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Content industry ‘Responding to the Crisis of Childhood’ campaign

Figures from the UK children’s content industry, regulators, academics, policy makers and advocates for young people’s wellbeing came together today at the Children’s Media Summit 2024 on February 28th to try to find answers to the major issues faced by the children’s audience and the industry in these rapidly changing times. Organised by the Children’s […]

February 29, 2024

Report: UK TV sector revenues £3.9bn in 2022

The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021 to reach a record £3.94 […]

September 13, 2023

Pact appoints international lead

UK screen trade body Pact has appointed Ross Lewis as its head of international and projects. Lewis will be responsible for working with members to develop their export potential, addressing any trade barriers such as regulatory or access, and seeking new business opportunities across key territories. He will also be responsible for building stakeholder relationships […]

July 24, 2023

UK gov lauds creative industry support package

Global productions nominated for BAFTAs and Academy Awards survived and thrived through the pandemic thanks to the UK government’s film and TV support package, which also boosted the country’s economy by £2.25 billion (€2.54bn). Oscar-nominated film Living, Bafta nominees Brian & Charles, Blue Jean and Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, as well as major […]

April 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Sales of British TV shows return to growth

Global sales of British TV programmes returned to growth in 2021/22 after last year’s pandemic-related decline, according to Pact’s TV Exports report. Total UK TV exports grew by 7 per cent year-on-year to reach a record £1.52 billion (€1.76bn), and by 3 per cent compared with 2019/20 levels. “After a period of huge uncertainty during […]

November 29, 2022

Pact: UK TV production revenues bounce back

Pact’s annual TV Production Census has revealed that UK revenues have nearly returned to pre-Covid levels, growing by 13 per cent in 2021 to £3.25 billion (€3.77bn), just £79 million below pre-Covid revenues in 2019. Despite the pandemic still having an impact on life in 2021, innovations by the sector, as well as the Government’s […]

September 7, 2022

Pact members call for C4 sell-off rethink

Members of Pact, the UK screen sector trade body representing and supporting independent production and distribution companies, have sent an open letter to the Conservative Leadership candidates, calling on them to reconsider the Government’s plans to privatise Channel 4. The letter to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak has been signed by over 750 Pact members representing […]

September 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Pact statement on Ukraine

Pact, the UK trade body, has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine. The statement reads: “Pact expresses our deepest sympathy for the people of Ukraine, and in particular our colleagues working in Ukraine’s film and television sector. Along with other industry organisations, Pact calls for a cessation of hostilities in Ukraine and for […]

March 1, 2022

Report: UK TV exports resilient despite pandemic

Global sales of British TV shows in 2020/21 suffered a small reduction of 3.3 per cent to £1.42 billion (€1.66bn), independent producers’ trade body Pact’s TV Exports report reveals. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting production in the UK, producers were able to use their back catalogues to boost sales, with a third of all sales […]

December 20, 2021

Report: Boom in UK screen industries

An independent report, Screen Business, published by the BFI, the UK organisation for film and the moving image, reveals the highest-ever return on investment to the UK economy of £13.48 billion [€15.83bn] (GVA) from the UK’s Government’s screen tax reliefs from 2017-2019. Over the period, spend on high-end TV production (HETV), surpassed that of film […]

December 13, 2021