Kate Edwards uses a geopolitical issue to consider the many “unknown risks” of generating media content within the modern context of global business, product creation, and community interaction across boundaries.Read more
Transnational Television Dramas and the Aesthetics of Conspicuous Localism
Tim Havens / University of Iowa
Tim Havens discusses newer developments in high-end transnational television dramas, specifically noting the turn toward a stronger sense of place through “conspicuous localism.”Read more
Know Your Audience: The Quest for Digitally Addressable Systems in India
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin
An interrogation of the continued quest for digitally addressable systems in India.Read more
by: Florence Toussaint / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Aunque la televisión cultural permanece en distintos lugares, los vaivenes de la política la han mantenido
en un permanente desasosiego. / Although cultural television survives in certain places, inconsistent
policies have left it in a permanent state of anxiety.
by: Claudia Benassini Félix / Tecnológico de Monterrey, State of Mexico
La telenovela mexicana es uno de los productos más exitosos de la televisión nacional pero también enfrenta
la competencia de otros países. / Telenovelas represent one of the most successful products to emerge from Mexico’s television industry, but they have always faced competition from other countries.
by: Sarita Malik / Brunel University
Now that we can begin to look back at Celebrity Big Brother in less impulsive, more diagnostic ways, the major upshot – aside from a surefire boost to Shilpa Shetty’s international career following her win –
should be the critical attention paid to Channel 4’s role.
by: Nabil Echchaibi / Indiana University-Bloomington
An examination of Irqa’ TV’s role in the promotion of Islam in a post-9/11 media landscape.
by: John Hartley / Queensland University of Technology
The afterlife of Dead Like Me on Australian cable television and the pleasures and perturbances of watching an already-in-the-grave series.
by: Joseph D. Straubhaar / University of Texas-Austin
How do we relate to increased local, regional, national, and global television flows?
by: Derek Kompare / Southern Methodist University
What the new Doctor Who can tell us about the machinations of cultural globalization.
by: John Sinclair / University of Melbourne
It is now almost a decade and a half since international satellite services were first seen via cable to the home in India, inaugurating an era of the profusion of private channels in a society that had previously only known a government-controlled national broadcasting network, Doordarshan.
by: Shanti Kumar / University of Texas-Austin
In 2000, when Star Plus Channel launched Kaun Banega Crorepati? (KBC), the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, the show quickly became the biggest hit on Indian television.