"A step into the abyss" Transmedia in the UK Games and Television Industries

Johnston, Keith M and Phillips, Tom (2016) "A step into the abyss" Transmedia in the UK Games and Television Industries. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 8 (2). ISSN 1942-3888

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Abstract

This article uses a media industries studies perspective to investigate the current state of transmedia production in the UK. Analysing the discursive statements of a range of industry participants from both UK television and games industries, the article reveals a series of contradictions and misunderstandings that may be limiting the effectiveness of multi-platform projects. By comparing overlapping discursive patterns around attitudes to risk, measures of success, authorship between the two industries, and repeated concerns over the balance of creative and commercial imperatives, the article argues that existing hierarchies of power between media industries threaten to derail future convergence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: transmedia,uk television,video games,mobile gaming,risk,media industries,commissioning
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:06
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 23:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57619
DOI: 10.4018/IJGCMS.2016040104

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