Points of Contact, Points of Distance: DR/TV2 meet HBO/Netflix

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For some years now, Danish public service broadcasters have taken long strides into the international marketplace at both the level of funding, production and distribution of drama series. The ensuing series are sold across the globe, they are remade in countries as different as America and Turkey, the international co-production set-ups are becoming increasingly complex (cf. Broen - and its various remakes - and The Team). It would appear that there is no end to the international entanglements that a Danish public service broadcaster can engage in. However, there are limits.
This article tests the limits of co-production set-ups by discussing two recent cases that involve American co-production partners, namely HBO and Netflix. The article highlights tension and resistance at media systemic, organisational and narrative/aesthetic levels prohibiting or undermining the ‘transnational dialogues’ between DR and TV2 on one hand, and HBO and Netflix on the other.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of Media Studies
Pages (from-to)29-45
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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