The Television History Book (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Television History Book This volume presents an overview by leading media scholars, which traces the history of broadcasting in two major centres of television development and export: Great Britain and the USA. It identifies tendencies that both unite and differentiate these traditions.
- Published: 13 February 2004
- Format: Paperback 175 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780851709888 ISBN 10: 0851709885
- Sales rank: 158,296
Full description for The Television History Book
During the second half of the 20th century, the developments in television broadcasting exerted an immeasurable influence over our social, cultural and economic practices. This volume presents an overview, written by leading media scholars, which traces the history of broadcasting in two major centres of television development and export: Great Britain and the USA. With this integrated format, "The Television History Book" encourages readers to make connections between events and tendencies that both unite and differentiate these national broadcasting traditions. From the origins of the public service and commercial systems of broadcasting to the contemporary period of technological and economic convergence, this book provides an accessible overview of the history of television technology, institutions, policies, programmes and audiences.