According to a study by Eurodata TV Worldwide, in 2016 France was ranked third in the TV export rankings globally (excluding one-off programmes), up one place from 2015. English language exporters are largely ahead: the US exported more than 1,600 programmes and the UK over 1,100. Germany and Canada are ranking fourth and fifth with respectively over 170 and 100 programmes exported in 2016.
More and more local French programmes are being exported: 186 shows created in France launched abroad in 2016 – 26 per cent more than in 2015; these exports are dominated by factual programmes, followed by fiction and entertainment.
Of the new factual, fiction and entertainment programmes broadcast on French screens in 2016 (excluding one-off programmes), the majority were local productions: 55 per cent of new launches were produced in France.