This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over the provision of live, free-to-air telecasts of sport as a right of cultural citizenship. In so doing, the book provides a number of comparative case studies that explore these debates and issues in various global spaces.

chapter 1|29 pages

Sport, Public Service Media, and Cultural Citizenship

ByJay Scherer, David Rowe

chapter 2|18 pages

Before, During, and After the Neoliberal Moment

Media, Sports, Policy, Citizenship 1
ByToby Miller

chapter 3|26 pages

Televised Sport and Cultural Citizenship in Canada

The “Two Solitudes” of Canadian Public Broadcasting?
ByJay Scherer, Jean Harvey

chapter 4|22 pages

Selling Out

The Gaming of the Living Room Seat for the US Sports Fan
ByLawrence A. Wenner, Robert V. Bellamy, James R. Walker

chapter 5|14 pages

Football for Everyone?

Soccer, Television, and Politics in Argentina
ByPablo Alabarces, Carolina Duek

chapter 6|18 pages

No Longer the Crown Jewels of Sport?

Television, Sport, and National Events in the UK
ByRaymond Boyle

chapter 7|17 pages

The Law Not Applied

French Controversies about Television Viewer Access to the 2006 European Handball Championship
ByFabien Ohl, Lucie Schoch

chapter 9|22 pages

“Events of National Importance and Cultural Significance”

Sport, Television, and the Anti-Siphoning Regime in Australia
ByDavid Rowe

chapter 10|21 pages

Millennium Blues

The Politics of Media Policy, Televised Sport, and Cultural Citizenship in New Zealand
ByJay Scherer, Michael Sam, Steven J. Jackson

chapter 11|12 pages

The Political Economy of Sport Broadcasting in the Arab World

ByMahfoud Amara

chapter 12|22 pages

The Global Popular and the Local Obscure

Televised Sport in Contemporary Singapore
ByCallum Gilmour

chapter 13|20 pages

Sport, Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship in Japan

ByDonna Wong, Isamu Kuroda, John Horne

chapter 14|20 pages

The Political Economy of Football Viewership in Africa

ByMuhammed Musa

chapter 15|17 pages

Watching the Football with Raymond Williams

A Reconsideration of the Global Game as a “Wonderful Game”
ByJohn Hughson

chapter 16|6 pages


Sport, Public Service Media, and a “Red Button” Future
ByDavid Rowe, Jay Scherer