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Television's power relations in the transition to digital:  the case of the United Kingdom
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2008 (English)In: Television and New Media, ISSN 1527-4764, E-ISSN 1552-8316, Vol. 9, no 3, 239-257 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article examines the contemporary configuration of power relations in the U.K. television sector, probing, in the process, the enduring accuracy of longstanding economic arguments concerning distributor dominance in the “cultural industries” more broadly. Such arguments are important because we cannot understand the power of the media unless we understand the circulation of power within the media. The article shows that while recent developments in respect to both producer—distributor and producer—advertiser relationships have begun to enhance the leverage enjoyed by the production community, the steady inflation of the mass-market premium enjoyed by the leading distributors (the terrestrial broadcasters) in the advertising market has largely sustained their power, in relation to smaller (multichannel) distributors, to producer suppliers, and—of course— to the consuming public

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2008. Vol. 9, no 3, 239-257 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99194DOI: 10.1177/1527476407313822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-99194DiVA: diva2:202406
Available from: 2009-03-10 Created: 2009-03-10 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

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