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Next Digital Strategy: Be Number One - March 22, 2012
Media people continue searching for that oft promised digital dividend. So far, the major beneficiaries have been techies, telecoms and, of course, investment bankers. In the real world the difference between analogue euros and digital pennies is well understood. There is, though, a digital strategy.

Community mourned, a nation in shock - July 25, 2011
The concept of community in the online age has been a tough one for traditional media to grasp. Itís odd because community has long been the crux of mediaís relationship with the public. But community thrives in the online world, sometimes rowdy, profane and, as weíve seen, terrible.

The Show Must Go On, But Forget An Encore - May 21, 2010
The Eurovision Song Contest may be a bit cheesy but it ainít cheap. For public broadcasters hosting the ESC is an opportunity to step into an international spotlight and show what they can do with a high profile musical event. For those facing budget pressures, the ESC is a challenge, and increasingly so.

Grumpy board feels pain, changes CEO - May 20, 2009
Few, if any, media companies are escaping the ad slump. Directors and stock traders are showing little patience. Cut costs, dump non-core investments and change the CEO, they say.

One thing to watch in 2009 Ė toxic debt - January 5, 2009
Multi-national publisher Mecom Group has become the most recent poster child for debt rattled publicly traded media companies. Once Ė and not long ago Ė the darling of rapturous financial projections it now canít meet debt covenants exceeding Ä600 million, a figure that has increased more than ten-fold since the rapture. Media companies are becoming sub-prime, er, toxic.

Legal uncertainty threatens broadcasters - December 1, 2008
Broadcasters have enough to worry about without confusion over regulation. When governments and regulators donít agree on rules, the principle of legal certainty flies out the window. Without that nobody wants to take on the risks.

The flattening of Norway - October 5, 2008
Norway isnít particularly flat, in that geographical sense. But a clear flattening of media shares is taking place. Market shares for major newspapers, terrestrial TV and radio have been flattening as new offerings take from market leaders. Now, even the Web is flattening.

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Media in Scandinavia

Big media companies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are riding a sea of change. The digital media revolution is nowhere more apparent than in Scandinavia. This ftm Knowledge file Media in Scandinavia looks at rapid change in the most 'wired' neighborhood. 103 pages PDF, Resources (June 2012)

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ftm Resources

  • Norway - Market Data (17/04/2013)
    population, per capita GDP trend, ad revenues, ICT usage, press freedom, corruption
  • Norway - Major Media - Radio Broadcasting (08/11/2012)
    public and private radio channels, management, platforms, market share
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