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Up All Night: The Shifting Roles of Home Media Formats as Transmedia Storytelling

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In this age of convergence, where media platforms and industries are becoming increasingly connected and intertwined, ‘transmedia’ has become a buzzword that scholars and industry alike have come to perceive as the media production strategy of the future. When scholars theorise transmedia storytelling, they typically prioritise film, TV, videogames and websites. DVDs and Blu-Rays—physical formats that occupy a vital role in extending and repurposing media content across new terrains—are often overlooked. This chapter will question what specific roles they play in extending stories across media platforms. This chapter explores the specific case studies of Doctor Who and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Freeman, M., Proctor, W. (2017). Up All Night: The Shifting Roles of Home Media Formats as Transmedia Storytelling. In: Wroot, J., Willis, A. (eds) DVD, Blu-ray and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62758-8_9

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