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Introduction: Broadcasting and Society

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0001
Introduction: Broadcasting and Society

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about the first four years in the history of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from 1922 to 1926. This volume discusses the formation of the BBC after tough commercial bargaining, first between competitive wireless interests, and then between the wireless interests as a whole and the British General Post Office (GPO). It provides background information on the discovery and invention of wireless communication and describes the challenges faced by BBC in its early years in Great Britain.

Keywords: commercial bargaining; wireless communication; GPO; Great Britain

Chapter.  6964 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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