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Webtelevision, Webseries and Webcasting: Case studies in the organization and distribution of televisionstyle content produced online
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis outlines the structure and functionality of a selection of webseries, webshows, and eSports casting examples, in order to add to the discourse on online video. Webtelevision, or Web TV production, distribution, and financing systems will be detailed in the case studies made; and industry actors such as entrepreneurs, independents, corporations and conglomerates will be discussed and identified. Who are the producers, the advertisers, the distribution platforms, the sponsors, the rights holders, and how do they interact? In exploring the structure of some examples of Web TV, I wish to debunk the online-amateur association as an inaccurate or insufficient description which permeates much prior academic study on online video. Webshow content, business strategies, legal and copyright issues, as well as fan culture aspects will also be investigated; and in regards to eSports, the question of televised as opposed to streamcast tournaments will be examined.

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2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Web TV, webseries, webshows, eSports, webcasting, webtelevision, livestream, Blip, YouTube, Nostalgia Critic, Channel Awesome, Angry Video Game Nerd, Cinemassacre, Day9, Twitch.tv, Starcraft, liveness
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Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80172OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80172DiVA: diva2:552122
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-09-19 Created: 2012-09-13 Last updated: 2014-09-26Bibliographically approved

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