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The Europe Media Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2005) Product Image

The Europe Media Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (May 2005)

  • Published: May 2005
  • Region: Europe
  • 32 pages
  • Mergent

This report examines the media sectors in Europe, focusing on the key markets in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Current Environment - Key Points
- Leading European media companies mostly reported solid financial results during 2004, while the stock prices of many media companies rose consistently across the region
- A number of companies were actively involved in M&A activities, as positive financial performances and improved cash flow provided the cash to acquire cross-media interests
A more relaxed regulatory environment also led foreign media companies to acquire European media interests
- A recent merger of eight newspaper titles of three leading Dutch publishers into one renewed concerns over media ownership and that unbiased reporting was under threat
- The Italian media industry was embroiled in controversy over the efforts of Italian Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi to privatize Italy's main public broadcaster Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana SpA (Rai)

Industry Profile - Key Points
- European media has long been liberal and has attracted solid levels of foreign investment
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Current Environment
- Sector Overview
- Leading Companies
- Sector Performance
- Merger, Acquisition and
Alliance Activity
Industry Profile
- Overview
- Market Segments
- Media Ownership Laws
Market Trends and Outlook
- Online Advertising Surges
- Harnessing the Illusive Online
Subscriber
- The Tabloid Gains Popularity
- SMS Audience Interaction
Takes Off
- The Emergence of Digital
Television
- Market Outlook
Country Profiles
- France
- Germany
- Italy
- Netherlands
- Sweden
- United Kingdom
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of this Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Regional Reports Coverage

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