What makes for prize-winning television?

Connolly, Sara, Hanretty, Chris, Hargreaves-Heap, Shaun and Street, John (2015) What makes for prize-winning television? European Journal of Communication, 30 (3). pp. 267-284. ISSN 0267-3231

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    We investigate the determinants of success in four international television awards festivals between 1994 and 2012. We find that countries with larger markets and greater expenditure on public broadcasting tend to win more awards, but that the degree of concentration in the market for television and rates of penetration of pay-per-view television are unrelated to success. These findings are consistent with general industrial organisation literature on quality and market size, and with media policy literature on public service broadcasting acting as a force for quality. However, we also find that ‘home countries’ enjoy a strong advantage in these festivals, which is not consistent with festival success acting as a pure proxy for television quality.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: economics of media,europe related issues,festivals,public service broadcasting,quality,television
    Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
    Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 13:54
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 14:50
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50330
    DOI: 10.1177/0267323115577304

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