First Published in 1969. Written in 1950, this book seeks to answer the three questions of how is it that broadcasting in Great Britain came to be organised on a monopolistic basis? What has been the effect of the monopoly on the development of, and policy towards, competitive services such as wire broadcasting and foreign commercial broadcasting intended for listeners in Great Britain ? Finally, what are the views which have been held on the monopoly of broadcasting in Great Britain?
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Origins; Chapter 1 The Origin of the Monopoly; Chapter 2 The Sykes Committee; Chapter 3 The Formation of the Corporation; Part 2 Competitive Services; Chapter 4 Wire Broadcasting; Chapter 5 Foreign Commercial Broadcasting; Part 3 Public Discussion; Chapter 6 Public Discussion of the Monopoly, 1926—1936; Chapter 7 Public Discussion of the Monopoly, 1937—1947; Chapter 8 A Commentary;
R. H. Coase Reader in Economics in the University of London