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Video on Demand for People with Disability: Traversing Terrestrial Borders

Ellis, K., Kent, M. and Locke, K. (2016) Video on Demand for People with Disability: Traversing Terrestrial Borders. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 19 (5).

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Within Australia, the approach taken to the ways in which disabled people access television is heavily influenced by legislation and activism from abroad. This is increasingly the case as television moves to online modes of distribution where physical and legislative boundaries are more fluid. While early investigations of the intersections between television and the concept of abroad focused on the impacts of representation and national reputation (Boddy), the introduction of new media technologies saw a shifting focus towards the impact and introduction of new media technologies. Drawing on Chan’s definition of media internationalisation as “the process by which the ownership, structure, production, distribution, or content of a country’s media is influenced by foreign media interests, culture and markets” (Chan 71), this article considers the impacts of legislative and advocacy efforts abroad on Australian television audiences with disabilities accessing subscription Video on Demand (VOD)...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: M/C - Media and Culture
Copyright: (c) 2016 Katie M Ellis, Mike Kent, Kathryn Locke
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