ERIC Number: ED257412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Technologies--New Opportunities? The Potential of Cable in Education and Social Action Broadcasting. Media Project Information.
This paper addresses the implications for education and social action broadcasting of proposals for the expansion of cable television contained in two British Government reports: "A Report of the Inquiry into Cable Expansion and and Broadcasting Policy" (the Hunt Report) and a white paper, "The Development of Cable Systems and Services." Historical perspectives on cable television are offered and it is noted that neither cable technology nor the competition between "wired" and "wireless" broadcasting methods is new. Economic, political, social, technical, and financial issues in the development of cable television are examined. Examples of prior approaches to educational broadcasting are discussed, as well as the framework for cable legislation included in the government reports. The potential and actual implications of cable for education and social action broadcasting are analyzed, and suggestions for action are offered. It is concluded that, for cable television to have any educational impact, the broader context of the audience and audience needs must be considered. Twelve references are cited in notes. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Volunteer Centre, Berkhamsted (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom