Can you sell a documentary to the History Channel?

Can you sell a documentary to the History Channel?

Every network and every distributor have a type of program they deal in. Don’t take you vampire flick to The History Channel and don’t take your educational video on oral hygiene to Kultur/Whitestar Video. They’ll just think you’re an idiot (they’ll be right!) and won’t take you call next time.

Which is the best documentary about British history?

A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don’t teach you in school. From the ‘Savage Stone Age’ to the ‘Troublesome 20th Century’, you see the full side to history. A comedy but still great to learn history from!

How to sell your documentary to other distributors?

Sell to distributors in other markets: first find DVD distributors in other English-speaking countries. Focus on areas where there is an audience for your topic or type of show. Then look at non-English speaking countries.

How to sell your documentary to mass market?

Bear in mind that means the price the distributor gets, not the list price. Some distributors operate a retail website, but many sales are also to bookstores and other outlets where they sell at wholesale. If you have a popular topic that is suitable for mass market (Target, Wal-Mart) find a distributor that specializes in that placement.

How are sales of DVD and Blu ray estimated?

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Media Play News .

Why are DVD sales on the decline in the US?

DVD sales have been on the decline for over a decade, but a slew of new streaming services and a shift in how consumers are watching movies and TV shows could be the final death knell for the technology. The same can be said for Blu-Ray discs. At its peak, DVD sales reached $16.3 billion and were 64% of the U.S. home video market.

What was the peak of the DVD market?

At its peak, DVD sales reached $16.3 billion and were 64% of the U.S. home video market. That was 2005. These days, DVD sales account for less than 10% of the total market, with total sales hitting $2.2 billion in 2018. Blu-Ray discs, which have always been slightly more expensive than DVDs, launched in 2006.

Why was there a boom in DVD sales?

Leading up to the economic downturn, there was a big boom in DVD sales. Between 2001 and 2005 customers had transitioned away from VHS and were buying up not only new films as they came out, but older films that were being released on DVD.