Television Across Asia

TV Industries, Programme Formats and Globalisation

Edited by Michael Keane, Albert Moran

© 2003 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Editors

Albert Moran is Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. He has written extensively on the Australian screen and on international aspects of film and television. Recent books include Film Policy: International, National and Regional Perspectives and Copycat TV: Globalisation, Program Formats and Cultural Identity. His current research includes a reinterpretation of Australian TV's development, a handbook on business/legal aspects of formats and a study of global flows of fiction formats.

Michael Keane is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Creative Industries Research and Application Centre at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Current research interests include television format trade in Asia and creative industries internationalisation in East Asia. He is co-editor of Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis (with Stephanie H. Donald and Yin Hong).

About the Series

Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East, on all aspects of media, culture and social change in Asia.

Editorial Board:

  • Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
  • Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Peter Horsfield, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Chris Hudson, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • K.P. Jayasankar, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay
  • Michael Keane, Queensland University of Technology
  • Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Vera Mackie, University of Melbourne
  • Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales
  • Jane Mills, University of New South Wales
  • Anjali Monteiro, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay
  • Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Gary Rawnsley, Aberystwyth University
  • Ming-yeh Rawnsley, University of Leeds
  • Jo Tacchi, RMIT University, Mlebourne
  • Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney
  • Jing Wang, MIT
  • Ying Zhu, City University of New York

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General