The Place of Public Service Broadcasting: Transnationalism, Localism and Identity in the Digital Age

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The concept of public service has been a central element of broadcasting culture in most national contexts for as long as broadcasting has existed. Yet current trends in media technology, governance and ownership present challenges to long-standing notions of the role of public service broadcasting. This conference will examine the rapidly changing nexus of concerns around the role of public service broadcasting in an era marked by the advent of digital distribution, the expansion of bandwidth and, arguably, the diminishing importance of the national as a locus of identity for broadcasters and audiences.
Period4 Jul 2013
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map


  • Television studies
  • public service broadcasting
  • broadcasting
  • new media
  • industry collaborators