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WHAT IS “TELEVISION” IN THE SECOND DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
Is YouTube “television?” What about Netflix? Discuss how changing technologies (both to delivery and access content) have changed the nature and definition of these media?. Television viewing has shifted from taking place entirely in front of a television “set” to a media environment in which many students rarely view television on a “TV.” In the Fall of 2015, Amazon Instant Video (directing and lead actor for Transparent) and Netflix (supporting actress for Orange is the New Black) won primetime Emmy awards from the Television Academy; FunnyOrDie.com and LouisCK.net were also winners. Should these platforms be considered “television”? Is YouTube really just a new form of “television” (similar to the way many think of Pandora or Spotify as “radio”)? What are the implications for our culture and for the “television” industry of such shifting behaviors, definitions, and categories?