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Television News Scheduling Revisited

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  • Pedro Barros

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    (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

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Existence problems have been pervasive in the economics literature on horizontal product differentiation. Adding a directional constraint to a standard Hotelling location model leads to a general result of non-existence of a pure strategy Nash equilibrium. Here we present a slightly different model where allowing for preferences over broadcasters, independent of arrival time at home, recovers existence of pure strategy Nash equilibria (although a mixed strategy equilibrium also exists).

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-4

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  1. Nilssen, Tore, 1997. "Sequential location when transportation costs are asymmetric," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 191-201, February.
  2. Nilssen, T. & Sorgard, L., 1996. "Strategic Location with Asymmetric Transportation Costs," Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics 35/1996, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  3. Cancian, Maria & Bills, Angela & Bergstrom, Theodore, 1995. "Hotelling Location Problems with Directional Constraints: An Application to Television News Scheduling," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(1), pages 121-24, March.
  4. Nilssen, T & Sorgard, L, 1996. "Time Schedule and Programme Progile : TV News in Norway and Denmark," Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- 14/96, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-.
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