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Business of Journalism Broadcast Media Digital Media

Public service broadcasting in a digital world

This project explores the rationale, economics, and position of public service broadcasters resulting from the advent of digital television and the proliferation of new domestic and global channels. Research and debate in the project have focused on the economics of broadcasting, whether there is still a necessity for public television, and what television markets would be like absent public broadcasting.

Resulting publications:

What If There Were No BBC Television? The Net Impact on UK Viewers (2014)

Is there Still a Place for Public Service Broadcasting? (2013)

The Economics of Television in a Digital World. What Economics Tells us for Future Policy Debates (2012)

Project director: Robert G. Picard

Project end date: March 2014


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