Almost 10 years after the platform’s arrival in Europe, the SMIT Symposium takes account of Netflix’s development and current positioning in the EU.
The online half-day event is organised by imec-SMIT-VUB, and showcases findings from recent and ongoing research projects on platforms and audiovisual markets.
The Symposium takes a panoramic view of Netflix-related topics, from a wider European lens, to the occasional close-up on the small media market of Flanders. We will present findings from new and ongoing SMIT research projects, complemented with insights from international media scholars.
- From the distribution angle, how is local European content distributed? Which streaming platforms have proven to be most advantageous for the promotion of Flemish content?
- From a media production perspective, what does data analysis tell us about Netflix investments in small markets like Belgium?
- With a focus on consumption, can we trace patterns of audience behaviour and potential consequences on cultural identity?
And finally, from a media policy point of view, how many countries have already introduced investment obligations for foreign on-demand players like Netflix, and what have they really gained?