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UK TV Production: Market Insight 2014

  • February 2014
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  • Apex Insight
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  • 39 pages

This market includes the production of programmes for UK television networks television as well as associated, or spin-off, revenues from sources such as overseas programme sales, format licensing and exploitation of digital rights. It excludes other types of production such as films and corporate productions as well as commissions from overseas broadcasters. The report reviews the trends which are impacting the television production industry, at the global level in what is increasingly an international industry, as well as specifically in the UK. It also quantifies the UK market size, historical growth rates, segmentation patterns and sets out the trends which have driven these figures. This includes an in-depth analysis of television industry revenue and the factors behind it as well as spending patterns. Our forecast for industry growth by segment is based on this analysis of historical trends and our understanding of how growth drivers impact the key customers and segments.

Why is it useful?

The UK television production industry has continued to grow in recent years despite the economic downturn. It is now a significant export-earning industry for the UK. The pace of change both in technology and business models looks likely to increase in the future Despite recent market consolidation, the industry is relatively fragmented with potential for further mergers to occur.

Who is it useful for?

TV Production companies Broadcasters and television networks Investors in these businesses Market regulators and policymakers Banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the sector

What are the sources and methodology?

This report is based on
o Publicly available data including company annual reports, websites, press releases and government statistics
o Interviews with senior-level contacts in the market
o In-depth analysis of the macroeconomic environment and relevant market drivers
o Our own experience of advising both companies and investors involved in the television production industry Information from these sources has been synthesised and presented clearly and concisely with extensive use of charts and tables to illuminate points and support conclusions

Table Of Contents

UK TV Production: Market Insight 2014
UK Television Production Market Insight Report 1
About this report 2
What does the report contain? 2
Why is it useful? 2
Who is it useful for? 2
What are the sources and methodology? 2
Executive Summary 3
Market growth and drivers 3
Key industry issues 3
Competitive landscape 3
Outlook 3
About Apex Insight 4
Company background 4
Consulting services 4
Related research 4
Research subscriptions 4
Contents 5
List of charts and tables 8
The UK television production market 9
Market definition 9
History 9
Programme genres 9
Customers 11
BBC 11
ITV 12
Channel 4 and Five 12
BSkyB 12
Other commercial multi-channel 12
Value drivers 13
Market power of customers and suppliers 13
Traditional and new sources of revenue 14
New programme funding models 15
Trends towards consolidation and internationalisation 15
Impact of market trends on production formats 16
Market size and growth 17
TV Production market size and growth 17
Trends in in-house vs outsourced production spending Error! Bookmark not defined.
Independent production company revenue segmentation 18
Trends in in-house vs outsourced production spending 18
Volume and price trends 19
International comparisons 19
Market drivers 21
Discussion of market drivers 21
TV viewing 21
Channel share of viewing 22
Television Industry revenue 23
Competition to TV advertising from other media 24
Cyclicality of advertising revenue 24
Trend growth of subscription TV 24
BBC licence fee 25
Seasonality 26
Competitive landscape 27
Overview 27
BBC Production 27
ITV Studios 28
BSkyB 28
All3Media 28
Introduction and Ownership 28
History 28
Recent news 28
Financial performance 28
Genre Focus 29
Endemol 29
History 29
Countries 30
Financial performance 30
Key Shows 30
FremantleMedia 30
Introduction and Ownership 30
International operations 30
Fremantle in the UK 31
History 31
Financial performance 31
Genre Focus 32
Key Shows 32
Shine 32
Introduction and Ownership 32
History 32
Latest News 32
Financial performance 32
Genre Focus 33
Key Shows 33
Zodiak Media 33
Introduction and Ownership 33
Acquisitions 33
Strategy 33
Countries 33
Financial performance 33
Key Shows 34
Shed Media 34
Introduction and Ownership 34
History 34
Latest News 34
Financial performance 34
Genre Focus 34
Key Shows 34
Forecast 35
Forecast TV Production market size and growth 35
Key forecast assumptions 36
BBC 36
ITV / C4 / 5 36
Multi-channel 37
Other 37
Appendix: Abbreviations used in this report 38

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