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Business of Digital Television

1st Edition

By Chris Forrester


288 pages

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Paperback: 9780240516066
pub: 2000-08-31
Hardback: 9781138153455
pub: 2016-08-17

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Essential reading for anyone involved in broadcasting. The Business of Digital Television presents an overview or the digital television industry. Chris Forrester examines the key technologies and developments of the marketplace, with comments on the future from leading industry experts.

Written in an accessible style for the non-engineer, Forrester covers the issues that are most pertinent to strategic direction, providing, broadcasting professionals with essential facts, data and commentary in one single source.

You will:
Discover trends in digital TV technology
Gain knowledge about the international marketplace
See an analysis of the financial models
Understand the importance of partnerships
Find out the key drivers for change
Gain an insight into emerging technologies in the future


"Written in an accessible style this book is well documented, its statistics are comprehensive and up to date. The essential facts, data and commentary are all brought together in one single source likely to interest a large and diverse audience."
Bohdan Jung, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
The International Journal on Media Managment, Vol. 3, No.1, Spring 2001

Table of Contents

Introduction, the TV Pioneers, From Dumb box to television that's alive, The analogue televion business today, The adoption of digital, Cable, satellite or digital television? Where is digital today? Is new content still king? Selling digital television, The economy of niches, Webcasting to the TV, or TV on the PC? The future - the brave new world of just more of the same?, References.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies