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Olympic Television

Olympic Television

Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth

by Andrew C. BillingsJames R. Angelini and Paul J. MacArthur
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Publication Date: 16/08/2017
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As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how the Olympic experience has been shaped by television and expanded across multiple platforms and formats.


Combining a multitude of approaches ranging from interviews to content analyses to audience surveys, the book explores the production, influence, and significance of Olympic media in contemporary society. Built on a central case study of NBC's coverage of the Rio Games in 2016, which is then placed within 20 years of content analyses, the book focuses on the entire Olympic television process from production to content to effects.


Touching on key themes such as race, gender, history, consumerism, identity, nationalism, and storytelling, Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth is fascinating reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, media, and the global impact of mega-events.
ISBN:
9781138930322
9781138930322
Category:
Olympic & Paralympic games
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
16-08-2017
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
242
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Weight:
0.39kg

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