Television Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Television Production Market Research Report | NAICS 51211b | Aug 2015

Plot twist: TV's shift to the internet will present new growth opportunities for producers

The Television Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Television Production industry has maintained its vitality in times of shifting consumer patterns and changing media technology. Although young consumers began tuning in via digital platforms before networks were able to develop a profitable strategy to adapt, high audience viewership across many TV networks has propped up industry revenue. With the growth of new TV platforms and subsequent mobile development, the industry is expected to experience rising viewership rates. Revenue is forecast to grow in the next five years... purchase to read more

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The Television Production industry is characterized by a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry incurs $0.21 in capital costs. Overall, the industry is skill-intensive and involves a significant amount of labor input in all areas of film production. For example, employees include TV script writers, directors, producers, graphic designers, make-up artists, set designers, lighting specialists and actors. Due to the need for a range of highly specialized employees, as well as their high level of unionization, the industry will continue to rely on employees for TV show production over the next five years.

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What is the Television Production Industry?

Companies in this industry produce television programming that is then licensed or sold to broadcast or cable networks, which are not included in this industry. Movie production is also excluded from this industry, with the exception of made-for-TV movie production.

Industry Products
News programmingDrama programmingSports programmingSitcom programmingReality show programming
Industry Activities
Producing TV seriesProducing made-for-TV moviesProducing news and event coverageSelling and licensing TV content

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