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DTT in the UK and Spain: a comparative policy analysis (1998‐2006)

DTT in the UK and Spain: a comparative policy analysis (1998‐2006) Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the main results of a comparative policy analysis about the introduction and development of digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom and Spain. Design/methodology/approach – After outlining the main policy responses forged in each case study, different national DTT models are suggested, described and compared. Similarities and differences are summarized and, finally, a conclusion is offered to explain why the service unfolded uniquely in each country. Findings – The economic and technological dynamics of the television industry as a whole affected differently the development of DTT in the case studied since they were mediated by particular socio‐political systems. Research limitations/implications – Owing to the fact that the paper presents a summary of a major research project, it does not offer in‐depth detail of the main findings. Originality/value – The study belongs to the expanding area of comparative research and adopts a case study approach. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png info Emerald Publishing

DTT in the UK and Spain: a comparative policy analysis (1998‐2006)

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1463-6697
DOI
10.1108/14636690810874386
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the main results of a comparative policy analysis about the introduction and development of digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom and Spain. Design/methodology/approach – After outlining the main policy responses forged in each case study, different national DTT models are suggested, described and compared. Similarities and differences are summarized and, finally, a conclusion is offered to explain why the service unfolded uniquely in each country. Findings – The economic and technological dynamics of the television industry as a whole affected differently the development of DTT in the case studied since they were mediated by particular socio‐political systems. Research limitations/implications – Owing to the fact that the paper presents a summary of a major research project, it does not offer in‐depth detail of the main findings. Originality/value – The study belongs to the expanding area of comparative research and adopts a case study approach.

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infoEmerald Publishing

Published: May 9, 2008

Keywords: Digital communication systems; Television; Public policy; United Kingdom; Spain

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