Television to Save a Language and a Culture: The Basque Case

  • Carmelo Garitaonandía
  • Miguel Angel Casado


The differences in European regional televisions are the results of the diversity that exists between regions and states themselves and also of the different ways in which the processes of liberalization and decentralization have taken place in the relevant television systems (Garitaonandia, 1993). When we speak of “television in the regions,” we use a single expression for television stations whose social function, coverage area, degree of autonomy, budget, staff, number of broadcasting hours, and proportion of in-house production can vary greatly. For example, consider the differences between the German Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), TV3 of Catalonia (Spain), Sianel Pedwar Cymru (the fourth channel in Wales, United Kingdom), RTP Acores (Portugal) or a regional television station of Channel 2 in Denmark (Wolton, 1989).


Basque Country Balearic Island Autonomous Community Television Station Public Service Broadcasting 
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  • Carmelo Garitaonandía
  • Miguel Angel Casado

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