High Definition Television in Europe

Published 01 Jan 1993
Reference 344
Region Europe
Summary

This case traces the development of high-definition TV from a public-policy perspective over the years 1986-91. After a brief description of the main technical questions, the case examines industrial policy issues related to HDTV in the EC, US and Japan. It is accompanied by three satellite cases: High Definition Television in Europe: British Sky Broadcasting, High Definition Television in Europe: Philips Consumer Products and High Definition Television in Europe: Thomson Consumer Electronics.

Teaching objectives

To illustrate the difficulties of industrial targeting in areas of rapid technological progress.To introduce participants to the analysis of markets with network externalities.

Keywords
  • AR1993
  • HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION
  • DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-DEFINITION TV