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    Reality TV revision challenge: answers Reality TV revision challenge: answers Document Transcript

    • REALITY TV REVISION CHALLENGE Here you will find the answers to the challenge, please make sure you have the questions in front of you when reading the answers Question 1 Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors. (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_television) Reality TV is a catch-all category that includes a wide range of television programmes about real people. Sometimes called popular factual television, reality TV is located in border territories, between information and entertainment, documentary and drama (Annette Hill: Reality TV, 2005) Programming that is unscripted and follows actual ‘real life’ events as they unfold, usually involving members of the public or groups of celebrities. http:// www.skillset.org The television genre where situations are created by the show’s producers, but the show itself is unscripted. Cameras capture the participants’ natural reactions and responses to the situations created, which are then edited as a programme or series. (Product Placement Glossary, iTVX.com) Question 2 A response to changes in technology and economic crisis in the world of broadcasting (writers strikes development of digital TV) Question 3 Infotainment, Docusoap, Lifestyle, Social Experiament, Reality Talent Show, Reality Game Show Question 4 Social Experiment,  Real people, not actors - opportunities to observe how other people live and behave, and follow their stories; identifiable characters with whom audiences can identify  ‘Real’ situations - even when they are set up by the programme- makers  Largely unscripted - allowing for the unpredictable  A story, a journey or a contest - narratives – the organisation of events through editing to tell stories – the journey, the quest, the resolution of a problem  Voiceover  Potential for conflict - opportunities to take sides in on-screen confrontation, personality clashes, divisions within a group  Lots of editing Questions in green are to be answered independently and will be easier to answer if you have the answers to the questions that come before them
    •  Entertainment - e.g. admiring development of skills, or lack of them; enjoyment in other people’s discomfort or success; diversion and escape fro personal reality, etc. Question 5 What conventions does your show ‘Second Chances’ feature? Question 6 BBC shows require an instructional public service element – due to licence fee on the other hand commercial broadcasters need to make shows that produce revenue Question 7 http://10d1media.blogspot.com/2010/06/benefits-for-broadcasters-reality- tv.html Question 8 How will your show ‘Second Chances’ benefit your broadcaster? Question 9  It’s experimental nature  Hybrid genre (soap opera)  Emphasis on emotions, drama and relationships  Interaction  Inclusion in part of a big event e.g. large audience watching a final and the build up to it  Following the publicity in the press – being part of something Question 10 What pleasures will the audience get from your show ‘Second Chances’? Question 11 The Jade and Shilpa event and the controversy surrounding it (this answer should be expanded) Question 12 Ofcom, is the independent telecommunications regulator and competition authority for the communication industries in the United Kingdom. Channel 4 breached their broadcasting codes with regard to the Jade and Shilpa incident Rule 2.3 – Broadcasters must when applying generally accepted standards ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by the context; and Rule 1.3 – Children must also be protected by appropriate scheduling from unsuitable material. Questions in green are to be answered independently and will be easier to answer if you have the answers to the questions that come before them
    • Question 13  Use of editing mixing different sound bites  Use of editing – the reaction shot  Use of a voiceover Question 14 a simplified view of a person or groups of people, in which one or two characteristics are used to represent the whole person, and the whole group s/he belongs to. A classic example: ‘the dumb blonde’ stereotype, based on repeated and usually inaccurate ideas and media imagery which categorises all young blonde women as being silly, vain and uninformed. Question 15  Editing – use of reaction shots  Soundtrack – and it’s connotations  The answers to questions they chose to broadcast  http://www.slideshare.net/belair1981/reality-tv-challenge- answer-for-q15 Question 16 How are you going to avoid negative stereotypes in your show ‘Second Chances’? Question 17  Website (latest news, views, images and videos, along with exclusive backstage access and interviews with judges, presenters and contestants, plenty of unseen behind the scenes footage, a focus with the online community)  iPhone App (configured especially for an iPhone, iPodTouch and even the iPad) http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/1003093/Britains-Talent-app- nears-half-million-downloads ITV has monetised the app has been monetised through integrated sponsorship packages, with Domino’s Pizza taking lead sponsorship, enabling viewers to order pizza via their handset.  Facebook fan page  Twitter  Red Button (where competitions, profiles, news and a quiz can easily be found) Question 18 A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. If used in a business application it means that teamwork will produce an overall better result than if each person was working toward the same goal individually. Question 19  Dominoes Pizza  Kingsmill has signed a partnership with ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent to launch an on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to win a prizes, including tickets to the live show and live tour Questions in green are to be answered independently and will be easier to answer if you have the answers to the questions that come before them
    • http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/kingsmill-partners-with-britains-got- talent/3012417.article  Meccabingo.com in Britain's Got Talent tie-up http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/988914/Meccabingocom- Britains-Talent-tie-up Question 20  Press (press releases, for upcoming contestants on shows)  Viral Marketing http://marketingblog.net/2009/05/15/britains-got- talent-brilliant-viral-marketing  TV spots  Buses (print adverts)  Merchandise http://www.themerchandisingshop.co.uk/shop/BritainsGotTalent Question 21 How are you going to attract an audience to your show ‘Second Chances’? Questions in green are to be answered independently and will be easier to answer if you have the answers to the questions that come before them