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Television: The Technological Impact

Synopsis
Focuses on changes in technology facing the television industry in the early 1990s, and examines implications for growth of both satellite and cable broadcasting. Raises questions as to whether technological change is making the industry more market-driven and the potential impact of this on programme quality. The British response to these changes is examined through the framework of the Broadcasting Act.
Series
Running the Country, Course D212
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Media studies; Sociology
Keywords
British Satellite Broadcasting; Broadcasting Acts; broadcasting services; cable and satellite television services; direct broadcasting by satellite; television broadcasting

Credits

Producer
Francis Sealey
Cast
Richard Maidment 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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