Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up by falling demand for print media and declines in advertising revenue. The transition from print to digital has been far from seamless and even digital advertising revenue is only growing at a single-digit rate. The digital business is still in its infancy and changes need to be rolled out in order to cope with falling newspaper circulation. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 6% over the five years through 2015-16. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.7 billion, a 2.8% decline on the previous year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The UK Newspaper Publishing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. The four largest players are expected to account for 48.9% of industry revenue in 2015-16. The circulation numbers of major daily papers have dropped as consumers have turned to free online news sources but the market share of the top four players has remained fairly steady because the industry has shrunk.
The majority of companies in the industry are small, since about two-thirds of firms have fewer than 10 employees. There are many local newspapers in the United Kingdom, which often operate with very few staff... purchase to read more