1st Edition

Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship Signal Lost?

Edited By Jay Scherer, David Rowe Copyright 2014
    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    338 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

    1. Sport, Public Service Media, and Cultural Citizenship  Jay Scherer and David Rowe  2. Before, During, and After the Neoliberal Moment: Media, Sports, Policy, Citizenship  Toby Miller  3. Televised Sport and Cultural Citizenship in Canada: The "Two Solitudes" of Canadian Public Broadcasting?  Jay Scherer and Jean Harvey  4. Selling Out: The Gaming of the Living Room Seat for the U.S. Sports Fan  Lawrence A. Wenner, Robert V. Bellamy and James R. Walker  5. Football for Everyone? Soccer, Television and Politics in Argentina  Pablo Alabarces and Carolina Duek  6. No Longer the Crown Jewels of Sport? Television, Sport and National Events in the UK  Raymond Boyle  7. The Law Not Applied: French Controversies about Television Viewer Access to the 2006 European Handball Championship  Fabien Ohl and Lucie Schoch  8. Belgium’s "List of Major Events" Mechanism in the Digital Broadcasting Era  Katrien Lefever  9. "Events of National Importance and Cultural Significance": Sport, Television and the Anti-Siphoning Regime in Australia  David Rowe  10. Millennium Blues: The Politics of Media Policy, Televised Sport, and Cultural Citizenship in New Zealand  Jay Scherer, Michael Sam and Steven J. Jackson  11. The Political Economy of Sport Broadcasting in the Arab World  Mahfoud Amara  12. The Global Popular and the Local Obscure: Televised Sport in Contemporary Singapore  Callum Gilmour  13. Sport, Broadcasting and Cultural Citizenship in Japan  Donna Wong, Isamu Kuroda, and John Horne  14. The Political Economy of Football Viewership in Africa  Muhammed Musa  15. Watching the Football with Raymond Williams: A Reconsideration of the Global Game as a "Wonderful Game"  John Hughson  16. Afterword: Sport, Public Service Media, and a "Red Button" Future  David Rowe and Jay Scherer


    Jay Scherer is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

    David Rowe is Professor of Cultural Research at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

    "For me – a media scientist – this book is an interesting and important contribution to the debate on public service media and what its mission will be in the future...In my view this book provides media sport researchers with important facts and interesting perspectives on sport culture, citizenship and media politics." – Britt-Marie Ringfjord, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden, published in idrottsforum.org, Nordic Sport Studies Forum.