Public service media in Europe at times of crisis: some reflections

D'Arma, A. 2014. Public service media in Europe at times of crisis: some reflections. Public Value Report 2013/2014. pp. 64-66.

TitlePublic service media in Europe at times of crisis: some reflections
AuthorsD'Arma, A.
Abstract

It might be an untimely statement to make in light of the latest developments (more about which below), but it is all too easily forgotten in debates on the prospect of Public Service Broadcasters (PSB) in the
digital age how remarkably resilient an institution
PSB in Europe has so far proved to be. The only major
privatisation of a PSB organisation in Western Europe
was that of France’s TF1 in 1987. Rather than becoming
a relic of the past, as many observers had predicted
in the 1980s in the context of the deregulation and
commercialisation of national television systems, PSB
continued to play a prominent role across the continent throughout the 1990s and the following decade,
notwithstanding the proliferation of channels brought
about by the transition to digital television during those years. In fact, the »population« of European Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) expanded significantly in the 1990s, following the transformation in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe of state broadcasters into PSBs enjoying legal guarantees
of political independence.

JournalPublic Value Report 2013/2014
Journal citationpp. 64-66
Year2014
PublisherORF
Publication dates
Published14 Apr 2014

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