External sources

Find additional information on the media. Sources listed include branch organisations, research departments and institutes, public authorities and media companies at national, Nordic, European and international levels.


Radio and tv-distributor, responsible for the nationwide terrestrial distribution network. Informative website with information on transmission and coverage charts (in Swedish only).

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was established by ITU and UNESCO in 2010, in response to the UN’s call to step up efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To date, the Commission has published a number of high-level policy reports, best practices and case studies, e.g. a State of Broadband report offering country-by-country data on ICT access and use, broadband affordability and national broadband policies for over 160 economies.

The Federation of European Publishers (FEP)

The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) is an independent, non-commercial umbrella association of book publishers associations in the European Union, representing 28 national associations of book publishers. Has published the report "The Book Sector in Europe: Facts and Figures – 2017".

The Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (EIB Europe)

A pan-European industry organisation for Europe's online advertising, media, research and analytics industries. Undertakes research projects on the pan-European and national digital markets.

The Nordic Statistics database (Nordic Council of Ministers)

Nordic Statistics is a collection of comparative Nordic statistics which has existed and been funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers since the mid-1960s. The data are gathered from various national, Nordic, and international statistical sources. Topics covered are for example: culture (including film and cinema, books and libraries, and newspapers), environment and energy, foreign trade, geography and climate, integration and migration, labour market, gender equality, sustainability, population, prices and consumption, public finance, science and technology, social integration and income, business, economy, and agriculture.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project

US non-profit research project. Produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The basis of the reports are nationwide random digit dial telephone surveys as well as online surveys.

The State of the News Media (Pew Research Institute)

Pew Research Center's data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry are published in a series of fact sheets. Some examples: Network TV News, Audio & Podcasting, Newspapers and Cable TV News.  From 2017, the fact sheets have replaced the previous State of the News Media annual single summary report.

Tilastokeskus, Finska Statistikcentralen

Statistics Finland

National statistical office. Offers culture & media statistics and ICT-statistics. A mass media statistics table service is available here . Download tables in English or Finnish or the last edition of Finnish Mass Media/Joukkoviestimet, a biannual publication with media statistics and analyses is published. A cultural statistics table service offers data on books, libraries, film, etc.

TNS Gallup Oy

TNS Gallup Finland

Conducts periodic surveys and presents statistics on media consumption and media habits in Finland.

TNS Gallup Oy

TNS Gallup Finland

Advertising data for Finland. (In Finnish only)

TS – Tidningsstatistik AB

Swedish Audit Bureau of Circulations

Publishes online annual and periodic statistics on the circulations of newspapers, periodicals and free sheets in Sweden. Printed publication is TS-tidningen. The statistics on newspapers cover the entire market, whereas the data on periodicals and free sheets include only principal titles. (The website is in Swedish only)

TU – Tidningsutgivarna

Swedish Newspaper Publishers' Association

Branch organisation. Publishes a specialized website with a compilation of data offering full coverage of Swedish newspapers (see www.dagspress.se).

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UIS

Global and internationally comparable statistics on culture, communication, education, science, and technology. Information about and results from UIS's new survey on print, broadcast and digital media are available under Media Statistics

Viestintävirasto, Kommunikationsverket

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, FICORA

A general administrative authority for issues concerning electronic communications and information society services. FICORA administers the licence fees, supervises programming/advertising/sponsorship in radio and TV, etc. Provides data on TV licences and licence fees in Finland. Publishes annual market reports about the Finnish communication market, including telephony, broadband, radio & TV (structure, market leaders, etc.), in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Virke Produsentforeningen

The Enterprise Federation of Norway

Association of Norwegian film and TV producers and game developers (content producers). Presents market data for the  Norwegian game industry.

WAN-IFRA – International Association for Newspaper and Media Technology

WAN-IFRA, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, is a service organisation for the publishing industry worldwide, with currently more than 2000 publishing companies and suppliers to the publishing industry as members.

World DMB Forum

Formerly the World DAB Forum. An international non-governmental organisation, with the objective to co-ordinate the implementation of DMB digital radio services. News, country status, worldwide frequencies, etc.

Worlds of Journalism Study

An academically driven project founded to regularly assess the state of journalism throughout the world. The study aims to help journalism researchers, practitioners, media managers and policy makers better understand the changes that are taking place in the professional orientations of journalists, the conditions and limitations under which journalists operate, and the social functions of journalism. Read the country reports from the 2012-2016 study.