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French televised debate and the public service ethos

French televised debate and the public service ethos
French televised debate and the public service ethos
As the French televisual landscape has been altered through privatisation and the advent of new channels, many commentators have posited a shift from paleo?television to neo?television, from viewer as citizen to viewer as consumer. This article argues that such a dichotomy is overly simplistic, suggesting instead that contemporary French public service broadcasting combines elements of both types of television. It goes on to examine two television discussion shows. Whilst acknowledging that no one programme can alone represent the remit of a particular channel, the article suggests that the longevity and popularity of these programmes makes them key products of their respective moments of production and consumption. Finally, the ways in which each programme constructs and represents the transformations and the ambivalence at the heart of French public service television in examined.
0963-9489
329-338
Mazdon, Lucy
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Mazdon, Lucy
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Mazdon, Lucy (1999) French televised debate and the public service ethos. [in special issue: Media in France] Modern & Contemporary France, 7 (3), 329-338. (doi:10.1080/09639489908456500).

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As the French televisual landscape has been altered through privatisation and the advent of new channels, many commentators have posited a shift from paleo?television to neo?television, from viewer as citizen to viewer as consumer. This article argues that such a dichotomy is overly simplistic, suggesting instead that contemporary French public service broadcasting combines elements of both types of television. It goes on to examine two television discussion shows. Whilst acknowledging that no one programme can alone represent the remit of a particular channel, the article suggests that the longevity and popularity of these programmes makes them key products of their respective moments of production and consumption. Finally, the ways in which each programme constructs and represents the transformations and the ambivalence at the heart of French public service television in examined.

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Published date: 1999
Organisations: Film

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Local EPrints ID: 393947
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393947
ISSN: 0963-9489
PURE UUID: a31352ee-6b13-4145-9db9-5be9d4b11bef

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Last modified: 16 Jul 2020 16:33

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