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Programming and advertising competition in the broadcasting industry

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  • GABSZEWICZ, Jean J.
  • LAUSSEL, Didier
  • SONNAC, Nathalie

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We analyze competition between two private television channels that derive their profits from advertising receipts. These profits are shown to be proportional to total population advertising attendance. The channels play a sequential game in which they first select their profiles (program mixes) and then their advertising ratios. We show that these ratios play the same role as prices in usual horizontal differentiation models. We prove that whenever ads' interruptions are costly for viewers the program mixes of the channels never converge but that the niche strategies are less effective and that the channel “profiles” are closer as advertising aversion becomes stronger.
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  • GABSZEWICZ, Jean J. & LAUSSEL, Didier & SONNAC, Nathalie, 2004. "Programming and advertising competition in the broadcasting industry," LIDAM Reprints CORE 1873, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvrp:1873
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.02.031
    Note: In : Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 13(4), 657-669, 2004
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