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Switching Channels

Organization and Change in TV Broadcasting

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$70.00 • £60.95 • €63.95

ISBN 9780674018785

Publication Date: 09/15/2005


376 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

13 tables


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. TV Programs as Creative Goods
    • 1. The Market for Broadcast Network Programming
    • 2. Syndication
    • 3. The Public Broadcasting System
  • II. Switching Channels and Program Quality
    • 4. The Squeeze on Broadcasters’ Rents
    • 5. Cable Networks and Upgraded Cable Programming
    • 6. Broadcast Networks, Stations, and Rents
  • III. Bargaining Tables and Media Conglomerates
    • 7. Program Supply, Integration, and the Fin-Syn Rules
    • 8. Broadcast Stations: Lengthening the Chains
    • 9. Cable Networks and Cable Operators: Ownership Links and Carriage Decisions
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A. Determinants of Affiliates’ Compensation
  • Appendix B. Gains for Chains in Radio
  • Notes
  • Selected References
  • Index

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