Netflix original series, global audiences and discourses of streaming success

Michael L. Wayne*, Ana C. Uribe Sandoval

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Abstract

This article examines the discourses of streaming success within the television industry by focusing on Netflix and two of the service’s original series: Fauda and La Casa de Papel. Using publicly available secondary data through 2019, this analysis argues the transnational platform’s efforts to redefine successful television while maintaining a high level of data secrecy necessitate the discursive construction of a global and undifferentiated audience. Yet, rather than representing a break with the past, the discourses of streaming success reveal Netflix to be a television institution attempting to address traditional industry challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalCritical Studies in Television
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Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2021

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