11 October 2017, 15:30 - 17:00
Speaker: Dr Mareike Jenner
This lecture explores some of the critical issues linked to Netflix. In particular, this lecture will focus on the issue of why or how we can view Netflix as television, despite the fact that it is not necessarily tied to the television set. But if Netflix is television, does that mean YouTube is television, too? The distinction may seem minute, but it actually informs how we consume, talk about and regulate Netflix. This lecture will discuss how Netflix actively established itself as television, particularly in comparison with YouTube, which has, from its beginnings, understood and marketed itself as something distinct from television. This is important in order to understand how it can be researched.
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