The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a new report on the TV news market in Europe (covering 38 countries). The entire 100-page report is free to download here. This report provides an overview of the types of channels both national and international, the balance between public and private, and the dominant languages of news channels in Europe.
A review of developments in new media use and online viewing with particular reference to news is provided on the basis of recent studies by national organisations such as the ALM, CNC, and OFCOM, and a range of industry research and surveys.
- Almost 300 news channels are currently available in Europe, of which more than 170 are established in the European Union.
- Private channels dominate the national TV news landscape with more than 80% owned by private companies.
- The pan-European channels with the widest distribution in Europe are CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera (English), Euronews (English) and RT (Russia Today).
- The number of news channels available over free DTT channels has increased to 43, compared to 16 four years ago.