Television sport in the age of screens and content

Boyle, R. (2014) Television sport in the age of screens and content. Television and New Media, 15(8), pp. 746-751. (doi: 10.1177/1527476414529167)

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The death of television has been long predicated in the digital age, yet it remains a powerful mediator of live sports. This article focuses on football and examines the implications for the sport of the move to an age of screens and content. These may be large screens in public places or in our homes or those at work or smaller screens carried in the palm of our hands, but what we use them for, how content gets onto those screens, and the implications for sports and sports fans remain compelling questions in the digital age. The article argues that through reflecting on major media sport events such as the FIFA World Cup, we see patterns of continuity in the role played by television as well as evidence of change.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:television, FIFA World Cup Digital media football
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyle, Professor Raymond
Authors: Boyle, R.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Research Group:Centre for Cultural Policy Research
Journal Name:Television and New Media
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1552-8316
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Author
First Published:First published in Television and New Media 15(8):746-751
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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