Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Forecast: Newspapers to See Ad Revenues Disappear 'Virtually'

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Over the next four years, the Internet will leave newspapers in a trail of dust in pursuit of advertising revenues, and will supplant the print media as second only to television as the nation's largest advertising medium.

So says the annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook report released today by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report, covering 2010-2014, predicts online advertising (excluding mobile ads) will climb from $24.2 billion in 2009 to $34.4 billion by 2014, according to a story in today's Wall St. Journal.  The report is less confident about newspapers, forecasting ad revenues to shrink in 2014 to $22.3 billion. According to  the Newspaper Assn. of America,  print advertising revenue was $24.82 billion in 2009.

Advertising in interactive media, email and video will increase dramatically, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, to $6.6 billion in 2014 from its $4.7 billion level in 2009. The report cites the Internet's inventory potential and greater broadband saturation as factors underlying the report's estimates. Roughly 64 percent of U.S. households currently have broadband access, up from 34 percent broadband penetration in 2005.

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