Streaming Video: Storytelling Across Borders (Critical Cultural Communication) (Hardcover)

Streaming Video: Storytelling Across Borders (Critical Cultural Communication) By Amanda D. Lotz (Editor), Ramon Lobato (Editor) Cover Image
By Amanda D. Lotz (Editor), Ramon Lobato (Editor)
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An international team of experts explores how streaming services are disrupting traditional storytelling.

The rise of streaming has dramatically transformed how audiences consume media. Over the last decade, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services, including Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+, have begun commissioning and financing their own original movies and TV shows, changing the way and the rate at which content is produced across the globe, from Mexico City to Mumbai.

Streaming Video maps this international production boom and what it means for producers, audiences, and storytellers. Through eighteen richly textured case studies, ranging from original Korean dramas on Netflix to BluTV's experimental Turkish series, the book investigates how streaming services both disrupt and maintain storytelling traditions in specific national contexts. To what extent, and how, are streamers expanding norms of television and film storytelling in different parts of the world? Are streamers enabling the creation of content that would not otherwise exist? What are the implications for different viewers, in different countries, with different tastes? Together, the chapters critically assess the impacts of streaming on twenty-first century audiovisual storytelling and rethink established understandings of transnational screen flows.

About the Author

Amanda D. Lotz (Editor) Amanda D. Lotz is Professor in the Digital Media Research Center at Queensland University of Technology and the author and editor of several books, including Netflix and Streaming Video: The Business of Subscriber-funded Video on Demand, Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Cannibals, and Streaming Wars and The Television Will Be Revolutionized, Second Edition. Ramon Lobato (Editor) Ramon Lobato is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. He is the author of Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution and Shadow Economies of Cinema: Mapping Informal Film Distribution.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781479816835
ISBN-10: 1479816833
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Critical Cultural Communication