ERIC Number: ED253209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
The Implications of Cable and Satellites for Social Action and Educational Broadcasting. Media Project. A Seminar Report.
Cain, John; And Others
An invitation-only seminar was held on January 20, 1983 to share knowledge, concerns, and ideas on the implications of cable and satellite for social action and educational broadcasting. An introduction by John Cain noted that, although the primary seminar focus was cable and satellite, other important developments could be equally important, including videocassettes, videotex, small computers, and tele-software. John Howkins, in a presentation entitled "The Potential of Cable and Satellite," offered predictions on the future of British cable television. In "Social Action and Education--the Implications of Cable and Satellite," Robin McCron argued that cable should be of more concern for social action and education broadcasting. Related discussion addressed the spread of cable coverage, cable as a local service, educational services through cable, the role of unions, the question of copyright, and the impact of interactivity on existing broadcasting services. Robin Moss presented "Views on the Day," concluding that education is changing under the same types of pressures that are changing broadcasting and communications. Appendices include a summary of related events and government decisions for 1982, a list of some important Hunt Committee recommendations, a nine-item reading list, and three papers: "Satellite and Cable--The Background,""Cable Television in the United Kingdom," and a follow-up paper for seminar participants. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Broadcasting Corp., London (England).
Authoring Institution: Volunteer Centre, Berkhamsted (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Proceedings of a Seminar held at the Volunteer Centre (Berkhamsted, England, January 20, 1983).