Money Programme - Media Revolution: Tomorrow's TV
The final episode of Media Revolution, a three-part series from the Money Programme, looks at the transformation of the UK TV industry.
Despite exporting half the world's TV formats, the British TV industry is in crisis. Max Flint takes us on a journey from the set of the Macedonian Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to Soho production houses, Sunset Boulevard and the new cities of China to discover how television will be made in the future.
He charts the extraordinary rise of Britain's global tele-industry, but learns that like print, British TV's very existence is threatened by plummeting advertising revenues, the internet, and the explosion of information sources. He discovers that product placement, merchandising and new ways of approaching the massive problem of piracy are all part of the future.
With contributions from top execs, onscreen stars and legendary producers, the film asks what it will take to keep one of Britain's chief creative industries alive.