This study takes a holistic view of the audiovisual industries in Israel and describes the trends in ownership between 1984 and 2013. Market shares in 10 industries are described: broadcast television, radio, multichannel television platforms, cable and satellite delivered channels, broadband access, mobile communications, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), search engines and news websites. The data demonstrate that the Israeli system has come full circle from a government owned and operated monopoly in both the conduit and content markets it is heading toward new forms of non-competitive structures, with the rise of vertically integrated media conglomerates and highly concentrated content delivery systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Information Systems
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering