Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry operators create complete TV programmes using purchased or self-produced content. In the past decade, the industry has undergone significant changes; it is increasingly dominated by subscription packages rather than free-to-air broadcasts and has come to include video-on-demand services provided on screens other than TVs. The switch to digital TV has had the biggest effect as it has allowed the number of new channels to increase rapidly and changed the sources of revenue. As the industry has evolved, revenue has grown at an estimated compound annual rate of 0.4% over the past five years. In 2012-13, revenue is forecast to be worth £12.8 billion, 1.3% more than in 2011-12... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The products and services provided by the UK Television Programming and Broadcasting industry are normally divided by Ofcom into publicly funded channels, the main commercial channels, commercial multichannels and platform operators.
Platform operators generate the largest portion of industry revenue, at an estimated 43% in 2012-13. Firms in this segment include BSkyB and Virgin Media, which provide programming packages funded mostly by subscriptions. Between them, these two operators serve about 14 million subscribers in the United Kingdom. Over the past five years, this segment has expanded its share of the industry as consumers have invested in pay TV during the recession in place of more expensive leisure activities... purchase to read more