Australian Bureau of Statistics
8679.0 - Television, Film and Video Production and Post-Production Services, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/07/2008
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Productions made primarily for television
Productions made other than for television
PRODUCTIONS MADE PRIMARILY FOR TELEVISION
During 2006-07, $1,366.2m was spent on productions made primarily for television. The graph below shows that news and current affairs incurred the highest production costs ($411.5m or 30.1%), followed by light entertainment and variety ($306.1m or 22.4%) and sport ($268.4m or 19.7%).
Of the 55,546 commercial broadcast hours for first release productions made primarily for television during 2006-07, sport accounted for 39.9% (22,181 hours). News and current affairs accounted for 37% (20,566 hours).
Television broadcasters accounted for $889.3m (65.1%) of production costs and 29,064 (52.3%) of first release commercial broadcast hours. Collectively, subscription television content channel providers and film and video production and post-production services businesses incurred $476.8m (34.9%) in production costs and produced 26,482 (47.7%) first release commercial broadcast hours.
PRODUCTIONS MADE OTHER THAN FOR TELEVISION
During 2006-07, 652 film and video production and post-production services businesses created 14,269 productions other than for television and incurred $273.2m in production costs. The graph below shows that feature films accounted for 67.3% ($183.8m) of total production costs, while corporate, marketing and training media accounted for 26.2% ($71.7m).
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This page last updated 21 July 2008