Mass Media: Ownership and Control

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1. what is technical convergence?

  • media companies are using their different interests to package their products in several different ways
  • several technologies are compressed into one media product
  • globalisation has opened up national markets and created international competition between media companies, as a result global conglomeration have a presence in many countries
  • media companies are trying to control all aspects of their industry in order to maximize profits
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2. How many companies own The British Music Industry?

  • 3
  • 6
  • 10
  • 1

3. What is synergy?

  • media companies are using their different interests to package their products in several different ways
  • several technologies are compressed into one media product
  • media companies are increasingly trying to control all aspects of their industry to maximize profits
  • films diversify into new business areas in order to spread risk

4. What is global conglomeration?

  • bigger media companies often own a diverse range of media
  • globalisation has opened up national markets and created international competition between media companies, as a result global conglomerations have a presence in many countries
  • media industries are using their different industries to package their products in several different ways
  • companies are increasingly trying to control all aspects of their industry in order to spread risk

5. What does the state have ownership over in terms of the BBC?

  • license fee
  • content
  • number of channels
  • staff

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