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New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain - Communication, Society and Politics (Paperback)
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New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain - Communication, Society and Politics (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 06/09/2007
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This book examines the economic, political, and technological forces that are shaping the future of broadcasting in advanced industrialized nations by comparing the transition from analog to digital TV in the US and Britain. Digital TV involves a major reordering of the broadcast sector that requires governments to rethink governance tools for the digital media era. By looking at how the transition is unfolding in these nations, the book uncovers the political underpinnings of the emerging governance regime for digital communications and explores the implications of the transition for the development of the Information Society in the US and Europe. The findings challenge much conventional wisdom about media deregulation and the globalization of communications. The transition to digital TV has not weakened but rather reinforced government control over broadcasting. Moreover, contrary to what many globalization theories would predict, it has reinforced preexisting differences in the organization of media across nations.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521041201
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 483 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The book gives a detailed overview of the digitalization processes of the two countries, and this comparative approach enables a thorough and interesting discussion about the forces that drive political change in the area of television. ... an important contribution to the literature about digital television. ... Galperin's New Television, Old Politics is an interesting book. It is to be recommended to all interested in how digital technology affects the political economy of television in general - and to those interested in the specific developments in Britain and the US.' European Journal of Communication
'This is an important contribution to the debate on PSB that will also be profitably studies by those concerned with the wider issue of the cultural impact of the free market.' Political Studies Review
"New Television, Old Politics is a detailed and illuminating comparative case study of the challenges that technology poses to the traditional techniques and goals of media policy. In examining the tremendous political, technical and industrial capital invested in digital television, Professor Galperin tells a central story of the digital age. It is the story of what happens when the rhetoric of markets and deregulation bump up against the challenges of networked industries and notions of the public interest. By comparing the evolution of digital broadcasting policies in Europe and in the United States, Galperin exposes how institutional constraints and interest group politics influence not only the path of policy, but the course of technological change itself." Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers University
"The topic that Galperin has identified is extremely important. I know of no other work that takes this issue of the formation of policies concerning digital television and exposes it to the same kind of thorough analysis and his political economy perspective. The differing approaches to this question in Europe and the United States can be illuminating both with respect to television policy and to governance issues generally." Monroe E. Price, Yeshiva University
"Far more households have televisions than telephones, and they are going digital. This book is arriving just as governments are poised again to plan the transition to a digital television regime. Professor Galperin's comparative study will inform debate about the implications of one of the most important developments in the recent history of information and communication technologies." William H. Dutton, University of Oxford
"This is an important contribution to the debate on PSB that will also be profitably studies by those concerned with the wider issue of the cultural impact of the free market." Political Studies Review

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