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Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora

Television in Africa in the Digital Age

Editors: Motsaathebe, Gilbert, Chiumbu, Sarah H. (Eds.)

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  • This is the first book on the market to examine the medium of television in Africa from an African perspective
  • The book encompasses a wide range of issues such as digital disruption of television news, internet television and video on demand platforms, adaptations, digital migration, PBS and consumption patterns
  • This book is an important text for academics, students, and television practitioners  
  • The book offers an insightful view of television in Africa from seasoned television scholars from different parts of the continent and the African diaspora
  • This book is a significant contribution because of the current dearth of scholarship about Africa, in general, and digital television, in particular
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This book places television in Africa in the digital context. It address the onslaught of multimedia platforms, digital migration and implication of this technology for society. The discussions in the chapters contained in this book encompass a wide range of issues such as digital disruption of television news, internet television and video on demand platforms, adaptations, digital migration, business strategies and management approaches, PBS, consumption patterns, scheduling and programming, evangelical television, and many others. The book is an important reading for academics, students and television practitioners. It offers an insightful view of television in Africa.

About the authors

Gilbert Motsaathebe, PhD is an associate professor of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa. He previously taught at the United Arab Emirates University in the UAE, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, and Ariake in Nagasaki, Japan. Prior to joining academia, he worked as News Producer for television stations such as Bop Television, SABC and e-TV, before rendering his services as Manager of Media Relations for the North West Provincial Government in South Africa. He serves on editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals and his research interests include topics on television journalism, media and gender, journalism education and practice, African rhetoric and multiculturalism. He is rated by the NRF as an established researcher and serves as an Extraordinary Professor in the Research Entity: Indigenous Language Media in Africa at the North-West University.      

Sarah H. Chiumbu, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Johannesburg. Before joining the University of Johannesburg, she was Senior Research Specialist in the Human and Social Development Research Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She also spent 7 years at the University of Witwatersrand where she was a senior lecturer in media and communication studies. She holds a PhD and MA in media studies from the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests include media, democracy and citizenship, digital and alternative media, African political and decolonial thought. She has published widely in both academic and non-academic publications.   

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Navigating the Digital Milieu in the Context of Television in Africa: A Synchronic Appraisal of the Disjunctures, Continuities and Prospects

    Pages 1-12

    Motsaathebe, Gilbert (et al.)

  • Entertaining Africans: Creative Innovation in the (Internet) Television Space

    Pages 15-37

    Dovey, Lindiwe

  • Understanding Netflix’s Foray into Original Productions in South Africa: A “Jet Plane” and “Helicopter” View

    Pages 39-57

    Chambwera, Collen

  • Digital Disruption in South African Television News

    Pages 59-80

    Stos, Susan

  • Culturally Refigured: Assimilating Oedipus Rex into the Yoruba Mythical Universe Through Television Adaptation Processes

    Pages 81-102

    Ige, Segun

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Television in Africa in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Gilbert Motsaathebe
  • Sarah H. Chiumbu
Series Title
Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68854-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68854-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68853-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 295
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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