Title

Chasing a signal: memories of television across the south-eastern corner of Australia

RIS ID

78544

Publication Details

Hanson, S. (2012). Chasing a signal: memories of television across the south-eastern corner of Australia. In K. Darian-Smith and S. E. Turnbull (Eds.), Remembering Television: Histories, Technologies, Memories (pp. 110-131). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Abstract

As with a number of the more recent contributions to the historiography of Australian television, the study upon which this chapter has emerged was prompted by the celebrations in 2006 marking fifty years of Australian television. On the whole, these works have focused on the seeming ubiquity of television and its capacity to unite widely dispersed peoples through a common viewing experience. For example, Grant Blackley (2006)-who throughout the celebratory year was chairperson of Free TV Australia, the industry body representing Australia's free-to-air television licensees-contends:..........

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