The Politics of Transition to Digital TV

Prof. Jeffrey Hart
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Digital television standards have been adopted in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. The first completed transition to digital TV occurred in Berlin last year. I will outline the challenges and opportunities associated with this transition in the rest of the world based on my previous research on the politics of HDTV and digital television in the industrialized countries.

Keywords: HDTV, Digital Television, Broadcasting, Consumer Electronics
Stream: Human Technologies and Useability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Politics of Transition to Digital TV, The

Prof. Jeffrey Hart

Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Indiana University

Jeffrey Hart is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has taught international politics and international political economy since 1981. His first teaching position was at Princeton University from 1973 to 1980. He was a professional staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties from 1980 to 1981. Hart worked at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress in 1985-86 and helped to write their report, International Competition in Services (1987). He was visiting scholar at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, 1987-89.

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