TV Competition

TV Competition

About TV Competition

Reality competition shows have become a fixture of primetime television over the past decade. The genre covers a wide range of television programming formats, from game show or quiz shows which resemble the frantic, Japanese variety shows produced in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s (such as Gaki no tsukai), to surveillance- or voyeurism-focused productions such as Big Brother. Reality television frequently portrays a modified and highly influenced form of day-to-day life, at times utilizing sensationalism to attract audience viewers and increase advertising revenue. Participants are often placed in exotic locations or abnormal situations, and are often persuaded to act in specific scripted ways by off-screen 'story editors' or 'segment television producers', with the portrayal of events and speech manipulated and contrived to create an illusion of reality through direction and post-production editing techniques.