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The use of international television formats by public-service broadcasters in Australia, Denmark and Germany

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The use of international television formats by public-service broadcasters in Australia, Denmark and Germany. / Esser, Andrea; Jensen, Pia Majbritt.

In: The International Communication Gazette (Online), Vol. 77, No. 4, 06.2015, p. 359-383.

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Esser, Andrea ; Jensen, Pia Majbritt. / The use of international television formats by public-service broadcasters in Australia, Denmark and Germany. In: The International Communication Gazette (Online). 2015 ; Vol. 77, No. 4. pp. 359-383.

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abstract = "Today, the use of internationally licensed television formats, developed in one marketand sold for local adaptation, is a widespread practice amongst commercial broadcastersaround the world. But how has this trend impacted on public service broadcasting?Public service stipulations include the provision of content that informs andeducates, helps imagine the nation, enriches the lives and culture of its citizens andprovides an inclusive public sphere to support democracy. Can internationally franchisedprogrammes fulfil these remits? And to what extent are they employed bypublic service broadcasters? Responding to criticisms of the international, commodifiedcharacter of formats in general and their staple, reality TV and lifestyle entertainmentmore specifically, this article provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the use ofinternational formats by Australian, Danish and German public service broadcasters.The article hopes to contribute to media policy debate and concludes by arguing that,even in the relatively few instances where formats have been employed, the benefitsoutweigh the concerns raised.",
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