Confessions of a 'guilty' couch potato understanding and using context to optimize binge-watching behavior

D. de Feijter, J.V. Khan, M. van Gisbergen

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    Abstract

    Viewers more frequently watch television content whenever they want, using devices they prefer, which stimulated "Binge-watching" (consecutive viewing of television programs). Although binge-watching and health concerns have been studied before, the context in which binge-watching takes place and possibilities to use context to optimize binge-watching behavior have not. An in-situ, smartphone monitoring survey among Dutch binge-watchers was used to reveal context factors related to binge-watching and wellbeing. Results indicate that binge-watching is a solitary activity that occurs in an online socially active context. The amount of time spent binge-watching (number of episodes) correlates with the amount of free time and plays an important role in the effect of binge-watching on emotional wellbeing. Considering the difficulty viewers have to create an optimal viewing experience, these context factors are used as a framework to be able to design and promote a recommendation tool for TV streaming services to create a more optimal binge-watching experience.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTVX '16 Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, 22-24 June 2016, Chicago, Illinois
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages59-67
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4067-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2016
    Event3rd ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2016) - IIT Institute of Design, Chicago, United States
    Duration: 22 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 3
    https://www.id.iit.edu/tvx2016/

    Conference

    Conference3rd ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2016)
    Abbreviated titleTVX 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period22/06/1624/06/16
    Internet address

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