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 although the growth rates of digital revenue have been impressive, the digital business is still in its infancy. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.9% over the five years through 2014-15. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.8 billion, a 4.2% decline on the previous year.
The two traditional revenue channels for UK newspaper publishers are advertising and sales of printed newspapers, both of which have contracted in the past five years... 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 50.1% of industry revenue in 2014-15. 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 nearly three-quarters 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