A Study on the chronicle of TV format industry : Focusing on the sociohistorical background of content industry in the UK

방송포맷산업에 대한 연대기적 고찰 : 영국 방송포맷산업의 사회역사적 배경을 중심으로

  • Joo, Jaewon (Dept. of Communication & Media, Dong-Eui University)
  • 주재원 (동의대학교 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2014.03.17
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


In this age of multimedia, the content of media works as an important factor rather than the format of media. Popular television programs are being supplied cross-border and they go through the process of adaption to the local viewers which is called "formatting". This kind of "formatting" industry had begun in the States, then the Europeans have taken the inactive from 1990s. Since then, it has been settled firmly by the "super-formats". It now has the assumed value of 31 hundred million Euro per year. Especially after 2000s, England has been the center of world broadcasting format industry, and its case has lots of suggestions to Koreans trying to foster the cultural content industry. So this study aims to find the suggestions to Korean content industry by considering the history of broadcast format industry chronically and examining the industrial background of English as a powerful nation of content.


Television Format;Content industry;UK format history;Creative UK


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