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Radio Broadcasting in the UK: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | SIC J60.100 | Feb 2017

Waves ahead: An increase in the TV license fee is expected to support revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Radio Broadcasting market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd Bauer Consumer Media Ltd market share
British Broadcasting Corporation British Broadcasting Corporation market share
This Is Global Ltd This Is Global Ltd market share
Wireless Group plc Wireless Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Radio Broadcasting industry broadcast and transmit live radio programmes to the public via analogue, digital, internet and satellite systems. In 2016-17, the Radio Broadcasting industry is expected to generate revenue of just under £1.3 billion, displaying growth of 0.2% on the previous year. Although business confidence, and consequently demand from advertising agencies, has risen over much of the past five years, supporting industry revenue, increasing internet access and technological developments have led to a rapid increase in external competition. The industry's potential listeners now have a far larger choice of alternatives to radio, including streaming services and personal digital audio. Demand from older generations has remained relatively unaffected... purchase to read more

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Until just over a decade ago, analogue broadcasts accounted for all radio consumption in the United Kingdom. The rise of new technologies has fragmented the industry and now radio broadcasters have a choice of delivery methods. The trend towards digital listening is the dominant theme in the industry, particularly with pressure from the government's Digital Britain initiatives.

According to BBC programming, the most popular genre of radio content is music and arts, of which music broadcasting is overwhelmingly the largest part. In the context of the whole market, music broadcasting makes up an even larger share. The most popular commercial radio stations, Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth and KISS, all have largely music-based programming. Acc.. purchase to read more


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

Participants in this industry broadcast and transmit radio programmes to the public, affiliates or subscribers. Broadcasts are transmitted via analogue or digital signals, the internet and cable or satellite systems. However, operators in the industry do not produce, promote or distribute taped recordings of radio programmes. The industry includes the production of content for live broadcast, but not pre-recorded broadcast content.

Industry Products
Analogue broadcastingDigital audio broadcastingDigital TV broadcastingInternet broadcasting
Industry Activities
Transmitting radio programmesBroadcasting internet radioProducing live radio broadcasts

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