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: 1526111721

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.

Media, Democracy and European Culture

Author: Ib Bondebjerg,Peter Madsen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502472

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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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

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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.

Big Brother

Reality TV in the Twenty-First Century

Author: J. Bignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230508367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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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.

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."

Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism

Author: Timothy Havens,Kati Lustyik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892481

Category: History

Page: 285

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"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"--

Transnational Cinema in Europe

Author: Manuel Palacio,Jörg Türschmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643904789

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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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)