The Television Will Be Revolutionized (2nd Edition) by Amanda D. Lotz

By Amanda D. Lotz

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Many proclaimed the “end of television” within the early years of the twenty-first century, as services and lines of the containers that occupied a critical house in American residing rooms for the previous fifty years have been notably remade. during this revised, moment variation of her definitive e-book, Amanda D. Lotz proves that rumors of the loss of life of tv have been drastically exaggerated and explores how new distribution and viewing applied sciences have resurrected the medium. Shifts within the easy practices of constructing and allotting tv haven't been hastening its death, yet are redefining what we will do with tv, what we think from it, how we use it—in brief, revolutionizing it.

Television, as either a expertise and a device for cultural storytelling, continues to be as vital at the present time as ever, however it has replaced in basic methods. the tv should be Revolutionized offers a cosmopolitan historical past of the current, analyzing tv in what Lotz phrases the “post-network” period whereas supplying frameworks for realizing the continuing swap within the medium. the second one variation addresses changes during the wrought by means of broadband introduced tv reminiscent of Netflix, YouTube, and cross-platform tasks like television in all places, in addition to how applied sciences comparable to pills and smartphones have replaced how and the place we view. Lotz starts to deconstruct the way forward for other kinds of television—exploring how “prized content,” stay tv activities and contests, and linear viewing may perhaps all be “television,” yet very sorts of tv for either audience and producers.

Through interviews with these operating within the undefined, surveys of exchange guides, and attention of an in depth array of well known exhibits, Lotz takes us in the back of the monitor to discover what's altering, why it's altering, and why the alterations matter.

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The Television Will Be Revolutionized (2nd Edition)

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Many proclaimed the “end of television” within the early years of the twenty-first century, as functions and contours of the packing containers that occupied a imperative house in American residing rooms for the previous fifty years have been significantly remade. during this revised, moment variation of her definitive e-book, Amanda D. Lotz proves that rumors of the dying of tv have been vastly exaggerated and explores how new distribution and viewing applied sciences have resurrected the medium. Shifts within the uncomplicated practices of constructing and allotting tv haven't been hastening its loss of life, yet are redefining what we will be able to do with tv, what we think from it, how we use it—in brief, revolutionizing it.

Television, as either a expertise and a device for cultural storytelling, continues to be as very important at the present time as ever, however it has replaced in basic methods. the tv could be Revolutionized offers a cosmopolitan background of the current, reading tv in what Lotz phrases the “post-network” period whereas delivering frameworks for figuring out the continuing swap within the medium. the second one version addresses changes during the wrought by means of broadband brought tv reminiscent of Netflix, YouTube, and cross-platform projects like television in all places, in addition to how applied sciences corresponding to drugs and smartphones have replaced how and the place we view. Lotz starts off to deconstruct the way forward for other forms of television—exploring how “prized content,” stay tv activities and contests, and linear viewing may well all be “television,” yet very forms of tv for either audience and producers.

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19 Thinking about such activities as being merged, rather than as being distinct, takes important steps beyond the binaries between computer and television technologies commonly assumed in the past and addresses the multiple modes of viewing and using that audiences began to exhibit by the end of the multi-channel transition. The distinction of “computing” has also become as unstable as “television,” as computing has moved beyond the PC and become integrated into a wide range of mobile devices used constantly and in an array of contexts in a manner that makes the notion of computing as an activity done at a desk increasingly residual.

These three categories don’t quite contain all viewing, and I’m sure we can imagine many instances that present features of multiple categories. My point is to begin to speak of television viewing with greater specificity, because viewers’ increased ability to manage viewing differently has significant implications throughout television’s industrial norms. Creating terminology that acknowledges the different attributes that are enabled by technological and distribution affordances of the post-network era aid in crafting a more sophisticated conversation about television’s present and future.

Though disruptions to conventional practices occur—such as iTunes sales of single episodes beginning in 2005 or Netflix’s rich subscription-based on-demand offerings beginning in 2010—acknowledging the range of content now characteristic of television helps make clear that it is a variety of practices and norms that are imperiled, rather than television per se. Key aspects of the post-network revolution include the enabling of new types of programming such as prized content and the establishment of profound distinctions in the experiences and economic possibilities among existing programming types such as live sports and contests and linear content.

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