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A website focusing on the portrayal of lesbians and bisexual women in the media (primarily US).

A website focusing on the portrayal of gay and bisexual men in the media (primarily US).

BBC iPlayer

Catch up on the last 7 days of BBC TV & Radio.

The BFI Moving Image Research Registry

The BFI Moving Image Research Registry is a unique database of researchers - based primarily at UK universities and colleges - and their research projects on cinema, television and moving image media.

BOB (Box of Broadcasts)

BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.

Channel Four Television and British Film Culture: An Assessment of the Broadcaster's Film Policy and Programming, and its Impact on British Film Culture

An AHRC funded website that, over four years, examines C4's role as a producer, distributor and exhibitor-broadcaster of film. Further details of the project's aims and activities are available on the site.

Cult TV: TV Cultures network’s Directory of Television Studies

Please submit news items, reviews or features for publication on the website to

We also welcome additions to the Directory. If you would like to add details to any section of the directory, e-mail including "directory" in the subject heading.

Film Studies for Free

Excellent online resources for those studying the visual arts. Principally film based but has excellent listings.

Flow TV

A critical forum on television and media culture published fortnightly by the department of Television and Film at the University of Texas at Austin.


Channel 4's on demand service.  A lot of the back catalogue for channel 4 shows are available through Youtube.


Streams latest TV shows directly to your computer.  Currently not available to those outside the US.

InMedia - The French Journal of Media and Media Representations in the English-Speaking World

The aim of InMedia is to study the media and media representations in the English-speaking world. The journal focuses on the press, photography, painting, cinema, television, video games, music, radio and the Internet among other fields of study. It provides a multidisciplinary approach and comparative perspectives. Contributions are welcome from many research areas, including history, economics, political sciences, sociology, aesthetics, anthropology or science and communication studies.

In Media Res

MediaCommons, is a network in which scholars, students, and other interested members of the public can help to shift the focus of scholarship back to the circulation of discourse. The network is community-driven, responding flexibly to the needs and desires of its users. It is also multi-nodal, providing access to a wide range of intellectual writing and media production, including forms such as blogs, wikis, and journals, as well as digitally networked scholarly monographs. Larger-scale publishing projects will be developed with an editorial board that will also function as stewards of the larger network.

Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 1:1, 2013 

Inaugural issue free.

London Film and Media

Free ebooks.


For activists, campaigners and public interest groups as much as for academics. It’s intended to be international. The launch of this website coincides with unprecedented media interest in questions of representation and inequality in cultural production. What has long been apparent to scholars in the field – that the cultural industries are less ethnically diverse, more male and skewed towards those of a higher socio-economic background that most other parts of the economy - seems to have become, at least briefly, ‘news.' We hope to provide a forum where these and related issues can be discussed and where related research and activities can be publicised.

Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens (MeCETES) is a collaborative research project exploring contemporary European film and television drama.

Our blog features articles by the MeCETES team outlining our initial research findings, as well as contributions by other researchers working in the field of European film and television drama. 

Media Across Borders

The Media Across Borders network was set up to interrogate the myriad ways in which media content is translated and adapted across borders.

Media History Digital Library

A non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning.

Useful site which collects listings of a variety of reviews from North American Newspapers with links to each one. Also has a full TV schedule.

An online magazine focused on italian and international cinema and movies, TV series, home videos and television programmes with a huge database on the cinema with movies and TV series reviews (old and upcoming) and characters sheets, as well as continuos updates on everything related to current events and news of film and television world.


Site that streams TV and film direct to your computer.  Currently available in the UK, USA, Canada, Brazi, Mexico, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark (although content varies between regions)

North American Radio Studies Network (NARSN)

A way for people interested in the study and practice of radio to come together to share ideas, solve problems, exchange research, organize conferences, and build up the area of radio and radio/audio studies in North America.

Researching Cultural and Creative Industries in London (RCCIL)

RCCIL is an independent database of research on cultural and creative issues relevant to London. It aims to make research more accessible to policy-makers, academics, students and service-providers working in the field. The database contains summaries of pieces of research together with bibliographical details and relevant links. The research can be browsed by theme, keyword, cultural/creative sector or London borough. It is also free.

An online magazine with content updated each weekday. Liberal politics of the United States is its major focus, but it covers a range of issues. Reviews and articles about music, books and films are also a prominent feature of the site.

Science Fiction Film & Television

Journal of science fiction film and television - published through Liverpool University Press. 


Scope is a fully peer-reviewed online journal edited by staff and students in the Institute of Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. It is published three times a year, in February, June and October. Established in 1999, the journal changed to its current format after five years of continuous publication. All issues dated between May 1999 and November 2004 are now available in our Archive. The first issue of the new series appeared in February 2005.

Screen Research

An online centre for anyone interested in the study of the moving image. It is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students, archivists, curators, educationalists, information specialists, scholars of the new media - anyone with a serious interest in screen history and screen practice today. It has news about upcoming conferences, festivals, and publications; information on resources, technologies and discoveries; discussion forums on individual subjects, from technical issues to theoretical concerns; and members can set up their own special interest groups. A particular feature is a calendar of UK events which we are trying to make as comprehensive as possible. The emphasis is on activity in the UK, but anyone from anywhere is welcome to participate.

Think TV

Think TV is a marketing initiative of Free TV Australia – the industry representative for
all of Australia's free-to-air metropolitan and regional commercial television

TV Squad

Recaps and roundups of all that's new in American TV series.

Media Education Summit Presentations online

Ukraine Media Discourse papers available online


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