Australian Television Culture (Geological Society Special Publication) (Hardcover)

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Australian Television Culture (Geological Society Special Publication) (Hardcover)


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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.
Tom O'Regan is Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies at Murdoch University and an editor of Continuum: the Australian journal of media and culture. He co-edited An Australian Film Reader and The Australian Screen, both with Albert Moran.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367717469
ISBN-10: 0367717468
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 31st, 2021
Pages: 246
Language: English
Series: Geological Society Special Publication