#smcakl focus on binge watching

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The Auckland Social Media Club will turn the spotlight on the way we consume video entertainment when it meets at the Vodafone building in Quay St on Wednesday 20 April (6-8pm).

As always, the event is free to attend, with food & drink available thanks to “our amazing sponsors” – Vodafone, Invivo, Long White Vodka, Rekorderlig Cider, Antipodes Water, Bloggers Club.com, Socialites, Backroom Photography, controlroom.com, Pandora, Interlike, and Vidcom.

The panellists are

  • Kym Nimblock: ceo, Lightbox, @mzoze100
  • Kathy Wright: head of curation, emerging platforms, SKY Television, @neonNZ
  • Chrystal Chenery: model & reality TV personality, @chrystalchenery
  • And the emcee is Angela March – @AngelaMarchPR

Here’s the blurb:

Our topic: Binge Watching – the beginning or the end of social entertainment?

The way we consume video entertainment has evolved rapidly. First there was the inherently social phase of Friday nights at the cinema and crowding around ‘the box’ with your flatmates or at your neighbours’ house. 

Soon, as we filled multiple rooms in our homes with TV sets, it became an experience strictly between viewer and show.

Now, in the age of social media, TV viewers can follow their favourite shows, share content and connect with fellow fans at any time before, during and after a programme. 

So what impact does this have on the industry and how does New Zealand keep up when content from around the globe is now readily available when, where and how we want it?

What are content providers (traditional and otherwise) doing in this new age of social TV and what are the results?

And with our fondness for binge watching and instant gratification – is traditional TV dead?

Bingeworthy or cringeworthy? Who decides? Join the 200 attendees who come along each month to #smcakl to drink something cold, meet someone new, and learn something useful!

  • Full details at smcakl.com/2016april
  • If you can’t make it on the night, then you can watch via lifestream at the link, or follow the #smcakl hashtag.

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