Entertainment & Media in the News

Overviews and Analysis

S&P Capital IQ Pro

News, data, transactions, filings and analysis covering financial, real estate, insurance, energy, media, consumer and industrial industries. An industry focused platform, does NOT replace functionality and information found in Capital IQ. Formerly known as S&P Global Market Intelligence. Individual account required.

Find data and analysis on the following sectors: Multichannel, TV Networks, Broadcast, Internet & OTT, and Film & TV Programming. 


Reports on a variety of global industries including technology, healthcare, retail, energy, aerospace, and automotive. 

Technavio's global reports covering the Entertainment & Media sector include a wide range of markets: video games, music production, TV & radio subscriptions, online movies, sports tourism, etc. 

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information System)

Country and company information on Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Look for market research reports in Broadcasting, Digital Media & Publishing, and Media.


Capital IQ

Data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. 

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Platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets. Individual account required. 

Refinitiv Workspace

This database replaces ThomsonONE. Workspace features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and sell-side equity research.

Need a Refinitiv Workspace overview? Check out our multimedia learning module, Learn with Baker Library - Refinitiv Introduction.

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Where can I get lists of fast growing private companies?


eMarketer/Insider Intelligence

Market data, statistics, and analysis on the Internet, e-business, online marketing, media, and emerging technologies.

Includes international market information for media usage, music, television and publishing. 

Media specific content covers TV Networks, Broadcasting (radio & TV) and Film and TV Programming.


Statista is a searchable database of statistics, studies, dossiers, infographics and more. HBS alumni version available via eBaker. 

Statista covers a wide range of entertainment/media sectors including Books & Publishing; Music; Radio, TV & Film; and Sports. 

See also:

Where can I find data on the music/recording industry? 

News and Journals

American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog

Covers the history of American cinema from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present.


Keeps music and video retailers, radio programmers, and music fans up to date on what the public is buying.

Broadcasting & Cable

Weekly magazine for the broadcast and cable television, radio, satellite, and interactive multimedia industries.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century. 

Hollywood Reporter

Includes film, television, cable, music, interactive media, and home video. Delivers breaking news and solid in-depth stories plus box office grosses, TV ratings, video and music charts, and film and TV production charts.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database

Covers film, TV, theater and dance. 


Covers film, television and cable, home video, music, new media, theater, and finance. Includes Nielsen's television ratings every Tuesday.

Industry & Trade Associations


MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

Alumni Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS Alumni.

FirstHand (Vault)

In-depth industry guides including internship information, career advice and user-generated content on companies and career issues. HBS alumni version available via eBaker. 

Select "The Library" from the left sidebar. Select "Guides from the center panel. Select "Media and Entertainment" from the drop down men to browse a range of entertainment sector guides including film, music, publishing and television.


Motion Picture Association of America

The MPAA represents producers and distributors of motion pictures. Includes a chronology of recent legislation affecting the motion picture industry, and summary statistics on movie viewing.

National Association of Broadcasters

Features sections on legal and regulatory affairs, science and technology, market information such as a 10-year history of Nielsen and Arbitron diary response rates, and current industry news. Members include representatives of radio and television stations and networks; associate members include producers of equipment and programs.

National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Provides historical background describing the cable television industry and links to cable programmers, associations, and trade magazine sites. Members include franchised cable operators, programmers, and cable networks.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Aims to protect intellectual property rights and the First Amendment rights of artists. Includes information on technology, legislation, censorship, piracy, Web licensing, and international trade. The Research and Data section contains market data available in pdf format including "Annual Manufactures' Unit Shipments," "Cost of a CD," (CD production), as well "Annual Consumer Purchasing Trends."