External sources

Find additional information on the media. The database below provides you with links to media related industry organisations, research institutes, public authorities and databases at Nordic, European and international levels.



Council of Europe fund for co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works.

Eurobarometer surveys

The Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission conducts and publishes Eurobarometer surveys. Data on media use and trust are normally included in the Standard Eurobarometer’s autumn surveys; see Annex.


The international data bank for TV programs, logs and ratings, based on a partnership with national institutes operating people meter systems throughout the world.

European Culture Portal (European Commission)

Provides an entry point for the European Commission policies and activities related to Europe and culture. Covers topics such as audiovisual sector policies and culture and creative industries.


Statistical office of the European Union. Information society statistics, including data on Europeans' internet access and use. The data are available in the theme section Science, Technology and Digital Society --> Digital Economy and Society.


FiCom, Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics

Co-operation organisation for the ICT (information and communications technology) industry in Finland. Presents some key facts and links to information on pay TV, TV subscriptions in cable networks, etc.


Branch organisation for cinema, film and video in Norway. The organisation administers the Norwegian Cinema and Film Foundation. Provides statistics on cinema attendance, etc.

Finnpanel Oy

Research company owned by TNS Gallup Oy and A.C. Nielsen Finland Oy. Statistics on television viewing and radio listening, based on metered audience measurements (TV) and surveys (radio).

FIPP – International Federation of the Periodical Press

Interest organisation whose membership covers national magazine associations, publishing companies with international interests, etc., across the world. Provides data on consumer and business-to-business magazines. The annual publication World Magazine Trends presents international magazine statistics.


The Media Commission

Media authority under the Minister of Education, Science and Culture. The commission provides information about media ownership, list of media service providers and their rules on editorial independence. (Iceland's media act of 2011 introduced an obligation for all media in Iceland to register with the new media authority, established in 2011, and provide information on their ownership composition.) The authority also monitors the compliance of radio and TV services and program content with the provisions of the new media act of 2011. The commission works to support and promote media literacy, media diversity, pluralism, accessibility, freedom of expression and the right to information.

Förläggareföreningen, Svenska

Swedish Publishers' Association

Branch organisation that provides statistics (publishing and sales) on books and electronic publications. Statistics available online, member's annual statistics also published in English.

Gallup Ísland

Conducts media surveys on newspaper reading, electronic measurements for tv and radio (ppm) and web (ComScore).

Grønlands Statistik

Statistics Greenland

National statistical office. The booklet "Greenland in figures" provides basic data on tv and radio broadcasts and expenditure on culture including radio and tv, available online in English. The StatBank is available in Greenlandic, Danish and English.

GTF – Gratistidningarnas Förening

Branch organisation for publishers of free sheets. Information on members' titles online. (The website is in Swedish only)

Hagstofa Íslands

Statistics Iceland

National statistical office. Online database om Media and Culture.

Hagstofa Íslands

Statistics Iceland

Statistics Iceland publishes every year a survey Use of computers and the Internet by households and individuals. For more tables on ICT see the online database .

Hagstova Føroya

Statistics Faroe Islands

National statistical institute. The online database provides culture and media statistics, in Faroese and in English.



The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg publishes Internationales Handbuch Medien (The International Media Handbook), which covers media developments in press, radio / television and on-line services all over the world.

Ifpi Danmark

Ifpi Denmark

The Danish branch organisation for the record industry. Offers online statstics on phonogram sales and market volume.

IFPI Norge / GGF

Ifpi Norway / GGF

The Norwegian branch organization for the record industry. Statistics on phonogram sales and market volume. (The website is in Norwegian only)