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

D de Feijter, JV Khan, MS 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 publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
PublisherACM
Pages59-67
ISBN (Print)9781450340670
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventTVX '16 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 201624 Jul 2016

Conference

ConferenceTVX '16
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period22/06/1624/07/16

Keywords

  • Binge-watching
  • Context
  • Health-implications
  • Mobile survey
  • Self-regulation
  • TV viewing behavior

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    de Feijter, D., Khan, JV., & Van Gisbergen, MS. (2016). Confessions of a 'guilty' couch potato understanding and using context to optimize binge-watching behavior. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (pp. 59-67). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2932206.2932216