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dc.contributor.authorHallett, Lawrieen
dc.contributor.authorHintz, Arneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T09:57:41Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T09:57:41Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.identifier.citationHallett, L., Hintz, A. (2010) 'Digital broadcasting – Challenges and opportunities for European community radio broadcasters' Telematics and Informatics 27 (2):151en
dc.identifier.issn0736-5853en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tele.2009.06.005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594838en
dc.description.abstractAccess to broadcast infrastructure is vital for community radio services, however the switch-over from analogue to digital, as envisaged by European policy-makers, creates challenges for such stations. In this article, we will set out the general environment within which the transition to digital is occurring, illustrate the current state of the digital migration debate, identify potential difficulties for community radios, but also highlight opportunities that digital technologies may provide. Challenges include the historical tendency of European policy-makers to prioritise the requirements of larger Public Service and commercial broadcasters which has resulted in the promotion of platforms such as DAB that are not designed to cater for smaller-scale local and non-profit’ media. Furthermore the existence of a variety of jurisdiction-specific approaches to digital switch-over in Europe creates uncertainty as to the emerging technical and policy environment.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0736585309000355en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Telematics and Informaticsen
dc.subjectdigital broadcastingen
dc.subjectDaben
dc.subjectmedia policyen
dc.subjectcommunity radioen
dc.titleDigital broadcasting – challenges and opportunities for European community radio broadcastersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Westminsteren
dc.contributor.departmentCentral European Universityen
dc.identifier.journalTelematics and Informaticsen
html.description.abstractAccess to broadcast infrastructure is vital for community radio services, however the switch-over from analogue to digital, as envisaged by European policy-makers, creates challenges for such stations. In this article, we will set out the general environment within which the transition to digital is occurring, illustrate the current state of the digital migration debate, identify potential difficulties for community radios, but also highlight opportunities that digital technologies may provide. Challenges include the historical tendency of European policy-makers to prioritise the requirements of larger Public Service and commercial broadcasters which has resulted in the promotion of platforms such as DAB that are not designed to cater for smaller-scale local and non-profit’ media. Furthermore the existence of a variety of jurisdiction-specific approaches to digital switch-over in Europe creates uncertainty as to the emerging technical and policy environment.


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