This special issue proposes a reexamination of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the light of the most recent technological, political and economic developments. Traditional public service broadcasters, ideally designed to serve citizens rather than consumers to inform the national conversations in well-informed democracies, face the double challenge of commercialization (since the 1980s) and digitization (since the 1990s). The question of their survival in this context has been posed again and again. The need for a redefinition seems inevitable.

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Keywords Media History, media history, public service broadcasting
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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Journal VIEW Journal
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 8, No 16 (2019); 1-4
Bourdon, Jérôme, Buchman, Mette Charis, & Kaufman, Peter B. (2019). Editorial: Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age. VIEW Journal, 8(16), 1–4. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2019.jethc170