Spectrum Management and Broadcasting: Current Issues

Communications & Strategies, No. 62, p. 19, 2006

16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2007

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Martin E. Cave

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School; Brunel University London

Abstract

Broadcasting policy has traditionally been supported by a 'command-and-control' system of assigning frequencies for terrestrial transmission, but this link is being eroded by the emergence of other technologies - cable, satellite, IPTV, mobile broadcasting - and by the emergence of multi-channel television, which is facilitated by digital terrestrial television. The switch off of analogue terrestrial transmission is being achieved through significant government intervention, but with diverse intentions relating to the use of the freed spectrum. It is argued, however, that the trend to liberalise spectrum policy is strong, and that this will promote the liberalisation of broadcasting.

Keywords: spectrum management, broadcasting policy, digital switchover

JEL Classification: L82, D82, K23, L96, L41, L51

Suggested Citation

Cave, Martin E., Spectrum Management and Broadcasting: Current Issues. Communications & Strategies, No. 62, p. 19, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=992808

Martin E. Cave (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Centre for Management under Regulation (CMuR)
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Brunel University London

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