According tomedia reports, in the new corona virus pandemic throughout the process of television has become a necessary necessity for many people. To that end, some movie shows have been released days, weeks, or even months in advance, and the shows that have made their debuts in the past few months — most notably Netflix’s “The Tiger King” and ESPN’s Jordan’s “The Last Dance” — have caused a viral sensation.
But when people lock themselves in their homes, radio and television and streaming television help them stay awake, and with the suspension of production across the industry, the accumulation of content on networks and streaming services will soon begin to dry up. Deadline, citing data from Ampere Analysis, reported that 60 percent of TV shows scheduled to air before the end of the year would be delayed and 10 percent canceled altogether.
It is reported that the unscripted show will resume later this year, but scripted television will feel the impact of home segregation in 2021. Ampere predicts that the number of scripted shows to be released each month will shrink by 5-10% compared with initial expectations, and that more than half of the programmes to be released by the second half of 2020 will be delayed. In addition, 5-10% of the scripted programmes being produced will never be completed, and these projects will not be repeated due to the government’s home-based segregation order.
“One thing that’s certain about the current uncertainty is that the new corona virus pandemic will change the TV production industry far beyond the end of the blockade,” said Fred Black, senior analyst at Ampere. Initially, we expected that the delay would result in a gap in the TV release schedule, for which television stations and streaming media players would have to fill the gaps with other content. However, when delayed products begin to fill in the content gaps in the following months, those gaps will begin to disappear. But it will have far-reaching consequences. “
Black says that even if production can be restored in the near future, networks and streaming services will clear the backlog before starting looking for new projects. So even if the industry returns to growth, it could take months for the pipeline to start flowing smoothly again.