The project so far July 2011


In June 2011, the project team held a symposium for invited guests at the University of Glasgow to disseminate and discuss the key findings of the research as the project nears completion.

Attendees included members of the academic community (from Newcastle University, University of Leeds, Lund University and the University of Glasgow), representatives of the television industry (independent producers, Channel 4) and enterprise policy makers (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).


Business on Television: Continuity, Change, and Risk in the Development of Television's ‘Business Entertainment Format’ , Television and New Media, vol.12, no.3, pp. 228-247 May 2011 (published online 11 June 2010).

The Celebrity Entrepreneur: Television: Profile, Politics and Power , Celebrity Studies, Vol. 1 No 3. November, 2010.

A book, The Television Entrepreneurs, will be published by Ashgate in 2012.