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TV Formats

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 February 2014

Successful TV formats like Big Brother, Pop Idol, X-Factor and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire are sold and broadcast all round the world, netting their creators billions of pounds. But how can you protect such a valuable asset? And are too many copycat versions saturating the market and crushing original ideas? Evan Davis finds out from those at the top of the lucrative global industry of TV formats.

Guests:
Charlie Parsons, Creator of Survivor and CEO, Castaway Television Productions
Louise Pedersen, Managing Director, all3media international
Ricardo Pereira, TV Globo Director for Europe

Producer: Sally Abrahams.

  • Evan Davis

    Evan Davis
    Presenter of The Bottom Line
  • Charlie Parsons

    Charlie Parsons
    Creator of Survivor and CEO, Castaway Television Productions
  • Louise Pedersen

    Louise Pedersen
    Managing Director, all3media international
  • Ricardo Pereira

    Ricardo Pereira
    TV Globo Director for Europe

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