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IBISWorld’s Television Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A contracting cable market has raised competition among the industry’s customers
  • Live TV viewership is expected to continue declining over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, stable TV viewership has kept the Television Production industry's cameras rolling. Although the number of cable TV subscriptions has declined over the period, the average American's time spent watching TV has remained consistent. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from growth in total advertising expenditure, which will increase broadcasters' demand for quality programming as they seek to boost viewership to appeal to marketers...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Television Production industry has moderate barriers to entry. The industry's high market share concentration and vertically integrated companies that include both production and distribution operations have made the environment particularly competitive for new prospective companies. Potential industry entrants may grapple with obtaining financing from TV distributors and advertisers, especially for productions that are still in the pre-production and planning phases. Production costs for the highest rated TV programs can reach over a million dollars per episode, but are usually programs from the top players with greater resources. Hig..

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    Additional Insights for the Television Production Industry

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

  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
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    Industry Products

    What is the Television Production Industry?

    Companies in this industry produce TV 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
    Documentaries and news
    Reality and variety
    Talk shows
    Industry Activities
    Producing TV series
    Producing made-for-TV movies
    Producing news and event coverage
    Selling and licensing TV content

    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 television broadcasting
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions

  • Current Performance
  • Cutting the cord
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Online models
  • New technology
  • Table: Television Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Television Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Movie Theaters
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
  • Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Celebrity & Sports Agents
  • Fine Arts Schools
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Sports Franchises

  • Products & Services
  • Documentaries and news
  • Dramas
  • Reality and variety
  • Sports
  • Comedies
  • Talk shows
  • Chart: Television Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic cable networks
  • Domestic broadcast networks
  • International distribution
  • Online platforms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Television Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Television Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Time Warner Inc.21st Century FoxThe Walt Disney CompanyNBCUniversal Media LLC
  • Table: Time Warner Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - financial performance
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal Media LLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Television Production 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 Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Digital Tv
  • The transmission of audio and video by digital signals, instead of the former analog signals. The transition to digital TV broadcasting was completed throughout the United States in mid-2009.
  • Digital Video Recorder (Dvr)
  • A device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other storage device.
  • Pilot
  • The first episode of a new TV series that is produced to test its appeal on a network and its target audience. If it is received well, a series will be commissioned.
  • Reality Programming
  • A TV production that is filmed with or without a loose script.
  • Scripted Programming
  • A show, such as a drama, that is produced according to a written script.
  • Season
  • The episodes of a TV series produced in one year.
  • Series
  • Consists of about 22 episodes per season, with cable series consisting of 12 or 13 episodes per season.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
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    • 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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