Translating Foreign Television Formats 27 October 2012


Starting from Albert Robida’s early visions of the future of TV in 1883 to the rise of today’s expanded satellite and Internet protocol TV (IPTV) services, William Uricchio, professor  of  Comparative Media Studies at MIT and Utrecht University, will demonstrate how television has recontextualised any normative ideas of nationalism or the ‘west’. Uricchio will explore universal vs. local visual televisual codes and the consequences of today’s fast-changing media ecosystem for the identity of national visual language.

William Uricchio is professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT and teaches Comparative Media History at the Utrecht University.