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ERIC Number: ED318410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 24
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Industry Interests in the HDTV Debate.
Neil, Suzanne Chambliss
This analysis of the pattern of industrial interests in the current debate over high definition television systems argues that the debate involves more than just television; rather, it is an expression of a shift in the conceptualization of the nature of standards, one which conceives of standards as guidelines for the development of specific technologies rather than merely a description of a fundamentally static set of characteristics. Focusing on the framework for analysis, the first of three parts of the paper provides some theoretical considerations and tools for analyzing the processes of standardization among the different industries involved in the debate over high resolution systems. Industrial arguments are presented in the second part, which describes both the broadcast game (including terrestrial broadcasters, satellite and cable television system operators, and some consumer electronics manufacturers) and the electronics infrastructure game (consisting chiefly of U.S.-based computer companies, consumer electronics companies, and semiconductor manufacturers, with limited telephone company participation). The findings of the study are assessed in the third part. A diagram illustrating technology/manufacturing linkages is included in the document as well as a list of the members of the Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. (33 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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