Welcome to FRAPA: Leading association in TV format recognition and protection
The mission of FRAPA — the Format Recognition and Protection Association – it is, quite simply, to be the home of international format business by providing protection and information for producers, creators and distributors all over the world. Founded in 2000 at the “dawn” of the current reality television explosion, FRAPA came into being when formats grew from a boutique business into a global, multi-billion dollar industry responsible for many of the biggest entertainment brands on earth.
A KEY ROLE IN THE TV FORMAT INDUSTRY
FRAPA continues to evolve alongside the industry it represents, expanding its suite of services to reflect the format industry’s ever-changing needs, it has refined its mediation and registration services, added a unique price calculator to its website, issued the definitive survey on the global trade in television formats and established its Annual Format Awards ceremony as one of the most respected acknowledgements of creative achievement in the format world.
By protecting and representing the interest of its members, FRAPA has helped to create the formats industry as we know it today. It has played a key role in helping the wider entertainment business understand the concept of intellectual property.