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UK Media and Publishing Industry

We’ve mapped the UK’s Media and Publishing industry using our Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs). Find out more about this emerging sector through our innovative financial, company, funding, and growth data.

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What is Media and Publishing?

Media and Publishing is a broad term used to describe the publication of content online, in print or through a variety of other mediums. This includes agencies, organisations and groups involved in the production and distribution of information through broadcast, print, video, music and other forms of media.

The Media and Publishing industry in the UK is a broad and growing sector, ranging from broadcasting and video production companies right the way through to printing companies and publishing houses.

Media and Publishing sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Media and Publishing sector. The sector has a turnover of £31.1bn currently, has received £1.4bn of investment and the sector is growing at 2.3% per year.


Media and Publishing verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Media and Publishing industry today.

Our Media and Publishing RTIC is made up of 5 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Printing Services, and Sound and Music production. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0068 Media and Publishing 9367 companies

    Companies involved with the distribution of information in any form or medium.

    • Media and Publishing: Broadcasting Services

      Companies offering the technology and services that make broadcasting content possible.

      1220 companies
    • Media and Publishing: Printing Services

      Companies offering printing services

      3978 companies
    • Media and Publishing: Publishing Services

      Companies offering publishing services for printed media.

      1527 companies
    • Media and Publishing: Sound and Music production

      Companies engaged in sound recording and publishing.

      1737 companies
    • Media and Publishing: Video and Motion Graphics production

      Companies involved in the development of video content

      1701 companies

Media and Publishing industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 2.3%, we expect that this sector could be worth £32.7bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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