Book Chapter

TV and Sport: A Symbiotic Relationship



Haynes R (2023) TV and Sport: A Symbiotic Relationship. In: Creeber G (ed.) The Television Genre Book. 4th ed. London: Bloomsbury.

In this new edition of The Television Genre Book, leading international scholars have come together to offer an accessible and comprehensive update to the debates, issues and concerns of the field. As television continues to evolve rapidly, this new edition reflects the ways in which TV has transformed in recent years, particularly with the emergence of online streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max and Amazon Prime. It also includes a new chapter on sports TV, and expanded coverage of horror, political thrillers, Nordic noir, historical documentary and docu-drama. With analyses of popular shows like Stranger Things, Killing Eve, The Crown, Chernobyl, Black Mirror, Fleabag, Breaking Bad and RuPaul's Drag Race, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of television genre for scholars and students alike. This chapter introduces the genre of television sport and includes a case study of snooker on television.

Sport; Television

Publication date31/12/2023
Publication date online30/11/2023
Publisher URL…k-9781839022081/
Place of publicationLondon
eISBN 9781839022098

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Professor Richard Haynes

Professor Richard Haynes

Professor, Communications, Media and Culture