Strong signal: Enterprise numbers have risen as a result of thriving independent production

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 domestic TV broadcasters, 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. The international market for TV programming has been exerting an increasingly strong influence on the industry in recent years. Over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld expects that industry revenue will expand at a compound annual rate of 1.7% to reach £8.8 billion. However, revenue is projected to dip by 0.1% in 2018-19 due to weak demand from film, video and TV programme more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The independent production sector has benefited from favourable legislation
  • Advancements allowing viewers to fast forward and pause live TV could lower advertising revenue
  • Demand for content from streaming service providers is expected to grow as subscription numbers expand further
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is moderately capital intensive, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:6.66. This means that for every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £6.66 is spent on labour. Labour costs are relatively high in the industry, and are expected to account for 30% of industry revenue in 2018-19. All stages of the production process require significant amounts of labour, from the initial market research and concept development to the filming and editing of the programme. Additionally, most of the labour required by the industry is somewhat skilled, meaning the average wage is high.Depreciation costs in the industry are moderate and are expected to account for 4.5% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Exp...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 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..

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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 affairs
  • Factual
  • Entertainment and comedy
  • Drama and soaps
  • Sports
  • Industry Activities
  • TV programmes
  • TV studios
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Foreign demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive market
  • International interest
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities
  • Reproduction of Recorded Media

  • Products & Services
  • Drama and soaps
  • Entertainment and comedy
  • Factual
  • Other
  • Sports
  • News and current affairs
  • 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
    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 competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Programme Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ITV plc, Sky plc, British Broadcasting Corporation,
  • Table: ITV plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sky plc - financial performance
  • Table: British Broadcasting Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Television Programme Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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