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The television history book

Author: Michele Hilmes
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of broadcasting and the infludence developments in broadcasting have had over our social, cultural and economic practices. Examining the broadcasting traditions of the UK and USA,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Television history book.
London : British Film Institute, 2003
(OCoLC)607021671
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Hilmes
ISBN: 0851709877 9780851709871 0851709885 9780851709888
OCLC Number: 52737532
Description: xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: TV Nations / Michele Hilmes --
Technologies --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
Television's Prehistory: Radio (The Origins of the Soap Opera) / David Hendy --
The Development of Television (High Definition Television 1969-90) / Brian Winston --
Cable, Satellite and the Challenge of Digital Media (Digital Distribution, Intellectual Property and the End of TV as We Know It?) / Michele Hilmes --
The Internet: From Cold War to Commercialisation / Clare Bratten --
Institutions: From Origins to Stability --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
The Origins of Public Service Broadcasting (British Television before the War) / Glen Creeber --
The Origins of Commercial Broadcasting in the US / Michele Hilmes --
Post-War Television in Britain: BBC and ITV (Grace Wyndham Goldie --
Jason Jacobs) / Tim O'Sullivan --
Establishment of the US Television Networks (The 'Other' Networks) / Matthew Murray --
Competition and Change in British Television (Television in Wales 1960-80) / Jamie Medhurst --
The 'Classic Network System' in the US (Genre Cycles: Innovation, Imitation, Saturation / Jason Mittell --
Institutions: Conflict and Change --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
Channel Four and the Redefining of Public Service Broadcasting (Jeremy Isaacs --
First Chief Executive of Channel Four (1981-7) / Sylvia Harvey --
Public Television and Public Access in the US (Paper Tiger Television) / Daniel Marcus --
Satellite, Cable and New Channels in the UK (Rupert Murdoch) / Tom O'Malley --
US Television in the Multichannel Age (Protectionism, Deregulation and The Telecommunications Act of 1996) / Michele Hilmes --
Programming: 1950s-80s --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
Early Television in Great Britain (The Coronation) / Jason Jacobs --
Experimental and Live Television in the US (Studio One, 'The Hospital') / Jason Jacobs --
ITV: 1955-89: Populism and Experimentation (Mystery and Imagination) / Helen Wheatley --
The 'Youth Revolution' and American Television (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour [CBS, 1967-9]) / Aniko Bodroghkozy --
The BBC Adapts to Competition (Zircon) / Tom O'Malley --
US Networks in the 1970s and 80s (Charlie's Angels) / Elana Levine --
Programming: New Venues, New Forms --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
Channel Four: Innovation in Form and Content? / John Ellis --
Quality Drama in the US: The New 'Golden Age'? (China Beach) / Jane Feuer --
The 1990s: Quality or Dumbing Down? (Makeover Shows) / Rachel Moseley --
New US Networks in the 1990s (Married ... with Children) / Alisa Perren --
Satellite and Cable Programmes in the UK (All Aussie Weekender: Sky One Down Under) / Ros Jennings --
US Television Abroad: Exporting Culture (Baywatch) / Lisa Parks --
The Global Television Format Trade (Big Brother) / Albert Moran --
Audiences --
Introduction / Michele Hilmes --
From Network to Neo-Network Audiences / Michael Curtin --
From Mass to Meanings (Citizens and Consumers) / Justin Lewis --
The Ratings System and Its Effects (The A.C. Nielsen Company) / Eileen R. Meehan --
The Television Violence Debates (The V-Chip) / Willard D. Rowland, Jr. --
Audiences and the Internet (Xena and Buffy Fans) / Allison McCracken.
Responsibility: edited by Michele Hilmes ; associate editor, Jason Jacobs.
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