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Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

What do Discovery’s ‘Big Four’ Networks Pay for Programming

  The ‘Sweet Spot’ Every network is steered by an annual programming budget that establishes or implies a “Sweet Spot” for an hour of original programming.   This benchmark is based on investment strategies, revenues, the competitive situation, contributions from co-producers and partners, and more.   The ‘Sweet Spot’ is the cost that the Director/VP […]


Welcome to, your new, free guide to the ever-changing business of factual television. I’m Peter Hamilton. Born in Melbourne, based in New York, and serving clients worldwide. Whenever I speak at industry conferences, attendees line up to express their thanks that someone is giving them ‘the hard facts’. Their gratitude has evolved into the mission of