UK INDEPENDENTS EARN nearly £3BN IN SALES
The UK television production sector grew by 3.5 per cent in 2015, bringing total TV programming revenues hit £2.9bn in to almost £3bn.
The census by Pact, the industry body for independent TV, film, animation, digital and chidlren's media producers, recorded industry revenues up £100m over the previous year.
International rights income and primary comissions from overseas broadcasters were the main drivers of growth. International rights income rose from £93m in 2014 to £152m in 2015 while overseas primary commissions grew from £599 to £697m.
This growth offsets declines in the reported value of UK finished programmes sold overseas and a slight year on year decline in UK primary commissioning income.
In the UK over a third of activity was outside London.
Published: November 2016.