Ramon Lobato
RMIT University
Publications 54
#1David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)H-Index: 25
#2Ramon Lobato (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 11
A key element of the infrastructure of television now consists of various Internet-connected devices, which play an increasingly important role in the distribution, selection and recommendation of ...
#1Ramon LobatoH-Index: 11
#1Wilfred Yang Wang (Monash University)
#2Ramon Lobato (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 11
AbstractWhile recent platform theory within media and communication studies has been developed around US-based examples, platformization has taken a rather different path in China. Focusing on the ...
#1Ramon LobatoH-Index: 11
How streaming services and internet distribution have transformed global television culture. Television, once a broadcast medium, now also travels through our telephone lines, fiber optic cables, and wireless networks. It is delivered to viewers via apps, screens large and small, and media players of all kinds. In this unfamiliar environment, new global giants of television distribution are emerging-including Netflix, the world's largest subscription video-on-demand service. Combining media indu...
6 Citations
#1Ramon LobatoH-Index: 11
While the discipline of screen studies has traditionally focused on the analysis of texts, screen distribution can also be a fruitful area for critical writing and analysis. This chapter offers some reflections on how (and why) to write about distribution, using Netflix as an example.
#1Amanda D. LotzH-Index: 12
#2Ramon LobatoH-Index: 11
Last.Julian ThomasH-Index: 13
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From Netflix and Hulu to iPlayer and iQiyi, the rapid growth of internet-distributed television services worldwide presents both opportunities and challenges for media industry scholars. Which business models are succeeding in different countries, and why? What frameworks help us explain and talk about television amid such a variety of industrial practices? This article provides a critical overview of the emerging research landscape and suggests future lines of inquiry. We offer seven provocatio...
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#1Ramon Lobato (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 11
This article considers how established methodologies for researching television distribution can be adapted for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services. Specifically, I identify a number of critical questions—some old, some new—that can be investigated by looking closely at SVOD catalogs in different countries. Using Netflix as an example, and drawing parallels with earlier studies of broadcast and cinema schedules, I ask what Netflix’s international catalogs can tell us about content diver...
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#1Ramon LobatoH-Index: 11
#1Ramon Lobato (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 11
How has YouTube evolved as a cultural and commercial infrastructure? What institutional forms has it produced? The present article takes up these questions through a discussion of multichannel netw...
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