A European Television History

Author: Jonathan Bignell,Andreas Fickers

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405163392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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European Television History brings together television historians and media scholars to chart the development of television in Europe since its inception. The volume interrogates the history of the medium in divergent political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts Taking a comparative approach to the topic, the volume is organized around a set of common questions, themes, and methodological reflections Deals with European television in the context of television historiography and transnational traditions Case study chapters written by scholars from different European countries to reflect their specific areas of expertise

Transnational Television History

A Comparative Approach

Author: Andreas Fickers,Catherine Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135760322

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Although television has developed into a major agent of the transnational and global flow of information and entertainment, television historiography and scholarship largely remains a national endeavour, partly due to the fact that television has been understood as a tool for the creation of national identity. But the breaking of the quasi-monopoly of public service broadcasters all over Europe in the 1980s has changed the television landscape, and cross-border television channels - with the help of satellite and the Internet - have catapulted the relatively closed television nations into the universe of globalized media channels. At least, this is the picture painted by the popular meta-narratives of European television history. Transnational Television History asks us to re-evaluate the function of television as a medium of nation-building in its formative years and to reassess the historical narrative that insists that European television only became transnational with the emergence of more commercial services and new technologies from the 1980s. It also questions some common assumptions in television historiography by offering some alternative perspectives on the complex processes of transnational circulation of television technology, professionals, programmes and aesthetics. This book was originally published as a special issue of Media History.

Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe

Author: Peter Goddard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152611173X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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This lively and ground-breaking collection brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two. Ten chapters based on new and original research examine approaches to programming and individual programmes in Spain, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Romania, the USSR and the GDR at a time when they were governed as dictatorships or one-party states. Drawing on surviving archives, scripts and production records, contemporary publications, YouTube clips and interviews with producers and performers, its chapters recover examples of television programming history unknown beyond national borders and often preserved largely in the memories of the audiences who lived with them. The introduction examines how television can be considered 'popular' in circumstances where audience appeal is often secondary to the need for state control. Published in English, Popular television in authoritarian Europe represents a significant intervention in transnational television studies, making these histories available to scholars for the first time, encouraging comparative enquiry and extending the reach - intellectually and geographically - of European television history. There is a foreword by John Corner and an informative timeline of events in the history of television in the countries covered.

Wo liegt die Bundesrepublik?

Vergleichende Perspektiven auf die westdeutsche Geschichte

Author: Sonja Levsen,Cornelius Torp

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647300586

Category: History

Page: 362

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Das Buch zielt darauf, die Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland neu zu vermessen. Nach wie vor dominiert in der Zeitgeschichte eine historische Betrachtungsweise, für die die Grenzen des Staates wie selbstverständlich die Grenzen des Erkenntnisinteresses markieren. In den letzten Jahren jedoch haben mehr und mehr Forschungsprojekte zur Geschichte der Bundesrepublik ihren Gegenstand in einen international vergleichenden Kontext gestellt und transnationalen Aspekten besondere Beachtung geschenkt. Eine Bilanz, wie sich diese neue Herangehensweise auf das Bild der westdeutschen Geschichte seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg auswirkt, steht noch aus und soll mit dem Sammelband erreicht werden. Dem Vergleich, so macht die Lektüre des Buches deutlich, wohnt auch für die Zeitgeschichte ein hohes Potenzial zur Revision etablierter Narrative inne. So zeigen die Beiträge etwa die Grenzen des Erklärungsmusters einer zunehmenden Annäherung der europäischen Gesellschaften (»Konvergenz«) und setzen an seine Stelle das Bild sich intensivierender Verflechtungen. Im Zuge dessen kommen sie zu einer Neubewertung der lange unterschätzten Handlungsspielräume von Akteuren auf nationaler, lokaler und individueller Ebene. Gleichzeitig entsteht thematisch ein repräsentatives Panorama der bundesdeutschen Geschichte von 1949 bis zur jüngsten Gegenwart, das vom Linksterrorismus der 1970er Jahre über den »Wertewandelsschub« zwischen 1960 und 1980 bis zur Geschichte des Alters und der in den letzten Jahrzehnten wieder zunehmenden sozialen Ungleichheit reicht.

Media, Democracy and European Culture

Author: Ib Bondebjerg,Peter Madsen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502472

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 6667

Presents research on Europe, from social, political and cultural perspectives, equally focusing on each dimension of democracy in Europe. This book discusses the role of the media, communication policy and the question of how the media report on Europe runs as a thread through various contributions.

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 5206

In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

A European Affair - a Comparison of 1950's Dutch and German Television

Author: Dirk Schmelz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638698742


Page: 128

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Master's Thesis from the year 1995 in the subject Communications - Media History, grade: A-, University of Amsterdam (Film, Theater), 200 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Die in englisch verfasste Arbeit gibt einen Uberblick uber die Anfange des Fernsehens in den 50er Jahren in den Niederlanden und in Deutschland und zieht anhand von demographischen, politischen, gesellschaftlichen, soziologischen und technischen Aspekten einen Vergleich, um die Frage zu beantworten, was die fruhe Entwicklung des Fernsehens massgeblich bestimmt hat. Zusatzlich sind viele zeitgenossische einmalige Quellen enthalten."

Television Beyond and Across the Iron Curtain

Author: Kirsten Bönker,Julia Obertreis,Sven Grampp

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443816434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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From the mid-1950s onwards, the rise of television as a mass medium took place in many East and West European countries. As the most influential mass medium of the Cold War, television triggered new practices of consumption and media production, and of communication and exchange on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This volume leans on the long-neglected fact that, even during the Cold War era, television could easily become a cross-border matter. As such, it brings together transnational perspectives on convergence zones, observations, collaborations, circulations and interdependencies between Eastern and Western television. In particular, the authors provide empirical ground to include socialist television within a European and global media history. Historians and media, cultural and literary scholars take interdisciplinary perspectives to focus on structures, actors, flow, contents or the reception of cross-border television. Their contributions cover Albania, the CSSR, the GDR, Russia and the Soviet Union, Serbia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia, thus complementing Western-dominated perspectives on Cold War mass media with a specific focus on the spaces and actors of East European communication. Last but not least, the volume takes a long-term perspective crossing the fall of the Iron Curtain, as many trends of the post-socialist period are linked to, or pick up, socialist traditions.

Television on Your Doorstep

Decentralization Experiences in the European Union

Author: Bernat López,Miquel de Moragas Spa

Publisher: John Libbey & Company Limited


Category: Art

Page: 451

View: 9462

This work brings together 14 national reports and a detailed account of television in the European Union. It provides data on the contradictory processes of media globalization and decentralization and offers an optomistic approach to the future of television in the new era of digital broadcasting.

European Television in the Digital Age

Issues, Dyamnics and Realities

Author: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9780745628738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

View: 4857

This text traces the development of digital television and provides an account of the dynamics and realities of the changing face of television in Europe.

Transnational Cinema in Europe

Author: Manuel Palacio,Jörg Türschmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643904789

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 7284

The attempt to produce films for the international market has led to lively exchanges and meeting points between local and national identity discourses and global processes of identity formation. Co-productions alone can no longer be seen as an incentive for national cultural production. Rather, it is necessary to regard co-productions as a privileged site for an analysis of the relations between identity, nation, and culture. Transnational Cinema in Europe is the result of a collaboration of two research groups in Madrid and Vienna. The book consists of articles by members of both research groups, as well as by several other experts. (Series: Contributions to the European Theater, Film and Media Studies / Beitrage zur europaischen Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft - Vol. 4)

Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union

Author: Katharine Sarikakis

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 7738

Articles offer a historical and socio-political analysis of major media and cultural policies in the European Union: 'The Place of Media and Cultural Policy in the EU', K. Sarikakis'; 'Can State Aid in the Film Sector Stand The Proof of EU and WTO Liberalisation Efforts?', C. Pauwels, S. De Vinck, B. Van Rompuy; 'Cultural Diversity and Subsidiarity: The Case of Cultural Tourism In the European Union', E. Dumont, J. Teller; 'Mediating Social Cohesion: Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union and Canada', K. Sarikakis; 'The EU, Communications Liberalisation and the Future of Public Service Broadcasting', P. Humphreys; 'More Europe: More Unity, More Diversity? The Enlargement of the European Audiovisual Space', H. de Smaele; 'Undermining Media Diversity: Inaction on Media Concentrations and Pluralism in the EU', G. Doyle; 'The Construction of European Identity and Citizenship Through Cultural Policy', L. Tsaliki; 'The EU and the Press: Policy or Non-policy?', D. Hutchison; 'Diverse Journalists in a Diverse Europe? Impulses for a Discussion on Media and Integration', S. Kretzschmar; ' Whither Cultural Diversity: The European Union's Market Vision For the Review of Television Without Frontiers Directive', M. Wheeler.

Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism

Author: Timothy Havens,Kati Lustyik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892481

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 8934

"This collection of essays responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe. This is a region where television's transformation has been especially spectacular, shifting from a state-controlled broadcast system delivering national, regional, and heavily filtered Western programming to a deregulated, multi-platform, transnational system delivering predominantly American and Western European entertainment programming. Consequently, the nations of Eastern Europe provide opportunities to examine the complex interactions among economic and funding systems, regulatory policies, globalization, imperialism, popular culture, and cultural identity.This collection will be the first volume to gather the best writing, by scholars across and outside the region, on socialist and postsocialist entertainment television as a medium, technology, and institution"--

Big Brother

Reality TV in the Twenty-First Century

Author: J. Bignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230508367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

View: 9628

Jonathan Bignell presents a wide-ranging analysis of the television phenomenon of the early twenty-first century: Reality TV, exploring its cultural and political meanings, explaining the genesis of the form and its relationship to contemporary television production, and considering how it connects with, and breaks away from, factual and fictional conventions in television. Relationships with surveillance, celebrity and media culture are examined, leading to an appraisal of the directions that television culture is taking in the new century. His highly-readable style is accessible to readers at all levels of Culture and Media studies.

Europe Un-Imagined

Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel

Author: Damien Stankiewicz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628790

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Damien Stankiewicz's ground-breaking ethnographic study of the various contexts of media production work at ARTE (the newsroom, the editing studio, the screening room), reveals how ideas about French, German, and European culture coalesce and circulate at the channel.

European Television Discourse in Transition

Author: Helen Kelly-Holmes

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 84

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As we enter the age of digital television with its potential offering of five hundred channels, this volume addresses the implications of the rapidly changing television environment: for societies, for groups, for identities, for communication, for our sense of time, space, place, for education, for language, for genres, for our whole way of life.

Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archives

Author: J. Garde-Hansen,H. Grist

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349301

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 109

View: 1204

An accessible case study of television heritage, Remembering Dennis Potter Through Fans, Extras and Archive draws on the memories of fans and extras of Potter's productions. In providing insight into issues of visibility, memory and television production, it fulfils a vital need for better understanding of television production history as heritage.

Radio and Television Broadcasting on the European Continent

Author: Burton Paulu

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816660469

Category: History

Page: 306

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Radio and Television Broadcasting on the European Continent was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In this book Dr. Paulu provides a comprehensive survey based on firsthand study of the development and current status of radio and television broadcasting in continental Europe. He discusses the technical, organizational, financial, and programming aspects of European broadcasting in both Communist and Western countries. The material is organized, not on a country-by-country basis, but as it relates to broad basic issues, and it is presented in a framework of such interrelated factors as geography, history politics, international relations, religious traditions, language, national economic standards, and cultural and social life. The broadcasting systems studied include those of the Soviet Union and other Communist countries, France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland. The account is particularly timely in view of the concern and discussion about the future course of broadcasting in the United States. It has relevance not only for communications specialists but for political scientists and other scholars in the social sciences as well as for the growing public which is interested in the improvement of American broadcasting.