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foreign format

A file format that is different than the native format used by an application. Contrast with native format. See import, export and file format.
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Starting July 1, the telecast of unapproved TV shows based on foreign formats will be banned in the world's second-largest economy.
Most of the formats have come into China in the past decade, leading the media regulator to institute a 'one format policy' in 2014, which amounts to a restriction on the number of foreign formats that can be imported by a broadcaster each season (Keane, 2015).
The Arab world has been depending on foreign formats for a long while now.
In regard to Turkey, Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo, managing director of Paris-based KABO International, said: "The country has established itself as an important player in the TV market both in adapting foreign formats and in development as well.
Investing millions in re-versioning foreign formats, broadcasters only see upside from domestic.
2) Since Polish adaptations of foreign formats are not created from scripts written in the Polish language, such adaptations are not recognised as domestic programmes from a legal point of view.
By this she means not only the predictable adaptations of foreign formats and program elements but also unusual and ephemeral phenomena like the 1973 short-lived adaptation of Soul Train or the 1975 election in London of a Puerto Rican mulatto Miss World.

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