87333 - Laboratory Of Television Production Systems

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

This Laboratory analyses the current transition of television from traditional 20th century systems (public service and commercial broadcasting) to early 21st century's (pay-tv and digital multichannel tv) and to today Over-the-Top Video that may be disrupting its organization, production and distribution models as well as the relation of television with mass politics and government practices.

Course contents

Public service broadcasting in its historical context, its current status and mandate, its legitimacy and future potential also in relation with its financing through an obligatory licence fee.

Commercial television fundamental features faced with fragmentation of audiences and diminishing ability to perform from the pointof view of adveretising investors.

Pay-television model (HBO, Canal+, Sky...) in their evolution vis-a-vis distribution technology (analogue, digital satellite, dtt, online) and resource management againts new competitive pressures from digital-only internet driven newcomers.

Over-the-Top internet driven newcomers (Netflix, Hulu...)


Giuseppe Richeri, L’economia dei Media, Laterza Roma 2013 (Part1 chapters 1-2-3-4; Part 2 Chapters 8-9)

Daniele Doglio, Media&Copyright-Guida al mercato dei diritti,Cooper Roma 2007 (Part 2 Chapt 1-2; Part3 Chapt 3-4-5; Part 4 Chapt 2; Glossary)

Shelley Palmer, Television Disrupted, Focal Press London-LosAngeles 2007

Teaching methods

This Laboratory is based on frontal lessons concerning the diffferent models of broadcasting and theri evolution, the key issue of copyrights, the EEC audiovisual policies. Students will be asked to prepare and present works of research on the key factors determining the evolution towards the future of television.

Assessment methods

Active participation to the Laboratory and presentation activities is required for a minimum of 70% of global time (5 meetings over seven)

Teaching tools

Papers with essential references to the topics discussed at each Laboratory meeting will be made available on line

Office hours

See the website of Daniele Doglio