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Switching to digital television : UK public policy and the market

Author: Michael Starks
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2007.
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"The decision to switch permanently from analogue terrestrial to digital television is part of a trend across all the technologically advanced nations of the world. Digital television was launched in the UK in 1998. Its growth has been dramatic and by no means smooth. The decision to switch fully is, at its heart, a political one: governments and regulators manage terrestrial spectrum and are ultimately responsible  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Starks, Michael, 1944-
Switching to digital television.
Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Starks
ISBN: 9781841501727 1841501727 9781841509884 1841509884
OCLC Number: 154689943
Description: xii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Public Policy and the Market 1 --
Chapter 2 Who Wants Digital Terrestrial Television? 19 --
Chapter 3 Digital = Pay TV? 41 --
Chapter 4 Shipwreck and Rescue 64 --
Chapter 5 Charting a New Course 87 --
Chapter 6 Politics and Responsibilities 111 --
Chapter 7 Consumers are Voters 135 --
Chapter 8 International Perspective 154 --
Chapter 9 The Bigger Picture 178 --
Chapter 10 Mapping Digital Switchover 196.
Responsibility: Michael Starks.
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Between 2008 and 2012, the UK plans to turn off its conventional analogue terrestrial television and switch fully to digital TV. This book presents a study of the policy of digital switchover. It  Read more...


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"The book provides an interesting and different history of Digital Television, and if you want to know why and how the decisions were made, it deserves a place on your bookshelf."- Jim Slater, Image Read more...

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