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By Barbara J. Selznick

The face of tv broadcasting is altering in ways in which are either profound and refined. "Global tv" uncovers the actual strategies wherein the overseas circulate of tradition occurs, whereas addressing higher cultural matters resembling id formation. targeting how the method of the world over made programming corresponding to "Highlander: The sequence" and "The Odyssey" - amusingly dubbed "Europudding" and "commercial white bread" - are altering tv right into a transnational commodity, Barbara Selznick considers how this mode of creation - as a method through which transnational tv is created - has either fiscal rewards and cultural merits in addition to drawbacks."Global tv" explores the methods those overseas co-productions create a world tradition in addition to support shape a countrywide id. From British "brand" programming (e.g, Cracker) that airs on A&E within the U.S. to kid's tv programmes similar to Plaza Sesamo, and documentaries, Selznick shows that whereas the fashion, narrative, subject matters, and ideologies might be fascinating, company capitalism finally impacts and affects those programmes in major methods.

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Another marker of ‘‘quality’’ television is the style of the program. ’’ Frequently, international co-productions associate themselves with Hollywood quality by mimicking Hollywood product. One of the most simple and interesting ways internationally coproduced programs align themselves with Hollywood is by literally adopting Hollywood’s language: English. S. media market. These factors will be fleshed out in the following consideration of what it means both industrially and culturally for international co-productions to use English.

The first chapter looks at the genre of historical fiction to consider how international co-productions present the past to international audiences. The chapter considers the representation of concepts such as space and place; nationalism, localism, and globalism; and the role that family plays in these historical dramas. Ultimately, the chapter explores the ways that the past is re-imagined to appeal to audiences around the world while supporting the structures of global capitalism. While the examples in the first chapter illustrate the ways that nationalism can be elided within international co-productions, Chapter 2 focuses on how nationalism can also be constructed to meet par- Introduction / 29 ticular industrial goals.

And, finally, the programs must develop their own ‘‘messages’’ that are certainly informed by Hollywood and western ideologies but that also integrate the globalizing push that drives their production. 40 \ Chapter 1 Ideologies for Global Audiences As illustrated, the production decisions made in order to enhance the international appeal of a television program undoubtedly impact the program’s narrative. Beyond that, however, these efforts also affect the ‘‘messages’’ that are embedded within the show.

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