Hot off the press: Online media will boost demand for syndication and reverse recent declines in revenue

IBISWorld’s News Syndicates Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the News Syndicates industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Mobile technology has resulted in new forms of employment among industry workers
  • Falling readership will likely lead to decreased demand for news syndicate services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    While a slowdown in downstream media industries hindered the industry's growth during the recession, demand will pick up over the next five years. As online content expands to mobile devices, tablets, TVs and gaming consoles, news syndicates will have greater public exposure, spurring demand. Furthermore, news syndicates will look to provide customers with less costly, easier and faster access to more content over the internet...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Licensing rights to syndicated content

    News syndicates generate the vast majority of revenue through the licensing and distribution of curated content to its paying affiliates. The majority of the industry's revenue (56.7%) comes entirely from the licensing of news reports and prepared packages. These include TV segments, radio segments, written news articles, photographs, informational graphics and data, interviews, raw data from developing stories and other information. An estimated 33.2% of the industry's revenue is generated from other licensed content that may not necessarily contain news items but may nevertheless aid the affiliate's ability to cogently build a news segment or fill various programming gaps. The..

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    Additional Insights for the News Syndicates Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the News Syndicates Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from publishing industries and Print advertising expenditure in the News Syndicates industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the News Syndicates Industry?

    This industry includes companies engaged in supplying information on current events like news reports, articles, photography and features to the news media. Independent writers, journalists and photographers are not included in this industry but are within the scope of the Performers and Creative Artists industry (IBISWorld report 71151).

    Industry Products
    Licensing rights to syndicated news reports
    Licensing rights to non-news programming and other content
    Publishing subscriptions
    Industry Activities
    Supplying content to news media outlets
    Researching and writing news reports, articles and features
    Distributing news and images
    Supplying newswire services
    Supplying traffic reports

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from publishing industries
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • External competition for the News Syndicates industry
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Newspaper decline has mixed impact
  • Technology facilitates growth
  • Competition from new platforms
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand concerns
  • Escalating competition
  • Straight from the source
  • Table: News Syndicates Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - News Syndicates Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Magazine & Periodical Publishing
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable Networks

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • VoIP
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Licensing rights to syndicated news reports
  • Licensing rights to non-news programming and other content
  • Other
  • Publishing subscriptions
  • Chart: News Syndicates Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Newspaper and magazine publishers
  • Television news stations
  • Online news publishers
  • Radio news broadcasters
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the News Syndicates Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs News Syndicates

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the News Syndicates Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Associated Press News Corp.Thomson Reuters
  • Table: The Associated Press - financial performance
  • Table: News Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Thomson Reuters - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the News Syndicates Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the News Syndicates Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • % services conducted online (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    News Syndication
  • The practice of selling the right to publish news content, typically from the news syndicate to various media outlets.
  • Newswire
  • An organization of journalists that supply news reports to other businesses. Also known as a news syndicate, news agency, news service or wire service.
  • Prior Restraint
  • Censorship imposed on published or broadcast material prior to its release; the First Amendment limits nearly all forms of prior restraint.
  • Rich Site Summary (Rss)
  • A method of syndication by which authors of web-generated content can release information instantly to subscribers.
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