The changing production culture of television satire

$18.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

This article argues for a genre approach in the analysis of changing production cultures. It supports the fruitfulness of this approach using results from a study of satirical sketch comedy production in Danish public service television. The article outlines the paradigmatic changes to the production practices of satire in the period from 1999 to 2009, during which the competition in the Danish television system intensified. On the basis of these results, the article discusses an emerging production culture of ‘auteur-like’ entertainment suited to new media platforms used by the public service media, and driven by media-referential comedy. This production culture developed alongside a production culture of entertainment focused on versioning international television formats. This development indicates that multiple and relatively autonomous production cultures coexist within a larger television entertainment production system with very different consequences for the entertainment output at large.

Keywords: entertainment production; genre; new media; production culture; public service television; satire

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/nl.10.1.41_1

Affiliations: Aarhus University

Publication date: May 15, 2012

More about this publication?
  • Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook was first published in 2002 and places particular emphasis on film, television and new media. The yearbook, although carrying a theme each issue, welcomes a broad range of articles along with shorter review pieces.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
UA-1313315-26
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more