13 Reasons Why is the story of high-school student Hannah, who took her own life and left 13 tapes explaining why.
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While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from them.
A tumor under the microscope.
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Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
Get immersed enough in a good show, and you’ll enter a ‘flow state.’
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Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
The game is changing.
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Is it time the Premier League developed an on-demand, Netflix-style football watching service?
The state of play.
It's not all child's play.
The areas in red indicate where Netflix has cultivated subscribers.
Netflix has seamlessly adapted to new technologies and disrupted existing business models. But unlike traditional media enterprises, Netflix has never tried to attract a mass audience.
A scene from the TV mini-series, ‘Mars’.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
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The traditional TV schedule is still more important than we might think.
Netflix’s most ambitious and expensive original drama is historical fiction at its most lavish.
Couch potato or engaged citizen?
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Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
‘Here’s why you’re f****d.’
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The digital conqueror took to the stage in Edinburgh with some harsh words for the TV industry.
The poster for Stranger Things, which stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine and some brilliantly charismatic newcomers.
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The Netflix series Stranger Things is a throwback to the glory days of cinematic horror. And as VHS disappears from our shelves, this show's 80s-infused nostalgia is doubly poignant.
A rare sight these days, with the decline of the VHS.
The era of the VCR is coming to a close, but it's impact on the way we consume and produce content has been profound.
Is it really worth all the effort to avoid spoilers?
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Contrary to popular belief, several recent studies suggest that plot spoilers don't always make us like a film or books less – and may even make us like it more.
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The popular TV series encourages us to question how we understand identity and community in light of religion.
The court ruling will keep all internet traffic treated equally.
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If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.
Pay TV is growing globally, and programming data is now up for grabs.
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A move by the US to open up more competition in pay-TV has sparked a debate about TV viewing data.
Television is changing rapidly in the Netflix era, but are Australia’s industry protections keeping up?
The European Union is considering imposing a local content quota on video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. With local storytelling under threat from global tech giants, could such an approach work here?
Mobile is a big feature of YouTube Red.
There's a new video-on-demand service in Australia, and it might shake up the sector given its unconventional approach and appeal to young people who shun traditional television viewing.
If you want to safeguard the licence fee and shore up public-service content, time to introduce democracy to the BBC.