‘The Musketeers’ and ‘Mr Selfridge’ have helped cause a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report has revealed.
The findings by Pact, which represents independent television producers, show that international sales in 2013/14 of £1.28 billion, up from £1.22bn in 2012. The biggest increase in demand for British TV has come from China, which has seen its worth increase by 40% to a total income of £17 million.
The USA is still the biggest market for UK programme exports, up 10% to £523m.
Pact’s John McVay said the UK Television Exports Report showed that UK television productions “remain amongst the most highly regarded and sought after globally” and were “the envy of the world”.