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The New Television Ecosystem

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Edited By Alberto Abruzzese, Nello Barile, Julian Gebhardt and Jane Vincent

This highly topical book deals with the new frontiers of digital television addressing the challenges it faces as a result of the upsurge of new and converging digital technologies. In a world which has developed online interactivity and new roles for its users, a new scenario of the domestic sphere is emerging where television has lost its dominance within audiovisual products to the Internet, videogames, tablets, mobile phones, and more. Contemporary digital television is thus a field where different platforms, languages and formats compete in order to become the dominant standard for the future. In this new TV ecosystem audiences are negotiating their identities and are implementing practices of use which are redesigning the entire processes for TV production and consumption.
Alberto Abruzzese is professor of the sociology of communication at IULM University, Milan.
Nello Barile teaches media studies and sociology of cultural processes at IULM University in Milan.
Julian Gebhardt is a senior researcher and consultant in innovation and design at the HPI School of Design Thinking, Potsdam.
Jane Vincent is a visiting research fellow with the Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey.
Leopoldina Fortunati teaches sociology of communication and culture and is Director of the PhD Program at the University of Udine.