Ryan Media and Research Ltd (Ryan Research) was established in 2003. Initially, the Company focused on opportunities in emerging markets across Eastern Europe. These countries included Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Serbia.

Today, the Company provides research and consultancy services to broadcasters in countries across the world including Australia, UK, Ireland, Greece, Holland, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Founder and Managing Director Stephen Ryan has had a long and successful career in the European broadcast industry. He was part of the initial launch team at Pirate FM102 in Devon and Cornwall where he was Programme and Operations Manager up until 1997. Stephen was then appointed Head of Business Development at the radio division of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) plc, a FTSE 100 company, while they spearheaded a move into radio in the UK, Australia, Sweden and Hungary.

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In 2000, he joined SBS Radio, part of SBS Broadcasting SA, a TV and Radio operator across Europe. As Operations Director he oversaw the development of radio stations in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Greece.

Using his considerable experience in market research and its proven use in building market leading status across Europe, he formed Ryan Media and Research Ltd in 2003.