Television Broadcasting in Contemporary France and Britain

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Mr Michael Scriven, Michael Scriven, Monia Lecomte
Berghahn Books, 1999 - 235 pages

The importance of contemporary television broadcasting for the shaping and development of national cultures and identities is increasingly evident. Television as the privileged medium for the dissemination of information and for mass entertainment has irreversibly altered the manner in which nations perceive themselves and each other. This volume explores the multiple and complex ways in which audiovisual developments in two important European states have impacted on the life styles and attitudes of the population at large and its governing elites.

This is the first study that is devoted to the highly significant roles played by France and Britain in the formulation of European audiovisual policy and that provides a truly comparative analysis of the contemporary audiovisual scene in the two countries. It consists of four complementary sections: an overview of the audiovisual landscapes in Britain and France; an analysis of television programming; an account of the new cable and satellite media, and an assessment of European audiovisual integration. Overall, this volume offers a constructive contribution to the continuing debate on national and European broadcasting.

 

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Hervé Isar
16
Two Conflicting Notions of Audiovisual Liberalisation
29
The Future of Public Broadcasting
46
1 Percentage audience share on French television
60
Two Programming Models
61
From Enmity to Interdependence
71
1 Growth of cable television in France
111
3 Major cable operators in 1996
117
Beyond Digital Television
120
Canal Plus and Reuters
140
The Europeanisation of Programming
168
Broadcasters Involvement in Cinematographic Coproductions
175
The European Union Audiovisual Policies of the U K and France
198
Select Bibliography
222
Index
230
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Michael Scriven is Professor of European Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and has published extensively in the field of French and European intellectual history, culture, and politics. He is a co-editor of Sartre Studies International.

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