How do TV Serials earn revenue?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:03 PM
Syndication is the resale of a show by the studio or property owner. It's like you renting a movie from Netflix or Blockbuster with the intent to show it to lots of people. You then follow the advertising model by selling air time to advertisers.
Video sales are like book sales. You need a publisher to author your project, then you can sell it on the market or to retailers.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:57 AM
The system is so flawed it's crazy. Take a show like Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles for example. It was hugely popular amongst late teens, early twenties males. But they put it on Friday nights when everybody goes out, so they all PVR it. Which doesn't count as a view because it's assumed you will fast forward the commercials. So then advertisers pay less and the show gets pulled.
Now that was a few years ago and I don't know if they've changed the rules about PVR and I don't know what affect things like iTunes sales have had on the TV industry. So it may be a little different now, but the majority of the revenue is still from advertising and DVD and online sales aren't enough to keep a show on the air.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:45 AM
Over here in South Africa and the UK (and I can imagine most other commonwealth countries), when it comes to public broadcasters, the TV series earn their revenue from advertisers, but also from TV licenses issued by the broadcaster. If they are broadcast on Satellite TV, then it is earned from advertisers and viewers' monthly subscriptions.
Hope this helps!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:49 AM