Revista Latina

Metadata - 2011
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-934-292-313

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<meta name="DC.title" content="The Crisis of Public Local Digital Terrestrial Television in Spain: The case of Catalonia”/>
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<meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content=“Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, RLCS, is a scientific journal edited at the University of La Laguna, ULL (Tenerife, Canary Islands) in the Laboratory of Information Technologies and New Analysis of Communication, LATINA according to its initials in Spanish, founded in 1987 by Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello, under the protection of special doctorate programmes for Latin American professors. The journal publishes under the main summary almost exclusively research papers written following the formula IMR&DC+B: introduction, methodology, results and discussion plus conclusion, with a updated bibliography: at least 70% of the bibliographic entries must be from the past 10 years and half of them from scientific journals in Spanish and English languages. Reviewers make a double blind peer examination. This is a collective and inter-university project, including many professors and researchers from almost all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The journal is the following databases: EBSCO (USA), DOAJ (Lund University, Sweden), Redalyc (Mexico), Dialnet (Spain); and is indexed by the CINDOC-CSIC in DICE, ISOC, RESH, Office of Latin American Education, OEI according to its initials in Spanish; Dulcinea, etc. In Spain the journal is a reference in the Directory of Index of Spanish Periodicals of Social and Communication Sciences, IN-RECS, of the University of Granada, UGR. RLCS occupies the first position in the cumulative index for the periods 2003-2007; 2004-2008 and the year 2008.”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee I" content="The title is a clear reflection of the content and the abstract provides enough information about the article. The topic is current and relevant because it reflects the present-day issues connected with the compulsory roll-out of public L-DTT (local digital terrestrial television), a process that has not taken account of the analogue reality in Catalonia or, by extension, in Spain. In the introduction, the most significant aspects of this topic are covered and up-to-date reference works are cited. The research article is well structured and provides data on the successes and failures of public L-DTT roll-out and management policies; it explains the state-of-the-art of the issue at hand and the conclusions suggest ways of bringing about improvements. In general, this article is relevant to RLCS. I recommend publishing the article. Dr Carmen Fonseca, University of Huelva."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content="Reports on the article: The article focuses on a very relevant topic: the public L-DTT (local digital terrestrial television) roll-out process. The analysis centres on the specific case of Catalonia, although the results are relevant to Spain as a whole. The objectives and the methodology (in-depth interviews) are accurately defined and are appropriate. The article provides very valuable results that contribute to an awareness of the reality of a sector that is undergoing major transformations. To date, very little research has been done on this topic. Besides highlighting the critical situation of public L-DTT (the progress of which has been seriously halted), the article considers some of the factors explaining the activation or stagnation of this type of media. Finally, the article provides significant data, such as the budgets of Catalan public L-DTT stations, and estimates the cost of launching one of these stations at around €1 million. I recommend publishing the article because it is an original, well-founded, interesting and vital piece of research. Dr Andreu Casero Ripollés. Tenured University Lecturer. Department of Communication Sciences. Jaume I University Castelló."/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="Abstract: the article describes and analyses the state of public local digital terrestrial television (L-DTT) in Catalonia just after the analogue switch-off in April 2010. The results show that only 12 of the 37 anticipated public television channels were broadcasting, and only five more were expected to do so in the medium term. These data indicate that public local television was experiencing a crisis in the context of the digital switchover process: while some digital programmes were finding it hard to get off the ground due to severe limitations, other historical analogue stations were disappearing. The article is grounded on qualitative research based on in-depth interviews with representatives of the 37 aforementioned channels. The objectives of the paper are: to describe the L-DTT model and its roll-out status in Catalonia as at May 2010; to provide interpretative elements to explain the crisis identified; and to provide insights for the formulation of hypotheses about the state of the sector in the rest of Spain. The results suggest that the problems of public L-DTT stem from the digital roll-out policies of the Government of Spain and the Government of Catalonia, neither of which – especially the first – seems to have taken into account the pre-existing analogue reality. In this respect, the Catalan case offers signs and evidence that can be extrapolated to the situation in Spain as a whole"/>
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<meta name="DC.keywords" content="Keywords: communication policy; mass media; DTT; local television; public television; Catalonia."/>
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<meta name="DC.TERMS.bibliographicCitation" content="Guimerá-i-Orts, J.A. and Alborch-Gil, F. (2011): "The Crisis of Public Local Digital Terrestrial Television in Spain: The case of Catalonia", at Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66, pages 292 to 313. La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands): La Laguna University, retrieved on ___th of ____ of 2_______, from
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-934-292-313-EN