Building digital estates: multiscreening, technology management and ephemeral television

Evans, Elizabeth and Coughlan, Tim and Shipp, Victoria (2017) Building digital estates: multiscreening, technology management and ephemeral television. Critical Studies in Television, 12 (2). pp. 191-205. ISSN 1749-6039

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The UK television industry has increasingly integrated multiple screen technologies into multiplatform ‘digital estates’. Such ‘digital estates’ also emerge in domestic contexts. The complex, but mundane and ephemeral nature of these domestic ‘digital estates’, requires new methodologies for understanding how they operate within the daily lives of audiences. This article uses an innovative, technologically enabled observation methodology to explore how domestic ‘digital estates’ are managed. Dominant throughout our sample is the use of multiple screen technologies to create deliberately passive and ephemeral experiences, highlighting the need to recognise and interrogate the place of ‘passivity’ within televisual and digital screen experiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 by SAGE Publications
Keywords: Television audiences, Television industry, Ephemerality, Digital technologies, Multiscreens, Second screen
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of Culture, Film and Media
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Depositing User: Evans, Elizabeth
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:47

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