The format age: television's entertainment revolution
This title provides an analysis of a modern TV phenomenon. It explores both the economy and the culture of a global entertainment business which delivers local value and explains why and how it came about
Cambridge: Polity, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Jean K. Chalaby
ISBN: 1509502599, 9781509502592
Intended audience: Specialized.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Global media and communication
Television programs Social aspects.; Performing Arts.; Television and globalization.; Television program genres.
Global media and communication.
- ContentsAcknowledgementsTables and FiguresIntroduction Part One: Birth of a New Trade
- TV Formats as an Anglo-American Invention
- The Making of an Entertainment Revolution
- The Advent of The Super-FormatsPart Two: Production and Globalization
- The Formation of the Global Format Trading System
- Nations and Competition: Upgrading Strategies in the TV Format Commodity Chain
- A Globalized Intellectual Property Market: The International Production ModelPart Three: TV Formats: Structuring Narratives
- Journeys and Transformations: Unscripted Formats in the 21st Century
- Talent Competitions: Myths and Heroes for the Modern Age
- Drama without Drama: The Late Rise of Scripted FormatsConclusion: Trade, Culture and TelevisionNotesPersonal Communications and Interviews by the AuthorReferences
"The Format Age is the most exhaustive analysis yet undertaken of a modern TV phenomenon. It explores both the economy and the culture of a global entertainment business which delivers local value. And it explains why and how it came about."
Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England
"With his customary élan, Jean Chalaby has done a great service to our understanding of the international flow of culture. The Format Age is a judicious theoretical and empirical intervention. Bravo!"
Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside