The Library subscribes to a number of databases where you can find statistical information on trends in the media industry. The main databases are listed below. However, for a full list browse the collection on our specialist Data Library pages.
A global database which has information on approaching 45 million companies worldwide. Find statistical information on company size and turnover.
has strategic management reports and overviews of industrial sector.
Historical Annual Reports
Access over 800 reports from USA companies from 1844 to the present day. Includes a section on Broadcasting and telecommunications Examples include CBS
A full list of other financial market databases can be obtained from the LSE Data Library webpages. Browse their collection of Financial datasets.
Market data and statistics
World Telecommunication Indicators Database contains time series data for around 80 communications statistics covering telephone network size and dimension, mobile services, quality of service, traffic, staff, tariffs, revenue and investment. Selected demographic, macro-economic, broadcasting and information technology statistics are also included. This database is loaded in the Data Sources PC - ask at the Help desk, Library First Floor for more information. Also available in paper copies of ITU yearbooks at ITU (R5) World Telecommunications Development Report ITU (HA221).
has examples of free research studies and statistics which it has commissioned. These cover TV, radio, telecommunications and technology.
(the UK Data Archive Service) has many examples of government commissioned social, political and economic surveys. Search their website for examples relating to media and communication. These cover topics relating to media consumption, ownership and attitudes. Access requires free registration.
cover a wide range of social, economic and political attitude surveys, as well as coverage of Media and information technology usage. Also available via ESDS international.
Roper Center Polls
a major source of United states opinion polls. Includes questions on attitudes towards media coverage of events.
Oxford Internet Surveys
provides free acess to surveys (conducted every two years) on the influence of the Internet on modern life in Britiah today.
is a UK based organisation which provides some free basic statistics on recent viewing figures.
ITU - International Telecommunications Union. -
UN agency for telecommunications - areas of work include standardization, radiocummnication, communications and development website has numerous papers and statistics. Includes links to national ICT statistical data.
Trade association for the mobile Commuications industry. Its website provides free access to Mobile business briefing a free daily newsletter from the Industry
Advocacy group of European Telecommunications Industry website includes details of events and policy statements.
European Mobile Messaging Association
Access documents, statistics and papers on technical developments and statistics.
Federation of Communication Services
UK Trade Association for the communications services industry representing businesses delivering products and services to customers by radio, mobile, nd fixed telephones. site includes press releases papers on policy and technology.
Communication Managers Association
UK membership asociation for ICT professionals useful for discussion of policy and technology.
City Business Library
public reference library that has a large collection of printed trade directories. It also has acces to some online business and market research databases (including Keynote reports) which are not available at the LSE.
British Library Business and IP Centre
also has a number of trade journals (including Media Week) and online company databases.