‘But this Time You Choose!’

@article{Holmes2004ButTT,
  title={‘But this Time You Choose!’},
  author={Su Holmes},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={213 - 231}
}
  • S. Holmes
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
The concept of ‘interactivity’ has gained increasing currency in relation to television. At the level of programming, at least, this has been made visible with the phenomenal rise of reality TV. Phrases such as ‘You decide!’ (Big Brother), ‘But this time you choose!’ (Pop Idol) and ‘If you want to have your say’ (The Salon) proliferate in contemporary television, articulating a rhetoric that insists pressingly upon a ‘new’ participatory relationship between viewer and screen. The aim of this… Expand
Unveiling television’s apparatus on screen as a ‘para-interactive’ strategy
Broadcast television faces new challenges in the rapidly changing media environment. This article proposes ‘para-interactivity’ as a concept that identifies the ways television addresses itsExpand
Unveiling television’s apparatus on screen as a ‘para-interactive’ strategy:
Broadcast television faces new challenges in the rapidly changing media environment. This article proposes ‘para-interactivity’ as a concept that identifies the ways television addresses itsExpand
THE PUBLIC SERVICE VALUE OF INTERACTIVE TELEVISION
‘Red button’ interactivity has become an important feature of the UK's digital television landscape, with the BBC launching over 150 such applications in 2004 alone. Simultaneously, interactiveExpand
Coming together: Thedatingchannel.com and the future of television
I begin with a very brief discussion of how the meaning of interactive television has developed over the past 20 years. I then consider the ways in which communities have usually been represented inExpand
Coming together: Thedatingchannel.com and the future of television
Abstract I begin with a very brief discussion of how the meaning of interactive television has developed over the past 20 years. I then consider the ways in which communities have usually beenExpand
“Now it's up to you!” Children consuming commercial television
Purpose – This paper seeks to report from a qualitative study of the global television concept Pop Idol with the aim of evaluating children's and teenagers' involvement as consumers, both in theirExpand
Keeping It Real
Problem: It is easier than ever to reach out to the public, but as communication channels proliferate, it becomes difficult to compete for people's attention. Also, it seems as though fantasy andExpand
The Audience is Dead; Long Live the Audience!
notions of spectatorship and hypothesised the existence of conflictual subject positions, the growing discipline of television studies was already engaged in building a rich repertoire of audienceExpand
Making over the Talent Show
One of the concerns of recent studies of popular television has been to try to develop understandings of cultural democratisation (Holmes and Jermyn 2004, 9). Much contemporary lifestyle programmingExpand
Learning to Labour on the Reality Talent Show
From Idol and So You Think You Can Dance to the Got Talent franchise, light entertainment has returned to screens in a form that is globally popular. This article examines this new genre (which is,Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 49 REFERENCES
Reality squared : televisual discourse on the real
Through the 1980s and 90s, the television industry and its critics have identified and promoted the re-emergence of "reality-based" television, This type of programming has come to play a major roleExpand
Big Brother
The emergence of a relatively new genre, `reality television', has helped to break down the division between text and audience in significant ways, and this presents us with interesting questions forExpand
Desperately seeking the audience
Millions of people all over the world are avid members of the television audience. Yet, despite the central place television occupies in contemporary culture, our understanding of its complex andExpand
“Reality Goes Pop!”
The reality pop programs Popstars(broadcast in 2000 in the United Kingdom) and Pop Idol (broadcast in 2001-2002 in the United Kingdom) have occupied a central place in the phenomenal rise of realityExpand
The audience studies reader
Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION 'It's out there ... somewhere': Locating the audience for The Reader in Audience Studies PART ONE Paradigm shift: from 'effects' to 'uses andExpand
Performing the Real
This article places Big Brother in the context of shifts in factual television's forms and functions. Having identified some of the distinctive features of Big Brother's construction of telereality,Expand
UNDERSTANDING REALITY TELEVISION
Chapter 1 Candid Camera and the Origins of Reaality TV: Contextualising a historical Precedent Chapter 2 From Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne: The genesis and development of the Reality (star-) sitcomExpand
Big Brother
In this article, the author focuses on Big Brother in relation to audience attraction. I outline the context of factual entertainment and its audience, and the specific experience of watching BigExpand
A machine-like new medium - theoretical examination of interactive TV
The tension underlying interactive television (TV) systems stems from the clash between interactivity as a communication model and TV as an organizing platform. Conventional TV is a communicationExpand
Interactivity: a concept explication
TLDR
It is suggested that interactivity is both a media and psychological factor that varies across communication technologies, communication contexts, and people’s perceptions. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...