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Author Wilkinson, Kenton T. (Kenton Todd), author.

Title Spanish-language television in the United States : fifty years of development / Kenton T. Wilkinson
Published New York ; London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
Series Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 75
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 75
Contents Part I. Origins and consolidation in the 1950s-1970s -- Part II. Turmoil and change in the 1980s -- Part III. Market competition and expansion in the 1990s -- Part IV. Growth, digitization and fragmentation in the 2000s -- Conclusion
Summary "Since its introduction in the early 1960s, Spanish-language television in the United States has grown in step with the Hispanic population. Industry and demographic projections forecast rising influence through the 21st century. This book traces U.S. Spanish-language television's development from the 1960s to 2013, illustrating how business, regulation, politics, demographics and technological change have interwoven during a half century of remarkable change for electronic media. Spanish-language media play key social, political and economic roles in U.S. society, connecting many Hispanics to their cultures of origin, each other, and broader U.S. society. Yet despite the population's increasing impact on U.S. culture, in elections and through an estimated $1.3 trillion in spending power in 2014, this is the first comprehensive academic source dedicated to the medium and its history. The book combines information drawn from the business press and trade journals with industry reports and academic research to provide a balanced perspective on the origins, maturation and accelerated growth of a significant ethnic-oriented medium"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnic television broadcasting -- United States -- History
Spanish television broadcasting -- United States -- History
Ethnic television broadcasting.
Spanish television broadcasting.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315775824