American Networks Love British TV Shows

October 22nd, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

Sales of British TV shows overseas reached almost £1.28bn in 2013, primarily driven by The X Factor, Downton Abbey, Top Gear and Sherlock.

Follow up:

American networks love British TV shows - the United States accounted for 47 percent of total sales, £523 million, compared to Europe's 27 percent. Demand is also increasing further afield. The Chinese have become huge fans of British dramas and gameshows. In 2013, China spent £17 million on TV imports from the UK, a 40 percent increase on 2012.

This chart shows UK television exports to selected countries in 2013.

Infographic: American Networks Love British TV Shows | Statista
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