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Television in Transition in East Asia

1st Edition

By Ki-Sung Kwak


184 pages

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This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s contemporary media mix. It analyses the interests involved in key policy decisions, the institutional dynamics promoting or inhibiting new media markets, and the relative importance in the different countries of cable, satellite, digital broadcasting, and the use of the Internet for purposes associated with television broadcasting. The nature of television regimes in each of the three countries is very different, and the contrasting situations provide great insights into how television is developing, and how it could develop further, both in East Asia and worldwide.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Hong Kong. CHAPTER TWO: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Japan. CHAPTER THREE: The development and restructuring of television broadcasting in Korea. CHAPTER FOUR: State’s role in the regulation of television broadcasting in East Asia. CHAPTER FIVE: Cultural aspects of television regulation in East Asia. CHAPTER SIX: Public service television in East Asia. CHAPTER SEVEN: The regulation of pay television in East Asia.CHAPTER EIGHT: Conclusion

About the Author

Ki-Sung Kwak is an associate professor in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney

About the Series

Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East, on all aspects of media, culture and social change in Asia. New proposals are welcome, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor, Stephanie Donald, at [email protected]

Editorial Board:

Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
Michael Keane, Curtin University
Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne
Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong
Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales

Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gary Rawnsley, Aberystwyth University
Ming-yeh Rawnsley, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Jo Tacchi, Loughborough University
Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney
Jing Wang, MIT
Ying Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies