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Author Donders, Karen, 1983-

Title Public service media and policy in Europe / Karen Donders
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource
Contents List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Introduction, Aims and Methodology -- From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media -- Perspectives on Public Service Media -- A Framework for Public Service Media -- EU Market Integration in the Broadcasting Sector -- EU State Aid Rules and the Broadcasting Sector -- There and Back Again: A Chronological Perspective on the State Aid Control of Public Service Broadcasting -- 'Europe Decides': Evaluating Public Broadcasting Schemes -- Germany -- Flanders -- The Netherlands -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Summary Public Service Media and Policy in Europe provides an in-depth account of EU policies in the area of public service broadcasting, focusing mainly on the application of the European State aid rules. The book discusses when, how and with what impact the European Commission deals with public service broadcasting. There is an element of fear towards the intervention of the European Commission, and a worry that it is overly focused on economic goals to the detriment of public interest objectives. More specifically, the fear exists that 'Europe' might hamper the evolution from public service broadcasting to public service media and introduce harmonized European rules for public service broadcasting. Private media companies have lobbied extensively against the expansion of public broadcasters' tasks and for a European straitjacket in this regard. Karen Donders evaluates whether the European Commission has indeed satisfied private sector interests by marginalising public broadcasters, or whether it has in fact contributed to the emergence of a public service media project
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Public broadcasting -- Europe
Broadcasting policy -- Europe
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
UE/CE Union européenne.
Services publics.
Secteur privé.
Aide de l'Etat.
UE/CE Etats membres.
Broadcasting policy.
Public broadcasting.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230349650