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Television Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Television Production Market Research Report | NAICS 51211b | Sep 2016

Early renewal: The industry will likely benefit from online streaming services

IBISWorld’s Television Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Television Production industry is characterized by a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2016, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry is expected to incur $0.20 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.

However, there are many capital costs related to production equipment. To .. ... purchase to read more

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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from television broadcasting and Number of broadband connections in the Television Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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
    DramasComediesDocumentaries and newsReality and varietySportsTalk shows
    Industry Activities
    Producing TV seriesProducing made-for-TV moviesProducing news and event coverageSelling 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 Fox
    The Walt Disney Company
    NBCUniversal 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
  • Includes:
  • 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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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Television Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • 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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