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ERIC Number: ED358828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 12
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Public Broadcasting in the New World of Digital Information Services: What's Been Done, What's Being Done, and What Could Be Done.
Thompsen, Philip A.
This paper explores the progress public broadcasting (originally called "educational television") has made in taking advantage of a relatively new application of technology: digital information services. How public broadcasters have pursued this technology and how it may become an integral part of the future of public broadcasting are reviewed. Three of the more successful digital information services that have been provided by public broadcasters (i.e., closed captioning, electronic bulletin board services, and electronic text) are discussed. The paper then discusses three areas that are currently being pursued: digital radio broadcasting, interactive video data services, and the broadcasting of data over the vertical blanking interval (VBI) of public television stations. A vision for the future of public broadcasting is considered, identifying some of the important opportunities that should be taken advantage of before the rapidly changing technological environment eclipses public broadcasting's chance to define a better future for an electronic society. (Contains 39 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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