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 10 Movie Studios in the US by gross domestic box office in 2018

 Buena Vista (Disney) $3.09bn Paramount $757m
Warner Bros $1.94bn Lionsgate $389m
Universal Pictures $1.77bn  STX $270m
Sony Pictures $1.30bn Focus Features (Universal) $167m
 20th Century Fox $1.08bn  MGM/UA $164m

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 $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 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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