Producing 'glocal' reality programs : a project on the localising strategies of Singapore Idol and the future propects of English reality programs in Singapore.
Kwon, Han Sook.
Date of Issue2006
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This project looks at the genre of english-language reality television in Singapore and makes recommendations for the future directions for english-language local reality programs. In a television format adaptation, the cultural aspects of the society where the programs are broadcasted in play a significant role. A format originally developed for a certain Western culture calls for the cultural gap to be filed between the format and the viewers to suit the local context. This project employs a historical survey of the reality television genre in the United States and Singapore and examines a few case studies of model reality programs and their format adaptations.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media::Broadcasting::TV::TV studies