Binge-watching: Video-on-demand, quality TV and mainstreaming fandom

Jenner, Mareike (2015) Binge-watching: Video-on-demand, quality TV and mainstreaming fandom. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 20 (3). pp. 304-320. ISSN 1460-356X

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This article explores the concept of the binge as viewing protocol associated with fan practices, industry practice and linked to ‘cult’ and ‘quality’ serialised content. Viewing binge-watching as an intersection of discourses of industry, audience and text, the concept is analysed here as shaped by a range of issues that dominate the contemporary media landscape. In this, factors like technological developments, fan discourses and practices being adopted as ‘mainstream’ media practice, changes in the discursive construction of ‘television’ and an emerging Video-on-Demand industry contribute to the construction of binge-watching as deliberate, self-scheduled alternative to ‘watching TV’.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: binge-watching, cult TV, discourse analysis, DVD, fan studies, quality TV, television, audience, television industry, video-on-demand
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 15:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:01

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