Issue No. 4
Spring 2000
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No. 4, Spring 2000

In This Issue:

Looking Ahead at Emerging Markets: Growth Prospects for Satellite Operators and Service Providers
by TBS Contributing Editor Jacob Arback
Indian Television Turning to Globalization
by TBS Contributing Editor Janet Fine
View from Dubai: The Digital Future
by TBS Contributing Editor Chris Forrester
View from Mumbai: Murdoch and Turner on the Move
by TBS Contributing Editor Janet Fine

Special Section: Civil Society in the Arab World: The Role of Transnational Broadcasting

The Age of New Media: The Role of Al-Jazeera Satellite TV in Developing Aspects of Civil Society in Qatar by Dr. Ali al-Hail

Satellite Broadcasting and Civil Society in the Middle East: The Role of Nilesat by Dr. Hussein Amin

Dolores Martos, Vice President for Latin American Sales, New Skies Satellites
Susan Irwin, Founder and President of Irwin Communications, Inc.
A discussion conducted online, Feb. 16, 2000, on broadcasting in Latin America, with Mary Beadle, Joseph Straubhaar, Gaetan Tremblay, and Mauro Porto
Beating Around the Middle East Bush on Morningside Heights A report on “Opening the Channels: Columbia Forum on Television and Society in the Middle East,” Columbia University, February 19-23, 2000
An Afternoon with Einstein: extracts from a discussion held with Gulf DTH/Showtime President and CEO Peter Einstein with mass communications students and faculty at the Adham Center for Television Journalism, the American University in Cairo, March 6, 2000
In the News
The chairman of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union has announced the launch of a new private media channel to make its home in Egypt’s new Media Free Zone. But not all private investors are happy with the ERTU’s handling of privatization. Full story
From the Editor
Webcasting, interactive TV, m-commerce...everyone is talking about new technologies, and everyone is talking about convergence. This issue’s articles, interviews, and reports make clear TBS’s interest in the coming together of satellite, Internet, and wireless. The future of broadcasting is, inherently and thanks to convergence and digitalization, transnational.

Book Reviews

Christine Brosius and Melissa Butcher, eds. (1999) Image Journeys: Audio-Visual Media and Cultural Change in India. Reviewed by TBS Review Editor Amos Owen Thomas

Douglas A. Boyd (1999). Broadcasting in the Arab World: A Survey of the Electronic Media in the Middle East, Third Edition. Reviewed by TBS Senior Editor Hussein Amin

Internet Delivery Via Satellite (1999) A report by Irwin Communications, Inc. TBS staff review


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