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Ranking of media companies in Sweden 2018, by revenue

Spotify is the largest media company in Sweden. In 2018, the music streaming provider generated a revenue of more than 54 billion Swedish kronor. The media company Bonnier AB ranked second, with a revenue of roughly 26.6 billion Swedish kronor. Modern Times Group (MTG), the Public Service Group, and Com Hem are also included in the top five ranking of the largest Swedish media enterprises.

The two largest media companies in Sweden – Spotify and Bonnier

Digital music service Spotify was founded in Sweden’s capital Stockholm in 2006. It was launched roughly two years later, on October 7, 2008. Apart from music, Spotify also provides audiobooks, and podcasts. On the other hand, family-owned Bonnier AB is a media company that operates in eight different business areas. Broadcasting is Bonnier’s largest business segment. As of 2018, the segment’s revenue amounted to more than 8.2 billion Swedish kronor.

The Swedish media market

In general, the Swedish entertainment and media market, including for example print media publishing, filmed entertainment and broadcasting, is on the rise. As of 2014, the value was at 14.8 billion U.S. dollars and it was forecasted to reach nearly 18 billion U.S. dollars by the end of 2019.

Ranking of media companies in Sweden in 2018, by revenue

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October 2019



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based on annual reports

Supplementary notes

* refers to revenues of Spotify's Luxembourg-based investor.
** Sveriges Radio (SR), Sveriges Television AB (SVT) and Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR).

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