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Television Genres

This research guide points to resources on different genres shown on Television.

A definition for Internet Television

Internet television (or online television) is the digital distribution of television content, such as TV shows, via the public Internet (which also carries other types of data), as opposed to dedicated terrestrial television via an over the air aerial system, cable television, and/or satellite television systems. It is also sometimes called web television, though this phrase is also used to describe the genre of TV shows broadcast only online.

[Source: 'Internet Television," Wikipedia, 09/21/2016]

In the Library's collections

This page highlights library resources for programs that originate on the internet rather than on television.

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about internet television can be found in many publications. Our collection includes an annual business analysis of Netflix. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the Summon box below.


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Selected internet shows

Thanks to the Guardian for its article "The 25 web TV shows you need to see."

The More Technical Aspects of Television