Beginning around 2003, the growth of interest in the genre of reality shows has dominated the field of television studies. However, concentrating on this genre has tended to sideline the even more significant emergence of the program format as a central mode of business and culture in the new television landscape. TV Formats Worldwide redresses this balance and heralds the emergence of an important, exciting, and challenging area of television studies. Topics explored include reality TV, makeover programs, sitcoms, talent shows, and fiction serials, as well as broadcaster management policies, production decision chains, and audience participation processes. This seminal work will be of considerable interest to media scholars worldwide.While the documentary form had been used to look at the world of work and business, the arrival of the synergized docu-soap format in the mid-1990s allowed this area to be revisited by factual television, with the emphasis on character andanbsp;...
|Title||:||TV Formats Worldwide|
|Publisher||:||Intellect Books - 2009|