Guide

Publishing and broadcasting

Introduction

The UK's publishing and broadcasting sectors are highly developed and enjoy a superb reputation throughout the world for their high quality and groundbreaking creativity.

Both sectors offer a wealth of opportunities for small businesses and freelancers to supply bigger publishing and broadcasting organisations. However, modern communications and information technology, and the internet's ease of use, means even micro businesses (ie sole traders) can publish and broadcast their own content, thereby providing the potential to reach a huge international audience.

This guide provides an overview of the UK's publishing and broadcasting sectors, including legislation, structure and best practice - whether you are starting your own publishing or broadcasting business, or are simply looking to make use of new channels to publicise your business.