German media industry on growth course

Jörn Krieger | 23-10-2012

VPRT, the industry association of Germany's commercial broadcasters, expects radio and television to grow in 2012 in all market segments.

In radio advertising, the association predicts a turnover growth of around 2% compared with last year, for TV advertising an increase of around 1.5%.

For the area of online advertising, VPRT expects a growth of around 8% and for mobile advertising of around 32%. For home-shopping, a rise of around 5% is predicted and in the market of pay-TV and paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) a growth of around 12% is expected.

VPRT expects rising turnover to continue in 2013 in all market segments with most dynamic growth predicted for advertising-financed audio and video offerings on all interactive platforms as well as for pay-TV and VOD services.

"We currently see a particularly dynamic development in online radio, audio-on-demand, video-on-demand and pay-TV," VPRT president Jürgen Doetz said in Munich. "We expect this trend to continue and see good market perspectives for radio and TV next year and beyond."