This chapter in the Media Student’s Book offers an analysis of television broadcasting in the contemporary media environment. It complements the other chapters in the book that deal with Media industries (Chapter 7) New Media (Chapter 8) and Regulation (Chapter 10). The main topics in the chapter are:

  • Ownership and control in the television industry
  • Paying for television
  • Business models for television broadcasting
  • Case study: HBO
  • Case study: Channel 4

There is also a further Case Study in this section of the website: An outline history of TV in the UK

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