Global Television in the Age of Netflix

This workshop will cover major current dynamics in national, regional and global television, focusing on Europe, US and Latin America. We will look briefly at technology trends: production, cable, Internet, and infrastructure for Internet and mobile TV. We will look at industry trends: national industries, regional and global distribution, and increasingly fully globalized companies like Netflix. We will look at how television genres are developing at national, regional and global levels, and how specific programs as well as genre trends are developing, and flowing between countries. Finally, we will look at how audiences are responding to these new options.

Participants will need to have access to the Internet, and to Netflix and YouTube specifically.

Dates:  4th – 6th June 10:00 – 13:30

Joe Straubhaar is the Amon G. Carter Sr., Centennial Professor of Communication in the Radio-Television-Film Dept. and Director of the Latino and Latin American Media Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin. His current research concerns the globalisation of television and new media, the BRICs, television in Brazil and Latin America, the digital divide in Brazil and Texas. He is co-author of Television in Latin America (BFI, 2013), the author of World Television: From Global to Local (Sage Publications, 2007), and editor of Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender and the Digital Divide in Austin (University of Texas Press, 2011), and numerous journal articles and conference papers on these topics.

Early Bird (Ends 27th of May): Students: 25€  ||  Academia: 50€  ||  Other professionals: 75€
Normal: Students: 25€  ||  Academia: 100€  ||  Other professionals: 150€

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