ABSTRACT

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 4|22 pages

Selling Out: The Gaming of the Living Room Seat for the US Sports Fan

BySports Fan LAWRENCE A. WENNER, ROBERT V. BELLAMY, AND JAMES R. WALKER

chapter 5|14 pages

Football for Everyone? Soccer, Television, and Politics in Argentina

ByPABLO ALABARCES, CAROLINA DUEK

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

ByContemporary Singapore CALLUM 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 16|7 pages

Afterword: Sport, Public Service Media, and a “Red Button” Future

ByFuture DAVID ROWE AND JAY SCHERER