CREATe presents the first entry in our series of working papers released in 2023: “TV Production, International Trade and Pressures to Consolidate – Implications for Content and Policy” (2023/01).
This working paper by Gillian Doyle (Professor of Media Economics and CREATe Co-Investigator from the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow) was written as a briefing for the AHRC Policy & Evidence Centre for the Creative Industries (PEC) under the title ‘Insights for Policymakers: Television Production, International Trade and Pressures to Consolidate’.
The paper links to the ESRC funded project ‘Television Production in Transition: Independence, Scale and Sustainability’, whose findings were published as a monograph co-authored by Gillian Doyle, Richard Paterson and Kenny Barr in 2021. The work is also in dialogue with CREATe’s research for the AHRC PEC on the so-called Terms of Trade, the retention of IP rights by independent producers.
Television production is recognised as one of Britain’s key creative export sectors. But the sector has undergone major re-structurings in ownership over recent years. In this Working Paper, Gillian Doyle assesses how the ownership configuration of TV production companies effects their performance and considers the implications for UK public policy.
The full working paper can be read here.