This issue on the History of Private and Commercial Television in Europe may help deepen our understanding of how the commercialization of television has shaped media culture in Europe. It offers a scholarly view on the history of private and commercial television in Europe, addressing institutional, technological, political, and cultural perspectives, and their entanglement, so as to allow for transnational comparison.

television history, comparative media studies, commercial television history, private television history
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 6, No 11 (2017); 1-5

Barra, Luca, Classen, Christoph, & de Leeuw, Sonja. (2017). Editorial. VIEW Journal, 6(11), 1–5. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2017.jethc118