Publication Title

Telecommunications Policy

Document Type

Peer Reviewed Article

Publication Date

12-1989

Abstract

Despite Japan's successful experimentation with DBS technology, fundamental conflicts of interest between NHK and Japan's commercial broadcasters continue to chart an uncertain course for the future of Japan's DBS programme. This study traces the history of DBS policy-making in Japan, focusing on the role of the conflict between the two power groups in shaping Japanese DBS policy. The author highlights important policy considerations and discusses how the conflict between NHK and the commercial broadcasters must be resolved in order for Japan's DBS programme to be successfully implemented.

Comments

NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Telecommunications Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published as:

Akhavan-Majid, Roya (1989). "DBS policymaking in Japan." Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 13, Iss. 4, pp.363-370. DOI: 10.1016/0308-5961(89)90024-4

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