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Michael Witt <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 May 2007 12:52:37 +0100
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"TV Futures" : Third Annual Symposium


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


Venue: Chapman Hall, Southlands College, Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH, UK 

Date and time: Saturday 12th May 2007 from 9.30 - 4.30pm.

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


To register and for further information about the day please email the symposium administrator Irem Inceoglu 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 television. 



Keynote Speaker


Professor Jeannette Steemers (University of Westminster, UK) 


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






Dr Will Brooker (Kingston University, UK)


'Television Out of Time: Watching Cult Shows On Download'



Dr Andrea Esser (Roehampton University, UK)


'Television Content: Commercialization and Transnationalization'



Professor David Lavery (Brunel University, UK)


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



Dr Janet McCabe (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and Kim Akass (freelance writer and editor) 


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



Dr Shani Orgad (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)


'On the go, in your pocket: opportunities, challenges and the future of mobile TV'



Dr Paul Rixon (Roehampton University, UK)


'British Television: The Next Generation'




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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