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.


Public servicerådet (PSR)

The Public Service Council

The Public Service Council is a think tank and network aiming to defend and promote the basic values of public service broadcasting. It is an independent NGO and participates in the public dialogue and the official consultations about public service. The council publishes two news blogs: about radio and television Public Access (in Swedish) and about radio Digital Radio FM Insider  (in English).


Branch organisation for commercial radio in Finland, representing almost all radio operators with licences to broadcast commercial radio in Finland. RadioMedia works to promote and develop the Finnish private radio industry, and the site provides data about radio stations plus a general overview of commercial radio in Finland.

Riksförbundet Öppna Kanaler

National Association of Open Channels

The National Association of Open Channels (Riksförbundet Öppna Kanaler) is an organisation for community or public access television. The different local channels are distributed through cable to approximately 1 million Swedish households in total (must carry). 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).

SCB – Statistiska centralbyrån

Statistics Sweden

National statistical institute. A statistical yearbook offers economic and demographic statistics. Publishes statistics on the ICT sector in Sweden regularly. Statistics and reports available online.

SCB, Statistiska centralbyrån

Statistics Sweden

National statistical office. Data on the Swedish information society, including access and use of ICT among individuals and enterprises. Also data on enterprises expenditure on IT.


Iceland Telecom

Icelandic telecommunications company. It also operates Skjárinn, a TV service provider in Iceland.

Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces

The agency is involved in setting and achieving the government’s cultural policy goals in the fields of e.g. media and libraries/literature. In the media area, the agency administers the legislation on media subsidies for print- and web-based media, and handles management and supervisory tasks in the field of radio and TV (e.g. the administration of broadcasting licences and tenders for radio and TV). It also acts as secratariat for a number of boards, such as The Danish Radio and Television Board, and the Media Board.


SOM Institute

The SOM Institute has conducted surveys to collect research data and presented annual trend analyses on media habits and public opinion in Sweden since 1986. Every year, the SOM Institute conducts a number of independent studies – nationally, regionally and locally – in an effort to identify changes in the ways Swedes behave and feel about different things and why these changes occur. The SOM institute is an independent survey research organisation at the University of Gothenburg. The English site is available here.

SSB – Statistisk Sentralbyrå

Statistics Norway

National statistical office. Online statistical database. Conducts the annual survey, Norsk Mediebarometer, which covers penetration and use of a wide range of mass media, available on the web. Statistics on massmedia and the ICT-sector in Norway. ICT statistics, including internet use surveys.

Statens medieråd

The Swedish Media Council

The Media Council is a government agency with the aims to reduce the risk of harmful media influences among minors and to empower minors as concious media users. The council covers all moving image media, i.e. the Internet, film, television, computer and video games. Publishes reports on children's and young people's media use. The classification of film is also within the scope of the Media Council.

Suomen Ääni- ja Kuvatallennetuottajat, ÄKT ry

Ifpi Finland

The Finnish trade organisation for the record industry. Offers online statistics on phonogram sales and market volume.

Suomen elokuvasäätiö, Finlands filmstiftelse

Finnish Film Foundation

Information and statistics about film production and distribution. The annual brochure 'Facts & Figures' presents key figures on film and cinema in Finland. The brochure also includes some data on DVD sales and rentals. Available on the website.

Suomen Filmikamari ry

Finnish Chamber of Films

Publishes comprehensive annual statistics on cinema film production, cinema distribution, attendance and cinema box office revenue statistics on video rentals and sales (in Finnish only).

Suomen Kustannusyhdistys ry, Finlands Förlagsförening

Finnish Book Publishers’ Association

Branch organisation for book publishers in Finland. Provides data on members' book production and book sales.

Svenska barnboksinstitutet, SBI

The Swedish Institute for Children's Books

SBI is a special library open to the public and an information centre for children's and young people's literature. Two of its aims is to be at the service of publishers, the media, libraries and other institutions and individuals and to assist in the provision of information on children's literature. The institute acts as an international contact body within the field. SBI publishes annual statistics on children's books.

Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)

Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Insitute publishes comprehensive annual statistics on cinema attendance and cinema film production. Statistics and a database on Swedish film productions available online. Annual reports and yearbooks.

Svenskarna och internet

Swedes and the internet

Annual survey by the Swedish Internet Foundation [Internetstiftelsen] mapping change and development in internet use among the Swedish population. The main report is published online and as a PDF-file in Swedish. An English summary is available.

Sveriges Tidskrifter

Branch organisation. Provides information on the Swedish magazine market.

Taloustutkimus Oy

Market research agency. Provides data on internet use in Finland.

Telecommunication Markets in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Online database providing comparable data on ICT services in the Nordic countries. The database is the result of a cooperation between the Nordic telecom regulatory authorities. The website also offers a report in English. The Baltic states are included from Spring 2014.