European Business Schools Librarian's Group

Department of Economics Working Papers,
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics

Positioning Public Service Broadcasting in a Competitive TV Market: Small Country Programming Strategies based on a Wide-Reach Genre

Wolfgang Fellner () and Andrea Grisold ()
Additional contact information
Wolfgang Fellner: Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics & B.A.
Andrea Grisold: Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics & B.A.

Abstract: This article explores how a public service broadcasting company, namely ORF in Austria, has dealt with the challenges created by the dual system. An investigation of market requirements, public programming mandate, cost structure and financing needs reveals how economic and political constraints are interrelated. To illustrate this phenomenon, we focus on programming, specifically on the highly successful genre of popular folksy music (‘Volkstümliche Musik’). Opinions of decision-makers responsible for programming strategies at the Austrian PSB company are linked with a detailed empirical analysis of one prosperous production within that genre. This enables us to draw a number of conclusions on the strategies pursued by public service broadcasting companies to master the changed market conditions and draw attention to so far unattended topics.

JEL-codes: H44; L32; L43; L82; M21 July 2009

Note: PDF Document

Full text files

wu-wp129.pdf PDF-file 

Download statistics

Report problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson ().

This page generated on 2018-02-15 23:08:26.