Extending the Broadcast: Streaming Culture and the Problems of Digital Geographies

  title={Extending the Broadcast: Streaming Culture and the Problems of Digital Geographies},
  author={Benjamin Burroughs and Adam Rugg},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={365 - 380}
This article examines the recent move by many television sports broadcasters of streaming their content online behind geographically restricted “geofences.” Despite the increasing use of this distribution method, we argue that Internet users are increasingly bypassing geofences that center sports consumption within a nationalized television broadcasting framework through the use of VPN (virtual private network) technologies. Importantly, the geographic fluidity of the Internet often allows… Expand
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