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Public Service 3.0 International conference on the current transformation of broadcast television

20-21 November 2013, Filmhuset (Stockholm, Sweden)

Ib Bondebjerg & Patrick Vonderau
Department for Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University
Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

Keynote Speakers:
James Bennett (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Bridget Conor (King’s College, London)
Toby Miller (UC Riverside)

Television production, distribution and consumption are currently undergoing major changes. While some fear the «end of television», others have praised the advent of «social TV». Bringing together scholars from Denmark, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, this seminar invites to discuss the current transformation of broadcast television.

Focusing on the role of public broadcasting services, the seminar addresses issues related to regulatory frameworks and commissioning structures, multiplatform production and digital distribution. It also sheds light on changing conditions for media work, on new forms of content creation and storytelling strategies. How do PBS deal with the challenge of new independent online providers? What strategies for digital content provision and audience interaction are they developing? What implications does the digital landscape hold for creative work and content providers?

In taking up these and related questions, the overall aim of this meeting is to stipulate international collaboration that may lead to collaborative research projects of relevance to Media Studies but even to legislators, commissioners, programmers and practitioners working in the television industries.

Conference Management:
Chris Baumann & Kit Krogvig
Attendance is free, but registration is required