Official Guide to the Edinburgh International TV Festival 2009
Television's Got Talent
Download the Deloitte report (461KB, PDF).
Television's had a difficult year. But so has most of the economy. Television's borne the brunt of much criticism. But so might any medium that captures 25 hours of our lives, week in, week out.
And we should not forget television's numerous triumphs over the past year that reaffirm its unique position in UK society, among them television's £11.2 billion contribution to the UK's economy.
Television does indeed have talent.
Three insightful essays on the state of the UK television industry are the product of three phases of primary research based on interviews with over 35 industry senior executives, a survey of the Festival committee, and a public Yougov poll of over 2000 people. The report focuses on 3 key issues:
- Television in a recession: bitter sweet
- Television and advertising: down, not out
- Internet television: steady, not stellar