Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting' is not a contradiction in terms, but-on the contrary-both terms presuppose and need each other. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices.
Jo Pierson is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is also Senior Researcher and staff member at the research centre iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) since 1996, in charge of the research on privacy in social, mobile and ubiquitous media. Drawing upon science and technology studies and media-sociological approaches, his research and teaching focuses on datafication, privacy, surveillance, and user (dis)empowerment in internet and audio-visual media. Joke Bauwens is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and chair of the research group CEMESO (Culture, Emancipation, Media & Society) also at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She teaches courses on media sociology, research methodology and media and culture. Drawing upon media-sociological, media-theoretical and media-philosophical approaches, her research interest and expertise cover the social and moral aspects of media production and use.