Supranational regulation: television and the European Union

Wheeler, Mark (2004) Supranational regulation: television and the European Union. European Journal of Communication, 19 (3). pp. 349-369. ISSN 0267-3231

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This article analyses, assesses and explains the imperatives which have affected the European Union’s (EU) audiovisual policy instruments, with particular emphasis on the Television without Frontiers (TWF) Directive, cross-media ownership regulations and the regulatory frameworks concerning converging communication services. It considers the factors which have led to competition policy becoming more important in the era of convergence and globalization. Finally, it considers whether these regulatory responses and policy interpretations illustrate the extent to which the Commission has been able (or not) to balance the increasingly conflicting imperatives of economic competitiveness with the core values of cultural identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: competition; convergence; culture; European Union (EU); regulation
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mark Wheeler
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 10:43
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 16:04


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