TITLE

What did Channel 4 do for us? Reassessing the early years

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, John
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Screen;Autumn2008, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p331
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on Channel 4's broadcasting environment. It was created to challenge the beliefs about balance, impartiality, and universality in broadcasting. Channel 4 enabled broadcasting in Great Britain to develop diversity and risk-taking. It also discusses the introduction of the Broadcasting Act of 1990 wherein the ideology of 'independence' constituted with free market ideas.
ACCESSION #
35126066

 

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