Facing the World

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:
Facing the World

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This chapter discusses developments in British broadcasting in the international context. It explains that the fear of chaos in Europe in 1925 and 1926 encouraged Great Britain to take a lead in organizing the international control of broadcasting. Britain was forced to address issues such as copyright, international listenership, and the possibilities of sharing ‘the ether’ in the interests of the listeners. This chapter also discusses the exchange of message between the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the U.S. in November 1923.

Keywords: broadcasting; Europe; Great Britain; copyright; international control; United States; international listenership; the ether

Chapter.  6246 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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