We invite you to attend the Thesis Presentation of Iain Keen, a Master of Arts candidate within the School of Communication and Creative Industries, in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law.
Title: The effects of digital regimes on the production of children’s television for subscription services
Presenter: Iain Keen
When: Thursday 26 April at 2-3pm
Where: Building D, 1.51
Abstract: With a population of 1.2 billion people, India represents an attractive market for pay-TV children’s channels like Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. This media industries research project examines the impact of the Disney India Channel on the local children’s television production ecology. The project’s focus is Disney’s strategies of localisation and their impact on the local TV production industry, particularly on producers of animation. The project’s findings draw on firsthand interviews conducted with screen industry professionals in India, and show how the corporate strategies Disney has used in many other territories have been adapted to the Indian context.
Bio: Iain Keen is a Master of Arts candidate at USC. Iain worked in the television industry for twenty years, specialising in the commercial broadcasting sector. He has been employed by the multinational companies, including Sky TV, The Walt Disney Company and the Fox Network. Iain has a BA Hons History of Art from The Manchester Metropolitan University
Should you have any questions about this event please contact FABHDR@usc.edu.au.