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OAFP 5390 - From Broadcast Networks to Platforms: the Challenges for TV Production

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The main goal of this class is to introduce the TV industry to students and provide them with the opportunity to discover a new creative business activity .Television is a cultural and social powerforce but also a business which is becoming more and more global. This course will explain the profound changes of the market from TV networks to global streaming platforms, and the implications of this mutation in the industry's business model, content production strategy and economics. Through case studies and role plays, students will interact with occasional industry experts and understand the development of an international hit format such as an entertainment show, a documentary, a sports event, or a political debate.


VEILLE, Julie (Auteur réalisatrice chez Terminal 9 studios)

Pedagogical format

The course will start with the students' presentations (30 min), followed by a 20 min evaluation, then switching to the course‘s content itself, including Q&A and occasionally featuring guest speakers from the industry for the last 30 min. Some sessions may also include a role play

Course validation

Students will work in groups of 4 on developing a new TV concept, pitching and selling the concept to the class (50%) – One role play and one writing assignement in class (40%) - Participation to the class (10%)


No workload. students must be prepared for their presentation, and for their role play (one per semester), this group presentation requests one additional meeting with a leader of the TV industry ( producer or broadcaster , or a platform manager). This meeting should be scheduled one week before the class presentation

Required reading

Additional required reading