At this year’s Copenhagen TV Festival EMC will host a panel on INNOVATION in format development.

Innovative and fresh show ideas are in high demand – but many may argue that the more risky format business hardly makes it onto the screens or even into the pitching rooms. This is the mould the creators of ‘TV by the People’ wanted to break. In April 2013, Armoza Formats and Screentime Shinawil launched ‘TV by the People’ as the first ever attempt to create and develop a TV show through crowd-sourcing. The first stage saw 1420 registrations and 840 ideas pouring in from all over the world. The winning idea and 500 members moved to a closed Facebook group where the biggest brainstorming in TV history got underway.

But can the sacred, usually internal and mostly secretive process of format development really be crowd-sourced? Larry Bass, CEO and Founder of Screentime Shinawil and Daniel Ravner, Head of Digital at Armoza Formats and project leader of TVBTP will give an inside into the project and present valuable lessons learned. The session is hosted by Jacob Houlind, President & CEO, Nordisk Film TV, Denmark.

Session: August 15, 2013 | 1-2pm

The Festival takes place from August 15-16, 2013 at the Copenhagen Tivoli Congress Center.

About the Copenhagen TV Festival (TvFestival)

With a unique dedication to content, Copenhagen TV Festival (TvFestival) is a two days event crammed full of inspiration for professionals working with television. TvFestival covers all genres from TV-News to TV-drama. It has an international programme presenting masterclasses, debates and interviews with some of the most interesting and innovative TV-personalities in the world.  The annual TvFestival is an important factor in keeping producers and networks updated. The festival is a closed event entirely addressed at TV-professionals from independent production companies and the major broadcasters. The aim is to share in-depth knowledge and skills, to be better and to meet the best TV-people in the world.

TvFestival is organised by The Danish Producers’ Association in cooperation with Danish TV broadcasters. TvFestival also arranges the annual award show TvPrisen – a spectacular VIP galla show where the Danish TV-industry celebrates the best TV of the past year.