Philip Bell

Philip Bell

Philip Bell is an adjunct professor at University of Technology, Sydney. He has written widely on Australian media, especially television.

Philip Bell reviews 'Networking: Commercial Television in Australia' by Nick Herd

July–August 2012, no. 343 09 July 2012
Philip Bell reviews 'Networking: Commercial Television in Australia' by Nick Herd
Nick Herd introduces Networking: Commercial Television in Australia by outlining the ‘five fateful choices’ that constrained, or perhaps enabled, commercial television to assume its peculiarly Australian form during the past fifty years. These revolved around technical matters such as transmission standards (European or American?), whether commercial players should own ‘the spectrum’, the ... (read more)