A History of the Concept of Public Service Broadcasting

Gaber, Ivor. 2002. A History of the Concept of Public Service Broadcasting. In: Phillip Collins, ed. Culture or Anarchy: The Future of Public Service Broadcasting. The Social Market Foundation. ISBN 978-1874097839 [Book Section]

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Can public service broadcasting survive the huge proliferation of channels? Indeed, what would we lose if it did not? Is there any evidence of serious market failure in broadcasting? Is public service broadcasting the programming that fills in for market failure or, if it is more than that, what else does the term denote? This collection will be essential reading for students of public service broadcasting. It collects, for the first time, the principal arguments in defence of public service broadcasting with a history of the concept and the government structures that regulate it in the UK and other OECD nations

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies



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22 Oct 2015 13:42

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