Census Bureau Report: Steady Growth Shown for Streaming Revenues in 2009

January 27, 2011

Washington - Jan 26, 2011 - Internet publishing and broadcasting (streaming) saw a 9.8 percent growth in revenue between 2008 and 2009 to $19.5 billion, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 Service Annual Survey. Over the same period, revenues for newspaper and periodical publishers, however, declined by 17.3 percent and 13.2 percent, respectively, to $36.3 billion and $39.1 billion.

Cable and subscription programming as well as wireless telecommunications carriers saw increases in revenue of 4 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively, to $51.6 billion and $185.6 billion, while television broadcast revenues and wired telecommunications carriers declined by 12.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively, to $31.4 billion and $172.1 billion.

Starting in 2009, the survey was expanded to collect data for all service industries, capturing 55 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Previously, the survey accounted for only 30 percent of GDP.

The data can be accessed at www.census.gov/services/sas_data.html.

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