Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television

Hills, Jill and Michalis, Maria (1997) Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television. Policy Studies, 18 (3-4). pp. 219-237. ISSN 0144-2872

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442879708423734

Abstract

This article reviews British regulatory frameworks and market structure in the analogue television and telecommunications sectors, now converging in the technology of digital TV. In particular it points to the de facto monopoly of access to satellite analogue broadcasting by BSkyB and the impact that market structure has had on the negotiations for a new regulatory regime for digital television. It discusses the problems arising from the overlap of regulation as the technologies have converged and the approach of the British telecommunications regulator, Oftel, to the regulation of Conditional Access. It ends with the view that the case of digital TV may bring about an amalgamation in the separate regulatory institutions for the two sectors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 16:28
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 16:28
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/13250

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