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Netflix and the Re-invention of Television

Authors: Jenner, Mareike

  • Explores the way that Netflix has reconfigured and reinvented what television is
  • Views Netflix as a continuation of the history of television as object and its ancillary technologies
  • Avoids focusing solely on the American context to instead emphasise the transnational nature of Netflix
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This book deals with the various ways Netflix reconceptualises television as part of the process of TV IV. As television continues to undergo a myriad of significant changes, Netflix has proven itself to be the dominant force in this development, simultaneously driving a number of these changes and challenging television’s existing institutional structures. This comprehensive study explores the pre-history of Netflix, the role of binge-watching in its organisation and marketing, and Netflix’s position as a transnational broadcaster. It also examines different concepts of control and the role these play in the history of ancillary technologies, from the remote control to binge-watching as Netflix’s iteration of giving control to the viewers. By focusing on Netflix’s relationship with the linear television schedule, its negotiations of quality and marketing, as well as the way Netflix integrates into national media systems, Netflix and the Re-invention of Television illuminates the importance of Netflix’s role within the processes of TV IV.  

About the authors

Mareike Jenner is Lecturer in Media Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Her monograph American TV Detective Dramas was published by Palgrave in 2015. She has published on Video-on-Demand, genre and crime drama.

Reviews

“Proceeding from a rich prehistory organised around a narrative of the shifting power of the viewer to control their experience, and carefully considering the transnational contexts involved, Mareike Jenner's account of Netflix is the most thoughtful and comprehensive analysis I have seen so far.” (Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia)

“Ranging across the history of TV’s ancillary technologies of control, Mareike Jenner smartly contextualises views of Netflix as an industry disruptor. Netflix and the Re-invention of Television also contests corporate discourses, exploring the service’s links to linear TV. Complicating our understandings of binge-watching, algorithmic culture, and transnational television, this is an invaluable guide to the emergent era of “TV IV” and a brilliant contribution to the ever-growing, on-demand catalogue of key TV studies’ texts.” (Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Netflix and the Re-invention of Television

    Jenner, Mareike

    Pages 1-31

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  • Introduction: Control, Power, Television

    Jenner, Mareike

    Pages 35-45

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  • Managing Choice, Negotiating Power: Remote Controls

    Jenner, Mareike

    Pages 47-68

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  • New Regimes of Control: Television as Convergence Medium

    Jenner, Mareike

    Pages 69-87

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  • Digital Television and Control

    Jenner, Mareike

    Pages 89-106

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 94,94 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94315-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Netflix and the Re-invention of Television
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94316-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94316-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94315-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 299
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