Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester. Before joining DMU he taught and researched at London Metropolitan University, where he gained his PhD for a thesis analysing the introduction of digital television in Britain.

His main research interests are media policy and political communication and he has published a number of books and articles in leading journals (e.g. Convergence, Media, Culture & Society) on issues, including, public service broadcasting, the regulation of television sports rights and the introduction of digital television. His most significant recent publication is the 2013 book Playing to Win! The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights (Palgrave Macmillan).

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