The Life Story of a Technology

Author: Alexander B. Magoun

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331282

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

View: 8694

Explores the history of television, discussing its initial conception, technological changes over the years, and the development of cable television and videotapes.

The Television

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736826716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8202

Introduces the history and development of the television and explains how a television works.

The History of Television, 1942 to 2000

Author: Albert Abramson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786412204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

View: 4378

Albert Abramson published (with McFarland) in 1987 a landmark volume titled The History of Television, 1880-1941 (massive...research--Library Journal; voluminous documentation--Choice; many striking old photos--The TV Collector). At last he has produced the follow-up volume; the reader may be assured there is no other book in any language that is remotely comparable to it. Together, these two volumes provide the definitive technical history of the medium. Upon the development in the mid-1940s of new cameras and picture tubes that made commercial television possible worldwide, the medium rose rapidly to prominence. Perhaps even more important was the invention of the video tape recorder in 1956, allowing editing, re-shooting and rebroadcasting. This second volume, 1942 to 2000 covers these significant developments and much more. Chapters are devoted to television during World War II and the postwar era, the development of color television, Ampex Corporation's contributions, television in Europe, the change from helical to high band technology, solid state cameras, the television coverage of Apollo II, the rise of electronic journalism, television entering the studios, the introduction of the camcorder, the demise of RCA at the hands of GE, the domination of Sony and Matsushita, and the future of television in e-cinema and the 1080 P24 format. The book is heavily illustrated (as is the first volume).

Corporate Television 2.0

Interne Unternehmenskommunikation mit Bewegten Bildern im digitalen Zeitalter

Author: Bernadette Bürgi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834917683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 1825

Bernadette Bürgi betrachtet Corporate Television der zweiten Generation (CTV) als theoretisches Konzept. Sie erarbeitet eine Standortbestimmung für CTV in der Praxis und widmet sich der Integration von CTV in die Kommunikationspolitik eines Unternehmens. Gestaltungsempfehlungen als praktische Entscheidungshilfen für den Einsatz von CTV in der internen Unternehmenskommunikation schließen die Arbeit ab.

Television in the Olympics

Author: Miquel de Moragas Spa,Nancy K. Rivenburgh,James F. Larson

Publisher: James F. Larson

ISBN: 9780861965380

Category: Olympics

Page: 276

View: 7314

This book explores the Olympics as a communications event. In particular, it investigates the role of television in shaping the Games into a global media event. It deals with crucial issues related to media technology.


Author: Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132077

Category: Television

Page: 153

View: 8817

Examines the ins and outs of the television industry, providing tips for success, an in-depth glossary of industry jargon, and an overview of the current state of the industry.


An International History of the Formative Years

Author: R. W. Burns

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780852969144

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 661

View: 9302

From the first notions of "seeing by electricity" in 1878 through the period to Baird's demonstration of television in 1926 and up to 1940, when war brought the advance of the technology to a temporary halt, the development of TV gathered about it a tremendous history. In this meticulous and deeply researched book, Burns presents a balanced, thorough history of television to 1940, considering the factorstechnical, financial and socialwhich influenced and led to the establishment of many of the world's high-definition TV broadcasting services. Highly illustrated throughout, this is a major book in the study of history of science, technology and media.


a history

Author: Francis Wheen,Peter Fiddick

Publisher: Century


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 8979



Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761422280

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 4190

"An examination of the origin, history, development, and societal impact of television"--Provided by publisher.


What's on, Who's Watching, and What it Means

Author: George Comstock,Erica Scharrer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 008054231X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 388

View: 3814

Television: What's On, Who's Watching, and What It Means presents a comprehensive examination of the role of television in one's life. The emphasis is on data collected over the past two decades pointing to an increasing and in some instances a surprising influence of the medium. Television is not only watched but its messages are attended to and well understood. There is no shame in spending hours in front of the set, in fact, people over-estimate the time they spend viewing. Television advertising no longer persuades--it sells by creating a burst of emotional liking for the commercial. The emphases of television news determine not only what voters think about but also the presidential candidate they expect to support on election day. Children and teenagers who watch a great deal of television perform poorly on standardized achievement tests, and among the reasons are the usurpation of time spent learning to read and the discouragement of book reading. Television violence frightens some children and excites others, but its foremost effect is to increase aggressive behavior that sometimes spills over into seriously harmful antisocial behavior. Incorporates social psychology, political science, sociology, child development, and the growing field of communications Presents tables and graphs clarifying theories and linking sets of data Paints concise portraits of the role of television in entertainment, politics, and child-rearing Contains background for dozens of lectures and articles Contains a comprehensive bibliography of more than 1000 citations, many recent


Author: Darlene R. Stille

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756501396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7946

Simple text and photographs provide an introduction to television, discussing the first television sets, television cameras, and how a television show is made.


Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415255059

Category: Television

Page: 392

View: 8318

Bringing together the most important writings on television in theoretical, historical, empirical and political terms, from the USA and Europe, with significant coverage of other international works, this collection demonstrates television's global significance, as a field of study, to disciplines across both the humanities and social sciences.

Television and American culture

Author: Carl Lowe

Publisher: H. W. Wilson


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

View: 5021

A compilation of articles about television and its effect on politics, religion, education, and other aspects of American culture.

Music in Television

Channels of Listening

Author: James Deaville

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113682636X

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 5421

Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television’s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as specific case studies of important television programs and events. With contributions from a wide range of scholars, the essays range from historical-analytical surveys of TV sound and genre designations to studies of the music in individual programs, including South Park and Dr. Who.

Storytelling in Film and Television

Author: Kristin Thompson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674010635

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

View: 6466

Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film, famously characterized as a vast wasteland, television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television's success may well lie in the remarkable narrative complexities underlying its seeming simplicity, complexities Kristin Thompson unmasks in this engaging analysis of the narrative workings of television and film. After first looking at the narrative techniques the two media share, Thompson focuses on the specific challenges that series television presents and the tactics writers have devised to meet them--tactics that sustain interest and maintain sense across multiple plots and subplots and in spite of frequent interruptions as well as weeklong and seasonal breaks. Beyond adapting the techniques of film, Thompson argues, television has wrought its own changes in traditional narrative form. Drawing on classics of film and television, as well as recent and current series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, and The Simpsons, she shows how adaptations, sequels, series, and sagas have altered long-standing notions of closure and single authorship. And in a comparison of David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, she asks whether there can be an "art television" comparable to the more familiar "art cinema."

Encyclopedia of Television

Author: Horace Newcomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135194793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2800

View: 8261

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

Television Opera

The Fall of Opera Commissioned for Television

Author: Jennifer Barnes

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159126

Category: Music

Page: 124

View: 4358

The conventions of television and their impact on composer and opera are discussed, with particular reference to Amahl and the Night Visitors, Owen Wingrave, and The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit.

Reading Television

Author: John Fiske,John Hartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415323529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 7044

Reading Television was the first book to push the boundaries of television studies beyond the insights offered by cultural studies and textual analysis, creating a vibrant new field of study. Using the tools and techniques in this book, it is possible for everyone with a television set to analyze both the programmes, and the culture which produces them. In this edition, Hartley reflects on recent developments in television studies, and includes suggestions for further reading. His new foreword underlines the continuing relevance of this foundational text in the study of contemporary culture.

Television and Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835640

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 6610

One question the authors address: Do network projections based on increasingly sophisticated techniques for "calling" election outcomes well before polls close affect results? At no time has this question been more in the forefront of public consciousness than in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. The Langs draw on their own highly detailed study of voter reactions to election news to assess its effect on turnout, on political attitudes, on candidate strategies, and on legislative initiatives." "As a model of how to study communication effects, this highly readable volume will interest decision makers and analysts, as well as students of journalism, broadcasting, political behavior, and voters looking ahead to the next election."--BOOK JACKET.

History on Television

Author: Ann Gray,Erin Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415580382

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 9872

In recent years non-fiction history programmes have flourished on television. This interdisciplinary study of history programming identifies and examines different genres employed by producers and tracks their commissioning, production, marketing and distribution histories. With comparative references to other European nations and North America, the authors focus on British history programming over the last two decades and analyse the relationship between the academy and media professionals. They outline and discuss often-competing discourses about how to 'do' history and the underlying assumptions about who watches history programmes. History on Television considers recent changes in the media landscape, which have affected to a great degree how history in general, and whose history in particular, appears onscreen. Through a number of case studies, using material from interviews by the authors with academic and media professionals, the role of the 'professional' historian and that of media professionals – commissioning editors and producer/directors - as mediators of historical material and interpretations is analysed, and the ways in which the 'logics of television' shape historical output are outlined and discussed. Building on their analysis, Ann Gray and Erin Bell ask if history on television fulfils its potential to be a form of public history through offering, as it does, a range of interpretations of the past to and originating from or including those not based in the academy. Through consideration of the representation, or absence, of the diversity of British identity – gender, ethnicity and race, social status and regional identities – the authors substantially extend the scope of existing scholarship into history on television History on Television will be essential reading for all those interested in the complex processes involved in the representation of history on television.