Cable television and its development 1983-1985

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Description

During the autumn of 1983 the Swedish Telecommunications Administration (Televerket) put trial networks for cable television into operation in Lund. One of the reasons that Lund was chosen as the first test area was its relatively proximity to continental Europe, a proximity that made it possible for to receive terrestrial TV broadcasts from East and West Germany. Cable transmissions began on October 31st 1983. The survey deals with the media and leisure habits of the Lund respondents before the start of cable transmissions. It also deals with the level of interest in, and willingness to pay for, cable services. The second stage of the survey deals with the same respondents two years after the first data collection and, therefore, two years after the introduction of cable services. The purpose of this study is to map the changes brought about by cable, if any, in a specific population over time.

Subject area

Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0221

Description

During the autumn of 1983 the Swedish Telecommunications Administration (Televerket) put trial networks for cable television into operation in Lund. One of the reasons that Lund was chosen as the first test area was its relatively proximity to continental Europe, a proximity that made it possible for to receive terrestrial TV broadcasts from East and West Germany. Cable transmissions began on October 31st 1983. The survey deals with the media and leisure habits of the Lund respondents before the start of cable transmissions. It also deals with the level of interest in, and willingness to pay for, cable services. The second stage of the survey deals with the same respondents two years after the first data collection and, therefore, two years after the introduction of cable services. The purpose of this study is to map the changes brought about by cable, if any, in a specific population over time.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1983-10-01 — 1985-01-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Lund

Unit of analysis

Population

Inhabitants of four different areas of Lund aged 15-70 years 1983.

Data contains personal data

No

Funding

Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Subject area

Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Roe, K. (1985) The Programme Output of Seven Cable-TV Channels. The Advent of Cable Systems in Sweden. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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ISBN: 9789150604726

Roe, K. (1985) Media and social life in Lund two years after the start of cable transmission. The advent of cable systems in Sweden. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
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ISBN: 9789150606454

Roe, K. (1987) Media and social life in Lund before cable transmissions. The advent of cable systems in Sweden. Uppsala: Department of Sociology.
ISBN: 91-506-0645-X

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Dataset 1

Cable television and its development 1983

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Keith Roe. Lund University, Department of Sociology (1989). <em>Cable television and its development 1983</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001039">https://doi.org/10.5878/001039</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

168

Number of individuals/objects

1031

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Dataset 2

Cable television and its development 1985

Citation

Keith Roe. Lund University, Department of Sociology (1991). <em>Cable television and its development 1985</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001040">https://doi.org/10.5878/001040</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

145

Number of individuals/objects

1011

Dataset 3

Cable television and its development, panel 1983-1985

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Keith Roe - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Variables

327

Number of individuals/objects

999

Published: 1988-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06