U.S. Program Price Guide

About the guide: The figures in this chart are the average prices paid by terrestrial broadcasters in key territories for selected genres of U.S. programming. Drama prices are per hour; sitcoms, docs, children’s and music/arts prices are per half-hour. Sums paid for feature films fluctuate dramatically according to their theatrical gross in the U.S. and/or relevant territories. Amounts are in U.S. dollars and were compiled by Variety‘s global network of correspondents.
ARGENTINA

Feature films

up to $20,000

TV movies

$10,000

Dramas

$5,000

Sitcoms

$2,000

Docs

$3,000

Children’s

$750

Music/arts

$4,000

AUSTRALIA

Feature films

up to $775,000

TV movies

$53,000

Dramas

$19,000

Sitcoms

$8,800

Docs

$8,000

Children’s (animation)

$4,800

AUSTRIA

Feature films

$50,000

TV movies

up to $18,000

Dramas

$14,000

Sitcoms

$5,500

Docs

$2,300

Children’s

$3,500

Music/arts

$8,000

BELGIUM

Feature films

up to $90,000

TV movies

$8,500

Dramas

$6,000

Sitcoms

$3,000

Docs

$2,000

Children’s

$2,250

Music/arts

$1,500

BRAZIL

Feature films

up to $100,000

TV movies

$25,000

Dramas

$13,500

Sitcoms

$4,000

Docs

$5,000

Children’s

$4,500

Music/arts

$11,000

CANADA

Feature films

up to $125,000

TV movies

$100,000

Dramas

$50,000

Sitcoms

$35,000

Docs

$5,000

Children’s

$25,000

Music/arts

$7,500

CZECH REPUBLIC

Feature films

up to $30,000

TV movies

$3,500

Dramas

$3,000

Sitcoms

$1,000

Docs

$800

Children’s

$500

Music/arts

$1,000

FINLAND

Feature films

up to $50,000

TV movies

$8,500

Drama

$5,000

Sitcoms

$2,700

Docs

$3,500

Children’s

$2,500

Music/arts

$2,500

FRANCE

Feature films

up to $2 million

TV movies

$95,000

Dramas

$28,000

Sitcoms

$35,000

Docs

$15,000

Children’s

$13,000

Music/arts

$12,000

GERMANY

Feature films

up to $5 million

TV movies

$200,000

Dramas

$85,000

Sitcoms

$20,000

Documentaries

$15,000

Children’s

$14,000

Music/arts specials

$20,000

GREECE

Feature films

up to $200,000

TV movies

$7,000

Dramas

$4,000

Sitcoms

$2,500

Docs

$3,000

Children’s

$2,500

HONG KONG

Feature films

up to $65,000

TV movies

$2,500

Dramas

$1,800

Sitcoms

$1,300

Docs

$2,200

Children’s

$600

Music/arts

$1,200

HUNGARY

Feature films

up to $7,500

TV movies

$5,000

Dramas

$5,000

Sitcoms

$1,500

Docs

$600

Children’s

$700

Music/arts

$1,500

INDIA

Feature films

up to $50,000

TV movies

$20,000

Dramas

$25,000

Sitcoms

$10,000

Docs

$1,500

Children’s

$1,000

Music/arts

$1,000

INDONESIA

Feature films

up to $30,000

TV movies

$10,500

Dramas

$3,000

Sitcoms

$1,000

Docs

$750

Children’s

$1,000

Music/arts

$3,500

ITALY

Feature film

up to $1 million

TV movies

$75,000

Dramas

$18,000

Sitcoms

$8,000

Docs

$7,000

Children’s

$8,000

JAPAN

Feature films

up to $1.5 million

Dramas

$80,000

Docs

$50,000

Children’s

$4,000

MEXICO

Feature films

up to $40,000

TV movies

$15,000

Dramas

$9,000

Sitcoms

$6,000

Docs

$1,500

Children’s

$2,000

NETHERLANDS

Feature films

up to $140,000

TV movies

$17,000

Dramas

$10,000

Sitcoms

$4,000

Docs

$2,000

Children’s

$2,000

Music/arts

$3,000

PERU

Feature films

up to $16,000

TV movies

$10,000

Dramas

$2,000

Sitcoms

$2,000

Docs

$1,000

Children’s

$1,000

Music/arts

$1,200

PHILIPPINES

Feature films

$25,000

TV movies

up to $5,000

Dramas

$2,500

Sitcoms

$1,500

Docs

$1,000

Children’s

$2,000

Music/arts

$2,500

POLAND

Feature films

up to $100,000

TV movies

$25,000

Dramas

$12,000

Sitcoms

$5,000

Doc

$2,500

Children’s

$2,000

Music/arts

$4,000

RUSSIA

Feature films

up to $35,000

TV movies

$8,500

Dramas

$4,000

Sitcoms

$2,000

Docs

$1,500

Children’s

$1,500

Music/arts

$2,000

SCANDINAVIA

Feature films

up to $100,000

TV movies

$10,000

Dramas

$7,000

Sitcoms

$2,250

Docs

$2,500

Children’s

$1,800

Music/arts

$2,500

SINGAPORE

Feature films

up to $35,000

TV movies

$8,000

Dramas

$1,700

Sitcoms

$1,000

Docs

$750

Children’s

$600

Music/arts

$600

SLOVAKIA

Feature films

up to $12,000

TV movies

$1,700

Dramas

$1,500

Sitcoms

$500

Docs

$400

Children’s

$200

Music/arts

$500

SOUTH AFRICA

Feature films

up to $20,000

TV movies

$15,000

Dramas

$6,000

Sitcoms

$5,000

Docs

$2,500

Children’s

$2,500

Music/arts

$4,000

SOUTH KOREA

Feature films

up to $200,000

Dramas

$3,000

Children’s

$1,000

Docs

$1,500

Music/arts

$2,500

SPAIN

Feature films

up to $1.2 million

TV movies

$75,000

Dramas

$30,000

Sitcoms

$8,000

Docs

$8,000

Children’s

$5,000

SWITZERLAND

Feature films

up to $10,500

TV movies

$8,000

Dramas

$4,500

Sitcoms

$3,000

Docs

$2,000

Children’s

$3,000

Music/arts

$2,000

THAILAND

Feature films

up to $4,500

TV movies

$2,700

Dramas

$1,400

Sitcoms

$1,600

Docs

$2,000

Children’s

$1,700

Music/arts

$1,400

UNITED KINGDOM

Feature films

up to $2 million

TV movies

$50,000

Dramas

$150,000

Sitcoms

$75,000

Docs

$25,000

Children’s

$30,000

Music/arts

$15,000

YUGOSLAVIA

Feature films

up to $2,000

Dramas

$1,000

Sitcoms

$1,000

Docs

$500

Children’s

$600

Music/arts

$500

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