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Public service broadcasting (psb)

  1. 1. Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)
  2. 2. PSB <ul><li>American programmes are cheap to import </li></ul><ul><li>However – evening scheduling on BBC, ITV, & C4 have British shows </li></ul><ul><li>This is because of PSB </li></ul>
  3. 3. What? <ul><li>Once upon a time all TV & Radio was British operated by the BBC </li></ul><ul><li>TV & Radio informed people </li></ul>BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
  4. 4. 1955 <ul><li>ITV ran a commercial channel – lots of money was made </li></ul><ul><li>More channels came BBC2, C4 & 5 but bandwidth restricted having anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Little TV still created lots of money </li></ul>
  5. 5. OFCOM <ul><li>Enforced rules of PSB on these channels </li></ul><ul><li>Make quality </li></ul><ul><li>Have proportion of British TV </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect diversity in Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of genres e.g. news </li></ul><ul><li>No repeated showings of the same programmes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital switchover <ul><li>BBC is owned by the public ( funded by TV Licence ) </li></ul><ul><li>C4 was created by an Act of Parliament so is also publically owned ( however funded by commercials ) </li></ul><ul><li>PSB rules apply to these channels </li></ul>
  7. 7. Commercial Channels <ul><li>All other channels do not have to follow PSB rules </li></ul><ul><li>This means they can buy cheap American imports & run shows back to back </li></ul><ul><li>They can drop genres that lose money </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mock Exam Question <ul><li>Discuss in detail how one comedy programme offers audience pleasures (15) </li></ul><ul><li>For this question focus on Family Guy </li></ul><ul><li>Use the notes you have on audience Uses & Gratifications </li></ul><ul><li>In the exam you will NOT see an extract for this question and will have to do it from memory </li></ul>

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