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Television Programming & Broadcasting in the UK: Market Research Report

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Television Programming & Broadcasting Market Research Report | SIC J60.200 | Jun 2017

A new channel: Although online platforms have boosted competition, revenue continues to rise

IBISWorld’s Television Programming & Broadcasting market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
British Broadcasting Corporation British Broadcasting Corporation market share
British Sky Broadcasting Limited British Sky Broadcasting Limited market share
Channel Four Television Corporation Channel Four Television Corporation market share
ITV plc ITV plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • A rise in the licence fee and the closing of the iPlayer loophole will support continued growth
  • Although a useful extension for operators, online streaming platforms have boosted competition
  • Time-shift viewing is expected to become more prevalent, which could limit advertising revenue
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators create complete TV programming schedules using content they have purchased or produced themselves. Over the past decade, the industry has undergone significant changes. For instance, 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 a big influence on the industry, allowing the number of new channels to increase rapidly and changing the sources of broadcasters' revenue. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.5% over the five years through 2017-18. In the current year, revenue is projected to expand by 2.3% to £14.1 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The past decade has brought about considerable changes in the Television Programming and Broadcasting industry, including deregulation, media ownership changes and constant technological advancement. These changes have fundamentally transformed the average consumer’s TV viewing experience. Time shifting and non-linear viewing are becoming increasingly established features and demand for catch-up programmes continues to rise. In addition, internet enablement and on-demand content are now part of various industry participants’ product offerings. Digital TV platform operators increasingly rely on high-definition TV services to give themselves a competitive edge. The proliferation of TV channels over recent years has intensified competitive pressure in the industry.

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Additional Insights for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from advertising agencies and Average weekly hours of work in the Television Programming & Broadcasting industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry?

    The Television Programming and Broadcasting industry includes operators that create TV programming schedules and video-on-demand channels using purchased or self-produced content. The industry excludes the production of TV programmes and the assembly and distribution of packages of channels without programming.

    Industry Products
    Publicly funded channelsCommercial public-service channelsCommercial multichannels
    Industry Activities
    Programming TV schedulesAnalogue free-to-air TV broadcasting Digital free-to-air TV broadcasting Digital pay-per-view TV broadcastingProviding video-on-demand servicesProviding data streaming and online TV

    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
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Number of households
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Demand from computer game publishing
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • Digital switchover
  • A new platform
  • Punished for piracy
  • Regulatory change
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Going online
  • Smart shift
  • Profitability and employment
  • Table: Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production
  • Television Programme Production
  • Products & Services
  • Commercial multichannels
  • Commercial public-service channels
  • Publicly funded channels
  • Other
  • Chart: Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Viewers aged 65 and over
  • Viewers aged between 55 and 64
  • Viewers aged between 45 and 54
  • Viewers aged between 35 and 44
  • Viewers aged between 25 and 34
  • Viewers aged between 16 and 24
  • Viewers aged under 16
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    British Broadcasting Corporation
    ITV plc
    Sky plc
    Channel Four Television Corporation
  • Table: British Broadcasting Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: ITV plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sky plc - financial performance
  • Table: Channel Four Television Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Television Programming & Broadcasting 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 Programming & Broadcasting Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Carriage Fee
  • What broadcasters pay to platform operators or what platform operators pay broadcasters, depending on the contract signed, in exchange for providing or carrying channels.
  • Internet Protocol Tv (Iptv)
  • A system where a package of programmes is delivered over a packet-switched network such as the internet, rather than through a terrestrial or satellite signal.
  • Smart Tv
  • A TV set that integrates internet access and TV programming. It provides features like web browsing, video on demand and video streaming. An alternative term is connected TV.

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    This report on Television Programming & Broadcasting:
    • 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 Programming & Broadcasting 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
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