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Public Service Media and Policy in Europe.

By: Donders, Karen, Dr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9780230349650.Subject(s): Broadcasting policy - Europe | Broadcasting policy -- Europe | PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | Public broadcasting - Europe | Public broadcasting -- Europe | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Public Service Media and Policy in EuropeDDC classification: 384.54094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction, Aims and Methodology; Context; Research aim; Methodology; Sources; Structure of the book; 2 From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media; Monopoly (1920s-1970s); Liberalisation (mid-1970s to mid-1990s); The new media environment (late 1990s onwards); Some concluding remarks; 3 Perspectives on Public Service Media; Market failure perspectives; Social democratic perspectives; How to align social democratic and market failure perspectives?
4 A Framework for Public Service MediaStarting points; Building blocks of the analytical framework; In conclusion; 5 EU Market Integration in the Broadcasting Sector; Tensions underlying EU market integrationin the broadcasting sector; Market integration as the driving force of European broadcasting policy; Updating the TWF directive; The AVMS directive; Changing regulation for better or worse?; Public broadcasters' status in the internal market; 6 EU State Aid Rules and the Broadcasting Sector; A European ban on state aid; Admissibility of state funding
Procedural aspects of state aid controlProvisional conclusions; 7 There and Back Again: A Chronological Perspective on the State Aid Control of Public Service Broadcasting; Phase 1: Taken by surprise (1992-2000); Phase 2: Searching for an approach (1999-2004); Phase 3: From fragile answers to consolidation (2004-09); A fourth phase (2009 onwards); Provisional conclusions; 8 'Europe Decides': Evaluating Public Broadcasting Schemes; State aid or no state aid? That's the question; The battle for the public service remit; Independent and ex ante control vs. the autonomy of public broadcasters
The proportionality of public broadcasters' fundingEurope decides . . . is Europe deciding?; 9 Germany; Distinctive features of public broadcasting policy in Germany; Principles in practice; Länder and Commission interests at stake; Commitments; A new Interstate Treaty; Conclusion; 10 Flanders; Flemish public broadcasting policies: Strategies without vision; The state aid procedure: 'Team Flanders-VRT' vs. Commission; A modest list of commitments; A de iure implementation; Evaluation: Much ado about nothing?; 11 The Netherlands; A pluralistic, but highly complex, system
The last Dutchman standingCommitments; More political intervention?; Provisional conclusions; 12 Conclusion; Evaluation of the Commission's policies; Marginalisation of public service broadcasting; Enhancement of a public service media project; Some recommendations for public service media and policy in Europe; References; Index
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction, Aims and Methodology; Context; Research aim; Methodology; Sources; Structure of the book; 2 From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media; Monopoly (1920s-1970s); Liberalisation (mid-1970s to mid-1990s); The new media environment (late 1990s onwards); Some concluding remarks; 3 Perspectives on Public Service Media; Market failure perspectives; Social democratic perspectives; How to align social democratic and market failure perspectives?

4 A Framework for Public Service MediaStarting points; Building blocks of the analytical framework; In conclusion; 5 EU Market Integration in the Broadcasting Sector; Tensions underlying EU market integrationin the broadcasting sector; Market integration as the driving force of European broadcasting policy; Updating the TWF directive; The AVMS directive; Changing regulation for better or worse?; Public broadcasters' status in the internal market; 6 EU State Aid Rules and the Broadcasting Sector; A European ban on state aid; Admissibility of state funding

Procedural aspects of state aid controlProvisional conclusions; 7 There and Back Again: A Chronological Perspective on the State Aid Control of Public Service Broadcasting; Phase 1: Taken by surprise (1992-2000); Phase 2: Searching for an approach (1999-2004); Phase 3: From fragile answers to consolidation (2004-09); A fourth phase (2009 onwards); Provisional conclusions; 8 'Europe Decides': Evaluating Public Broadcasting Schemes; State aid or no state aid? That's the question; The battle for the public service remit; Independent and ex ante control vs. the autonomy of public broadcasters

The proportionality of public broadcasters' fundingEurope decides . . . is Europe deciding?; 9 Germany; Distinctive features of public broadcasting policy in Germany; Principles in practice; Länder and Commission interests at stake; Commitments; A new Interstate Treaty; Conclusion; 10 Flanders; Flemish public broadcasting policies: Strategies without vision; The state aid procedure: 'Team Flanders-VRT' vs. Commission; A modest list of commitments; A de iure implementation; Evaluation: Much ado about nothing?; 11 The Netherlands; A pluralistic, but highly complex, system

The last Dutchman standingCommitments; More political intervention?; Provisional conclusions; 12 Conclusion; Evaluation of the Commission's policies; Marginalisation of public service broadcasting; Enhancement of a public service media project; Some recommendations for public service media and policy in Europe; References; Index

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.

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KAREN DONDERS is Senior Researcher with the Centre for Studies on Media Information and Telecommunication (SMIT) and the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. She also lectures in European media policy at the same university.

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