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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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Introduction: Broadcasting and Society

Introduction: Broadcasting and Society

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(p.3) Introduction: Broadcasting and Society
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0001

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

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