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Tue, 29 May 2007 13:30:38 +0100
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TV Futures : Third Annual CRFAC Symposium (reconvened)



Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures, School of Arts, 

Roehampton University, London, UK



Venue: Chapman Hall, Southlands College, Roehampton University, Roehampton 

Lane, London SW15 5PH, UK 



Date and time: Saturday, 2nd June 2007, from 9.30 - 4.30pm



Fee: 12 or 5 for students (includes teas, lunch and book launch event)



To register and for further information about the day please email the 

symposium organiser Andrea Esser at: [log in to unmask]



TV Futures presents challenging and timely presentations on various aspects 

of the future development of the medium of television. The symposium  will 

debate new developments in TV programming and scheduling, issues of 

textuality including textual convergence, technological convergence, the 

rise of interactive TV, the provision of TV material online, issues of 

marketing, strategy and business and changes in the cultural economy of 






9.30-10am       Registration



10.00-10.15     Introduction  - Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn



10.15-11.00     Keynote Speaker


Professor Jeannette Steemers (University of Westminster) 


'The changing production ecology of pre-school television in Britain'



11.00-11.30     Coffee



11.30-1pm       Panel 1


Panel Chair (tbc)


James Bennett (London Metropolitan University)


'Interfacing the UK: The BBC, the digital immigrant and the future of 

public service broadcasting'


Dr Andrea Esser (Roehampton University)


'Television Content: Commercialisation and Transnationalisation'


Professor Paul McDonald (University of Portsmouth)


'Fighting the "avalanche of piracy": technological and legislative measures 

to combat illegal DVD production'



1.00-2.00         Lunch



2.00-3.30         Panel 2


Panel Chair Dr Stacey Abbott (Roehampton University)


Dr Paul Rixon (Roehampton University)


'British Television: The Next Generation'


Kim Akass (Freelance writer and editor) and Dr Janet McCabe (Manchester 

Metropolitan University) 


'It's not TV.  It was HBO.'


Professor David Lavery (Brunel University)


'Life on Mars, Lost, Heroes, and the Future of Television Narrative'




3.30pm              I.B. Tauris book launch


Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies (2007) edited by Stacey Abbott and 

Simon Brown.


Crime Watching: Investigating Real Crime TV (2007) by Deborah Jermyn






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