Producing Children’s Television in the On-demand Age (Paperback)

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Much like the rest of the traditional television industry, children’s programming is undergoing a revolution. In this book, Anna Potter provides a detailed insider account of the creative circumstances that are transforming contemporary children’s screen content and reshaping the surrounding digital media landscape. Drawing on extended interviews with leading screen industry figures, Potter explores television’s distribution revolution and reveals how creative practices, funding models, and production norms in children’s TV have adapted to fit the changing times. 

Combining comprehensive case studies, scholarly research, and industry perspectives, Potter presents a rigorous study of success stories in the children’s screen production sector. The book explores effects on the industry from disruptions by streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube, and describes the challenges faced by public service broadcasters like the BBC in their efforts to stay relevant to adolescent culture in the UK. Interdisciplinary and informative, this volume is compulsory reading for anyone struggling to make sense of television’s distribution revolution and what it means for children and young people.

About the Author

Anna Potter is associate professor of creative industries and deputy head of the School of Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She is the author of Creativity, Culture and Commerce: Producing Australian Children’s Television with Public Value, also published by Intellect.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789382914
ISBN-10: 1789382912
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2020
Pages: 200