Lothar Mikos is Professor of Television Studies in the Department of Media Studies at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany. He currently serves as chair of the Television Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Associaten (ECREA). He is member of the steerring committee of the Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He is chairman of the media expert committee of the German Culture Council and president of the advisory board of the German Children’s Media Foundation.

He was the managing director of the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law, Media Economy and Media Research (2010-2014). His main areas of work are Economy of the International TV Format Trade, Television Series Worldwide, Digital Distribution., Convergence Culture, Popular Television Genres and Formats, and Audience Studies.

He has published widely on television, film, and popular culture. He has published several books in German, i.e. Film- und Fernsehanalyse (Film and Television Analysis) 2015: Konstanz (UVK, 3rd edition), Nordic Noir. Skandinavische Fernsehserien und ihr internationaler Erfolg (The international success of Scandinavian TV Drama Series) 2014, Konstanz: UVK (with Lea Gamula), Transnationale Serienkultur (Transnational Series Culture) 2013, Wiesbaden: VS Springer (ed. With Susanne Eichner & Rainer Winter); His latest publications in English: From the Office to Stromberg. Adaptation Strategies on German Television, in: Continuum – Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29, 5, 2015; Analysis of Film In: Uwe Flick (ed.): The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. 2014, Los Angeles et.al.: Sage; Global Ugly Betty. International Format Trade and the Production of National Adaptations. In: Angharad N. Valdivia (ed.): The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. Volume II: Media Production. Edited by Vickie Mayer. 2013, Malden, MA: Blackwell (with Marta Perrotta);