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Public-service broadcasting online: Assessing compliance with regulatory requirements


Latzer, M; Braendle, A; Just, N; Saurwein, F (2010). Public-service broadcasting online: Assessing compliance with regulatory requirements. International Telecommunications Policy Review, 17(2):1-25.

Abstract

Online services of public-service broadcasters in Europe are disputed because they directly compete with online activities of private media. Discussions are similar, but regulatory responses differ. In Switzerland a charter clarifies the conditions for online activities of the public broadcaster (SRG). This paper assesses the SRG’s compliance with these requirements. It (1) develops an analytical approach for such assessment, conducts (2) a content analysis to show the structure and functioning of its websites, and (3) a link analysis to capture the intensity of electronic linking and the pattern of interconnection. The paper shows to which extent the SRG complies with regulations and raises questions of regulatory implications, e.g., whether there is need for rules clarification or regulatory intervention.

Abstract

Online services of public-service broadcasters in Europe are disputed because they directly compete with online activities of private media. Discussions are similar, but regulatory responses differ. In Switzerland a charter clarifies the conditions for online activities of the public broadcaster (SRG). This paper assesses the SRG’s compliance with these requirements. It (1) develops an analytical approach for such assessment, conducts (2) a content analysis to show the structure and functioning of its websites, and (3) a link analysis to capture the intensity of electronic linking and the pattern of interconnection. The paper shows to which extent the SRG complies with regulations and raises questions of regulatory implications, e.g., whether there is need for rules clarification or regulatory intervention.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:June 2010
Deposited On:22 Jul 2010 10:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:12
Publisher:Korea Association for Telecommunications Policies KATP
Official URL:http://www.itpr.or.kr/home/eng/journal/

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