Copycat Television: Globalisation, Program Formats and Cultural Identity

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Indiana University Press, 1998 - Art - 204 pages
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"Addressing both the scope and the significance of television program format transferthe practice of using the basic idea of a program to produce a new version of that programthis book details this rapidly growing area of the international television distribution system. Also addressed is the remaking of a program by the television industry of another nation, highlighting issues of meaning and cultural identity of national audiences."
 

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Contents

Part One The International Format Trade
11
Players and Trade
25
English Language Grundy
41
Grundy World Wide
55
Part Two Program Adaptations and Cultural Identity
73
Prisoner Cell Block H Dangerous Women
91
Sons and Daughters
109
The Restless Years
123
PartThree National Audiences Programs and Cultural Identity
143
Abbreviations
197
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About the author (1998)

Albert Moran is professor of media studies in the School of Humanities at Griffith University in Brisbane. He is the author of several books, including" TV Formats Worldwide" and "New Flows in Global TV."

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