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How Doctor Who Is Regenerating Television Through Social Media And Smart Broadcasting

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    Last Updated: September 10, 2014

    by Ewan Spence.

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    Anyone keeping even half an eye on media trends in the last few years will be aware of the terms ‘event television’ and ‘second screening’. Television has always been social, but the twenty-first century has seen social groups remaining connected around the world through technology. That places unique demands on broadcasters, but it also places demands on the fans.

    How can you join in the global discussions of a TV show if you can’t watch it live?

    Outside of sports or major cultural events, there are very few programmes that are simulcast around the world. That said, big shows are starting to get air dates in international markets within a week of the initial broadcast, and some of the big hitters (such as HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’) will get that rebroadcast within twenty-four hours.

    And then there’s [easyazon_link asin=”B00FAVRHBE” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”actiocutprint”]Doctor Who[/easyazon_link].

    Read the rest of this article from Forbes.

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