Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting

The World's Biggest Media Groups by Ad-Funded Media Revenues in 2014

Google Asahi Shimbun
Walt Disney Globo
Comcast Yahoo
21st Century Fox CCTV
CBS Microsoft
Bertelsmann Hearst Corporation
Viacom Mediaset
Time Warner Fuji Media Holdings
News Corporation JCDecaux
Facebook Yomiuri Shimbun
Advance Publications Axel Springer
iHeartMedia ITV
Discovery Communications ProSieben.Sat1
Baidu NTV
Gannett Sanoma

Source: ZenithOptimedia. Includes only revenues from activities that support advertising

The Top 10 Movie Studios in the US by gross domestic box office in 2015

Universal Pictures $2.44bn Paramount $675m
Buena Vista (Disney) $2.28bn Lionsgate $674m
Warner Bros $1.60bn New Line (Warner) $337m
20th Century Fox $1.30bn Weinstein Co $301m
Sony Pictures $965m Fox Searchlight $119m

Source: Box Office Mojo

The Top Online US Publishers in 2012 by visitors

Google (191.4m visitors) Ask / InterActiveCorp (116.7m)
Yahoo! (184.9m) AOL (110.1m)
Microsoft sites (168.9m) Glam Media (109.7m)
Facebook (149.6m) Time Warner (107.8m)
Amazon (120.8m) Walt Disney Co (99.2m)

Source: ComScore Media Metrix figures for December 2012

The Top 10 Cable Networks in 2011 by estimated revenues

ESPN channels (Disney) $9.01bn Fox Sports Net (Fox) $1.93bn
HBO/Cinemax (Time Warner) $3.98bn USA Network (NBC Universal) $1.78bn
Nickelodeon channels (Viacom) $2.51bn Fox News  (Fox) $1.63bn
MTV Music & Logo channels $2.48bn TBS (Time Warner) $1.51bn
TNT (Time Warner) $2.40bn Showtime Networks (CBS) $1.51bn

Source: SNL Kagan

Top Recorded Music Groups in 2014 by market share Top Consumer Book Publishers in 2011 by revenues
Universal Music Group (34.1% global share) Random House (Bertelsmann) $2.3bn 2011
Sony Music (22.5%) Penguin (Pearson) $1.6bn 2011
Warner Music (16.78%) Harper Collins (News Corporation) approx $1.3bn
independents (26.7%) Simon & Schuster (CBS) approx $800m approx
Hachette Book Group $400m approx (now Hachette)

Other Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting Companies Profiled in Adbrands

Daily Mail & General Trust Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) 
RTL Group Time Warner Cable
Rogers Communications Anheuser-Busch
Gripo Prisa Time Inc
Thomson Reuters Expedia
Canal+ Netflix
Gruner + Jahr TF1
DirecTV Cox Enterprises
BSkyB Vivendi

Gone But Not (Completely) Forgotten

PolyGram EMI
Vivendi Universal Publishing BMG Entertainment
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