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Platforms and diversity: Netflix under debate

17.05.2019 11:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

November 7-8, 2019

Madrid (Spain)

Deadline: September 9, 2019


The call for submitting papers to the international seminar Platforms and Diversity: Netflix under Debate, that will be held on 7–8 November 2019 at the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Documentation of Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), is now open until September 9.

This event is part of the activities that are being developed by the Audiovisual Diversity research team under the project Audiovisual Diversity and Online Platforms: Netflix as a case study, which is particularly interested in the role that online platforms play for the diversity of the audiovisual industries. More specifically, it studies the actions and impacts of transnational online platforms that commercialize audiovisual contents through Internet, considering their socioeconomic profile and the political and regulatory reactions they provoke. The analysis of such an impact pays special attention to the Spanish market and takes deeply into consideration Netflix as a case study.

The seminar, precisely, will revolve around these and will be organized as follows: a keynote speaker will open the event, followed by three panels dedicated to the challenges and opportunities audiovisual platforms present to diversity, Netflix’s performance in different national markets, and Netflix’s launch, evolution and connection within the Spanish audiovisual sector. Additionally, there will be a session of four contributors chosen, by the Scientific Committee of the event, among those replying to this call for papers.

If interested, please send a title and abstract, of no more than 500 words, and a short bio (150 words), along with a selection of key references.

Welcomed topics are:

  • Netflix and the Spanish audiovisual sector.
  • Netflix’s impact on audiovisual production, distribution and consumption.
  • Public policies, Netflix and cultural diversity.
  • Intellectual property rights and Netflix.
  • The Convention on cultural diversity (UNESCO, 2005) in the digital era and Netflix.
  • Netflix and the reformulated European Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

Based on selected proposals, the panel discussion will be held in the afternoon of November 7. The contributors will have 20 minutes for their presentations. Previously, being October 21 the deadline, successful applicants must send their final unpublished and original contributions. Papers should be between 6,000 – 8,000 words in length.


  • Deadline for abstracts: September 9, 2019.
  • Send proposals to:
  • Notification of acceptance: September 23, 2019.
  • Registration deadline: September 30, 2019.
  • Deadline for full papers (unpublished and original; for internal coordination): October 21, 2019.

(*) The organization is considering taking steps to offer the papers presented the possibility to be published in a peer review scientific journal.

More information on the event and the research project in



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