Technological convergence is remaking and even erasing the borders between industries once considered separate, and is forcing policymakers to evolve new regulatory frameworks for a rapidly changing industrial environment. Using the advocacy coalition framework, the authors investigate a struggle by Flemish broadcasters against video distributors to protect the integrity of their broadcast signals. The authors argue that the case may be an indicator of the struggles to come as the television space struggles with convergence, with implications for the European Union and other regions.
Professor of Communication Studies and Dean of Political and Social Sciences Faculty, University of Antwerp; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen.
Professor of Communication Studies, Free University of Brussels.