(Re)presenting local content: Programme adaptation in Asia and the Pacific

Keane, Michael A. & Moran, Albert (2005) (Re)presenting local content: Programme adaptation in Asia and the Pacific. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, pp. 88-99.


This article looks at the increasing incidence of television format flows in the Asia Pacific, and draws upon findings from a three-year eleven country study. It argues that format activity is both a consequence of demand for low cost content and a catalyst for change in local content. Fashioning formats has become a means of financial and cultural insurance. Media producers in Asia have joined the international television format trade circuit. This paper looks at a number of international formats that have staked out a presence in the Asia Pacific region.

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ID Code: 2432
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: TV formats, reality TV, Asia
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Michael A. Keane and Albert Moran
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:38

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