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By Alan Albarran

With the increase of Spanish language media world wide, The guide of Spanish Language Media offers an summary of the sector and its rising concerns. This instruction manual will function the definitive resource for students drawn to this rising box of analysis; not just to supply heritage wisdom of many of the concerns and themes proper to Spanish language media, but in addition to set up instructions for destiny learn during this swiftly transforming into zone. This quantity attracts at the services of authors and collaborators across the globe. The book is a vital reference paintings for graduate scholars, students, and media practitioners attracted to Spanish language media, and is bound to persuade the process destiny examine during this growing to be and more and more influential sector.

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In the early years, audience measurement was comparatively unsophisticated as researchers went doorto-door to interview viewers or had members of selected Spanish-speaking households complete diaries concerning their media use. These methods led to disagreements between network or station representatives and advertisers concerning the veracity of the self-report data, thereby complicating the sensitive process of determining advertising rates. In 1989, the television ratings company Nielsen announced a new Spanish language service which began with 150 meters connected to televisions in Los Angeles households, then expanded to other key markets.

Along with political transition, the second main transformation has been economic modernization. In fact, the process of eradication of the autarchic economic system—a selfsufficient economy—was initiated in the 1960s, although only the downfall of the political regime enabled Spain to achieve an economy both open and integrated in the international economic system. Spain’s entry to the European Economic Community in 1986 gave rise to complete economic normalization. It was from that very moment, while a neoliberal wave was sweeping across the Western world, that the free market economy was accepted as the right economic system for the future.

As a consequence, the share of audience of the main channels—the old, and the new ones—was quickly modified. The fragmentation of the market, due to the two new channels and to the steady growth of thematic channels in pay television offers, has negatively affected the share of public television. 3 for the evolution of the channels’ audience shares between 2000 and 2007. This growing fragmentation happened in the middle of the difficult process of switching from analog to digital broadcast television, a conversion that must be completed by the end of 2010 (Arrese & Herrero, 2005).

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