Televised sport is enormously popular; the last few years have seen increases both in the variety of sports covered and the amount of airtime devoted to sports broadcasts. This book is a study of the role of television in popularizing sports - American football, for example, is now widely covered and gaining worldwide audiences - and also the influence it has had sports already receiving a lot of coverage, such as soccer, motor racing, tennis and cricket. The book discusses the effects of increased professionalism, commercial interests and the role of politics in sport, as well as analyzing the techniques used in sports broadcasts - video gadgetry, music, graphics - to reveal how carefully packaged televised sport has become.
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Book Description Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1987. soft cover. No Jacket. 1st edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 22 cm. X, 189 pages VG. Very good condition with light shelf wear to covers, a little browning, a little pencil underlining. Bookseller Inventory # 47947
Book Description Longman Group United Kingdom, 1988. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP29929264
Book Description Guilford Publications, 1988. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. , 350grams, ISBN:0582711436. Bookseller Inventory # 7110323
Book Description Apr 01, 1988. Book Condition: Used: Good. Good condition paperback, ex college library with just one stamp mark on front endpaper, minor rub wear to covers and light handling wear. Pages in good order, clean throughout. Playing for Keeps: Sport, the Media and Society [Apr 01, 1988] Goldlust, J. Bookseller Inventory # SR 48 95