Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting

The World's Biggest Media Groups by Media Revenues in 2013

Google ($43.7bn) Asahi Shimbun ($5.9bn)
DirecTV ($29.7bn) Gannett ($5.1bn)
Walt Disney ($20.3bn) Yomiuri Shimbun ($5.0bn)
21st Century Fox ($19.0bn) Yahoo ($5.0bn)
Comcast ($18.5bn) Globo ($4.6bn)
Time Warner ($16.1bn) Fuji Media Holdings ($4.4bn)
Cox Enterprises ($11.4bn) Discovery Communications ($4.4bn)
BSkyB ($10.8bn) CCTV ($4.3bn)
Bertelsmann ($10.6bn) Facebook ($4.3bn)
CBS ($10.4bn) Axel Springer ($4.1bn)
Viacom ($9.1bn) Hearst Corporation ($3.9bn)
News Corporation ($7.4bn) Mediaset ($3.6bn)
Advance Publications ($6.8bn) Baidu ($3.6bn)
Vivendi ($6.4bn) Microsoft ($3.2bn)
Clear Channel ($6.0bn) JCDecaux ($3.4bn)

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

The Top 10 Movie Studios in the US by gross domestic box office in 2013

Warner Bros $1.86bn 20th Century Fox $1.06bn
Buena Vista (Disney) $1.71bn Paramount $967m
Universal Pictures $1.43bn Weinstein Co $492m
Sony Pictures $1.44bn Relativity Media $241m
Lionsgate $1.07bn FilmDistrict $215m

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 2013 by market share Top Consumer Book Publishers in 2011 by revenues
Universal Music Group (36.7% global share) Random House (Bertelsmann) $2.3bn 2011
Sony Music (22.4%) Penguin (Pearson) $1.6bn 2011
Warner Music (15.8%) Harper Collins (News Corporation) approx $1.3bn
independents (25.1%) 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
Gruner + Jahr  

Gone But Not (Completely) Forgotten

PolyGram EMI
Vivendi Publishing Canal+

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