Welcome to FRAPA: Leading association in TV format recognition and protection


The mission of FRAPA – the Format Recognition and Protection Association – 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.


This year FRAPA celebrates its 15th anniversary!

Over the past 15 years, FRAPA has worked tirelessly to promote the protection and the recognition of format rights. In short, FRAPA’s services and events include: mediation, specific online tools such as a bible and contract generator, format price calculator, Format awards, access to Reports on the international tv-industry and FRAPA’s online FRS (format registration system).

Looking back and looking forward: the international formatindustry

Professionals in the formatindustry share their ideas on the past and future of the international format industry. What changed over the past 15 year and what holds the future?




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In November 2014 FRAPA’S CODE OF CONDUCT was introduced, established by the members of the board. All members in good standing will abide by the principals, values and rules of behavior as set forth below. More on the Code of Conduct can be read here.

Download the up-to-date FRAPA Code of Conduct 4 March 2015.


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