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Title: 'I Like the Metamorphosis of the Characters': Dynamics of Transnational Television Comedy Engagement
Authors: Lockyer, S
Popa, D
Keywords: transnational television comedy;Romania;audiences;British television comedy
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Citation: International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 20-41 (2016)
Abstract: This article contributes to debates on transnational television comedy audiences through analysis of Eastern European audiences’ engagement with British television comedy. Using questionnaire and focus group data it examines the extent and nature of British television comedy engagement by Romanian audiences and the limits of broadcasting British television comedy to Romanian audiences. The research reveals Romanian audiences’ high involvement with television comedy. Over half of questionnaire respondents watch British television comedy. Three themes regarding Romanian audiences’ engagement with British television comedy are identified in the focus group data: 1) transnational television comedy aesthetics; 2) transnational television comedy as intellectual comedy; and 3) ethical limits of transnational television comedy. These themes highlight the complex contours of transnational television comedy engagement.
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Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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