Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting


The World's Biggest Media Groups by Ad-Funded Media Revenues in 2016

 Alphabet  Advance Publications
 Facebook  JCDecaux
 Comcast  News Corporation
 Baidu  Globo
 Walt Disney  CCTV
 21st Century Fox Verizon
 CBS  Mediaset
 iHeartMedia  Discovery Communications
 Microsoft  TEGNA
 Bertelsmann  ITV
 Viacom  ProSieben.Sat1
 Time Warner  Sinclair Broadcast Group
 Yahoo  Axel Springer
 Tencent  Scripps Networks Interactive
 Hearst Corporation  Twitter

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

The Top Movie Studios in 2019 gross global box office

 Disney /Fox combined $13.15bn Sony Pictures $3.35bn
( Disney alone $11.12bn) ( Fox alone $2.03bn)
Warner Bros $4.42bn Paramount $1.35bn
Universal Pictures $3.67bn Lionsgate $1.27bn

Source: Deadline

The Top 20 US Broadcast Networks in 2019 by average daily total viewers

 CBS 7.14m  Hallmark 1.27m
 NBC 6.33m  USA Network (NBC) 1.23m
 ABC 5.19m  Telemundo (NBC) 1.20m
 Fox 4.62m  History (Hearst/Disney) 1.19m
 Fox News (Fox) 2.50m  TLC (Discovery) 1.18m
 ESPN 1.75m  TBS (WarnerMedia) 1.16m
 MSNBC (NBC) 1.74m  Discovery 1.13m
 ION 1.34m  TNT (WarnerMedia) 1.12m
 HGTV 1.31m (Discovery)  The CW (WarnerMedia/ViacomCBS) 1.09m
 Univision 1.30m  A&E (Hearst/Disney) 1.06m

Source: Nielsen

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

Top Recorded Music Groups in 2018 by market share Top Consumer Book Publishers in 2014 by revenues
 Universal Music Group (30.1% global share) Penguin Random House (Bertelsmann) $4.05bn
 Sony Music (20.5%)  Harper Collins (News Corporation) $1.4bn
 Warner Music (16.0%)  Hachette Livre $975m
 independents & Artists Direct (33.4%)  Simon & Schuster (CBS) $778m

Source: Music & Copyright

Other Media, Entertainment & Broadcasting Companies Profiled in Adbrands

 Vivendi  Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) 
 RTL Group  Charter Communications
 Rogers Communications  Anheuser-Busch
 Cox Enterprises  Time Inc
 Thomson Reuters  BSkyB
Canal+ Netflix
 Gruner Jahr TF1


Gone But Not (Completely) Forgotten

PolyGram EMI
Vivendi Universal Publishing BMG Entertainment


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