2016 | 9
TV Formats and Format ResearchDuring 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
Transforming 'Female' Programmes: Don’t Tell the Bride from International TV to Italian Digital Channels for Women
Remembering Operación Triunfo: A Latin Music Reality Show in the Era of Talent Shows
Rising Star: A Game-Changing Format in a Dying Genre: The Highs and Lows of a Format's Birth
Will the Sun Rise? Japan’s Limited Role in the Global Format Business
Television Format as Cultural Negotiation: Studying Format Appropriation through a Synthesizing Approach
Measuring Transnationalism: Comparing TV Formats using Digital Tools
Aesthetic Proximity: The Role of Stylistic Programme Elements in Format Localisation
Meet the Predators: The Branding Practices Behind Dragons’ Den, Shark Tank, and Höhle der Löwen
Critically Acclaimed and Cancelled: FX's The Bridge, Channel as Brand and the Adaptation of Scripted TV Formats