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An excellent extended bibliographic essay, this volume also contains excellent prose introductions at the start of each chapter that provide background on the business of cable, the content of the programming, cable law and regulations, and videotex developments...Current through 1987, this work will remain valuable as a snapshot of the cable industry even when future developments pass it by...A fine scholarly treatment of the cable field, recommended for libraries at all levels. Choice The practical and theoretical issues that cable television has posed for the public and the government, as well as for the industry itself have been the subject of intensive inquiry in the 1980s. Professor Garay's bibliographical guide is the first work to organize, classify, and provide access to this literature. It consists of bibliographical essays and references covering more than four hundred books, government-document, periodical, and periodical article titles that supply primary information on cable-related topics or lead the user to a helpful secondary source.
Contemporary television has been marked by such exceptional programming that it is now common to hear claims that TV has finally become an art. In Appreciating the Art of Television, Nannicelli contends that televisual art is not a recent development, but has in fact existed for a long time. Yet despite the flourishing of two relevant academic subfields-the philosophy of film and television aesthetics-there is little scholarship on television, in general, as an art form. This book aims to provide scholars active in television aesthetics with a critical overview of the relevant philosophical literature, while also giving philosophers of film a particular account of the art of television that will hopefully spur further interest and debate. It offers the first sustained theoretical examination of what is involved in appreciating television as an art and how this bears on the practical business of television scholars, critics, students, and fans-namely the comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of specific televisual artworks.
British Television Policy: A Reader provides a forum for the significant policy debates which have informed and shaped television broadcasting since the publication in 1986 of the Peacock Committee Report on the financing of the BBC. The Reader presents key documents and critically analyses their impact on the organisation, financial resources, programme content, editorial philosophy and the regulatory environment of television broadcasting.
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