Contemporary Australian Television

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UNSW Press, 1994 - Social Science - 184 pages
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This book provides the first up-to-date introduction to the shape and style of Australian television in the 1980s, 1990s and beyond. Traditional formats like news, current affairs and sport as well as newer genres like tabloid and reality TV are treated in detail. The authors use their expertise in cultural and media studies to take apart the medium in terms of text, genre, audience, nation, culture, policy, industry and postmodernity. Trends and developments that are taking Australian television into the future, such as the increasingly international orientation of the local industry and new services like pay TV, community TV and ABC satellite TV are also examined in depth.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
1
Text 3
3
THE SPECTACLE OF SPORT 63
5
Sport for TVs sake 72
12
The language of sports television 80
20
Genre 9
29
HARD COPY SOFT PORN BY DAVID ROWE
31
Subject and structure 101
1
Audience 16
16
Australian soaps in Britain 127
27
Continuing debates 31
31
TOMORROWS TELEVISION 138
39
The ABC in Asia 146
46
Pay TV 154
54
Community TV and diversity 160
60
NOTES AND REFERENCES 168
69

Regulating sexualised violence on 107
7
Oz TV GOES GLOBAL
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