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Australian Television Culture : Australian Cultural Studies Ser. - Tom O'Regan

Australian Television Culture

Australian Cultural Studies Ser.

Paperback Published: 1st December 1993
ISBN: 9781863735278
Number Of Pages: 240

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Australian television has been transformed over the past decade. Cross-media ownership and audience-reach regulations redrew the map and business culture of television; leading business entrepreneurs acquired television stations and then sold them in the bust of the late 1980s; and new television services were developed for non-English speaking and Aboriginal viewers.

Australian Television Culture is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of the fundamental changes of this period. It is also the first to offer a substantial treatment of the significance of multiculturalism and Aboriginal initiatives in television.

Tracing the links between local, regional, national and international television services, Tom O'Regan builds a picture of Australian television. He argues that we are not just an outpost of the US networks, and that we have a distinct television culture of our own.

'.a truly innovative book. The author ambitiously strives for a large-scale synthesis of policy, program analysis, history, politics, international influences and the Australian television system's place in the world.' - Associate Professor Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology







1 Australia's television culture

2 High communications policy in Australia

3 The rise and fall of entrepreneurial television, 1986-92

4 Television's double face: Of imported and local programming

5 Television and national culture

6 National television in the new cultural order

7 SBS-TV: Symbolic politics and multicultural policy in television provision (with Dona Kolar-Panov)

8 SBS-TV: A television service (with Dona Kolar-Panov)

9 An Aboriginal television culture: Issues, strategies, politics (with Philip Batty)




ISBN: 9781863735278
ISBN-10: 1863735275
Series: Australian Cultural Studies Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 1993
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1