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Do We Still Need Public Service Television?

Luke Hyams

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that there is still a need for public service television. Public service broadcasters fulfil a role that neither the independent young creators nor the big media corporations can ... More


A Future for Public Service Television

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A guide to the nature, purpose, and place of public service television within a multi-platform, multichannel ecology. Television is on the verge of both decline and rebirth. Vast technological change ... More


Does Public Service Television Really Give Consumers Less Good Value for Money than the Rest of the Market?

Patrick Barwise

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the assumption that public service television (PST), i.e. BBC TV, commercial public service broadcasters (PSBs), and non-PSBs, offers less consumer value for money than the rest ... More


Television and Diversity1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0033
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that issues of diversity — based on the recognition that the population consists of multiple and overlapping sets of minorities — are central to the continuing relevance (or ... More


Debating ‘Distinctiveness’: How Useful a Concept is it in Measuring the Value and Impact of the BBC?

Peter Goddard

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the concept of distinctiveness in public service broadcasting. The notion of distinctiveness is relatively new in regulatory terms. The words ‘distinctive’ or ‘distinctiveness’ ... More


Video-on-Demand as Public Service Television

Catherine Johnson

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Public service broadcasters (PSBs) are operating in a media landscape in which the increased convergence of the Internet and television has blurred the distinctions between broadcast and on-demand ... More


Public Service Television in Wales

Caitriona Noonan and Sian Powell

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0039
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the role of public service broadcasting and its broadcasters in Wales. Public service broadcasting plays a crucial role in enhancing citizens' understanding of their culture, ... More


Public Service Television and Sports Rights

Paul Smith and Tom Evens

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0043
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The ability of public service broadcasters (PSBs) to bring the nation together with live coverage of major sporting events is even more valuable today. In an era of multi-channel digital television ... More


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