World Screen’s New Program Price Guides for Scripted, Factual & Kids


NEW YORK: World Screen’s Program Price Guides, compiled by veteran media reporter and former distributor Bob Jenkins, are the most comprehensive reports 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 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, Iberia, India, Indonesia, Israel, 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.

The 2016-17 edition features high and low prices for U.S. and European dramas and comedies, Asian dramas, telenovelas and soaps, TV movies, Hollywood and independent feature films, animated and live-action series for preschoolers and kids, tween shows, doc specials and series, lifestyle fare and factual entertainment. There is also analysis on how the price ranges are determined; general trends in how broadcasters are valuing shows today; where prices are rising and falling; and dealing with OTT operators.

Factual Program Price Guide: $149

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

Kids Program Price Guide: $169

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

Scripted Program Price Guide: $199

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

Special Offer: The Complete Package: $389

*Buy the complete package*All three reports compiled into one downloadable PDF for an introductory price of $389. Buy it here.

World Screen Premium Subscribers are entitled to purchase the entire package for just $339. Ensure you are logged into your World Screen Premium account, then click here to retrieve your discount code.

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 nonlinear rights are included. All prices are in U.S. dollars. This report is for individual use only. Dissemination to others is strictly prohibited. All sales are final.