From traditional regionalism to national distinction: German television co-productions through time: German television co-productions through time

Elke Weissmann*

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Abstract

This article offers a historical perspective on co-productions of high-end television drama in Germany. It argues that such co-productions have seen three distinct phases that although overlapping, are described by industry insiders and critics as distinct periods where one form of co-production is dominant at a particular time but then becomes residual as other forms take over. These three forms are, first, public broadcaster-led co-productions, second, ‘Europudding’ co-productions, and finally, distinctive co-productions in TVIV. This article shows that these phases are connected to stylistic as well as industrial changes, which do not always overlap with the description of industry insiders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
JournalCritical Studies in Television
Early online date9 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Co-productions
  • German television
  • high-end television drama
  • transnational television

Research Groups

  • Television Studies Research Group

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