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What is a format?

January 14, 2020

Much like the concept of money – which only works because everybody chooses to believe it has value – today’s multibillion-dollar format industry is built on the premise that a TV format is a precious, protectable, marketable commodity.

So it is ironic that, as Frapa enters its third decade, debate still rages about what constitutes a TV format.

This year is our 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we’ve launched the Frapa Vision Project, the overarching aim of which is to ensure we continue to offer the best services, resources, and guidance to our growing global community of format producers. In some ways, little has changed over the last 20 years.

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