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.


Media Perspektiven

Media newsletter with facts and analyses about the media in Germany. The publications are available in pdf-format on the website, together with other basic media data. (The website is in German only)

MEDIA Salles

MEDIA Salles is an initiative of the EU Media Programme with the support of the Italian Government. The website offers European cinema statistics, see European Cinema Yearbook.

Media Use in the Middle East 2014

Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East 2014 is a six-nation survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with Doha Film Institute. It explores  the use of entertainment media in the region and people's attitudes toward those media and the broader cultural environment. Special attention is given to film, television, and online and social media, as well as to questions of government regulation, cultural preservation, and children's media. Countries covered: Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. (Published in April 2015)

Medialiitto, Medieförbundet

Finnmedia, The Finnish Media Federation

The Finnish Media Federation (Finnmedia) is an advocacy organisation for private companies in the media and printing industries. It’s member associations – the Federation of the Printing Industry in Finland, the Finnish Book Publishers Association, Finnish Magazine Media Association, News Media Finland and RadioMedia – include a total of nearly 700 member companies.



A public information service that collects statistical information on Norwegian mass media from a variety of organizations and sources. Medianorway serves as an information service to the Norwegian research community and the general public. Publishes comprehensive information online.

Medierådet for Børn og Unge

Media Council for Children and Young People

The Media Council is part of the Danish Film Institute. Its primary task is to classify films and DVD’s for children over respectively 11 and 15 years of age. It has also an obligation to inform about children’s use of films and computer games. Publishes reports on children, youth and computer games. Information in English about the Media Council for Children and Young People.

Mediernes Udvikling i Danmark (Kulturministeriet)

Report on Media Development in Denmark (Ministry of Culture)

Annual reports on the Danish media development, published by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, under the aegis of the Danish Ministry of Culture. As of 1 December 2020, the report series has been transferred to the Ministry of Culture.

The main reports on the Danish media development are published in Danish, with summaries in English available for download.


Norwegian Media Authority

Administrative body under The Ministry of Culture. The authority monitors and regulates market conditions in the newspaper and broadcasting industries, examines and classifies films and video and other visual products (including computer and video games), is licensing authority for local radio and television and other broadcasting, administers subsidies for the press and other media subsidies schemes, etc. Publishes reports on the media market, economy and ownership on the Norwegian market.

The Authority’s media database (Mediedatabasen) provides an overview of the Norwegian media companies active on the newspaper, radio and TV markets (in Norwegian).

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Lists of current media regulation for the Icelandic media (Fjölmiðlun), culture and intelellectual property and private rights.

MMS - Mediemätningar i Skandinavien AB

Research company owned by the major TV broadcasting companies. Conducts TV-meter surveys. MMS publishes data in weekly, monthly and annual reports (available online), and in semi-annual Basundersökning. TV-programme audience data tools available online: Hot Top TV and Hot Top webb. (In Swedish only)

Modernus Web Measure

Coordinated web measures. Presents data on internet traffic for Iceland.


Musiksverige is an association tasked with communicating and highlighting the music industry's key topics for discussion. Musiksverige has three primary areas of focus: copyright, the export of music and education issues. Publishes a report (in Swedish)  on the music industry in numbers.

Myndigheten för kulturanalys

The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis

The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis, a government agency, assigned to evaluate, analyse and present the effects of proposals and steps taken in the cultural arena. This is to be done based on the cultural policy objectives. The agency carries out studies and evaluations to analyse the cultural area. It also monitors and initiates research in the cultural field and develops and spreads knowledge and experience from itself and others.

Myndigheten för press, radio och tv

The Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority

The broadcasting regulator in Sweden. A state licensing and supervisory authority in the press, radio and television field. 

The broadcasting regulator in Sweden. The authority makes decisions regarding press subsidies to newspapers, licenses, fees and registration for radio and television, as well as supervising radio and television broadcasts, on-demand services and teletext. Publishes annual reports on media policy,  media economics and media consumption.

Närradions riksorganisation

Community Radio Association

The Community Radio Association (Närradions riksorganisation NRO) is an organisation for community radio. More than 140 local channels are distributed in FM to smaller areas and towns throughout the country. In Spring 2015 Community Media Sweden (CMS), a new umbrella organization, was constituted by National Association of Open Channels (ROK) and Community Radio Association (NRO). [in Swedish only]


National Library of Norway

Maintains a register of all books and booklets published in Norway.

Neogames Finland

A member-based non-profit game industry organization, aiming to accelerate, coordinate and support the development of the Finnish game cluster. Presents market data on the Finnish game industry.

News Media Alliance

A non-profit organisation (originally known as the Newspaper Association of America) representing nearly 2,000 diverse news organizations in the United States and Canada.  Analysis and facts about newspaper media.

News Media Association

The Association of Britain's regional and local newspaper publishers. News, facts and figures about British regional and local press.

Nielsen Media Research

From January 2019, Nielsen Media Research in Norway is providing the official listening figures for audio in Norway (previously Kantar Media). Read more about the survey Total Electronic Audio Measurement (TEAM). Data on radio listening on nationwide channels are available here. Information in Norwegian only.