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Formats Forum is a unique event offering EBU Members and organizations from other public broadcasting unions worldwide the opportunity to engage in dialogue about TV formats, organize co-productions and the sharing of studio facilities, and pool their creative potential.

The 2024 Formats Forum will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 18 and 19 September at the kind invitation of NRK. 

This event aims to recognize and showcase the most innovative and engaging TV or digital formats developed and produced by EBU Members and Associates in the last twelve months and to foster collaboration between public-service broadcasters in the development and production of unscripted content.

We're excited to announce that Linda Green, Director at Leading Creative Talent and former Head of Creative Leadership, will kick off the event with a keynote on 'The 3 C’s for a winning format': competition, change, and choice. Her expert insights on what makes a great format will set the tone for an event filled with learning, inspiration, and networking.

This year’s edition will be divided into 3 sessions each focusing on a common theme: politics and society, challenges and competition, love and dating. Each session will feature a showcase of formats from EBU Members, followed by a strategic round-table discussion on challenges and learnings, aiming to find practical solutions to these common challenges.

Additionally, we will also have sessions on paper formats and development formats, dedicated to promising formats that have the potential to become successful formats in the future. Co-development or co-production opportunities may be offered to other EBU members.

EBU Members will also be given the opportunity to submit marks of interest in further collaboration on all formats presented, and as usual, we will recognize the top formats presented during the event and voted for by the participants. 

The event will take place in person and open to EBU Members only. There is no fee to join the event. Attendance is limited to 60 EBU Members, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have a look at the event's agenda and register now.


Sentralen, Room 'Kronensalen' (4th floor)

Øvre Slottsgate 3
0157 Oslo

Hotel recommendations

NRK has kindly negociated a discount rate with 'Thon Hotels'. There are several hotels you can book under this link and the discount is already included in the price with the link. 'The Thon Hotel Opera' is the closest one to the event location.


Linda Green


Director, Leading Creative Talent

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Previous editions

You can find details and materials from previous editions below.