Journal articles

  • J. Nieto-Ferrando, B. Gómez-Morales, & D. Castro (2023). Audiovisual Fiction, Tourism, and Audience Studies: A literature review. Review of Communication Research11, 88-126.
  • D. Castro, S. Kim, & G. Assaker (2023). An empirical examination of the antecedents of residents’ support for future film tourism development. Tourism Management Perspectives45, 101067.
  • S. Martínez-Puche & D. Castro (2022). El espacio urbano y su influencia narrativa en el cine de ficción: una propuesta metodológica aplicada. BAGE. Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, 95. doi:
  • D. Castro (2022). Beyond the Giralda: Residents’ interpretations of the Seville portrayed in fictional movies and TV series. European Journal of Cultural Studies. doi: 10.1177/13675494221112967
  • D. Wirz, M. Möri, A. Ort, J. Cordeiro, D. Castro & A. Fahr (2022). The More You Watch, The More You Get? Re-Examining the Effects of Binge-Watching on Entertainment Experiences. Journal of Media Psychology. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000355 
  • A. Hendrikx & D. Castro (2021). Netflix’s community relationship management. An analysis of its Facebook-USA page. Journal of Media Business Studies, doi: 10.1080/16522354.2021.1932396
  • D. Castro, J.M. Rigby, D. Cabral & V. Nisi (2021). The binge-watcher’s journey: Investigating motivations, contexts, and affective states surrounding Netflix viewing. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 27(1). doi: 10.1177/1354856519890856 First published online in 2019.
  • J. A. Cordeiro, D. Castro, V. Nisi & N. J. Nunes (2021). BWDAT: A research tool for analyzing the consumption of VOD content at home. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100336
  • M. L. Wayne & D. Castro (2021). SVOD Global Expansion in Cross-National Comparative Perspective: Netflix in Israel and Spain. Television and New Media. doi: 10.1177/1527476420926496
  • D. Castro & C. Cascajosa (2020). From Netflix to Movistar+: How Subscription Video-on-Demand Services Have Transformed Spanish TV Production. JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, In focus: Global Netflix, 59(3), 154-160. doi: 10.1353/cj.2020.0019 Available at:
  • D.Castro, L.G. Duarte & J. Straubhaar (2019). The loyalty to pay TV in periods of economic difficulty in Mexico and Brazil., 45, 41-56. doi:
  • J. Straubhaar, D. Castro, L.G. Duarte & J. Spence (2019). Class, pay TV access and Netflix in Latin America: Transformation within a digital divide.  Critical Studies in Television, 14(2). doi: 
  • C. Lacalle & D. Castro (2018). Self-identity disclosure in TV Fandom. Analysing the comments posted by Spanish female fans and community managers. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 73, 1-18. doi: 
  • D. Castro (2018). Social Audiences and the Narrative World: Analysis of the Fans and Community Managers’ Comments about Television Fiction and Webseries. Palabra Clave, 21(1), 86-110. doi:
  • D. Castro & J. Straubhaar (2018). Social issues & television scripted fiction. An exploration of fans’ feedback in Spain. International Journal of Communication (online), 3368-3389.
  • C. Lacalle & D. Castro (2017). Representations of female sexuality in Spanish television. Convergencia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 75, 45-64. doi:
  • C. Lacalle & D. Castro (2016). The promotion of Spanish scripted television on the Internet: analyzing broadcast-related websites’ content and social audience. El Profesional de la Información, 25(2), 246-253. Doi:

Book chapters

  • D. Castro & C. Cascajosa (2023). Originals with a Spanish flavour: Netflix’s Cable Girls and the reinvention of broadcast TV drama for Video on Demand Services. In: A. Lotz & R. Lobato, Streaming Video: Storytelling Across Borders. New York University Press.
  • D. Castro & C. Cascajosa (2022). Seville as a Filming Location in the Peak of Spanish TV Fiction. In: J.F. Gutiérrez Lozano, S. Eichner, B. Hagedoorn and A. Cuartero (eds.) New Challenges in European Television. National Experiences in a Transnational Context (pp. 149-170). Comares Comunicación.
  • M. Aliev & D. Castro (2021). Platforms and race. Exploring the interpretation of Dear White People In: B. García Orosa (ed.) Digital Political Communication Strategies (pp. 169-189). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • L. Mikos & D. Castro (2021). Binge watching and the organization of everyday life. In: M. Jenner (ed.) Binge-Watching and Contemporary Television Studies (pp. 112-131 ). Edinburgh University Press.
  • D. Castro (2020). Élite: la ficción teen española que juega en la NBA. In M.A. Huerta Floriano (ed.), Revolución Seriada: el Gran Cambio de la Ficción Televisiva en España (pp. 145-172). Valencia: Tirant Editorial.
  • C. Lacalle, D. Castro & M. Sánchez (2016). Spain: Innovation and tradition. In (Re)Invention of TV Fiction Genres and Formats. Obitel Yearbook 2016. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
  • C. Lacalle, D. Castro & M. Sánchez (2015). Spain: The internationalization of fiction. In Gender Relations in Television Fiction. Obitel Yearbook 2015. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
  • C. Lacalle, D. Castro & M. Sánchez (2014). Spain: The boom of fiction set in the past. In Transmedia Production Strategies in Television Fiction. Obitel Yearbook 2014. Porto Alegre: Sulina-Globo Comunicação
  • C. Lacalle, D. Castro & M. Sánchez (2013). Primi passi incerti: la Spagna. In Tutta un’altra fiction. La serialità pay in Italia e nel mondo. Roma: Carocci Editore

Conference Proceedings

  • D. Cabral, D. Castro, J. M. Rigby, H. Vasanth, M. S. Cameirão, S. Bermúdez i Badia & V. Nisi (2020). To Binge or not to Binge: Viewers’ Moods and Behaviors During the Consumption of Subscribed Video Streaming. In: Nunes N.J., Ma L., Wang M., Correia N., Pan Z. (eds.) Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12523. Springer, Cham.
  • C. Silva, A. Bettencourt, M. Dionísio, D. Castro, D. Dionísio, D. Teixeira & V. Nisi (2017). Há-Vita: a participatory platform about Madeira’s nature and culture. In Proceedings of 5th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability. IEEE Xplore and IFIP Digital Libraries
  • N. Correia, D. Castro & A. Tanaka (2017). The role of live visuals in audience understanding of electronic music performances. In Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • V. Nisi, M. Dionísio, C. Silva, D. Castro, et al. (2016) “’Echoes of Nature’: a transmedia project to foster dialogue about the natural capital of Madeira island”. Workshop on Exploring New Approaches to Narrative Modeling and Authoring, In Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, November, Los Angeles. Springer International Publishing, pp. 3–11.

Book review

  • D. Castro (2019). Rhiannon Bury, Television 2.0. Viewer and Fan Engagement with Digital TV. Television 2.0. Viewer and Fan Engagement with Digital TV]. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 25(2), 281-282. doi: 10.1177/1354856519833538


  • Más allá de la Giralda“. A visual manifesto made in collaboration with Augusto Metztli, and related to the article “Beyond the Giralda: Residents’ interpretations of the Seville portrayed in fictional movies and TV series”.