2016 | 9 | TV Formats and Format Research

During the last 15 years format research has grown into a notable, distinct field of academic investigation alongside the dramatic expansion of the trade in TV formats.
This special issue of VIEW builds on existing format scholarship to deepen our understanding of the history and the continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective.
Co-edited by John Ellis, Andrea Esser, and Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano