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Television at the Crossroads

  • Authors
  • George Wedell
  • Bryan Luckham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 3-20
    3. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 21-35
    4. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 36-49
  3. The Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 53-69
    3. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 70-91
    4. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 92-113
    5. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 114-141
    6. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 142-168
  4. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 171-185
    3. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 186-205
    4. George Wedell, Bryan Luckham
      Pages 206-217
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 218-233

About this book

Introduction

Television had, until recently, a social and cultural purpose. The BBC, and to a lesser extent ITV and Channel 4, were committed by the legal instruments establishing them to develop and maintain these purposes. With the enlargement of the range of choices for viewers by digital television and the provision of access to cable and satellite TV and the Internet, the role of the terrestrial television channels is being diluted. The authors examine the effects of this and consider whether anything can be done to maintain the standards and quality of television at a time of unlimited competition.

Keywords

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