TV industry revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2018, by sector

This timeline presents the revenue generated by the TV industry within the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2018, broken down by sector. In 2018, the publicly funded channels sector of the United Kingdom's TV industry generated roughly 2.46 billion British pounds in revenue.

TV industry revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018, by sector

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Special properties

figures are nominal

Supplementary notes

* The platform operators are Sky UK, Virgin Media, BT TV and TalkTalkTV as well as, in previous years, Setanta Sports, ESPN and Top Up TV in the UK (Republic of Ireland revenue is excluded).The platform operators figures also contain subscription revenue for Channel 4.
** Main commercial PSB channels comprise ITV/ITV Breakfast, STV, UTV, Channel Television, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C.
*** Commercial multichannels comprise all multichannels including the commercial PSB portfolio channels.
**** Publicly-funded channels comprise BBC One, BBC Two, the BBC portfolio channels and S4C. The commercial revenues of S4C are included with the main commercial PSB channels while their licence fee revenue and DCMS grants come under publicly-funded channels.
The BBC re-stated its licence fee revenue in 2008.
Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to rounding.
Figures for years previous to 2012 were published earlier by the source.

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