Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up in recent years due to 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. The industry includes businesses that produce articles for publication in print editions or electronic form, including on the internet. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2014-15. In 2014-15, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.6 billion, a 4.9% 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 concentration. The four largest players are expected to account for 57.4% of industry revenue in 2014-15. The market share of the top four companies has fallen slightly over recent years because the circulation numbers of major daily papers have dropped off.
In terms of company size, the industry is fairly polarised, since 7.8% of enterprises employ more than 250 staff members and 72.7% have fewer than 10 employees. This clearly shows the split between the national and regional newspapers. Each national newspaper requires a large number of staff... purchase to read more