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The aim of the bachelor thesis “Creating TV formats in Estonia on the basis on public affairs programmes on ETV and gameshows on Kanal 2“ was to find out how TV shows are created in Estonia. As the field of TV production is case-based the thesis focused on four shows that had high profile premieres last autumn in Estonia. The shows in question were “Revidendid” and “Vabariigi kodanikud”, two public affairs programmes on public broadcaster ETV, and “Braavo!” and “Eesti vs. Jõekalda”, two gameshows on commercial channel Kanal 2. To examine these shows the method of qualitative semi structured expert interview was used. The most interesting case of this thesis is that of “Revidendid” which showed that too many opinions, too many people, lack of real staff and major structural change of the channel can do no good for a project of such massive scale. Therefore, in a way the faults that were made in the development point quite clearly out why the programme was cancelled only three months after its first broadcast. The study found out that usually TV shows in Estonia are developed as follows: first somebody must have an idea that can be developed. Then the idea is brought to either the broadcaster who greenlights it or to the producer who has the assignment of producing it. Either way the next step is to turn the idea into something that is fit for screen. If the format is thoroughly thought out then decisions about technical aspects must be made. If all that has been done then there might be a pilot or test shooting that shows some of the mistakes that were not seen previously. This is followed by actual shooting and broadcasting of the programme. Still, it is nearly impossible to draw conclusions on the basis of only four shows but it is interesting to point out that the real purposes of creating these shows were of pragmatic kind: channels needed to strengthen the time slot or simply to show something in an available slot or the host needed some work. While examining this thesis a series of additional themes and topics surfaced. This proves that this branch of study should be further investigated as there is a lot to examine.


H Social Sciences (General), bakalaureusetööd, ajakirjandus, televisioon, telesaated, meelelahutussaated, uudised