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The New Television in Britain

Michael Tracey

in The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159254
eISBN:
9780191673573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159254.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Margaret Thatcher was convinced that a resolution of Britain's economic crisis lay to a considerable extent in transforming Britain from a country whose wealth lay in manufacturing, to one whose ... More


Electronic Mass Media: Retail Distribution

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the electronic mass media of retail distribution—radio, television, cable, and direct broadcast satellites. These media consist of two major segments; there are local retail ... More


Program Networks

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Given the relative cheapness of electronic and physical distribution, it is usually more cost effective to produce a program centrally and distribute it widely rather than for each retail outlet to ... More


Cable Regulation In The Internet Era

Nancy L. Rose

in Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138022
eISBN:
9780226138169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138169.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The multi-channel video programming (MVPD) market has changed considerably in recent years. Telephone operators (“telcos”) have entered in parts of the U.S. and online video distributors are a ... More


Quality and Class or Malls and Music Video: Early Cable Narrowcasts the Musical

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With network musical castoffs like Fame and The Muppet Show hitting it big in syndication and viewers defecting to public TV, the eighties proved challenging for ABC, CBS, and NBC. Simultaneously, ... More


Local Media Concentration

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Where companies compete against each other across the country, one must analyze an industry's market structure on a national scale. But in other situations, the relevant geographic markets are not ... More


Air Raids: Television and the War on Terror

Lisa Parks (ed.)

in America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter considers the intensifying relations between media and military institutions, the production of wartime atmospherics in everyday life, and the political contestations that emphasize the ... More


The Future Arrives Via Cable Television 1989

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings of 1989 that addressed the issue of cable television's sports telecasts. For many years, Congress aided and abetted over-the-air television's ... More


“No More Sacred Cows”: The End of ABC Sports’ Golden Age

Travis Vogan

in ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Cable outlets emerged in the mid-1970s and used the practices ABC Sports had established to gain a toehold in the new industry. To mitigate these threats, ABC acquired majority ownership of ESPN, the ... More


Conclusion: From Wide World of Sports to the Worldwide Leader in Sports

Travis Vogan

in ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

As ABC Sports’ metamorphosis continued into the 1990s, ESPN established itself as television’s most lucrative cable outlet and one of the most recognizable brands in media—sports or otherwise. ESPN’s ... More


Television Blackout Hearings 1972–1977

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings of 1972–1977 that addressed the National Football League's (NFL) television blackout rules. It first considers the economic and legal aspects of the ... More


Cable, NFL Media, and NFL Films’ Dinosaur Television

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how the development of cable television and NFL Media enhanced the production and circulation of NFL Films content. As NFL Films' programming set the stage for the development ... More


Spectrum for Broadcasting Services

Rohit Prasad and V. Sridhar

in The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099789
eISBN:
9780199083060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099789.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is devoted to allocation, assignment, and usage of radio spectrum for broadcasting services including radio and television in India. The significant differences in the use of spectrum ... More


Power and Pluralism in Broadcasting: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1987

Phillip Whitehead

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a Labour MP and television producer, suggests that the broadcasting industry in Britain is suffering the most severe and sustained attack he can recall in the last ... More


The Primacy of Programmes in the Future of Broadcasting: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1984

Denis Forman

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, former director of the British Film Institute, argues that while technology has created the new broadcast delivery systems of satellite and cable television, these ... More


Keeping the Flame in the Broadcast Era

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how broadcast television helped NFL Films transform pro football from a sport that appeared primarily on Sunday telecasts and evening news recaps into a spectacle that could be ... More


A Period of Government Reassessment: 1974–1990

Lyn Ragsdale and Jerrold G. Rusk

in The American Nonvoter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190670702
eISBN:
9780190670740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190670702.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Abstract: This chapter examines the period after Watergate, during which nonvoting increased. The chapter finds that the introduction of cable television into American homes was principally ... More


Introduction: NFL Films and Pro Football

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book explores how NFL Films shaped the way Americans view football and paved the way for the emergence of cable television and Internet sports media. Baseball is traditionally recognized as ... More


Maybe Brown People Aren’t So Scary If They’re Funny: Audience Readings of Arabs and Muslims on Cable Television Comedies

Dina Ibrahim

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter contrasts the perceptions and reactions of two groups, non-Arab and non-Muslim audiences and Arab and Muslim audiences, regarding the portrayal of Arabs and Muslims in various ... More


BBC America: Cloning Drama for a Transnational Network

Christine Becker

in Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190663124
eISBN:
9780190663162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663124.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter explores the corporate state of transatlantic television via a case study of BBC America, which is co-owned by the British BBC Worldwide and the American AMC Networks. The chapter ... More


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