Analysis of Genres of the BBC One TV Programs

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The relevance of the study is based on the fact that the BBC One channel is interesting as an example of a public service broadcaster which retains its image and competitiveness on the global media market. The goal of the research is to analyze the BBC One programming with regard to its forms of journalists’ and cameramen’s work. The semiotic methodology is chosen for interpreting sign systems, i. e. journalist’s texts or TV frames, as interconnected phenomena of culture. As a result, important sociocultural and philosophical elements integrated into the BBC One programming and determining its genre profile have been revealed. The social mission of the public broadcasting, combination of regional and metropolitan grounds, the prevalence of serious news genres are among them. Moreover, the programs are open for entertaining content including a foreign-made one. There is also a visual and aesthetic adaptation of pre-TV cultural forms of theater and the tabloid press, etc. Therefore, we can speak of a rather flexible programming policy of the BBC One, which can be a good model to develop strategies for public service broadcasters in other countries.

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Alexey V. Gorobiy

Tver State University

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Candidate of History, External Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations

70 Chaykovskogo Ave, Tver, 170002, Russian Federation


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