The Death of TV (As We Know It)

6 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2009

See all articles by Donghee Yvette Wohn

Donghee Yvette Wohn

Michigan State University, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media

Date Written: Jan 12, 2009

Abstract

What is TV? Or rather, what is the act of watching TV? Is TV still TV if you’re watching it on your laptop or your iPhone? One thing for certain is that television, while still a media, is no longer a medium.

Although the concept of Internet TV has been around for more than a decade, actual Internet TV is just starting to take shape. Now that more homes are being hooked up with broadband in the United States and connection speeds are getting faster, Americans are quickly changing how they watch TV and realizing that TV isn’t what it used to be.

Keywords: television, evolution of television, Internet TV, media culture

JEL Classification: L96, L82

Suggested Citation

Wohn, Donghee Yvette, The Death of TV (As We Know It) (Jan 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1412944 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1412944

Donghee Yvette Wohn (Contact Author)

Michigan State University, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

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