Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Transnational European Television Drama

Production, Genres and Audiences

Authors: Bondebjerg, I., Redvall, E.N., Helles, R., Lai, S.S., Søndergaard, H., Astrupgaard, C.

  • The first in depth and comparative analysis of the bigger picture of European television drama in a transnational context across several European countries
  • Offers insights into the creative television industries in Europe, the forms of co-production and different national traditions
  • Combines quantitative methods and data on the production, distribution and reception of European television drama with qualitative methods and analysis of television drama genres
  • Provides new perspectives on mediated cultural encounters and the role of television drama for national and European culture
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About this book

This book deals with the role of television drama in Europe as enabler of transnational, cultural encounters for audiences and the creative community. It demonstrates that the diversity of national cultures is a challenge for European TV drama but also a potential richness and source of creative variation. Based on data on the production, distribution and reception of recent TV drama from several European countries, the book presents a new picture of the transnational European television culture. The authors analyse main tendencies in television policy and challenges for national broadcasters coming from new global streaming services. Comparing cases of historical, contemporary and crime drama from several countries, this study shows the importance of creative co-production and transnational mediated cultural encounters between national cultures of Europe.

About the authors

The co-authors of the book make up the Copenhagen MeCETES team, and are all from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. From the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication: Professor Emeritus Ib Bondebjerg, Associate Professors Rasmus Helles, Eva Novrup Redvall, Henrik Søndergaard and PhD Fellow Signe Sophus Lai. Cecilie Astrupgaard is from the Department of Sociology. 

Reviews

“This is a timely and wide-reaching study on changing and developing relations in the production and consumption of drama from different European countries. The book offers new data for an international comparison of TV drama consumption, as well as detailed analyses of media policy and production cultures. A particular strength is the cumulation of much of this data into three concluding chapter which offer a comparative view onto the production and reception of contemporary, crime and historical drama respectively.” (Elke Weissmann, Reader in Television and Film, Edge Hill University, UK)

“This outstanding book offers an excellent contribution to the field of transnational TV drama series from an European perspective. It sheds light on the theoretical and practical dimensions of European co-productions. The authors give a distinguished insight into the social and cultural practices of the production and consumption of European TV Drama series.” (Lothar Mikos, Professor of Television Studies, Filmuniversität Babelsberg, Germany)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Transnational European TV Studies

    Bondebjerg, Ib (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • A Theory of Mediated Cultural Encounters

    Bondebjerg, Ib (et al.)

    Pages 23-48

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  • The Perfect Storm: European Television Policy and the Emergence of Streaming Services

    Bondebjerg, Ib (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

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  • Networks and Patterns of European TV Drama Co-production

    Bondebjerg, Ib (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

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  • Creative Work in a Transnational Context: Cultural Encounters Behind the Scenes

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    Pages 99-128

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62805-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational European Television Drama
Book Subtitle
Production, Genres and Audiences
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62806-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62806-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62805-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
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