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Radio Broadcasting in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Radio Broadcasting industry has a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that the average radio broadcaster will operate with a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:7.1 in 2016-17. This means that for every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £7.10 is spent on wages. This measure uses depreciation as a proxy for capital expenditure. The capital used by the industry comes mainly in the form of studio equipment and transmission equipment. Capital investment can vary greatly depending on the type of station and the quality of equipment used. The latest technology, such as digital, HD or HD2 broadcasting equipment, can be expensive and becomes outdated quickly with rapid technological advancements. Nat.. 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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