Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting

The World's Biggest Media Groups by Ad-Funded Media Revenues in 2015

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

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 Videogame Publishers in 2015 by revenues

 TenCent ($8.7bn)  EA ($4.3bn)
 Microsoft ($6.8bn)  Google ($3.0bn)
Sony ($5.8bn)  NetEase ($2.8bn)
 Activision Blizzard ($4.7bn) Warner Bros ($2.2bn)
 Apple ($4.4bn)  King ($2.0bn)*

Source: NewZoo *King acquired by Activision in 2016

The Top Online US Publishers in 2016 by visitors

 Google sites (242m visitors)  ComCast / NBC Universal (158m)
 Facebook (209m)  AOL (153m)
 Yahoo!sites (204m)  CBS (135m)
 Microsoft sites (199m)  Apple (140m)
 Amazon sites (182m)  LinkedIn (128m)

Source: ComScore figures for May 2016

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 2014 by revenues
 Universal Music Group(34.1% global share) Penguin Random House (Bertelsmann) $4.05bn
 Sony Music (22.5%)  Harper Collins (News Corporation) $1.4bn
 Warner Music (16.78%)  Hachette Livre $975m
 independents (26.7%)  Simon & Schuster (CBS) $778m

Other Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting Companies Profiled in Adbrands

 Daily Mail & General Trust  Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) 
 RTL Group  Charter Communications
 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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