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Television News Scheduling Revisited


  • Pedro Barros

    () (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


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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  • Pedro Barros, 2008. "Television News Scheduling Revisited," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 12(1), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08l10004

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    1. Nilssen, Tore, 1997. "Sequential location when transportation costs are asymmetric," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 191-201, February.
    2. Nilssen, T & Sorgard, L, 1996. "Time Schedule and Programme Progile : TV News in Norway and Denmark," Papers 14/96, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-.
    3. Nilssen, T. & Sorgard, L., 1996. "Strategic Location with Asymmetric Transportation Costs," Memorandum 35/1996, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
    4. 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, vol. 43(1), pages 121-124, March.
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    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance


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