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Television Programme Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Television Programme Production Market Research Report | SIC J59.113 | Feb 2017

Productive growth: The switch to digital has led to a proliferation of independent operators

IBISWorld’s Television Programme Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
British Broadcasting Corporation British Broadcasting Corporation market share
ITV plc ITV plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Recent industry growth has been supported by a thriving independent production sector
  • Streaming services have provided new markets, but may pose a threat to future growth
  • The UK's exit from the European Union could result in a considerable loss of funding
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Television Programme Production industry includes all companies that produce theatrical and non-theatrical TV programmes. The performance of the industry as a whole is dependent on demand from the domestic TV broadcasting industry, advertising agencies and distributors, and is also affected by the amount of time consumers have to devote to watching TV, as well as government regulations. In addition, the international market for TV programming has been exerting an increasingly strong influence over the performance of the industry in recent years. Over the five years through 2016-17, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will expand at a compound annual rate of 1.1% to reach £7.6 billion. This includes growth of approximately 2.6% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration. The four largest firms are expected to account for 25.1% of revenue in 2016-17. The industry contains a large number of independent production companies as well as the major in-house production companies of the television broadcasters. Over the past five years, some of the biggest production companies have lost market share due to increased competition with smaller operators. The BBC’s market share has consistently decreased over the period. This is partially a result of the corporation being predominantly funded by the TV licence fee, which has remained static at £145.50 per year, while inflation over the period has led to rising costs. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Television Programme Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Television Programme Production Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from advertising agencies and Demand from television programming and broadcasting in the Television Programme Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Television Programme Production Industry?

    Firms operating within the Television Programme Production industry in the United Kingdom produce theatrical and non-theatrical TV programmes, such as TV series and documentaries. Broadcast of these programmes is not included in the industry, nor are post-production activities, which include editing, titling and the addition of computer-generated graphics.

    Industry Products
    News and current affairsFactualEntertainment and comedyDrama and soapsSports
    Industry Activities
    TV programmestelevision studios

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Demand from film, video and tv programme distribution
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Current Performance
  • Industry developments
  • New markets
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive market
  • International influences
  • Productive growth
  • Table: Television Programme Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Television Programme Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Libraries & Archives
  • Reproduction of Recorded Media
  • Support Activities to Performing Arts
  • Products & Services
  • Sports
  • Drama and soaps
  • Factual
  • Entertainment and comedy
  • News and current affairs
  • Other
  • Chart: Television Programme Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • BBC channels
  • Commercial public sector broadcasters
  • International broadcasters
  • Distributors
  • Pay TV channels
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Television Programme Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Subcontracting
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Television Programme Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Programme Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    British Broadcasting Corporation
    ITV plc
  • Table: British Broadcasting Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: ITV plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Television Programme Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Television Programme Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Product Placement
  • In product placement, a commercial product is subtly placed within a scene with its brand clearly visible in order to promote it. A fee is paid to the producer or broadcaster of the programme.
  • Public Service Broadcaster
  • A broadcaster that operates a public service channel. Often abbreviated to PSB.
  • Reality Tv
  • A genre of programme that documents unscripted, real-life situations that are often designed to be entertaining rather than factual.

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    This report on Television Programme Production:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Television Programme Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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