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Publisher: Intellect

Issued date: 2010

Citation: International Journal of Digital Television. Vol. 1, n. 3, pp. 327-344

ISSN: 2040-4182

DOI: 10.1386-jdtv.1.3.327 1

Publisher version: http:-dx.doi.org-10.1386-jdtv.1.3.327 1

Keywords: Communication policies , Audiovisual sector , Digital television , Switchover , Latin America

Rights: Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España

Abstract:The switch to digital terrestrial television is now a global trend. In Latin America, where the terrestrial platform has a dominant role, the introduction of DTT raises important questions for economic and industrial development, as well as pluralism. This artThe switch to digital terrestrial television is now a global trend. In Latin America, where the terrestrial platform has a dominant role, the introduction of DTT raises important questions for economic and industrial development, as well as pluralism. This article focuses on the earliest experiences Brazil, México and Argentina and those of the newcomers Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. The aim is to outline the differences between the various political decision processes and the way with which they have been turned into communication policies, so as to draw some conclusions that contribute to visualizing the future of television in the region.+-





Author: García Leiva, María Trinidad

Source: http://e-archivo.uc3m.es


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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Repositorio institucional e-Archivo http:--e-archivo.uc3m.es Área de Comunicación Audiovisual DPCA - CA - Artículos de revistas 2010 The Introduction of DTT in Latin America: Politics and Policies García Leiva, María Trinidad Intellect International Journal of Digital Television.
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327-344 http:--hdl.handle.net-10016-15438 Descargado de e-Archivo, repositorio institucional de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Pre-print de The Introduction of DTT in Latin America: Politics and Policies Abstract The switch to digital terrestrial television is now a global trend.
In Latin America, where the terrestrial platform has a dominant role, the introduction of DTT raises important questions for economic and industrial development, as well as pluralism.
This article focuses on the earliest experiences (Brazil, México and Argentina) and those of the newcomers (Chile, Colombia and Uruguay).
The aim is to outline the differences between the various political decision processes and the way with which they have been turned into communication policies, so as to draw some conclusions that contribute to visualizing the future of television in the region. Key words communication policies audiovisual sector digital television switchover Latin America Author’s Note: Thanks to Guillermo Mastrini for his comments to early drafts of this article in Spanish and to the IJDTV’s reviewers for his or her critical comments. 1 Mª Trinidad García Leiva PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is a lecturer at the Carlos III University of Madrid and a member of the research group TECMERIN.
She is also affiliated with the Communication Policies and Planning Chair (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), has been an academic visitor in the framework of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (Universit...





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