IMPERIALIST FANTASIES AND POPULAR CULTURE: THE CASE OF TURKISH TV SOAPS

By Dimitra Laurence Larochelle

The worldwide success of Turkish soap operas has prompted many scholars to argue on the contribution of these cultural products to the county’s soft power abroad. Based on the data gathered during my survey on the reception of Turkish soap operas by Greeks, I examine the limits of the notion of soft power.

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BRACE YOURSELVES, PIRATES ARE COMING! THE EFFECTS OF GAME OF THRONES LEAK ON TV VIEWERSHIP

By Wojciech Hardy

On 11 April 2015, episodes of the hit show Game of Thrones were leaked to the web. The leak constituted a rare event whereas a massively popular and highly anticipated title became available through piracy prior to its official release. This temporary incentive to pirate seems to have harmed the TV viewership of the leaked show but also of other shows sharing their audience with Game of Thrones.

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A VALUE-BASED APPROACH APPLIED TO PUBLIC BROADCASTERS

By Pawan V. Bhansing and Arjo Klamer

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Public broadcasters are in heavy weather because of changes in the media landscape. It is precisely these circumstances that make it important to set and maintain a course. What is the direction they are heading? What purpose do they serve? How do they answer the why question? Our investigation distilled their most important core value: creating a liveable society. Continue reading “A VALUE-BASED APPROACH APPLIED TO PUBLIC BROADCASTERS”

MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA: HAS DIGITIZATION REALLY GIVEN US MORE FOR LESS?

By Gillian Doyle

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Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies make the journey from being single sector to digital multi-platform suppliers of content, this transition has entailed numerous managerial and economic challenges.

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DO LIVE BROADCASTS CANNIBALIZE THEATRE ATTENDANCE?

By Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby

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More and more performing arts venues are expanding their ‘virtual capacity’ by broadcasting their shows to digital cinemas. But might they be so successful that audiences forgo trips to the theatre itself as a result? Our study of London’s National Theatre NT Live broadcasts suggests not.

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