Lothar Mikos is Professor of Television Studies in the Department of Media Studies at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany. He founded the Television Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Associaten (ECREA) and served as chair until 2016. He is president of the advisory board of the German Children’s Media Foundation.
He was the managing director of the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law, Media Economy and Media Research (2010-2014). His main areas of work are Economy of the International TV Format Trade, Television Series Worldwide, Digital Distribution., Convergence Culture, Popular Television Genres and Formats, and Audience Studies.
He has published widely on television, film, and popular culture. He has published several books in German, i.e. Film- und Fernsehanalyse (Film and Television Analysis) 2015: Konstanz (UVK, 3rd edition), Nordic Noir. Skandinavische Fernsehserien und ihr internationaler Erfolg (The international success of Scandinavian TV Drama Series) 2014, Konstanz: UVK (with Lea Gamula), Transnationale Serienkultur (Transnational Series Culture) 2013, Wiesbaden: VS Springer (ed. With Susanne Eichner & Rainer Winter); His latest publications in English: Television Drama Series and Transmedia Storytelling in an Era of Convergence. In: Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook, 14, 1, 2016; Digital Media Platforms and the Use of TV Content: Binge Watching and Video-on-Demand in Germany. In: Media and Communication, 4, 3, 2016; Germany as TV Show Import Market. In: Larson Powell/Robert Shandley (eds.): German Television. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives. Oxford/New York 2016: Berghahn Books; From the Office to Stromberg. Adaptation Strategies on German Television, in: Continuum – Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29, 5, 2015; Analysis of Film In: Uwe Flick (ed.): The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. 2014, Los Angeles et.al.: Sage; Global Ugly Betty. International Format Trade and the Production of National Adaptations. In: Angharad N. Valdivia (ed.): The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. Volume II: Media Production. Edited by Vickie Mayer. 2013, Malden, MA: Blackwell (with Marta Perrotta);