Search by subject or country; country overview includes political structure, media ownership (limited statistics available)
The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications (EIMC) seeks to provide 'clear knowledge of the workings of the media and communications worldwide' and to outline possible futures. 'Communications' is restricted to communications technology. EIMC's international authorship consists mainly of academics, a quarter of whom are from 26 countries outside the US--a globally diverse pool. An outline of section headings and glossary preface each article, and black-and-white figures, tables, and occasional photographs appear throughout. The editor defines the audience for EIMC broadly--professors, students, 'scholars and researchers ... journalists and other writers, librarians and historians, educators and executives of multinational corporations--in fact, anyone who needs information' related to media and communications. --Choice Review, Nov. 2003.
International demographic, macro-economic, and marketing data; includes statistics, company/brand rankings, emerging trends; choose "Consumers" tab to begin search
Passport GMID provides business intelligence on industries, countries, and consumers. Content includes: international demographic, macro-economic, and marketing data; industry statistics; statistics on brand and company rankings; comment on emerging industry, country, and consumer trends; consumer lifestyle statistics, future demographic reports.
Annual multi-volume series, for example (2002):
- Volume 1: Economy of the radio and TV industry in Europe
- Volume 2: Household AV equipment, television audience, and transmission statistics
- Volume 3: Film and home video statistics
- Volume 4: Multimedia and new technologies
- Volume 5: Television channels, production, and distribution