Manipulation – review –

4 contestants, one saboteur. 2 goals. Let’s play Manipulation.

Manipulation  is a new game show format,it’s based on  the  CBBC show ‘Trapped’ , but it comes on the market with an impact. “One of the contestants will try to sabotage the game and make the team loose, it’s the other team mate’s jobs to guess who the saboteur is.”

The point of the format, is to show how manipulative people can be, and  the show is playing a bit with contests capability, to resist to pressure,and intuition. Manipulation  is a show that will entertain our  audience , in a dark set design, and a colourful game.

The best beats of the show are the audience interaction and the set design. We have a studio audience, and they  can vote , and pick the saboteur for he next round, which will be revealed after the break. our site gives all the details about the show , team, videos,photos, behind the scene.. etc. Manipulation can be also found on Facebook ” ” and twitter ” “. For the set design we wanted to create something real, and a 3D look. We chose to have a metallic, and “after war” feeling,  in order to create a  dark but still worm feeling  for our audience and contents.

Even if  we did  research on the show, and format, we could’ve tried to improve it more, and  leave more time to edit it. Manipulation  is a good idea, but it needs more development to differentiate it from other games shows, as after you watch it,  the audience could get the feeling that they saw it before, and it’s  based too much on  ‘Trapped’

Overall, I think we did a really good job, creating a format, that will work  for ITV, and could be the new game show  format that will be sold word wide, with just  more improvement, and  attention to details.



The Gimme Gimme Game – review –

The “Gimme Gimme” Game ,  is a quiz game show about unknown facts and mysteries on Coventry, with different themes each week. The show will inform the audience, educate, and entertain. Each week we will have a contest of knowledge , and the winner will have the chance to come and visit the studio, get to know the  producer and presenter , and  will have the chance to win  prizes.

Our radio show was a success, a nice upbeat show , witch entertained out listeners. We tried our best to impress and did a lot of postproduction, and research. Our standard quiz still needs improvement, and it needs to be more outside the box, as  the format is already there ( in the radio world), and there are so many shows that are already doing the same show. I think  that we need to make it more energetic, it needs innovating ideas, and to engage our audience more. The format broadcast needs improvement, and I think, that is because, they need to engage more with their audience, that’s why we tried to  have a round of  each week show , to choose a winner that will come to our studio, meet us, and learn more about the radio work, and  what’s happening behind the scenes. The quiz format is, a really good format, and audience will love to have a really good  one, that will entertain, educate, have a connection with their listeners, and a big social media impact.

The best beasts of the show are the  Title, witch gives an impact on the audience and make them  curious about the show, quality of the  sound, our presenter  witch hold the show together, and did a very good  job presenting it. As  our first idea    for a radio format, I think we did a really good job, but as a traditional proverb says ”  You always learn from your mistakes”, and we did.

The future is…

As a recent article in New York Times said about the media, and the future of it “Television, in other words, is starting to look more like the Internet, even as the Internet starts to look more like TV.”

If we can turn back time, we can see  how much media involved, from newspaper, to black and white TV’s, and now internet, witch is the most powerful tool that a man could invented, and TV is using it to  keep up, as they are afraid of  a slow ending of the era.

The future of the media and TV, is  internet, I think that the online will take over, and even though we will still have  the shows on TV, people are already starting to move to the online platforms, watch  full episodes, and they get more informations about the show. This theory, it’s already starting to come across, as there are already sites that offers  you to watch films and TV Shows  online, like Netflix, where you just sign in, and  watch whenever, and whatever you want to. Social media is helping  the writers, and producers, already to get feedback, and  search for new ideas.

The world of  TV, will always be the one that made an impact on the world,as media and TV, is a platform for people to share their ideas, but it’s becoming more about personalities, important people, celebrities. So media  will evolve to the internet platform, where it will be even more close to their audience, and  24/7  on their  equipment.

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man vs The Graham Norton Show

-What makes the format work for each programme?
Graham Norton presents a show on the people, trends and stories that interest him most. From the first line of the description we can understand that the show, is a talk show, and the star is the presenter. The format for the show is  simple, a basic format, witch makes a big impact on the audience, wich is easy to pick up and follow, have a unique hook, a reason to watch, includes the audience, the have a element of competition, and  a big character, presenter. Alan Carr: Chatty Man, is using the same  format, and  is  very similar to Graham Nortan’s show,  they are both using audience to keep their show alive, they both have  major stars every week, and live performances.The difference between them, is the way the presenters are playing their role,
-What is the reason the target audience is watching these shows?
The reason  for the target  audience to watch those formats, is that they want to be entertained, watch their favourite celebrities,  watch them perform live, or listen them promoting   their new album, film,book etc. Some of the audience is watching  those shows because they just like  the presenter, or  they just want to have a lough in the evening.
-How can the audience playalong? During the show and on the internet?
Internet those days is used to promote, from artists, to big tv formats. Both of the shows uses the two big  social media platforms,`(Facebook and Twitter), and they are not promoted that much on the TV, and there is no external links to his  website, witch is very similar to  Alan Carr’s show, as he only have  the 2 small icons links next to the name of the show, and his picture. The audience is involve in those shows by coming to the show, and have their 15  minutes of  fame, on Graham Norton’s show for his last segment,  wheb in the Allan Carr’s show , the audience is not involved that much, but they playalong, as the focus of the show is the presenter, his jokes are the ones that  makes people  intrested in his show.
Channel 4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man; the innuendo-filled talkshow that slipped so snugly into the gap left by Graham Norton that it has never really made a major broadcasting impact of its own. But this frothy, frivolous production feels to me like exactly the right chatshow for now. John Plunkett “The Guardian”
-Suggest at least one way  to improve the shows’ formats.
I think that the formats could be improved by  having their audience permanently  in touch, and they should use  social media  to promote, and letting people to  feel closer to the  show.

TV format website vs “YouTube personality” channel

– What do the websites offer that is different to the usual tv viewing experience?

– What are the key differences between a tv website and a youtube channel?

– What works well for both?

– How could each be improved?

To ask to all of those questions, I’m going to compare America’s got Talent’s website to Tyler Oakley’s YouTube channel. Let’s start by saying how TV uses internet.

Internet in 2013, is like air for most of use, we need it, we use it everyday, it keeps us in tone with what happens in the world. TV is using it  to promote their shows, get the audience involve in their programmes, and keep it touch.Programme material invites – asking audience for their ideas, invites audience for their opinion, and  feedback.

In a TV website, you can find news, online shows, behind the clips shows and photos, they also have RSS ti keep  us  up to date, and external links to other platforms.

America’s Got Talent website, it’s very colourful when you first  access it, they have  a news board, to let the audience know what hapend in the show so far, and news on  what’s to come. On the left we have the links to Facebook,YouTube,Twitter,Google +,Instagram,Pinterest, so we can say  they are permanently staying in touch with their audience. When you scroll down you can see all of their pages with different informations about their show, “Main,About,Contestants,Episode,Guide,Video,Photos,Exclusives,Social,Games,AUDITION”, and then we have  Videos with  clips from the  show, and Features, where you can find news, photos, learn about the show, and videos from their past seasons.

Tyler Oakley  is an American YouTube personality and advocate for gay youth, presenting on topics such as queer politics and pop culture. He  began making videos in 2007, his first video has received over 70,000 views on YouTube. So,  we can say  that  he is very popular around  internet, and  his  YouTube Channel, looks very polish, clean, and straight to the point. First you click , you can find, What to watch next, and his most recent videos, all of his videos are categorised, so his audience will know where to go, if they wanna  see, recent videos, popular videos, collaborations  with other  YouTubers, LGBTQ videos, and so on. On the About page, you can  get a sens of who he is, and the  addresses, for business,  and Post,  off-course we have the subscribe button for weekly videos.

A website experience is different from  TV, for  audience, as they are the target, and the producers, wants  to know how to improve the program, it’s an experience witch in the end  gets the audience, closer to the show and the contestants. The big difference between a  tv website and a YouTube channel is the details, and informations, as  the layouts are different. YouTube is as an experience, more  entertaining, and more personal, as they get to know  the star,  see him/her, and they feel closer to that person, and relate to their ideas, when the tv website in there to inform, and get audience attention to watch the show, but it needs improvement, and more  informations about the channel and what they wanna say to the world. For Tayler Oakley, a good improvement will be to give as much information about him  and his channel as he can. 

Both platform needs their audience, they both try  to entertain, and get their attention, so the visual difference is different because of the layout and information that they give away.

TV Format proposal


It’s a new game show, 4 contestants. 4 rounds. The aim is to work as a team to complete tasks, but there’s a twist… One of the contestants will try to sabotage the game and make the team loose, it’s the other team mate’s jobs to guess who the saboteur is. If the group guess correctly, the saboteur will leave the game, if they guess wrong however, the person they guessed will leave the game…. A new saboteur will be picked by our studio audience each round. Until the final round, where there will be a face off between the last two contestants.

We will have  4 rounds, and each round they will have to complete a task , one of the task could be task involved hitting upside-down cups with a hammer. Some of these cups had paint bombs in them – you have 9 or 12 cups and you can’t get more than 3 paint bombs or the team loses (saboteur knows where the paint bombs are)

What the point? Manipulation
Driver? Saboteur
Audience interaction?
Audience vote who they want to be the Saboteur in the next round, which will be revealed after the break.

Audience in the studio vote

Air time: 6:30-7 or 9:00 for more extreme version
Weekday show
Channel: ITV 2
Target audience: Students/families

One liner:
4 contestants, one saboteur. 2 goals. Let’s play Manipulation.

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The “Gimme Gimme” Game


A quiz game show about unknown facts and mysteries on Coventry, with different themes each week.

Synopsis :  The “Gimme Gimme” Game Show, will run every week, and it’s trying to get the younger audience into the history and unknown facts about the  local city. It’s a local show witch is trying to get   to the national radio, and word wide. The  format of the show  is  explaining itself. It’s been produced by Daniel Constantin Barbu, and  presented by  Daisy Spivey. The show will inform the audience, educate, and entertain. Each week we will have a contest of knowledge , and the winner will have the chance to come and visit the studio, get to know the  producer and presenter , and  will have the chance to win  prizes.  We care  about our audience, and we   are trying to  communicate with them via social media ( facebook , twitter, phone calls) . We also give the audience  a chance to  communicate with us, contact us , and visit us. As the name  says,  The “Gimme Gimme” Game ,  is a show where we have  5 rounds, and every round they will win something  from a bag of tea, to a voucher,  or even bigger prizes, depends on  how much they know about their city ( The more , the better). The show can be even heard online after it’s aird, on our website, and the files, are edited by Kieran Finch

Pace, mood and style: This is a fast live  show ( know or go) . It brings a light-hearted atmosphere, but still very entertaining and inform the younger audience ,16+ about the unknown facts about their city in a 5 round game ( music , film and tv,historical figures, a bonus round, and  general facts). The show will embrace background music , to create a dynamic atmosfere and sound effects for each round.

Summary : This show is worth watching because it will cultivate your general knowledge about the place you live, in a very dynamic and entertaining mood. It also  engage audience to use their brain,  win prizes and   get to know the  people behind it.


What is the future of radio ?

Radio will never be the same. Like books, magazines, music and just about every other mass medium you can think of, the age-old format is being transformed by the Internet, mobile technology and a few very smart organisations.

We don’t know exactly what radio will look like in 20 years (or if we’ll even still call it that), but it’s safe bet that it would it be utterly unrecognisable by the likes of Edwin H. Armstrong, who was awarded the patent for FM radio in 1933. We will still have  audio, but   in a  21st century era. What I mean by that is that  internet and social media is already a big influence  on everyday life, and now  we can barely hear someone listening to a radio station. In our days we can  listen to every  single station in this world  just by a click,  and most of us don’t have a proper radio at home.

Wi-fi , 4G, and internet,  will carry much more interactive and smarter audio content, which will likely push traditional broadcasters toward  past.

We have always been looking for ways to shape communities. It’s not even that long ago that technology made it possible to talk over a long distance. Radio is definitely one of the wonders of the last century. Around 1900, inventors like Guglielmo Marconi worked on conquering the airwaves. He and others that built on the ground work of Heinrich Hertz ultimately were able to transform sounds into electronic pulses that could be decoded thousands of miles further away – the principle of sender and receiver. Really magic, when you think of it!

Bob Pittman thinks that radio is now a much broader service than it used to be. He says that his company aims to build media franchises instead of single brands or shows. In his opinion the consumer rules, and therefore content should be delivered to people in a way that they choose to consume it. In this respect it doesn’t matter whether people turn on their radio, television, computer or mobile device to access content.

I think that  the future of radio is to make radio always available, as many new communication devices are ready to stream cloud-based (not just playback locally stored), and radio might evolve into a multimedia platform in addition to its terrestrial (analog and digital) broadcast model. 

Being able to  visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire studios,  witch is a traditional local station, I’ve seen  that  they have a more basic approach to radio, and they relate to the audience to bring the show popularity. In the same  time they use social media and  internet to create a  modern  touch to their shows and interact with audience. After  the visit  I was more able to understand why we need local radio, and that  the future of radio it’s not about radio  broadcasting in pictures and it’s just about finding a  way to make themselves  heard, popular, and interact with  their audience.

As a final thought,  radio  should rethink their current strategy of regurgitating content online, and traditional radio needs to reflect the tastes of the station’s listeners, and adopt a more modern vibe.

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire is the BBC Local Radio service serving the City of Coventry and the county of Warwickshire. It broadcasts on 94.8, 103.7 and 104 MHz FMDAB Digital Radio and is streamed on the internet via the BBC Website.


What is the point of local radio?

Local Radio, gives  the audience, local news,  weather,  travel and info,  and  it can also plays  music mix, and national news.

However, the problem comes when you have big, corporate groups – GWR for one (though not the only one) – which turn their stations into such bland affairs, it becomes almost impossible to tell the difference between local and national commercial radio.

Who is the target audience?

The Target is  the local  people who enjoy listening  local radio for any  reason, eater just for news, weather and info…

What is the appeal of local radio to its’ listeners?

Even if , those  days , people are more involved  watching tv, and not really listen  to a radio station  for any reason other then  music. There are  out there  locals that  loves their local station, and  have a real connection with it.

What is different about BBC radio to it’s rivals Mercia FM and Touch FM

Mercia FM is viciously rivalled to Touch FM. Touch has a lot of contemporary music, which appeals to the listeners, but for some it just might be a  radio station full of adds, and bad music, when on the other side, BBC, is a more serious station, and for some a more  traditional and reliable  station.