‘What makes for prize-winning television?’
June 28, 2013 Leave a comment
The CCP’s Spring seminar series continues on Friday 28th June as we welcome Chris Hanretty (CCP and PSI) who will be asking ‘What makes for prize-winning television?‘ The seminar presents findings from Chris’ collaborative research with Sara Connolly, Shaun Hargreaves-Heap and John Street. An abstract for his seminar can be found below.
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 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.