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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Public Relations:

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field
  • Covers over 150 central concepts in PR
  • Paves the way for students to tackle primary texts
  • Grounds students in both practice and theory
  • Takes it further with recommended reading
Regulation (Television)
Regulation (television)

The regulation of television generally consists of a mix of legal and industry standards that range from transmission frequencies to specific conditions on the type of programming content and advertising conditions, and the ownership of broadcasting networks.

In the UK, the overarching body is Ofcom (Office of Communications), formed with statutory duties and regulatory principles following the Communications Act 2003, and overseeing the regulation of all UK communications activities, including television and radio. It replaced the Radio Authority (RA) and the Independent Television Commission (ITC).

The body is accountable to the UK Parliament on a range of statutory issues, and also has a mandate to act as a public watchdog, often on the standards of programme content. The Broadcasting Code (2005) covers a wide range ...

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