More British formats for Oz as BBC inks FremantleMedia deal

Goldsmith, Ben (2013) More British formats for Oz as BBC inks FremantleMedia deal. The Conversation.

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Abstract

A new chapter in the long history of British programming on Australian television is about to be written, or rather, rewritten. Last week, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and FremantleMedia Australia announced a partnership that promises to deliver Australian versions of some of the many entertainment formats in the BBC's extensive program catalogue. The deal has potentially significant ramifications for the partners and their parent organisations, for Australian audiences, and the production industry here.

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ID Code: 64128
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: television, formats, BBC, entertainment, Australian content
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 23:09
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2013 22:35

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