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Media Industries: Industry Info + Statistics

Resources for researching the business side of the entertainment industries.

Industry Reports: IBISWorld

Use IBISWorld to pull up research reports on industries.

You don't need to know the industry's NAICS code.
Just search on a company name & choose from the resulting list of matching industry reports.

here are the matching industry reports for Comcast:

Researching China? Be sure to check out IBISWorld China Industry Research

Industry & Demographics Sites

Site What you can get here...
Passport Information & data on consumer products and trend forecasting. Especially useful for studying paratexts/licensing, also has reports on consumer behavior online.
CIA World Factbook Demographic & economic statistics on foreign countries; includes data on telecommunication within each country.
TableBase Statistics on all market sectors, internationally
NOTE: GSU's subscription to TableBase is no longer active.

MEDIA-SPECIFIC Statistical Sites

Site What you can get here...
Box Office Mojo Box office totals for movies, typically back to 1970s
The Numbers Film statistics including box office totals (US & International) and production budgets
TV By the Numbers Viewership stats for TV shows
MIP Resource Centre TV industry research & reports.
VGChartz Sales figures for video games and devices
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

Digital music report

NOTE: We have IFPI's 2010 Recording Industry in Numbers (RIN) in print.

Call number: ML3790 .R43
Location: Library North 2, Reference

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Annual music sales ("shipments"), broken down by format

Advertising Age: Data Center

Statistics and reports on advertising across media platforms

Television Bureau of Advertising

Statistics and reports on television advertising

Nielsen Top Tens & Trends Up-to-date data on media and consumer trends including TV ratings, smartphone trends and video game purchase intent

Film & Media Librarian