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The role of program quality and publicly-owned platforms in the free to air broadcasting industry

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  • Francisco Martínez-Sánchez

    () (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Miguel González-Maestre

    (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)

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We consider the role of a publicly-owned platform and program quality in the free to air broadcasting industry. We compare the equilibrium levels of advertising under private and mixed duopoly competition, and show that the connection between program quality and advertising incentives are drastically different between both scenarios. We also consider the welfare implications of our analysis and obtain policy implications regarding the optimal government’s intervention in the broadcasting industry.

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  • Francisco Martínez-Sánchez & Miguel González-Maestre, 2010. "The role of program quality and publicly-owned platforms in the free to air broadcasting industry," Working Papers. Serie AD 2010-19, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    Keywords

    program quality; mixed duopoly; advertising; media;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • M37 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Advertising

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