EUscreen publishes the open access journal VIEW, which explores Europe’s television history and culture. We’re proud to announce the publication of our summer issue, which is now available in its entirety at www.viewjournal.eu. This ninth issue, on theory, methodology, history and new developments in TV formats and format research, was co-edited by John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, Andrea Esser, Principal Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Roehampton (UK) and Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Málaga (Spain).
In this issue, titled TV Formats and Format Research, scholars, archivists, and other media practitioners consider, highlight and elaborate on the theory, methodology, history and new developments in TV formats and format research.
All articles can be read on screen, where source materials can be found embedded in the article text, or saved as a PDF for reading offline.
TV Formats and Format Research
- Editorial – John Ellis, Andrea Esser, Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano
- Transforming ‘Female’ Programmes: Don’t Tell the Bride from International TV to Italian Digital Channels for Women – Cecilia Penati
- Remembering Operación Triunfo: a Latin Music Reality Show in the Era of Talent Shows – Paola Savini
- Rising Star: a Game-Changing Format in a Dying Genre. The Highs and Lows of a Format’s Birth – Merav Schiffmann
- Will the Sun Rise? Japan’s Limited Role in the Global Format Business – Takeshi Murakoshi
- Television Format As a Site of Cultural Negotiation: Studying the Structures, Agencies and Practices of Format Adaptation – Heidi Keinonen
- Measuring Transnationalism: Comparing TV Formats using Digital Tools – Edward Larkey, Landry Digeon, Ibrahim Er
- Aesthetic Proximity: the Role of Stylistic Programme Elements in Format Localisation – Jolien van Keulen
- Meet the Predators: the Branding Practices behind Dragons’ Den, Shark Tank, and Höhle der Löwen – Sabine Baumann, Ulrike Rohn
- Critically Acclaimed and Cancelled: FX’s The Bridge, Channel as Brand and the Adaptation of Scripted TV Formats – Michael L. Wayne