OECD Communications Outlook 2007

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The OECD Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators for different types of communications networks and compares performance indicators such as revenue, investment, employment and prices for service throughout the OECD area. These indicators are essential for industry and for regulators who use benchmarking to evaluate policy performance. This book is based on data from the OECD Telecommunications Database 2007, which provides time series for OECD countries from 1980 to 2005. Readers of the OECD Communications Outlook 2007 e-book will find a URL that provides online access to the OECD Telecommunications Database 2007. Graphics and tables in all editions include StatLinks, URLs linking to spreadsheets containing the underlying data.

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Markets for broadcasting are changing constantly. In many countries, the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting is now taking off. People are able to receive audio-visual content through a number of different networks on a variety of devices. This chapter examines some of the main developments that are currently shaping broadcasting markets and will continue to do so in the next few years. It discusses technological developments, the availability and uses of content and channels, market structure and regulation. The chapter concludes by identifying some of the main challenges in this fast-changing landscape, for both regulators and market players.

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