CBS series dominate European drama imports

CBS supplied the top three most-valuable drama imports to European broadcasters last year, with procedural NCIS leading the way by generating more than US$205 million, according to a new report. Following NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came second with US$188 million and CSI: Miami with US$168.4 million, figures from Essential Television Statistics, Madigan Cluff and […]

Value of drama imports into Europe crashes by US$1bn

The value of drama series imported into Europe has fallen by US$1 billion in recent years, according to research published today. The cumulative value of scripted series bought by Europe’s free-to-air broadcasters fell 16% in the 2008 – 2012 period, a study from ETS, Madigan Cluff and Digital TV Research says. The total dipped below […]

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]