Digital Distribution and Entertainment, 18th January @ London

Explore the world of digital distribution and entertainment at this event.

Music streaming, video-on-demand and downloadable games are just some of the signs of how digital distribution is transforming the landscape of entertainment media. Digital delivery dematerializes while rematerializing the means of disseminating entertainment. For media industries, the potential of digital distribution to disrupt traditional structures has been accompanied by the emergence of new power players as cultural gatekeepers. Reflecting on these developments, this half-day symposium conducts a comparative analysis of how digital distribution is now impacting the music, television and game industries.

Speakers

Virginia Crisp (King’s College London)
Andrew Leyshon (University of Nottingham)
Amanda Lotz (University of Michigan)
Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)
Patrick Vonderau (Stockholm University)

Programme

13.30-13.45 Convene

13.45-14.00 Introduction

Paul McDonald (King’s College London)
14.00-14.45 Is Netflix Television? Theorizing Portals as Internet-Distributed Television
Amanda Lotz (University of Michigan)
14.45-15.30 International Sales of Television Content: Change and Continuity in a Period of Disruption
Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)
15.30-16.15 From Activision to Ubisoft: Academic Enquiries into Publishing and Promotion in the Gaming Industries
Virginia Crisp (King’s College London)
16.15-16.30 Break
16.30-17.15 Platform Capitalism: The Intermediation and Capitalization of Digital Economic Circulation
Andrew Leyshon (University of Nottingham)
17.15-18.00 Scale and Value: Spotify and the Automation of Advertising
Patrick Vonderau (Stockholm University)
18.00-19.00 Wine Reception

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