New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain - Communication, Society and Politics (Paperback)Hernan Galperin (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 483 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 18 mm
'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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