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30 Jun 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, Reviews, 0 Comments

Christian Lewke: Der verfassungsrechtliche Kulturauftrag des öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunks (Rezension)


Kultur ist Christian Lewke zufolge nicht nur ‚einfachgesetzlicher’ (also veränderbarer) Auftrag und zugleich Existenzgrundlage des öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunks, sondern vielmehr von Verfassungs wegen unauflösbar mit ihm verbunden.

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25 Jun 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Television, 0 Comments

Future user guidance in television and online video (2)


In the first part of this article, I summed up how television and online video audiences choose what to watch. In these concluding, remarks, I will cast a glance at how EPGs work today and what the future may have in stock for them.

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24 Jun 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Television, 0 Comments

Future user guidance in television and online video (1)


What we need is a diversity of impartial EPGs out of which consumers can choose freely and without technological difficulties, and a sensible combination of machine-generated automatic recommendations and human editorial input.

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04 Jun 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Globalised business and the limits of media regulation


When you look at it from the perspective of media pluralism and public value, there is no discernable difference between financial and strategic investors.

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