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Television Across Europe
A Comparative Introduction

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288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Combining institutional textual and audience analysis, this book introduces students to the factors which have shaped television's development in contemporary Europe, and invites them to assess the issues that are at stake in its future. Divided into three parts, the book moves from the European broadcasting environment, through current patterns and trends in programming and programme making, to TV genres and issue-specific broadcasting. Incorporating a range of pedagogical devices: boxes of key facts, activities and notes for further reading, Television across Europe offers an essential introductory guide to television in Western Europe.
Jan Wieten, Graham Murdock and Peter Dahlgren
Preface
 
PART ONE: TELEVISION ENVIRONMENTS: TRADITIONS AND TRANSITIONS
Peter Dahlgren
Introduction
Kees Brants and Els De Bens
The Status of TV Broadcasting in Europe
Peter Dahlgren
Key Trends in European Television
Graham Murdock
Digital Futures
European Television in the Age of Convergence

 
 
PART TWO: TELEVISION TRENDS: ORGANIZATION AND REPRESENTATION
Graham Murdock
Introduction
Taisto Hujanen
Programming and Channel Competition in European Television
Albert Moran
Popular Drama
Travelling Templates and National Fictions

 
Aur[ac]elie Laborde and Michel Perrot
Programme Making across Borders
The Eurosud News Magazine

 
Winfried Schulz
Television Audiences
 
PART THREE: TELEVISION GENRES: BORDERS AND FLOWS
Jan Wieten
Introduction
Keith Roe and Gust De Meyer
Music Television
MTV-Europe

 
Marit Bakke
Arts Television
Questions of Culture

 
Jan Wieten
Breakfast TV
Infotainers at Daybreak

 
Graham Murdock
Talk Shows
Democratic Debates and Tabloid Tales

 
Greg McLaughlin
Television Current Affairs
The Case of Northern Ireland

 
Sari N[um]asi
Television News
The Case if the French Road Blockades

 

This book explains European television environment, trends in programming and television genres. It's a useful source for students to understand television's development in Europe.

Dr Sermin Tag Kalafatoglu
Department of Cinema and Television, Ordu University
December 27, 2014

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