Television across Asia: Television Industries, Program Formats and Globalisation / Edition 1

Television across Asia: Television Industries, Program Formats and Globalisation / Edition 1

by Michael Keane
     
 

This book explores the trade in television program formats, which is a crucially important ingredient in the globalisation of culture, in Asia. It examines how much traffic there is in program formats, the principal direction of flow of such traffic, and the economic and cultural significance of this trade for the territories involved, and for the region as a whole

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This book explores the trade in television program formats, which is a crucially important ingredient in the globalisation of culture, in Asia. It examines how much traffic there is in program formats, the principal direction of flow of such traffic, and the economic and cultural significance of this trade for the territories involved, and for the region as a whole. It shows how new technology, deregulation, privatisation and economic recession have greatly intensified competition between broadcasters in Asia, as in other parts of the world, and discusses how this in turn has multiplied the incidence of television format remakes, with some countries developing dedicated format companies, and others becoming net importers and adapters of formats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415309059
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Series:
Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series, #2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Television formats in the world / the world of television formats1
2Asia: new growth areas9
3Feeling glocal: Japan in the global television format business21
4A local mode of programme adaptation: South Korea in the global television format business36
5Cloning, adaptation, import and originality: Taiwan in the global television format business54
6Coping, cloning and copying: Hong Kong in the global television format business74
7A revolution in television and a great leap forward for innovation? China in the global television format business88
8Let the contests begin! 'Singapore slings' into action: Singapore in the global television format business105
9Copied from without and cloned from within: India in the global television format business122
10Closing the creativity gap - renting intellectual capital in the name of local content: Indonesia in the global television format business138
11Reformatting the format: Philippines in the global television format business157
12Distantly European? Australia in the global television format business169
13An export/import industry: New Zealand in the global television format business185
14Joining the circle197
Bibliography205
Index219
International television formats and programme titles index221

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