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Public Television in Europe: The French and Greek Cases

Iosifidis, P. (2008). Public Television in Europe: The French and Greek Cases. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(3), pp. 349-367. doi: 10.1386/macp.4.3.349_1


The aim of this article is to examine the way technological developments and the internationalisation of the television industry affects public television (PTV) broadcasters in Europe. The work focuses on the policies pursued by PTV broadcasters in selected European countries in response to the challenges that confront them in the era of digital convergence. The changes in the European television landscape force public channels to rethink their position towards new digital technologies, organisational structures and programming policy and scheduling. To illustrate the difficulties but also the opportunities that arise during this period of change, the article analyses specific activities and strategies undertaken by public channels in the main areas examined (reorganisation, programming and technology) in one large (France) and one small European country (Greece).

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: public television, programming policy, organisational reform, France, Greece
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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