy in this area. In this respect the authors identify tensions within the EU polity as regards the appropriate level, purpose and mechanism of broadcast regulation. Key influences are problems of competence, the impact of changing technology and the consequences of increasing commercialisation. Furthermore, the focus of the analysis is on the practical implications of the legal framework on viewers, and the authors distinguish both between citizen and consumer and between the passive and active viewer. The underlying question is the extent to which those most in need of protection by regulation, given the purpose of broadcasting, are adequately protected.
Lorna Woods is Professor of Public Communication at the University of Sheffield.
Title:European Broadcasting Law And PolicyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:388 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:November 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521613302

ISBN - 13:9780521613309


Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Introduction; 2. The value and functions of the broadcast media: protecting the citizen viewer; 3. Regulation and the viewer in a changing broadcasting environment; 4. Union competence; 5. European broadcasting policy; Part II: 6. Access; 7. Media ownership: impact on access and content; 8. Jurisdiction, forum shopping and the 'race to the bottom'; 9. Advertising placement and frequency: balancing the needs of viewers and commercial interests; 10. Negative content regulation; 11. Positive content regulation: Quotas; 12. Privatisation of sport and listed events; 13. State aid: constraints on public service broadcasting; Part III: 14. Conclusions.