Nordic Network

About the Nordic media statistics

Nordicom monitors developments in the media sectors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden from a comparative perspective, with the purpose of documenting trends and changes in the Nordic media landscape.

A great deal of Nordic data is contributed by The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, Statistics Finland, Statistics Iceland, medianorway and Nordicom-Sweden. These institutions all produce national statistics on the media and are invaluable sources in the collection of Nordic data. Other Nordic data are collected directly from national prime sources.

Nordicom also monitors media development in Europe and internationally so as to place Nordic media sectors in a broader context. Data emanate from sources such as Eurostat, the Eurobarometer, UNESCO, ITU, etc.


The Nordic Network and national statistics


Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces

The Agency's "Media Development in Denmark Report" provides detailed analyses of the Danish media landscape. The first report was published in 2014. Extensive summaries available online in English. Link to the full report 2017 in Danish.

Kasper Dalby,
Lykke Nordblom,
Anders Kauffeldt,
Kasper Nielsen,

In the media area, the Agency handles a number of management and supervisory tasks in the field of radio and TV, including administration of broadcasting licenses, funding for local radio/TV production and public service value tests, etc.  On the pages regarding media you can find information on both printed and electronic media - current issues, media structure, advertising, legislation and more.


Statistics Finland

A large collection of tables on Finnish media is available online.

See also Statistic Finland's cultural statistics service including books, libraries, film, etc.

Contact media statistics: Kaisa Saarenmaa,

Statistics Finland's general website


Statistics Iceland

Comprehensive statistics on Icelandic media in Icelandic and English are available in Statistics Iceland’s online database.

Contact: Ragnar Karlsson,



Comprehensive statistics on Norwegian media in English and Norwegian are available in medianorway’s online database.

Nina Bjørnstad,
Martine Leknes,



The national Nordicom centre for Sweden. A prime goal is to spread information and knowledge of developments in the media field. The core of the centre’s work is the gathering and processing of Swedish media statistics, of which the results are published in several publications and online.

Contacts: Ulrika Facht, Karin Hellingwerf and Jonas Ohlsson. See Nordicom staff


Nordic coordinator, Nordicom

Contact: Eva Harrie,