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Producers warn of “cultural and economic disaster”
Ranking 143 of the UK’s main production companies by turnover
One year into Kevin Lygo’s tenure as ITV’s director of TV, his new schedule has just been launched.
Sky is a broadcaster in transition.
The BBC has returned to indies’ favour in this year’s survey, having dipped to third place in the best broadcaster to deal with table during the run-up to charter renewal in 2015.
Channel 5 is moving into its next stage of growth, three years after being acquired by US giant Viacom.
After a year as indies’ best broadcaster to deal with, and amid continued uncertainty about potential privatisation, Channel 4 has fallen in suppliers’ estimation.
Combined UK indie turnover is up 2% year on year, boosted by the deep pockets of the global digital players and the continuing popularity of big-budget drama.
The producer of C4’s 24 Hours In Police Custody takes top spot in the poll with shows on all five terrestrial channels, as last year’s winner Love Productions slips to joint fifth place
Drama producers have excelled over past four years
Expectation and Wild Blue among those expected to make a splash
Total out-of-London turnover rose by 18% last year, while programming hours remained steady
Sector consolidation shows little sign of easing up as Banijay UK reports for the first time and owners and consolidators reveal either growth or stable revenues across the board
It was a good year for producers with broadcaster backing, with revenues up virtually across the board, while the BBC overtook C4 as the best broadcaster to deal with.
Discovery’s 2016 kicked off with Marjorie Kaplan settling into her role as president of global content, with grand plans to expand local commissions into global formats and scout for auteur-led, premium content.
It is all change in UKTV’s top 10 suppliers by hours table, with only four companies from the previous year still present.
The shape of the consolidated world
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