Michael Cluff


UK is top European formats market

The UK is the most lucrative formats market in Europe and TF1 the leading broadcaster in the region, according to new research. Media specialists Madigan Cluff, Essential Television Statistics and Digital TV Research measured the number of hours of formatted programming scheduled across European free-to-air channels and measured the income generated by each format. Specifically, […]

Revealed: Top European drama imports

Income for free-to-air channels in Europe is under pressure. Despite this, the European market for imported dramas remains substantial and was worth over US$5 billion last year. TBI takes a look at new research outlining the top titles, distributors and the biggest-spending broadcasters and finds the top shows taking a greater slice of the pie. There have […]

The Finance of Formats

European broadcasters gained US$2.75 billion in 2012 from the 100 top format titles.   The TV Formats in Europe report covers 84 channels across 16 territories and shows that the 2012 figure was 5.3% up on the 2011 total and 20.1% up if you go back to 2009. Correspondingly, the number of hours broadcast reached […]

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 […]