(Non-NeFCA Event) A decade of Netflix in Europe (June 3, 2021)

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Date(s) - 03/06/2021
All Day


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?

Click here for the program

Register for the event here