The Flemish TV Market

Crime Drama as a Driver for Market Sustainability?
  • Tim Raats
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


This chapter questions to what extent crime as a genre has been contributing to the sustainability of small television markets. Drawing on quantitative data, the chapter presents an in-depth analysis of crime drama and its importance for sustainability of the TV drama market in Flanders (Belgium). The analysis specifically looks at the volume of crime dramas in Flanders, the diversity of the output, their style and storytelling, and the overall investment in, and budgetary composition of, crime series. The data are collated from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, broadcasters, independent producers and distributors and is complemented by insights from expert interviews with key representatives in the Flemish television market.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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