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The Role of Public Service Broadcasters in the Era of Convergence A Case Study of Televisió de Catalunya


  • PRADO, Emili
  • FERNÁNDEZ, David


The development of the convergence process has several implications in the reconfiguration of the media landscape. Public services broadcasters have new opportunities to fulfil their public service duties in a new competitive environment, which involves developing new applications on new platforms. Televisió de Catalunya, the public service broadcaster (PSB) of Catalonia, has developed a clear strategy in this new convergent environment, applying its traditional know-how to new interactive and digital media according to its public mission and getting positive feedback.

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  • PRADO, Emili & FERNÁNDEZ, David, 2006. "The Role of Public Service Broadcasters in the Era of Convergence A Case Study of Televisió de Catalunya," MPRA Paper 3516, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3516

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    1. Michael L. Katz & Carl Shapiro, 1994. "Systems Competition and Network Effects," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(2), pages 93-115, Spring.
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    convergence; public service broadcasting; interactive TV; bandwidth; 3G services; multimedia and digital divide;

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    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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