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NEWSLETTER | 18 Dec 2019

New issue: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries 3-2019

Logo nordiska nyhetsbrevetMore people read news digitally than on paper, using and paying for streaming services is becoming increasingly common – and for both newspapers and TV, audiences’ willingness to pay for content is becoming increasingly important. These are some of the topics in the new issue of Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 17 Dec 2019

The Norwegian media economy in 2018

For the first time, TV advertising is declining in Norway. But as TV viewers pay more for premium content and distribution, the total TV economy is still growing. The Norwegian newspaper industry has a stable level of revenue for the first time since 2011, reports the Norwegian Media Authority.

NEWS | 11 Dec 2019

Telecommunications report: Mobile data usage up in the Nordics

In the Nordic countries, mobile call minutes are generally stagnating, but high-speed broadband and the use of mobile data are increasing. These are some of the main findings from a 2018 telecommunications report.

PUBLICATIONS | 4 Dec 2019

Hyperlocal media does not replace discontinued local news media

While local news media outlets are closing down, the ecosystem of new digital media providing local news is growing. But the new hyperlocal media is usually found in areas that already have local papers andother news outlets, and their economic situation is often unpredictable. Therefore, hyperlocal media rarely become substitutes for discontinued local news media. These are some of the conclusions from a new collection of studies on hyperlocal media published by Nordicom.

NEWS | 27 Nov 2019

Worst year ever for Swedish daily press

This year’s Swedish media economics report, Medieutveckling — Medieekonomi 2019, is produced by Nordicom in collaboration with the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority. It shows that commercial radio and TV are performing well, while the daily press has been hit hard by new competition in the media market.

NEWS | 25 Nov 2019

The Finnish media economy in 2018

In Finland, the total value of the media market remained unchanged from 2017 to 2018. But for the media sectors, there were both ups and downs. While for example newspapers and magazines showed a weakened position, the TV industry grew, boosted by pay-TV and video-on-demand services.

NEWS | 23 Oct 2019

New report about the media development in Denmark

The Media Development in Denmark 2019 - cover of the reportIn 2018, more Danes accessed a news site daily than read a printed daily newspaper. During the same year, half the newspaper titles in Denmark lost more than ten per cent of their readers. These are some of the trends shown in the Media Development in Denmark 2019 report.

NEWS | 19 Sep 2019

A new issue is out: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries 2-2019

The Nordics are high performers in digitisation in European and global comparisons. As for media use, there is a continuous shift to digital consumption, but age gaps are increasing. These are some of the themes covered in this newsletter, all with a focus on the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 18 Sep 2019

The Nordics replace licence fee with public service tax

Nordens flaggor foto Johannes Jansson norden.orgOver the course of just a decade, all the Nordic countries now have – or are on their way to having – shifted to tax-based funding of public service media. Still, the models chosen are not totally alike. We have mapped the similarities and differences in the different countries.

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