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World Screen Program Price Guides:
Scripted, Factual & Kids

35 Markets
18 Categories Across Factual, Kids and Scripted Programming

The most comprehensive guides available on what broadcasters are paying for acquisitions across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific.

These downloadable reports were compiled by veteran media reporter and former distributor Bob Jenkins, who surveyed sellers in a variety of markets, across several genres, in order to determine estimated high and low prices for acquired programming. These guides offer up price ranges in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Benelux, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Iberia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pan Arab, Pan Asia, Pan Latin America, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, U.K., U.S.

Factual Program Price Index: $149

Features average pricing for documentary specials, documentary series, lifestyle shows and factual entertainment.

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Kids Program Price Index: $149

Features average pricing for preschool animation and live action, kids 6-to-11 animation and live action, and tween programming.

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Scripted Program Price Index: $199

Categories here are U.S. drama, U.S. comedy, European drama and comedy, Asian drama, telenovelas and soaps, TV movies, mini-series and films (both from the Hollywood studios and independents).

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Special Offer: The Complete Package: $349

All three reports compiled into one downloadable PDF
for an introductory price of $349.

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A broad range of sellers—niche and multi-genre distributors—in numerous territories were asked for the lowest and highest prices paid for the listed categories of programming. This index is for acquisitions only, and does not include prices for co-productions or commissions. The figures are intended to serve as very general guidelines, as prices can vary greatly depending on the size of the network, the number of runs, the daypart in which the show will run and, most important, the way a program is packaged with other product. Prices also vary depending on the type of platform making the purchase (terrestrial, satellite, cable, etc.), and if non-linear rights are included. All prices are in U.S. dollars.

About the Author
Bob Jenkins is a well-known journalist covering the media business and has been a frequent World Screen contributor. Jenkins, who spent 20 years as a distributor before becoming a reporter, surveyed a broad range of sellers to compile this report. "After more than 30 years in the content business as a distributor and a journalist, I have many strong relationships, so a statistically sound number of sellers were willing to provide very full estimates—they know who they are (and nobody else will!), and for their trust and time I thank them."

Reports are for individual use only. Dissemination to others is strictly prohibited. All sales are final.