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Can the Market Deliver?: Funding Public Service Television in the Digital Age John Libbey Publishing

Can the Market Deliver?: Funding Public Service Television in the Digital Age

John Libbey Publishing

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780861966622
Paperback
172 pages
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 About the Book 

The United Kingdom broadcasting market is undergoing rapid and far-reaching change. The scope for consumer choice is widening significantly with the proliferation of new digital channels and services. New technologies are posing a threat to the idea of predetermined schedules, while the rapid growth of broadband will bring with it access to a potentially limitless range of content on demand. To some, these technological advances will usher in a new age in which public service television can be left largely to the market. But to others, broadcasting continues to display special characteristics, and the potential -- and the need -- for public intervention and funding has never been greater.The essays in this publication were commissioned by the BBC as a contribution to the debate about the provision of public service television in the digital age and the BBCs public purposes and funding.The contributors are: Dieter Helm, Damian Green, Mark Oliver, Simon Terrington, Caroline Dollar, Andrew Graham, Bill Robinson, John Raven, Lit Ping Low, Gavyn Davies, Jeremy Mayhew and Luke Bradley-Jones.