Tuning out: Industry revenue declines as competition from online media intensifies

The Radio Broadcasting industry has been negatively affected by trends in the broader media sector over the past five years. Traditional media's share of total advertising spend is in long-term decline, as digital behemoths Facebook and Google have taken away market share from radio networks, TV broadcasters and newspaper publishers. Radio networks have also had to contend with media streaming platforms such as Spotify, and the increasing popularity of podcasts. Consumers also have a myriad of choices over how and where to consume content, which has split advertising spend among an increasing number of platforms. Declining advertising returns are expected to cause industry revenue to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to $488.9 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$489m
Annual Growth 14-19
-1.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
2,371
Businesses
118

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Advertising revenue is in long-term decline due to competition from Facebook and Google
  • New digital marketing platforms have contributed to reduced advertising prices and industry revenue
  • Merger activity is anticipated to continue over the next five years as networks look to cut costs
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Radio Broadcasting industry is characterised by a high level of barriers to entry. The main barriers involve the initial cost to start a radio station and the ability to compete successfully with incumbent operators. To establish operations, a prospective entrant must first obtain a radio broadcasting licence. A licence is required for both commercial and non-commercial broadcast. Local commercial radio broadcasters must also comply with the Regional and Community Broadcasting Policy Framework.Prospective entrants must also be able to penetrate a concentrated market, with the two largest companies making up over 55% of the industry. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Radio Broadcasting Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Radio Broadcasting are:

  • Access to niche markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from advertising and market research services and Number of motor vehicles in the Radio Broadcasting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Radio Broadcasting in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players broadcast audio signals from radio broadcasting studios. Firms that broadcast audio exclusively via the internet, such as podcasts, are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Drivetime radio
  • Daytime radio
  • Weekend radio
  • Night-time radio
  • Industry Activities
  • Radio broadcasting service
  • Radio station operation
  • Radio network operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from advertising and market research services
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Mobile telecommunications density

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Advertising decline
  • Merger and restructuring activity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future media mergers
  • Podcast competition and opportunities
  • Music streaming and FM radio
  • Table: Radio Broadcasting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Radio Broadcasting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising and Market Research Services in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services in New Zealand
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Telecommunications Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Drivetime radio
  • Weekend radio
  • Daytime radio
  • Night-time radio
  • Chart: Radio Broadcasting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 18 and 44
  • People aged 45 and over
  • People aged 17 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Radio Broadcasting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Radio Broadcasting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Radio Broadcasting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Mediaworks Investments Limited, NZME Limited, Radio New Zealand Limited,
  • Table: Mediaworks Investments Limited - financial performance
  • Table: NZME Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Radio New Zealand Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Radio Broadcasting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Radio Broadcasting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Am
  • A broadcast type that uses changes in amplitude to broadcast radio signals. AM radio networks typically broadcast talkback and news programs
  • Fm
  • Radio that uses changes in frequency to broadcast radio signals. FM networks typically broadcast music.
  • Listenership
  • The audience of radio programs and stations.
  • Podcast
  • Digital audio or video files of programs that listeners and viewers usually download or stream.
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