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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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