The article analyzes the international transfer of television programming during the Cold War as exemplified by East German television. The study focuses on the structures of imports of foreign content and on the feedback processes in cultural policy during the continuation of such imports. The article examines the hypothesis that programming transfer as practiced by East German television can be described as a shifting of the institution between disparate logics of politics and cultural policy and intrinsic dynamics of the medium.

East Germany, Programming transfer, OIRT, Intervision, Cold War, Television
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
VIEW Journal
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 3, No 5 (2014); 60-67

Beutelschmidt, Thomas, & Oehmig, Richard. (2014). Connected Enemies? Programming Transfer between East and West During the Cold War and the Example of East German Television. VIEW Journal, 3(5), 60–67. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2014.jethc056