The history of television programmes sold internationally for local adaptation—today commonly referred to as ‘TV formats’ in both industry and academia—can be traced back to the 1950s.

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Ellis, John; Esser, Andrea; Gutiérrez Lozano, Juan Francisco: Editorial. In: VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, Jg. 5 (2016-08-01), Nr. 9, S. 1-5. DOI:
 author = {Ellis, John and Esser, Andrea and Gutiérrez Lozano, Juan Francisco},
 title = {Editorial},
 year = 2016-08-01,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 5,
 address = {Hilversum},
 journal = {VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture},
 number = 9,
 pages = {1--5},
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