PUBLIC TV CASE STUDIES: Ten International Documentary Success Stories



Ten unique Case Studies:

  • The Fidel Castro Tapes
  • Globe Trekker
  • The Rise Of The Killer Virus
  • In Ebola’s Wake
  • Every Face Has a Name
  • Dino Stampede
  • NHK’s $6.5 Million Cosmic Shore
  • A Shot to Save the World
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Letters from Baghdad


  • 50+ pages of detailed, original Research
  • Projects in U.S., Australia, UK, Germany, Scandinavia and more.
  • Compelling Takeaways to help you plan your Next Steps
  • Numerous links to trailers, websites, Kickstarter campaigns, and additional resources
  • Distribution of U.S. Cable & Satellite Channels
  • Network Audience: U.S. Average Prime Time for factual channels
  • And much more!

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Ten International Co-production Case Studies

Concept, Development, Budget, Funding, Pitch, Network Deals, Production, Post, Delivery, Distribution, Takeaways

Each of these ten Case Studies tells the unique story of a public television feature documentary, series or primetime special.

The studies describe the project from concept through funding and copro arrangements to distribution.  Plus my Takeaways.

The information is based on interviews with the producers, their network buyers, and outside experts.

The study as a whole provides a unique mosaic of invaluable information for current or aspiring participants in the public TV sector.

These projects reveal the key success factors for U.S. and international projects, including UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

The Public Television Case Study 10-pack is an valuable practical resource for producers, network executives, researchers and new entrants to careers in the nonfiction industry.