Danish and Australian Television: The Impact of Format Adaptation

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    Format adaptation plays an increasingly important part in international television. Formats such as Dancing with the Stars and Idol are screened in many territories. The article presents an in-depth case study of how this relatively new and highly internationalised production and business model influences local television markets and leads to changes according to local competitive, financial, cultural and political conditions. It explores the impact of format adaptation on Danish and Australian prime-time schedules between 1995 and 2004/05, and its effect on local content and genres among the main broadcasters. Various media systemic explanations for these trends, differences and similarities are investigated.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMedia International Australia
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • globalisation
    • tv entertainment
    • media system
    • localisation
    • Australia
    • Denmark


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