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Television History Book

Television History Book - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0851709888

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ISBN13: 978-0851709888
ISBN10: 0851709885
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: British Film Institute
Published: 2004
International: No

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Television History Book - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0851709888

Michele Hilmes

ISBN13: 978-0851709888
ISBN10: 0851709885
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: British Film Institute

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Over the last half a century, the developments in television broadcasting have exerted an immeasurable influence over our social, cultural and economic practices. The Television History Book presents an overview, written by leading media scholars, which collectively traces the history of broadcasting in two major centres of television development and export, Great Britain and the United States.

With its integrated format, The Television History Book encourages readers to make connections between events and tendencies that both unite and differentiate these national broadcasting traditions. The numerous "grey box" case studies illustrate the course of television innovation and are accompanied by lists of recommended further reading, an extensive bibliography and suggested tips for classroom use.

From the origins of the public service and commercial systems of broadcasting to the current period of technological and economic convergence, this book provides an accessible overview of the history of television technology, institutions, polices, programmes and audiences.

Table of Contents

TECHNOLOGIES

Introduction Michele Hilmes Television's Prehistory: Radio David Hendy Box: Technology and the Origins of the Soap Opera The Development of Television Brian Winston Box: High Definition Television Cable, Satellites and the Challenge of Digital Media Michele Hilmes The Internet and TelevisionClare Bratten

INSTITUTIONS: FROM ORIGINS TO STABILITY

Introduction Michele Hilmes The Origins of Public Service Broadcasting Glen Creeber Box: British Television Before the War The Origins of Commercial Broadcasting Michele Hilmes Post War Television in Britain: BBC and ITV Tim O'Sullivan Box: Grace Wyndham Goldie Jason Jacobs The Establishment of US Television Networks Matthew Murray Box: The "Other" Networks Competition and Change in British Television Jamie Medhurst Box: Television in Wales, 1960-80 The "Classic Network System" in the US Jason Mittell Box: Genre Cycles

INSTITUTIONS: CONFLICT AND CHANGE

Introduction Michele Hilmes Channel 4 and the Redefinition of Public Service Broadcasting Sylvia Harvey Box: Jeremy Isaacs Public Television and Public Access in the United States Daniel Marcus Box: Paper Tiger Television Satellites, Cable, and New Channels in the UK Tom O'Malley Box: Rupert Murdoch US Television in the Multichannel Age Michele Hilmes Box: The Telecommunications Act of 1996

PROGRAMMING: FROM THE 50S TO THE 80S

Introduction Michele Hilmes Early Television in Great Britain Jason Jacobs Box: The Coronation Experimental and Live TV in the US Jason Jacobs Box: Studio One "The Hospital" ITV 1955 - 1989: Populism and Experimentation: Helen Wheatley Box: Mystery and Imagination The "Youth Revolution" and American Television Aniko Bodroghkozy Box: The Smothers Brothers The BBC Adapts to Competition Tom O'Malley Box: Zircon US Networks in the 70s and 80s Elana Levine Box: Charlie's Angels

PROGRAMMING: NEW VENUES, NEW FORMS

Introduction Michele Hilmes Channel 4: Innovation in form and content? John Ellis Quality Drama in the US Jane Feuer Box: China Beach The Nineties: Quality or Dumbing Down? Rachel Moseley Box: Makeover Shows New US Networks in the The Nineties Alisa Peren Box: Married.With Children Satellite and Cable Programs in the UK Ros Jennings Box: All Aussie Weekender US Television Abroad : Exporting Culture: Lisa Parks Box: Baywatch The Global TV Format Trade Albert Moran Box: Big Brother

AUDIENCES

Introduction Michele Hilmes From Network to Neo-Network Michael Curtin From Mass to Meanings Justin Lewis Box: Citizens and Consumers The Ratings System and Its Effects Eileen R. Meehan Box: The A.C. Nielsen Company The Television Violence Debates Willard D. Rowland, Jr. Box: The V-chip Audiences and the Internet Allison McCracken Box: Fan Communities: Buffy and Xena on the Net

BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

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