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Born into crisis: public service broadcasting in South East Europe

Broughton Micova, Sally (2012) Born into crisis: public service broadcasting in South East Europe. In: Lowe, Gregory Ferrell and Steemers, Jeanette, (eds.) Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media. RIPE. Nordicom, Göteborg, Sweden. ISBN 9789186523336

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Scholars and concerned policymakers have discussed an emerging crisis in public service broadcasting [PSB] for more than two decades. Much of this discussion has focused on the adaptations and transformations that established PSB companies in Western Europe should make in responding to increasing competition, technological changes and reduced protections in consequence to the drive to create an increasingly stronger European Common Market. The continuing economic crisis is a pressurising concern as PSB operators across Europe face cuts, budget caps and losses in advertising revenue. Another cause for concern is related to the increasingly interventionist approach of the European Commission [EC] in competition rules about State Aid policy (Harcourt, 2005; Humphreys, 2009). PSB companies are mandated to redefine and often to limit their remits as various commercial interests challenge their ventures into new media. The combination of financial insecurity, policy intervention pointedly seeking to limit the drive to become public service media [PSM] companies, and the potential of public uncertainty about its position and remit has created a condition that amounts to a crisis for PSB in much of Europe.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Nordicom
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 16:17
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:33

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