71% of French entertainment formats produced independently of TV channels

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 08-05-2013

71% of French entertainment programmes are produced independently of TV channels, according to a new study conducted by IMCA for the producers' association Spect.

Independent productions also represent most of the entertainment formats airing in access prime time (77%) and prime time (74%), but also in the morning slots (67%), daytime and late night (68%).
The study analysed light entertainment programmes broadcasts from September 2011 to August 2012 on the main terrestrial national broadcasters and new DTT channels.
Out of 774 entertainment programmes aired, the study shows that only 225 productions were produced in-house by the TV channels themselves or their production affiliates.
Event formats are the most likely to be produced independent of TV broadcasters than recurrent TV shows.
Independent TV productions mainly have a duration of above half an hour.