PACT: UK TV Export Report 2020-21
Jack Davison Executive Vice President
3Vision, in association with key stakeholders, produced the annual TV Export Report for Pact, capturing insight on how much value UK TV content has overseas.
UK TV Industry Stays Resilient amid COVID Disruption
This years report shows how the UK’s TV industry was resilient throughout 2021/21 and despite production closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered only a small decline in Export revenues.
North America Bucks Global Trends and Continues to Grow
In regional terms North America revenue has defied trends that are evident in all other global regions. North America (£663M) has grown by 16% year-on-year.
Finished TV programming almost reaches £1billion again
Finished programme sales (£988M) remains the largest contributor of all export revenue, with its proportion remaining stable over the last few years at 69%.
Pandemic enforced shutdown of production activity caused a slower release of new content to the market in the past 12 months. 33% of all finished tape sales were of older content aged 4+ years.
In volume terms the biggest year-on-year growth was in International Productions revenue (+£27M).
“I am supremely confident that UK television exports will go from strength to strength in the years ahead as we build back better from the pandemic, and champion the excellence and enduring popularity of UK producers’ work around the world.”