Turning Off the Television: Broadcasting's Uncertain Future

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UNSW Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 328 pages
The Australian ‘digital broadcasting revolution’ - the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting - began more than two years ago, but so far the public have noticed few changes. Jock Given looks past the hype and explores why this is. As a book about tomorrow’s broadcasting, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the media.
 

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The technological, economic, programming and regulatory evolution of Australia's digital broadcasting system is explored in this well-organized and carefully documented study. Givens (The Death of ... Read full review

Contents

Broadcasting babies
19
Something special
43
The Information Age
63
Inventing digital technology
81
CHOICES
97
Policy choices in the United States and United Kingdom
117
the 1998 decisions
139
the 2000 decisions
159
Change and resistance
189
Switching on
237
Turning off the television
275
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
307
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Given is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology.

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