Even though many have predicted its’ demise, television continues to be a very potent medium at the turn of the 21st century’s second decade. Available on the Internet, television content plays a vital role not only in the entertainment milieu, but also in the society as a whole. American scripted shows in particular have recently claimed unprecedented cultural significance. They are also now more abundant than ever before, with the famous “peak TV” trend showing no signs of slowing down. From a global perspective, it seems that the big Internet SVOD players are calling the shots, reaching millions of subscribers outside of the United States. However, this rapid expansion does not necessarily equal homogenization, and – as Netflix’s and Amazon’s international co-productions prove – it can facilitate new forms of global cultural exchange.

The rapid expansion of internet SVOD carriers seems to be of particular interest to scholars of contemporary culture, as the portals in question recently became the primary source of entertainment for the digital natives generation.

Accordingly, we welcome presentations covering, but not limited to:

-successful scripted and unscripted TV and web shows

-international co-productions and remakes

-new strategies in television content distribution

-TV portals

-current research in TV and media studies

-new definitions of television

-perspectives of non-linear TV

-TV production studies


Presentation format: oral presentation (20 minutes).The conference will be held entirely in English, and is aimed at Professors, academic teachers and PhD Candidates.

To register for the conference, please send an abstract of up to 500 words (in a .doc/.docx/.odt format) at newfrontiersoftv@gmail.com

The abstract should include one’s name, academic title, affiliation and a statement on participation in the discussion panel (more details below). An abstract submission template is available at the event’s website (https://newfrontiersoftv.wordpress.com).

Abstract submission deadline: September 10th

A list of accepted submissions will be published on September 13th.

The conference fee is 75€ (50€ for PhD candidates) – alternatively 300 PLN/200 PLN for PhD candidates – and covers two lunches, a dinner on the first day, coffee breaks and conference materials. Accommodation is not included.


The first day of conference will conclude with a discussion panel on the state of modern TV.

All participants interested in taking part in said panel are kindly asked to indicate this fact in the abstract submission.


Selected final papers will be included in a peer-reviewed “Prace Kulturoznawcze” journal and/or a peer reviewed monograph.

More information on conference venue and the final program can be found at: https://newfrontiersoftv.wordpress.com