Vol 5, No 9 (2016)

TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, methodology, history and new developments

Co-edited by John Ellis, Andrea Esser, and Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano

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.

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF HTML
John Ellis, Andrea Esser, Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano 1-5


Transforming 'Female' Programmes: Don’t Tell the Bride from International TV to Italian Digital Channels for Women PDF HTML
Cecilia Penati 6-16
Remembering Operación Triunfo: a Latin Music Reality Show in the Era of Talent Shows PDF HTML
Paola Savini 17-33
Rising Star: a Game-Changing Format in a Dying Genre. The Highs and Lows of a Format's Birth PDF HTML
Merav Schiffmann 34-47
Will the Sun Rise? Japan’s Limited Role in the Global Format Business PDF HTML
Takeshi Murakoshi 48-59


Television Format As a Site of Cultural Negotiation: Studying the Structures, Agencies and Practices of Format Adaptation PDF HTML
Heidi Keinonen 60-71
Measuring Transnationalism: Comparing TV Formats using Digital Tools PDF HTML
Edward Larkey, Landry Digeon, Ibrahim Er 72-92
Aesthetic Proximity: the Role of Stylistic Programme Elements in Format Localisation PDF HTML
Jolien van Keulen 93-104
Meet the Predators: the Branding Practices behind Dragons’ Den, Shark Tank, and Höhle der Löwen PDF HTML
Sabine Baumann, Ulrike Rohn 105-115
Critically Acclaimed and Cancelled: FX's The Bridge, Channel as Brand and the Adaptation of Scripted TV Formats PDF HTML
Michael L. Wayne 116-125

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ISSN: 2213-0969