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Belgium

Belgian Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media a segmented market with the three major communities (Flemish, French, and German-speaking) each having responsibility for their own broadcast media; multiple TV channels exist for each community; additionally, in excess of 90% of households are connected to cable and can access broadcasts of TV stations from neighboring countries; each community has a public radio network co-existing with private broadcasters 2007
Households with television 98% 2005 5th out of 14
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 330.21 2012 14th out of 188
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 11,278.54 Mbps per 1 million peop 2004 5th out of 129
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 819.54 2013 25th out of 205
Internet users 8.11 million 2010 11th out of 45
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Belga Press Agency

Flandersnews.be - English-language news site of Dutch-language public broadcaster

2012
Personal computers > Per capita 348.04 per 1,000 people 2004 26th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

RTBF - French-language public broadcaster; stations include La Premiere, Classic 21, and external service RTBF International

VRT - Dutch-language public broadcaster; stations include Radio 1, Studio Brussel and external Radio Vlaanderen International (RVI)

Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF) - German-language broadcaster

2012
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 119.39 2012 64th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 984.39 per 1,000 people 2007 41st out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

RTBF - French-language public broadcaster

VRT - Dutch-language public broadcaster

VTM - Dutch-language commercial broadcaster


Full Article
2012
Television receivers > Per capita 463.61 per 1,000 people 1997 25th out of 178
Television viewing 19 hours per person per wee 2002 10th out of 13
Televisions 4.72 million 2003 32nd out of 214

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Figures for European countries are from Andries van den Broek, 'Leisure across Europe. Comparing 14 populations, conveying 1 pattern' (Paper to International Association for Time Use Research, Annual Conference, Lisbon, 2002). The American figure is from Sanchez-Tabernero, Media Concentration in Europe. The Australian figure is from Australian Commercial Television 1986-1995 (Bureau of Transport and Communication Economics, AGPS, Canberra, 1996); CIA World Factbook, December 2003

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"Belgium Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/Media

Belgium ranked #12 for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2012.

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