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New Frontiers of Television

Even though many have predicted its’ demise, television continues to be a very potent medium at the turn of the 21stcentury’s second decade.

Available on the Internet, television content plays a vital role not only in the entertainment milieu, but also in the society as a whole. American scripted shows in particular have recently claimed unprecedented cultural significance. They are also now more abundant than ever before, with the famous “peak TV” trend showing no signs of slowing down. From a global perspective, it seems that the big Internet SVOD players are calling the shots, reaching millions of subscribers outside of the United States. However, this rapid expansion does not necessarily equal homogenization, and – as Netflix’s and Amazon’s international co-productions prove – it can facilitate new forms of global cultural exchange.

The rapid expansion of internet SVOD carriers seems to be of particular interest to scholars of contemporary culture, as the portals in question recently became the primary source of entertainment for the digital natives generation.

Conference title: New Frontiers of Television

November 8, 2019

Venue: Institute of Cultural Studies
University of Wrocław, Poland
Szewska Street 36, room 208 (second floor)

More informations & program can be found at NewFrontiersOfTV site.

Published by: Michał Raińczuk

6 Nov 2019

last modification: 6 Nov 2019