ERIC Number: ED174191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Economies of Scale and Cultural Pollution.
Gandy, Oscar H., Jr.
This paper traces the development of federal regulations of the broadcast industry aimed at controlling the industry's monopoly abuses within the United States, and describes the development of the industry's major network domination of the media markets and audiences throughout the world. Suggested reasons for this transnational domination include absence of effective governmental regulations, network expensive production quality, and high production costs unattainable by developing countries. The author cautions that the major network domination of the United States and international market leads to cultural pollution since the networks' major emphasis is upon building large audiences rather than program quality. (CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (7th, Sky Top, Pennsylvania, 1979); Not available in paper copy because of light and broken type