Lane Mann looks into SVOD audience constructions, brand strategies, and definitions of success in order to understand the industry’s ever-changing views of audiences.Read more
Wicked Games, Part 2: Blood, Sex, and Pixels
Matthew Payne / University of Alabama
Peter Alilunas / University of Oregon
In part II of their “Wicked Games” series, Matthew Payne and Peter Alilunas look the controversies surrounding the video game industry in the early 1990s and the subsequent birth of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings.Read more
The author argues for a more diverse notion of cinematography that is inclusive of not only various technical sensibilities but also of people.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
Stephen Tropiano examines the showdown between Viacom and DirecTV.Read more
by: Alfredo Cid Jurado / Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Mexico City
El futuro de la semiótica aplicada a la televisión latinoamericana, y cómo puede responder a las demandas sobre el estudio profundo del rol social que juega la televisión en el mundo de habla hispana. / The future of semiotics and the study of Latin American Television, and the ways it may respond to the demands for a deeper study of the social role that television plays in the Spanish speaking world.
by: Drew Morton / UCLA
By constructing visual essays, cinema and media studies scholars dip their hands into processes they think and write so much about.
by: Nichola Dobson / Independent Scholar
Caught in between disputing media cable providers, audiences find alternative ways to circumvent the
media’s economically driven programming strategies.
by: Ray Cha / Independent Scholar
Peers accepted, provide online channels for established media.
by: John McMurria / DePaul University
Television networks fearful of steep fines and consumer backlash rush to ensure decency standards are upheld. This article looks at indecency in myriad of ways, from the Superbowl pre-game and half-time shows to the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
by: Dan Leopard / St. Mary’s College of California
A discussion of the small screens, Sundance, and the future of independent film distribution.
by: Jason Mittell / Middlebury College
What can the cancellation of Arrested Development tell us about the present and future state of the television industry?