This book is the first to offer a global perspective on the unique contemporary media phenomenon of transnational television channels. It is also the first to compare their impact in different regions of the globe. Revealing great richness and diversity across some of the world's main geocultural regions (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Greater China and Latin America), international contributors with in-depth industry knowledge examine the place of these channels in the process of globalization, their impact on the nation-state and on regional culture and politics. The book also considers audiences and geocultural TV markets, providing new ways of thinking about the emerging transnational media order.
Jean K. Chalaby is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City University, London. He also teaches at the University of Geneva. He is the author of The Invention of Journalism and The de Gaulle Presidency and the Media. He has published extensively on a wide range of media-related topics.