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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Broadcasting, International Regulation

Francis Lyall

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2019

Subject(s):
Development — Regional co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Broadcasting is the use of radio frequencies to transmit audio or television signals to an audience within the range of a transmitter. Although broadcasting may be used for the transmission of information to particular individual receivers, its common use is to transmit programmes to a general audience. A radio signal carries information by the modulation of its phase, amplitude or frequency within a given spectrum band. Signals may be encrypted so as to establish and preserve a subscription market or for reasons of security, but most broadcasting is accessible...
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