Friday, 30 October 2020


Definition and measurement of binge–watching (9.00 – 12.30, Microsoft-Teams)

  • Andreas Fahr & Björn Rasch: Welcome Address
  • Alexander Ort (University of Fribourg): What defines binge-watching? A typology of TV-series users
  • Mareike Jenner (Anglia-Ruskin-University): Controlling television: Binge-watching, technology and the schedule
  • Maèva Flayelle (University of Luxemburg): From gratification to compensation: What drives binge-watching behaviors?

Coffee Break (30 minutes)

  • José Cordeiro (Técnico Lisboa): BWDAT – A research tool for analysing the at home consumption of VOD content
  • Deborah Castro Marino (Erasmus-University Rotterdam): The binge-watcher’s journey. What subjective and objective data can (and cannot) tell us.

Lunch (12.30 – 14.00)

Effects of binge – watching (14.00 – 17.30, Microsoft-Teams)

  • Dominique Wirz (University of Fribourg): Do cliffhangers trigger binge-watching? Effects of cliffhangers on entertainment experience and the desire to continue watching
  • Christiana Schallhorn (University Mainz): Effects of binge-watching on transportation and attitudes
  • Michelle Moeri & Andreas Fahr (University of Fribourg): Observing Netflix use at home: The effects of binge-watching on emotional experiences, parasocial processing, and entertainment


Coffee Break (15 minutes)


  • Selina Combertaldi (University of Fribourg): Influences of social media use on sleep architecture and sleep quality
  • Björn Rasch (University of Fribourg): Binge-watching in the sleep laboratory: Effects on objective and subjective sleep parameters



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