Determinants of U.S. television fiction imports in Western Europe

Michel Dupagne, David Waterman

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Our primary hypothesis is that a country having a larger gross domestic product (GDP) or broadcast television economic infrastructure (BTEI) will import a lower proportion of its programming from the United States than a country with lower GDP or BTEI. Results support our primary hypothesis but also indicate that the percentage of private stations may be a more important predictor. Contrary to our expectations, the existence of program quotas is unrelated, and English fluency negatively related, to the proportion of U.S. imports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-220
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Communication


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