Spectrum Management and Broadcasting: Current Issues
Broadcasting policy has traditionally been supported by a 'command-and-control' system of assigning frequencies for terrestrial transmission, but this link is being eroded by the emergence of other technologies – cable, satellite, IPTV, mobile broadcasting - and by the emergence of multi-channel television, which is facilitated by digital terrestrial television. The switch off of analogue terrestrial transmission is being achieved through significant government intervention, but with diverse intentions relating to the use of the freed spectrum. It is argued, however, that the trend to liberalise spectrum policy is strong, and that this will promote the liberalisation of broadcasting.
|Date of creation:||Jun 2006|
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|Publication status:||Published in International Journal of Digital Economics 62 (2006): pp. 19-34|
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- Martin Cave & Kiyoshi Nakamura (ed.), 2006. "Digital Broadcasting," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3816.
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