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UK TV exports up 25%, says Pact survey

Television content from the UK is quite in demand around the world, if numbers from the annual UK TV Exports survey, released today by Pact, are any indication.
November 27, 2009

Television content from the UK is quite in demand around the world, if numbers from the annual UK TV Exports survey, released today by Pact, are any indication. Findings from the survey indicate that export sales for UK TV content in 2008 were up 25% from 2007, bringing in £980m. The greatest growth came from sales to Australia and New Zealand, which were up 65% year on year. Indeed, all markets surveyed showed growth, especially Asia (up 57%), Eastern Europe (up 43%), Canada (up 42%) and France (up 29%). Other key findings from the survey include a decrease in coproductions of 28% and a growth in sales of finished programming of 20%, to £469m. As well, 43% of the rise in total revenue (up 66% to £215m) came from licensing of television brands for merchandising and other purposes. The survey was collated for the UK indie producers’ trade body by TRP and sponsored by UKTI, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and BBC Worldwide.

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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