Independent Television in Britain: New Developments in Independent Television 1981-92 Vol.6
This history of the new developments in commercial television between 1981 and 1992 uses first hand accounts and hitherto unpublished official documents to cover the dramatic broadcast media events of the period. It tells the story of the start of Channel 4, its subsequent battle to gain acceptance, the work that went into ultimately winning a widely lauded role within broadcasting and a place in the public's affections. It also deals with the high drama of the start of TV-am and its fight to stay on the air in the face of financial difficulties and initial reviewer rejection. Finally, the book tells the hitherto untold story of the development of the hidden world of cable television development during the period and outlines early setbacks of satellite TV.