[artinfo] VIEW Journal CfP: TV Formats and Format Research

Erwin Verbruggen everbruggen at beeldengeluid.nl
Tue Sep 1 17:02:02 CEST 2015

The deadline for this CFP has been extended to September 14, 2015.

Please find the updated announcement on the 
EUscreenXL blog: 

Much thanks,

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Erwin Verbruggen 
<<mailto:everbruggen at beeldengeluid.nl>everbruggen at beeldengeluid.nl> 

VIEW Journal of European Television History and 
Culture devotes its 9th issue (Spring 2016) to:
TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, 
methodology, history and new developments.

This special issue of VIEW seeks to build on 
existing format scholarship and deepen our 
understanding of the history and continuing 
growth of the TV format business from a European 

VIEW Journal Issue 09 (Spring 2016)

Offering an international platform for 
outstanding academic research on television, VIEW 
Journal has an interdisciplinary profile. It acts 
both as a platform for critical reflection on the 
cultural, social and political role of television 
in Europe's past and present as well as a 
multi-media platform for the circulation and use 
of digitized audiovisual material.

The journal's main aim is to function as a 
showcase for a creative and innovative use of 
digitised television material in scholarly work. 
It intends to inspire a fruitful discussion 
between audiovisual heritage institutions 
(especially television archives) and a broader 
community of television experts and amateurs.

In offering a unique technical infrastructure for 
a multi-media presentation of critical 
reflections on European television, the journal 
aims to stimulate innovative narrative forms of 
online storytelling, making use of the digitised 
audiovisual collections of television archives 
around Europe.

Call for Papers: TV Formats and format research

This special issue of VIEW seeks to build on the 
existing format scholarship and deepen our 
understanding of the history and the continuing 
growth of the TV Format business from a European 
perspective. During the last 15 years format 
research has grown into a notable, distinct field 
of academic investigation alongside the dramatic 
expansion of the trade in TV formats. Format 
research attempts to:

* Historicise the TV format business;
* Theorise formats and their audiences;
* Uncover business practices and rationales;
* Understand the resulting transformations in the 
patterns and flows of international programme 
* Illuminate localisation practice;
* Reveal and contextualise the particularities of specific local adaptations;
* Understand the implications of format imports for local production.

We seek contributions that can advance our 
theoretical and methodological approaches to 
television formats, address the latest trends in 
TV formatting, and/or fill other gaps in format 
scholarship. We welcome contributions in the form 
of either short articles (2000-4500 words) or 
video and audio essays.

Theory, methodology, history and new developments

Proposals are invited on (but not limited to):

* Production and/or distribution patterns and 
trends of TV formats developed in or imported 
into Europe;
* Historical cases of successful and/or failed 
attempts of selling formats out of or into Europe;
* Significant European TV format players 
(national or multinational production and/or 
distribution companies);
* National or European policies that address TV formats in relation to quotas;
* Transnational cultures relating to TV formats 
(e.g. shared cultures of television production 
and/or distribution, television aesthetics, or 
viewing cultures);
* The impact of formatting television on 
programme flows, local production, genre 
development, scheduling and/or modes of 
television consumption and reception;
* Video and audio essays presenting primary 
sources (e.g. oral interviews, audio-visual 
material) or other ways of exploring TV formats 
in Europe.


Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2015
Deadline for full papers: December 15, 2015

Contributions are encouraged from authors with 
different expertise and interests in media 
studies, television broadcasting, political 
economy of communication, media economics and 
media industries, audience studies, from 
researchers to television professionals, to 
archivists and preservationists. We welcome 
contributions in the form of articles and video 

Paper Proposals (max. 500 words) are due on September 1, 2015.

Submissions should be sent to the managing editor 
of the journal, Dana Mustata 
<<mailto:journal at euscreen.eu>journal at euscreen.eu>.
Articles (2-4,000 words) and video essays will be due on December 15, 2015.

For further information or questions about the 
issue, please contact the co-editors:
John Ellis 
<<mailto:John.Ellis at rhul.ac.uk>John.Ellis at rhul.ac.uk>, 
Andrea Esser 
<<mailto:a.esser at roehampton.ac.uk>a.esser at roehampton.ac.uk> 
and Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano 
<<mailto:jfg at uma.es>jfg at uma.es>.


VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture

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