The political economy of DTT: An international overview Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2012

start page

  • 301

end page

  • 319

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 3

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2040-4182

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2040-4190

abstract

  • This article offers a panoramic view of the ongoing transformations within the field of television in nine different countries, regarding their full digitalization. More specifically, it describes and analyses the shift from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) through a detailed enquiry on specific case studies in America, Europe and Asia. It evaluates thus the role of public institutions and private companies in the ongoing transition of the hegemonic entertainment and information media.

keywords

  • digital television;digital terrestrial television;audio-visual policy;audio-visual diversity;digital switchover;switch-off;