The UK's publishing and broadcasting sectors are highly developed and enjoy a superb reputation throughout the world for their high quality and creativity.
Both sectors offer a wealth of opportunities for small businesses and freelancers to supply bigger publishing and broadcasting organisations. However, modern technology and the internet's ease of use, means even micro businesses (ie sole traders) can publish and broadcast their own content, allowing them to potentially reach a huge international audience.
This guide gives an overview of the UK's publishing and broadcasting sectors, as well as the Northern Ireland creative media sector. It discusses some key issues around copyright in media industries and signposts to relevant organisations that support publishing and broadcasting sectors in the UK.