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Belgium

Belgian Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average cost of local call 0.13 2001 13th out of 104
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
Cable TV subscribers 373 2005 2nd out of 18
Cinema > Number of distribution companies 27 2010 13th out of 53
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 47 2009 26th out of 101
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 4.35 2009 19th out of 101
Cinema attendance 21.87 million 2003 20th out of 78
Cinema attendance per capita 2.11 2003 17th out of 77
Cinemas 463 1999 16th out of 41
Cinemas > Annual attendance 21.9 million 1999 13th out of 52
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 2.14 1999 14th out of 51
Cinemas > Per capita 0.045 per 1,000 people 1999 16th out of 41
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 164.68 2004 24th out of 77
Films produced 23 2003 29th out of 50
Films produced per million 2.22 2003 15th out of 48
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 1,336.97 per 1,000 people 2004 24th out of 176
Households with television 98% 2005 5th out of 14
Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $24.23 billion 2009 22nd out of 69
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 3.24 billion min. 2000 15th out of 143
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 191.33 2005 12th out of 114
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 3.68 million 2012 23th out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 330.21 2012 14th out of 188
Internet > Hosts per 1000 358.64 2008 15th out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 1,068.08 2014 35th out of 233
Internet > ISP 61 2000 7th out of 161
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 117,535 Mbps 2004 11th out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 11,278.54 Mbps per 1 million peop 2004 5th out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 11,278.52 Mbps 2004 5th out of 127
Internet > Internet Service Providers 61 2003 17th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 82% 2013 27th out of 209
Internet > Internet users 8.56 million 2013 43th out of 209
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 82 2012 25th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 819.54 2013 25th out of 205
Internet > Percent using internet 82% 2012 23th out of 200
Internet > TLD .be 2008
Internet > Top level domain .be 2013
Internet > Users 5.22 million 2007 37th out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 502.3 per 1,000 people 2007 36th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 491.26 2007 35th out of 149
Internet hosts 2012 20th out of 231
Internet users 8.11 million 2010 11th out of 45
Internet users > Per 100 people 68.1 2008 21st out of 186
Mobile phone subscribers 9.46 million 2005 39th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 902.79 per 1,000 people 2005 32nd out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 902.79 2005 29th out of 167
Mobile phones 78.63 per 100 people 2002 18th out of 43
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Belga Press Agency

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

2012
Newspapers > List of newspapers

Het Nieuwsblad - Dutch-language daily

Het Laatste Nieuws - Dutch-language daily

Le Soir - French-language daily


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2012
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 152.95 per 1,000 people 2000 24th out of 57
Personal computers 3.63 million 2004 30th out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 348.04 per 1,000 people 2004 26th out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 348.04 2004 26th out of 153
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
Radio broadcast stations AM 7, FM 79, shortwave 1 1998
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.793 per capita 1997 24th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 793.13 1997 25th out of 179
Radios per 1000 778.23 2003 28th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 41.9 2012 31st out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 11.82 million 2014 49th out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 1,105.12 2012 85th out of 197
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 12.88 million 2012 66th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 119.39 2012 64th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,155.89 2012 73th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 4.63 million 2012 32nd out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 415.62 2012 34th out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.75$ 2004 91st out of 111
Telephone mainlines per 1000 460.7 2004 26th out of 173
Telephone system > General assessment highly developed, technologically advanced, and completely automated domestic and international telephone and telegraph facilities 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 32; landing point for a number of submarine cables that provide links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat - 3) 2007
Telephones > Main lines in use 4.63 million 2011 33th out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 449.18 per 1,000 people 2007 18th out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 0.394 2009 192nd out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 12.54 million 2011 59th out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 984.39 per 1,000 people 2007 41st out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 1,150.28 2009 48th out of 187
Television > Analogue to digital transition > Analog switch off > End 2011 2011
Television > List of TV stations

RTBF - French-language public broadcaster

VRT - Dutch-language public broadcaster

VTM - Dutch-language commercial broadcaster


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2012
Television > Total number of channels 19 2007 2nd out of 5
Television broadcast stations 25 1997 19th out of 89
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 2.46 per 1 million people 1997 41st out of 67
Television receivers 4.72 million 1997 31st out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 463.61 per 1,000 people 1997 25th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 463.6 1997 26th out of 176
Television viewing 19 hours per person per wee 2002 10th out of 13
Television viewing per million 1.84 hours per person per wee 2002 6th out of 13
Televisions 4.72 million 2003 32nd out of 214
Televisions per 1000 454.89 2003 29th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; OECD Communications Outlook 2005; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables. 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.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003. 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.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. 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.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; Internet Movie Database 2003; Internet Movie Database 2003. 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.; World Development Indicators database; World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Digital Planet: The Global Information Economy, and Global Insight, Inc.; World Development Indicators 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and 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.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); 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); International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; 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.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; International Telecommunication Union; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. 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.; International Telecommunications Union; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables. 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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.; Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's Digital terrestrial television; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; 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); 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). 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.

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