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Australian Television and International Mediascapes

Australian Television and International Mediascapes

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Stuart Cunningham
Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 6/13/1996
EAN 9780521469746, ISBN10: 0521469740

Paperback, 306 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

This book addresses current debates about globalisation and culture by tracing the emergence of Australia as a significant exporter of television to the world market. The authors investigate why Australian programmes have found such international popularity. The text examines the Australian industry and the international television marketplace. It also looks at the impact of Australian programmes on the television cultures of the importing countries. The authors outline policy implications and speculate on future directions of Australian television.

Part I. Global Mediascapes
Theory and Industry
1. Theoretical perspectives
2. Globalisation and international television trade
Part II. The Domestic Optic
Australian Industry, Culture and Production
3. The Australian television culture
4. Production companies I
5. Production companies II
Part III. The International Optic
TV Ecologies and Australian Programs
6. The UK and Ireland
7. Europe
8. USA and Canada
9. East Asia
10. New Zealand Geoff Lealand
11. Papua New Guinea and the South West Pacific Helen Wilson
Part IV. Conclusion
12. Benefits and drawback of internationalisation.

"Australian Television and International Mediascapes serves as an excellent piece for examining global media....for a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at global program distribution and its effects, this book is worth obtaining." Lynne Schafer Gross, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media