Docs

Factual drives UK exports

Revenues from u.k. tv exports climbed to US$921 million in 2003, up from $754 million in 2002, and the three new top-sellers were docs: Granada Intl's Living with Michael Jackson, and Carlton International's Ancient Greek Olympics and Innovations.
May 1, 2004

Revenues from u.k. tv exports climbed to US$921 million in 2003, up from $754 million in 2002, and the three new top-sellers were docs: Granada Intl’s Living with Michael Jackson, and Carlton International’s Ancient Greek Olympics and Innovations.

The British TV Distributors’ Association reports format exports grew 62% compared to an 11% climb in 2002, with revenues of $63 million. For all programs, US sales were highest: $399 million. Sales to Germany saw the greatest increase, climbing to $68 million from $44 million in 2002.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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