What is Broadcast Media?

The term 'broadcast media' refers to a very wide range of different communication methods such as television, radio, newspapers, magazines and any other materials supplied by the media and press.It's primary target are usually web surfers and people who watch television and listen to the radio on a daily basis.There are many types that are available through the broadcasting media but the most common ones are:
  • Speeches
  • Documentaries
  • Interviews
  • Advertisements
  • Daily news
  • Financial markets information
  • Short video clips
  • Tutorials
  • Podcasts

The Internet has changed broadcast media to social media - how has this happened?

Digital Television (DTV)

Digital Television in Australia
How Digital TV works?

Advantages of Digital Television:
  • Digital channels take up less bandwidth space
  • Digital broadcasters can provide more digital channels in the same space
  • Provide High-Definition digital service
  • Provide other non-television services such as pay-multimedia services or interactive services
  • Permits special services such as multicasting (more than one program on the same channel) and electronic program guides.
  • Digital television often has a superior image, improved audio quality, and better reception than analog.
Disadvantages of DTV:
  • Digital television picture technology is still in its early stages
  • Images have some picture defects that are not present on analog television or motion picture cinema
  • Some digital image sequences may have distortion or degradation such as incorrect color, blurred image or haze

Peter Hirschberg on TV and the Web

Digital Radio

The role of Podcasts

News Media

RSS changing news media

The influence of Blogs

Online Gambling

Types of online gambling: -

Poker e.g. Absolute Poker
Casinos e.g. Casino Online 007
Sports Betting e.g. BetFair
Bingo, Keno and Lotteries e.g. Gala Bingo

There are numerous benefits with online gambling: -

  • Lower stakes than traditional casinos
  • Convenience of playing from home e.g. elderly + disabled
  • Range of games available
  • Evasion of taxes
  • Anonymity / privacy
  • More people can gamble: - under-age, people banned from casinos
  • Less cash is handled, risk of being robbed is lower
  • No body language visible e.g. in poker

Concerns with online gambling: -

Fraudulent Practices
Absolute Poker Scandal Blown Wide Open
Inside Online Pokers Cheating Scandals
Poker Giants turn in bankrupt Internet Tycoon
Examples of Gaming Fraud investigations in 2008
Casino Advisor - Fraud Detection Services

Addiction - Health and Social Problems
Professional Football Star Facing Bankruptcy After Online Poker Addiction
Fevola - Gambling is Harming My Life

Not solely linked to gambling, but:
7 sportsmen who have blown a fortune

Tax Evasion

Online Gambling Tax Conundrum
Tx Aspects of Online Gambling