Remote control: Leaving the European Union may prompt broadcasters to relocate operations

Operators in the Television Programming and Broadcasting industry create TV programming schedules using purchased or produced content. The industry has undergone significant changes over the past five years, following the switch to digital TV. The industry has a high number of channels and dominated by subscription packages. The increasing uptake of internet-enabled devices has resulted in the provision of video-on-demand services on screens other than TVs. The industry has been exposed to competition from streaming platforms such as Netflix, but has benefited from the lower cost of operating channels online. The spread of channels across multiple platforms has helped to offset a decline in TV’s share of advertising expenditure...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£15.3bn
Annual Growth 15-20
5.5%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
52,151
Businesses
1,108

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Broadcasters are expected to continue adapting to alternative viewing methods
  • A hike in the TV Licence fee has expanded the BBC’s programming budget
  • Time-shift viewing is expected to continue to grow in popularity
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has high barriers to entry. All prospective TV broadcasters must hold a broadcasting licence, as issued by Ofcom, in order to transmit programming content across the United Kingdom. The initial cost of commercial broadcasting is relatively affordable, starting at £2,500 to bid for a local TV licence and approximately £1,000 per annum to maintain. Consequently, the United Kingdom has far more channels than many other European countries, though it has less than transatlantic nations like the United States. In order to retain broadcaster status, however, industry operators must comply with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code which covers standards in programmes, sponsorship, product placement in television programmes, competition, and privacy...purchase to read more.

    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..

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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
  • Platform operators
  • Commercial multichannels
  • Publicly funded channels
  • Commercial public-service channels
  • Industry Activities
  • Programming TV schedules
  • Digital free-to-air TV broadcasting
  • Digital pay-per-view TV broadcasting
  • Providing video-on-demand services
  • Providing data streaming and online TV
  • 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
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Number of households
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Demand from computer game publishing
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • Digital switchover
  • Alternative platforms
  • Regulatory changes
  • Nationwide broadcast
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Alternative viewing
  • Smart viewing
  • Future threats
  • Table: Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Platform operators
  • Commercial multichannels
  • Publicly funded channels
  • Commercial public-service channels
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Television Programming & Broadcasting

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ITV plc, British Broadcasting Corporation, Sky Ltd, Channel Four Television Corporation,
  • Table: ITV plc - financial performance
  • Table: British Broadcasting Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Sky Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Channel Four Television Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Television Programming & Broadcasting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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.
  • Churn Rate
  • The annual percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a service.
  • 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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