What is happening today in the world of world television? With intense commercialization and more open national markets, along with technological convergence and greater concentration of ownership, the international TV landscape is changing at a bewildering pace and in a host of different ways. "Contemporary World Television" presents a unique overview of the global issues raised by these transformations in television. It looks at how they have affected the public interest and society across the globe and how the role of television as a nation-builder is experiencing erosion and evolution.The book's host of international expert contributors also examine TV's handling of news, and sexual content and its role in military conflicts. As well, they provide current assessments of how the global trends have diversely affected many different countries, regions, or language communities outside the Anglophone mainstream. Fully illustrated, the book also uses case studies and selected reading guides and thus provides a transparent and accessible but in-depth introduction to central developments, issues, and concerns in contemporary world television.
PART ONE: TELEVISION AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST 1. Television and the Concentration of Ownership John Sinclair Grey Box?: eOldi and eNewi Media 2 Television and Democracy: Threats and Opportunities Graeme Turner 3.Public Service Television: Challenge, Adaptation and Survival Manuel Alvarado Grey Box: The Case of New Zealand: Roger Horrocks 4. Sex, Television and Regulation Grey Box: The 'Brass Eye' Controversy: Jane Arthurs 5. Commercialisation of News and Current Affairs Dan Hallin GreyBox: Ethics and Television: Gay Hawkins 6. Televising War Andrew Hoskins Grey Box: Sep-11 PART TWO: TELEVISION AND DEREGULATED GLOBAL MARKETS 7. Globalisation and Regulation Marc Raboy 8.Globalisation and National Identity John Tomlinson Grey Box: The 2002 World Cup 9. Television and Local/Imagined Communities Daya Kishan Thussu 10. Limits to Regulation: StarTV in Asia Amos Owen Thomas Grey Box: Global Advertising & Deregulation 11. Europe as a Television Market Jeanette Steemers Grey Box: European Imports/Exports 12. Global Channels John McMurria Grey Box: Discovery Networks PART THREE: TELEVISION IN THE AGE OF CONVERGENCE 13. Into the Post-broadcast Eraohn Sinclair Audience Decline: G.Turner 14. Evolution not Revolution: Multichannel Television Alison Preston 15. Television, the Internet and Multimedia Lelia Green Grey Box: Television News Sites: D. Marshall 16. Is Television a Distinct Medium? John Caldwell 17. Television and the Mediation of Reality John Caldwell Grey Box: Reality TV PART FOUR: NATIONAL AND WORLD REGIONAL TELEVISION SYSTEMS 18. Canadian Television Gaetan Tremblay 19. Australian Television Terry Flew and Stuart Cunningham Grey Box: Australia's SBS 20. Television and the European Union Ib Bondebjerg Grey Box: Endemol: J. Sinclair 21. German Television Rob Burns 22. French Television Waddick Doyle Grey Box: Canal Plus 23. Italian Television Milly Buonanno Grey Box: RAI and Mediaset 24. Television in Russia Elena Vartanova Grey Box: Russia's NTV 25. Television in Eastern Europe Monroe Price 26. Latin American & Spanish Television John Sinclair Grey Box: US Spanish-language TV 27. Brazilian & Portuguese Television Joe Straubhaar 28. Television in India Keval Kumar Grey Box: Cultural Invasion 29. Television in Africa William Heuva and Keyan G Tomaselli 30. Television in Southeast Asia Eddie Kuo & John Keshishoglou Grey Box: Singapore 31.Television in Japan Shinichi Saito 32. Television in Greater China Joseph Man Chan Grey Box: Phoenix Satellite TV 33. Television in the Arabic-speaking world Noureddine Miladi Grey Box: Arabic Satellite Channel: Al-Jazeera