Digital Broadcasting. Berg Publishers. 2012.

By Jo Pierson (author), Joke Bauwens (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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Introduces students to the social, political, economical and cultural context and impact of digitized broadcasting.


A concise but wide-ranging introduction to the changes in broadcasting associated with digitization ... [and] an excellent starting point for discussions with students.
International Journal of Digital Television

This accessible, incisive and well-structured book cleverly summarizes and synthesizes key debates around 'broadcasting' in a digital age.
Niki Strange, Research Fellow in Media Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and founder of Strange Dig

Digital Broadcasting provides a much needed comprehensive overview of a rapidly evolving television landscape. Finally, here is a book that lucidly explains the technical and economic aspects of digital broadcasting, but also pays attention to the changing dynamics between producers, audiences and the industry. Jo Pierson and Joke Bauwens have a keen eye for complexity but are doing students (and lecturers) a great service by providing so many clarifying examples. I greatly recommend this books to all students in media and communication.
José van Dijck, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and author of The

This is a welcome, timely and extremely accessible account on digital broadcasting. Based on their detailed knowledge of the field, Pierson and Bauwen have written an impressive book, placing digital broadcasting in an interdisciplinary and international analytic framework, providing an up-to-date critical analysis of the evidence so far and the prospects of digital broadcasting. The authors examine digital broadcasting as a multifaceted issue, delving into technological, political, economic, social and cultural developments and assessing the implications for the processes of production, distribution, consumption and use. The book is required reading for students, policy makers, media professionals and citizens concerned about media evolutions and changes in broadcast media.
Maria Michalis, Reader in Communication Policy, University of Westminster, UK

Author Biography

Jo Pierson is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is also Senior Researcher and staff member at the research centre iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) since 1996, in charge of the research on privacy in social, mobile and ubiquitous media. Drawing upon science and technology studies and media-sociological approaches, his research and teaching focuses on datafication, privacy, surveillance, and user (dis)empowerment in internet and audio-visual media.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Short History of Broadcasting Chapter 3: The Broadcasting Industry Chapter 4: Production in the Digital Era Chapter 5: Channels in the Digital Era Chapter 6: Audiences in the Digital Era Chapter 7: Rethinking Digital Broadcasting and New Media

Product Specifications

Paperback / softback
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Berg new media series.
Date Published
23 April 2015
Publication Place
New York (State)
Bloomsbury Academic

Jo Pierson (author)

Joke Bauwens (author)


Media studies

Impact of science & technology on society

Cultural studies

Radio & television industry

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