Age of Media Convergence



The digitization of media accelerated media convergence. The transformation to digital media and the media convergence of mobile and internet services were actively being developed around the world. The Korean government viewed the promotion of digital TV as an important national task, pursued policies on multimedia and multichannel services, and began to allow telecommunication carriers to offer broadcast services. Mobile TV and IPTV were introduced in this regard. Telecommunication companies entered the media industry. With them, media convergence resulted in more competition. In the digital TV switch-over process, civil society played a significant role, despite its worries about the competitive media environment. Civil society’s goal was to not lose the public service function of the media while recognizing that media convergence was inevitable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inha UniversityIncheonKorea (Republic of)

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