Product Placement in Brazilian Prime Time Television: The Case of the Reception of a Telenovela
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Brazilian telenovelas - popular prime-time serial melodramas - have traditionally used product placement to help finance production costs. In the last decade, this strategy has become a central force influencing narrative choices. This paper discusses product placement in Brazilian telenovelas through an in-depth analysis of a recent show, The Cattle King. Ethnographic data on its reception focuses on the role of gender, geographic location, and cultural capital in viewers' interpretations of textual insertions. © 2001 Broadcast Education Association.
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