Television production, Funding Models and Exploitation of Content

Doyle, G. (2016) Television production, Funding Models and Exploitation of Content. ICONO14, 14(2), pp. 75-96. (doi: 10.7195/ri14.v14i2.991)

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The rise of digital platforms has transformative implications for strategies of financing media production and for exploitation of the economic value in creative content. In the television industry, changes in technologies for distribution and the emergence of SVOD services such as Netflix are gradually shifting audiences and financial power away from broadcasters while at the same time creating unprecedented opportunities for programme-makers. Drawing on findings from recent RCUK-funded research, this article examines how these shifts are affecting production financing and the economics of supplying television content. In particular, it focuses on how changes in the dynamics of rights markets and in strategic approaches towards the financing of television production might mean for markets, industries and for policies intended to support the economic sustainability of independent television content production businesses.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Gillian
Authors: Doyle, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:ICONO14
Publisher:Asociación Cientifica ICONO 14
ISSN (Online):1697-8293
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in ICONO14 14(2): 75-96
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
589481Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology (CREATe)Martin KretschmerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/K000179/1LAW - CREATE