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Split Screen

Split Screen

Home Entertainment and the New Technologies

By David Ellis

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Contents:
Eye on the Split Screen: the fragmentary nature of the new television; the changing relationship between viewers and TV set; how broadcasting can and cannot be expected to promote national sovereignty.
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Contents:
Eye on the Split Screen: the fragmentary nature of the new television; the changing relationship between viewers and TV set; how broadcasting can and cannot be expected to promote national sovereignty.
Back to the Future: the role and functions of established TV technologies such as cable TV, communications satellites, the VCR and the remote control.
From Boob Tube to Smart-TV: The Digital Revolution Hits Broadcasting: the profound effect digital processing will have on the types and uses of TV.
TV & the Movies: Hollywood Heads for the Living Room: the gradual shift of movie consumption from theatres to living rooms, and the Canadian context.
Canadian Producers, Canadian Content: how technology and related factors are changing the rules by which programs get made for Canadian television.
Technology: The Ultimate Deregulator?: the main legal and technical rationales for regulation in Canada and how technology is undermining all of them to some degree; ways in which regulation might be undertaken to serve the program-makers and viewers better.
Caution--Merging Traffic: a broad view of TV regulation in Canada and the TV and video business in the international marketplace; the convergence of technologies and technological companies, and the merging of conventional entertainment media companies into huge multinational information media companies such as Time Warner.
Appendix: Some Broadcasting Basics
Bells, Whistles & Black Boxes: A Glossary for the Modern Viewer
Bibliography

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 262 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780969566014
Format: 9in x 7in
illustrated with photographs and figures

BIC Code: JFD
BISAC Code:  SOC052000
Imprint: Lorimer


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