In 1983, 90% of America’s Media was owned by 50 Companies, now in 2017 the media is controlled by 6 companies:


Comcast Corporation notable properties are: NBCUniversal, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, NBC, Telemundo and Focus Features.


Net income US$8.69 billion (2016)


Comcast Corporation is an American global telecommunications conglomerate that is the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue. It’s the second largest Pay-TV Company. It is the largest ISP in the in the United States. It is the third-largest home telephone service provider.


Comcast has been the owner of the international media company NBCUniversal since 2011. Comcast is a producer of feature films and television programs intended for theatrical exhibition and over-the-air and cable television broadcast. Operating income US$ 4.819 Billion (2015)


Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the NBC in 2011, and acquired General Electric's remaining stake in 2013.


In 2009, General Electric announced that Comcast would buy a controlling 51% stake in NBCUniversal. GE would take over the remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal. In February, 2013, Comcast announced an intention to acquire the remaining 49% of General Electric's interest in NBCUniversal. A transaction which Comcast completed in March 2013.


Universal Pictures is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. Operating income US$27 million (2011)


Universal Pictures: GE sold 51% of the company to cable provider Comcast in 2011. Comcast merged the former GE subsidiary with its own cable-television programming assets, creating the current NBCUniversal. In March 2013, Comcast bought the remaining 49% of NBCUniversal.


In 2013, Universal made an agreement with Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures to distribute their films for five years starting in 2014. On December 16, 2015, Amblin Partners announced that it entered into a five-year distribution deal with Universal Pictures by which the films will be distributed and marketed by either Universal or Focus Features.


On 28th April 2016, Universal's parent company NBCUniversal announced a $3.8 billion deal to buy DreamWorks Animation. In 2016, the deal was completed. Universal will take over the distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation starting in 2019. Net income US$ 7.6 million (2015).


Focus Features LLC is an American film production and distribution company, owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. Focus Features distributes independent and foreign films in the United States and internationally.


Comcast operates network channels (NBC and Telemundo), multiple cable-only channels (including MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSN, E!, The Weather Channel, among others Universal Parks & Resorts in Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; and Osaka, Japan. Universal Studios Singapore, one of the four Universal operating theme parks. Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through the NBCUniversal division NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.


News-Corp notable properties are: Fox, Wall Street Journal, and New York Post.


Net income US$ 1.179 billion (2012)

News Corporation is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing. It is one of two companies which succeeded the former News Corporation, alongside 21st Century Fox—which consists of the old News Corporation's broadcasting and media properties, such as Fox Entertainment Group.


Newscorp owns the top newspapers on three continents: North America, Europe and Australia.


The company consists primarily of the former News Corp's newspaper and book publishing assets, and includes:


Dow Jones & Company, a New York City-based financial publisher, and owners of the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron's.


The Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.


The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. According to the Alliance for Audited Media, the Journal had a circulation of about 2.4 million copies (including nearly 900,000 digital subscriptions) as of March 2013.


Other Wall Street Journal editions are, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Wall Street Journal Special Editions, and Wall Street Journal Radio Network.


On 2nd May 2007, News Corporation made an unsolicited takeover bid for Dow Jones, offering US$60 a share for stock that had been selling for US$33 a share. The Bancroft family, which controlled more than 60% of the voting stock, at first rejected the offer, but later reconsidered its position.


Three months later, on 1st August 2007, News Corporation and Dow Jones entered into a definitive merger agreement. The US$5 billion sale added The Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch's news empire,


News Corp Australia, an Australian newspaper and magazine publisher, and owners of Fox Sports Australia and a stake in pay-TV provider Foxtel and classifieds company REA Group.



Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm that has been owned by News Corp. since 2007. The company was best known for the publication of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and related market statistics, Dow Jones Newswire and a number of financial publications. Net income $386.56 million USD (2009).


MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. It is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp.


Barron's is an American weekly newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp. It was founded in 1921 by Clarence Barron, and covers US financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a summary of the previous week's market activity as well as news reports and an informative outlook on the week to come.


REA Group Ltd and its subsidiary companies, known as the REA Group, makes up a global online real estate advertising company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The REA Group is public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, REA Group is majority owned by News Corp Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp.


The New York Post is an American daily newspaper that is primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area. It is the 13th-oldest newspaper in the United States, and it had the sixth-highest circulation in 2009. In 1976, Rupert Murdoch bought the Post for US$30.5 million. Since 1993, Post has been owned by News Corporation and its successor, News Corp.


HarperCollins Publishers LLC is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the "Big Five" English-language publishing companies. The company is headquartered in New York City and is a subsidiary of News Corp. The company name is a combination of several publishing firm names: Harper & Row.


News America Marketing, often referred to as just News America, it is a marketing business owned by News Corp. It publishes SmartSource Magazine, a weekly consumer-branded newspaper.


The Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment company that operates through four segments, mainly filmed entertainment, television stations, television broadcast networks, and cable network programming. The company is wholly owned and controlled by the American media conglomerate 21st Century Fox, which is owned and chaired by Rupert Murdoch, since the company acquired all the stock of Fox. Net income $4.98 billion USD (2012)

Corporate divisions and subsidiaries in Motion picture are: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox International Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Fox Studios Australia, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Star Studios.


Corporate divisions and subsidiaries in Television production and distribution are: 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios (television studio unit), Fox Television Animation (animation studio unit), Fox World (former reality television unit), 20th Television (syndication unit) (20th Century Fox International Television, global distribution unit), Foxstar Productions (TV movie and documentary unit), FNM Films, Fox Lab, FXP (formerly FX Productions), Zero Day Fox.


Corporate divisions and subsidiaries in Television stations is Fox Television Stations are Television broadcast network and Fox Broadcasting Company and Movies!


Broadcast syndication service is MyNetworkTV.


Cable network programming is Fox Networks Group.


FX Networks are FX, FXX and FX Movie Channel.


Fox News Group is Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.


National Geographic stations are National Geographic, Nat Geo Mundo and Nat Geo Wild.


Fox Sports Media Group includes: Big Ten Network (51%, with the Big Ten Conference), Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and Fox Sports Networks.


Fox Latin America subsidiaries are: Fox (1993–present), FX (2005–present), Utilisima (2006-2013), Fox Sports (1996–present), Fox Life (2005–present) and National Geographic (2000–present).


Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. is an American multinational mass media corporation. It was one of two companies formed from the 2013 spin-off of the publishing assets of News Corporation. 21st Century Fox was formed by the splitting of entertainment and media properties from News Corporation. Net income US$2.75 billion (2016).


International subsidiaries is: Fox Networks Group are: News UK, a British newspaper publisher, New York Post, a daily newspaper in New York City acquired by Rupert Murdoch in 1976, HarperCollins, a major book trade publisher,  News America Marketing, a distributor of advertising and coupon promotions, Wireless Group, a British radio station group.


Disney notable properties are: ABC, ESPN, Miramax, and Marvel Studios.


Net income US$9.391 billion (2016)


The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. It is the world's second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast.


Disney's other three main divisions are Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Networks, and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and Freeform; publishing, merchandising, music, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world.


The company's main entertainment holdings include Walt Disney Studios, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group, Disney-ABC Television Group, Radio Disney, ESPN Inc., Disney Interactive, Disney Consumer Products, Disney India Ltd., The Muppets Studio, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, UTV Software Communications, Lucasfilm, and Maker Studios.


The company's resorts and diversified related holdings include Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney S.C.A., Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Vacation Club, and Disney Cruise Line.


The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.


ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).


The company's main entertainment holdings include Walt Disney Studios, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group, Disney-ABC Television Group, Radio Disney, ESPN Inc., Disney Interactive, Disney Consumer Products, Disney India Ltd., The Muppets Studio, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, UTV Software Communications, Lucasfilm, and Maker Studios.


The company's resorts and diversified related holdings include Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney S.C.A., Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Vacation Club, and Disney Cruise Line.


Pixar also referred to as Pixar Animation Studios, is an American computer animation film studio. With funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became the majority shareholder. Disney purchased Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney's largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar has produced eighteen feature films, beginning with Toy Story (1995).


Marvel Entertainment, LLC is an American entertainment company founded in June 1998. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, and is mainly known for its Marvel Comics, Marvel Animation, and Marvel Television units. Marvel Studios, formerly under the Marvel umbrella, became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios. Net income US$ 205.5 million (2008)


In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion; it has been a limited liability company (LLC) since then.


An LLC is not responsible for taxes on its profits. Instead the LLC owners known as ‘member’ report their share of business profit and loss on their personal tax returns. This is called pass through taxation and it usually means lower tax rate on company profits. Along with asset protection and tax flexibility. The other advantages of LLC are: No residency required by owner, owners of an LLC don’t have to be US citizens or permanent residents.  LLC owners also have legal protection, they have limited liability for business debts and obligations. There’s no limit on the number of owners an LLC can have, additional members can purchase equity in the company. With an LLC no annual meetings or minute books are required.


 Over the years, Marvel Entertainment has entered in several partnerships and negotiations with other companies across a variety of businesses. As of 2017, Marvel has film licensing agreements with 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures, and a theme park licensing agreement with Universal Parks & Resorts extant before Disney's acquisition. Aside from their contract with Universal, Marvel's characters and properties have also appeared at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.


Some of Marvel subsidiaries are” Marvel Television (2010–) television production division, Marvel Animation, Inc. (2008–): Subsidiary charged with oversight of Marvel's animation productions, Marvel Animation Studios, Marvel Toys Limited (Hong Kong) and Marvel Worldwide, Inc. publisher of Marvel Comics.


Intellectual properties holding companies are:  Iron Works Productions LLC, movie rights subsidiary, Incredible Productions LLC (Delaware), movie rights subsidiary, Marvel Characters, Inc.: subsidiary holding general rights of all Marvel Comics characters, MVL Rights, LLC: subsidiary holding Marvel Comics characters' movie rights (film slate contracted with MVL Film Finance LLC), Marvel Characters B.V. (The Netherlands), Marvel International Character Holdings LLC (Delaware), Marvel Property, Inc. and MVL Development LLC (Delaware), rights subsidiary.


Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC is an American film and television production company. The studio is best known for creating and producing the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as its leadership in developing special effects, sound and computer animation for film. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 at a valuation of $4.06 billion.


Disney Music Group is the music production arm of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The division's subsidiaries consist of two owned record labels—Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records—and Disney Music Publishing, the publishing entity that administers the company's music, as well as Disney Concerts.


Disney’s record division includes: Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, DMG Nashville, Disney Music Publishing, Buena Vista Records, Lyric Street Records, and Mammoth Records.


 ABC, Inc. the Disney–ABC Television Group is a subsidiary holdings company that manages all of The Walt Disney Company's Disney and ABC-branded television properties. The group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment, and ABC News divisions), as well as Disney's A&E Television Networks and its 80% controlling stake in ESPN.


Viacom notable properties are: MTV, Nick Jnr, BET, CMT, and Paramount Pictures


Profit US$1.438 billion (2016)


Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television. It is currently the world's sixth largest broadcasting and Cable Company in terms of revenue.


Viacom International Inc. is a current subsidiary of Viacom (as was the case with Viacom's predecessor; that former Viacom International is now known as CBS Operations Inc.


The current incarnation of Viacom was created on 31st December 2005 as a spin-off from the original incarnation of Viacom, which was renamed as CBS Corporation after the spin-off. CBS Corporation currently retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, subscription pay television (with Showtime Networks) and publishing assets (with Simon & Schuster), which were previously owned by the original Viacom.


The original Viacom began as CBS Films, Inc., the television syndication division of CBS established in 1952 and renamed as CBS Enterprises Inc. in January 1968. The division was spun off and renamed Viacom in 1970.


Viacom started as a spin-off company of CBS. Its objective was to try and find a market to for television show re-runs. The venture proved so successful. With no overheads the Viacom turned into a huge cash cow. It was so profitable that it raised so much money that it was able to purchase its parent company.


During the 1970s and 1980s, Viacom was a prominent distributor of syndicated CBS television series. On 31st December 2005, the original incarnation of Viacom split into two new companies, resulting in the creation of CBS Corporation and the current incarnation of Viacom.


In 1999, Viacom made its biggest acquisition to date by announcing plans to merge with its former parent CBS Corporation. The merger was approved in 2000, bringing cable channels TNN under Viacom's wing, as well as CBS's production units.


In March 2005, Viacom announced plans of looking into splitting the company into two publicly traded companies under the continuing ownership of National Amusements.


The split was approved by Viacom's board 14th June, 2005, it took effect 31st December 2005, and effectively reversed the Viacom/CBS merger of 1999. The existing Viacom was renamed CBS Corporation Studios International. This, according to some analysts were suffocating the growth of the MTV Networks cable businesses. The split effectively made CBS an independent company again.


Paramount Pictures Corporation (an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that is a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom. Operating income US$111 million (FY 2015)


On December 11, 2005, the Paramount Motion Pictures Group announced that it had purchased DreamWorks SKG in a deal worth $1.6 billion. The agreement does not include DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the most profitable part of the company that went public the previous year.


Assets owned by Viacom Film production and distribution: Paramount Animation, Paramount Pictures, and Viacom International.


Viacom Media Networks branded label: Comedy Central Films, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies


Television production and distribution: Paramount Television, Viacom Media Networks production studios, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Television networks, BET, BET Jams, BET Soul, Centric, Channel 5, CMT, CMT Music, Comedy Central, Logo TV, MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Classic, MTV Live, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickMusic, Nicktoons, Spike, TeenNick, Telefe, MTV Tres, TV Land, VH1, 5Star, 5USA.


Recording Labels: Comedy Central Records, Nick Records, Streaming music service, MusicQubed, New media,


Comedy Central Films is the motion picture production arm of the adult-oriented comedy television cable channel Comedy Central. The studio produces comedy films aimed at a mature audience and based on Comedy Central shows.


Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, and the second oldest in the United States.


Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company (1895) and Pathé (1896), followed by the Nordisk Film company (1906), and Universal Studios (1912). It is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.


MTV Films is the motion picture production arm of the American cable television channel MTV. Founded in 1996, it has produced films based on MTV programs such as Beavis and Butt-head to America and Jackass: The Movie, as well as other adaptations and original projects. Its films are released by fellow Viacom division Paramount Pictures.


Nickelodeon Movies is the theatrical motion picture production arm of the American children's cable channel Nickelodeon. Founded in 1995, the company released its first film Harriet the Spy in 1996. It has produced family features and films based on Nickelodeon programs, as well as other adaptations and original projects. Its films are co-produced and/or distributed by Viacom division Paramount Pictures. The studio's highest-grossing films are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).


Viacom Media Networks (formerly MTV Networks) is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands, including Nickelodeon, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, VH1 and the original MTV channel in the United States.


Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel carries comedy programming, in the form of both original and syndicated series and stand-up comedy specials, as well as feature films.


MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom.


Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 8–17 while its weekday morning edutainment programs are targeted at younger children ages 0–7.


TV Land is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.


VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable television network that is owned by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks. The channel was first System's short-lived Cable Music Channel.


CBS notable properties are: Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, NFL.Com, Jeopardy, 60 Minutes


Net income US$ 1.413 billion (2015).


CBS Corporation is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. The company began trading on the NYSE on 3rd January 2006. Until then, the corporation was known as Viacom, and is the legal successor to said company. A new company, keeping the Viacom name, was spun off from CBS. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of over-the-air television (CBS, CW) and radio.

 Broadcasting, TV production and distribution, publishing, pay-cable, basic cable, and recording formerly owned by the larger company.


Assets owned by CBS Corporation CBS Entertainment: CBS (CBS News and Sport), The CW (50%, with Time Warner's Warner Bros. division), CBS Television Studios, Big Ticket Entertainment, CBS Studios International (CBS: Action, Drama, Europa, Reality), ElevenCo (33%, with Ten Network Holdings) Eleven, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Films, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Records, CBS Interactive (CBS: All Access, Innertube, MoneyWatch, CBSN, ( Chowhound, CNET (CNET Video), Comic Vine,, GamesFAQs, GameRanking, GameSpot, Giant Bomb,, Metacritic, MetroLyrics, MovieTome,, onGamers, SmartPlanet, TechRepublic,, UrbanBaby, ZDNet.


 CBS Cable Networks owns: HDNet Movies, CBS Sports Network, Pop (50% with Lionsgate), Showtime Networks, Showtime (Showtime: Showtime2, Showcase, Extreme, Beyond, Next, Family Zone, Women), The Movie Channel (The Movie Channel Xtra), Flix, Smithsonian Channel (joint venture with the Smithsonian Institution).


CBS Publishing Simon & Schuster own: 30 plus different publishing houses including: Scribner, Gallery Books Group, Atria Publishing Group.


CBS Children publishing: nine different publications.


CBS Local Broadcasting: 118 Radio stations across major cities in the United States plus CBS Radio News, CBS Sports Radio, Eventful and


CBS Television Stations: They own 30 Television stations across the United States.


CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. CBS News' broadcasts include the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS Radio News produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, while CBS also operates a 24-hour news network called CBSN, the first live anchored 24-hour streaming news network that is exclusively online and on smart devices.


CBS Studios, Inc., is an American television production company that was formed on 17th January 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. It is the television production arm of the CBS network, and, alongside Warner Bros. Television, it is also the television production arm of The CW Television Network (in which CBS has a 50% ownership stake).


The CW Television Network is an American English language broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment, a division of Time Warner,


Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is the subsidiary of media conglomerate CBS Corporation that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime.


Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix. Showtime's programming primarily includes theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with boxing and mixed martial arts matches, occasional stand-up comedy specials and made-for-TV movies.


Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster publishes 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.


Time Warner notable properties are: CNN, HBO, Time, Warner Brothers.


Net income US$3.833 billion (2015).


Time Warner Inc. businesses include: Movie production, TV production, Theme parks, Broadcasting, Cable television, Record label, Publishing, Internet, Games, and Investment.


Time Warner Inc. is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. It is currently the world's third largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast and The Walt Disney Company. Time Warner was first founded in 1990, with the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications. Time Warner consists of three divisions; Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Warner Bros.


Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Turner) operates international news, entertainment, animation, young adult and kids media networks as well as related businesses. Turner brands include CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Turner Sports, and more. In addition to television network programming, Turner manages digital sports entities, including, and



Turner’s TBS channel reaches large audiences in the 18- to 34-year-old bracket and its news network, CNN, provides a 24-hour news network that delivers news and analysis to domestic and international audiences across multiple platforms. Turner Sports produces sports programming and content for the Turner Networks and related digital properties. Turner Sports’ television line-up includes NBA and MLB games, the NCAA Tournament Games, and the PGA Championship.


Turner operates and related digital properties of the PGA under agreements with the PGA. Turner and the NBA jointly manage a portfolio of the NBA’s digital businesses, including NBA TV,, NBA League Pass, NBA Mobile and the NBA GameTime app. Also Turner and MLB jointly manage a portfolio of the MLB's digital businesses including MLB Network,, MLB Extra Innings and the MLB Network App.


Warner Bros. businesses range from feature film and TV to home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to home video, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing and international cinemas and broadcasting. In 2012, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group grossed 4.3 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Home Video is the industry leader with a 21% market share in total DVD and Blu-ray sales.


The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group works across platforms and outlets in the digital realm with video-on-demand, branded channels, original content, anti-piracy technology and broadband & wireless destinations. Each year Warner Bros. Pictures produces between 18 and 22 films. Warner Bros. has produced more than 50 television series in the 2012–2013 television season.


Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States. In 2014, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion. HBO has 49 million subscribers in the United States and 130 million worldwide as of 2016.


HBO- and Cinemax-branded channels are currently available in over 70 countries around the world, and HBO programming is licensed to other television networks in over 150 countries.


Cinemax is an American pay cable and satellite television network that is owned by the Home Box Office Inc. operating subsidiary of Time Warner. Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original series, softcore pornographic series and films, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features.


Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.


While the news channel has numerous affiliates. CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households. It also owns


TBS is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner, which shares its name with the channel. TBS carries a variety of programming, with a focus on comedy, along with some sports events, including Major League Baseball and portions of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.


Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Turner Broadcasting System which is a division and subsidiary of Time Warner.


The channel primarily broadcasts children's shows, mostly animated programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It is primarily aimed at children and young teenagers between the ages of 7 to 15, and targets older teens and adults with mature content during its late night part of the day Adult Swim.


DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., a division of Time Warner. DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, and produces material featuring numerous well-known heroic characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, Static, Zatanna, and Shazam.


AOL spent $124 billion to buy Time Warner in 2001. AOL was one of the early pioneers of the Internet in the mid-1990s, and the most recognized brand on the web in the U.S. It originally provided a dial-up service to millions of Americans, as well as providing a web portal, e-mail, instant messaging and later a web browser following its purchase of Netscape. At the height of its popularity, it purchased the media conglomerate Time Warner in the largest merger in U.S. history. AOL rapidly declined thereafter, partly due to the decline of dial-up to broadband. AOL was eventually spun off from Time Warner in 2009.


232 Median executives control the information diet of 277 million Americans, given the influence American television has on the rest of the world the total of people being brainwashed could be in the billions.


The big six control 70% of the cable networks, 3,762 businesses contribute to the other 30%.


Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on 29th August 1997. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution. Net income US$187 million (2016).


Netflix's initial business model included DVD sales and rental. In 2007, Netflix expanded its business with the introduction of streaming media, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service. The company expanded internationally, with streaming made available to Canada in 2010 and continued growing its streaming service from there; by January 2016, Netflix services operated in over 190 countries.


As of 2017 Netflix shares are mainly held by institutional investors, including Capital Group Companies, The Vanguard Group, BlackRock and others.


In 1995, The FCC forbade companies from owning 40 radio station yet Clear Channel owns 1,200 stations. In Minot, North Dakota they own every station.


Net income US$ -757.724 million (2015).


iHeartMedia, Inc. is an American mass media corporation. It is the holding company of iHeartCommunications, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications, Inc.). As a result of a buyout in 2008, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. began to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc. On 16th September 2014, CC Media Holdings, Inc. was rebranded iHeartMedia, Inc.; and Clear Channel Communications, Inc., became iHeartCommunications, Inc.


Hearst Communications Inc. is 100% family owned its Revenue for 2015 was US$10.7 billion.


Hearst Communications Inc., often referred to as simply Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate. It owns a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, 50% of broadcasting firm A&E Networks, and 20% of the sports broadcaster ESPN—the last two both co-owned with The Walt Disney Company.


Hearst owns US magazines: Magazines: Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Life, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Elle (US and UK), Elle Décor, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, Nat Mags, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Red, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Town & Country, Veranda and Woman's Day.


Hearst owns Newspaper in the following cities: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California), The News-Times (Danbury, Connecticut), Greenwich Time (Greenwich, Connecticut), The Advocate (Stamford, Connecticut), Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut), Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois), Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, Michigan), Pioneer (Big Rapids, Michigan),  Manistee News Advocate (Manistee, Michigan), Midland Daily News (Midland, Michigan), Times Union (Albany, New York), Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, Texas), Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas), Laredo Morning Times (Laredo, Texas), Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas), Plainview Daily Herald (Plainview, Texas), San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, Texas), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington).


Hearst Broadcasting consists of:  A+E Networks (owns 50%; shared joint venture with The Walt Disney Company), Cosmopolitan TV (owns 33%; joint venture with Corus Entertainment), ESPN, Inc. (owns 20%; also shared with Disney, which owns the other 80%), Verizon Hearst Media Partners (50% in partnership with Verizon Communications), CTV Specialty Television (owns 4% through its co-ownership of ESPN; shared joint venture with Bell Media, which owns 80%, Esquire Network (joint venture with NBCUniversal, replaced Style Network on September 23, 2013), Hearst Television (owns 100%; owner of 29 local television stations and two local radio stations), Cosmopolitan FM radio (owns 50%; shared joint venture with MRA Media Group).


Hearst Internet interests include: Answerology, AwesomenessTV (24.5%; shared joint venture with DreamWorks Animation (which owns 51%) and Verizon Communications (which owns 24.5%), (Car and Driver),, Digital Spy, eCrush, Hearst Interactive Media, Kaboodle,,, RealAge,, (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) and


ISP Providers


Comcast. The largest cable provider in the U.S., Comcast provides services to over 17 million internet customers at speeds of up to 105 Mbps. Comcast also provides additional features such as internet security and parental controls. Has 25,131,000 subscribers.


AT&T provides DSL and dial-up services, as well as fibre optic connections with its U-Verse service, to over 17 million subscribers. DSL delivers speeds up to 6.0 Mbps. U-Verse fibre optic delivers speeds up to 24 Mpbs.


Time Warner Cable serves 14 million customers in 39 states. Through its cable network, it delivers speeds up to 50 Mbps. Its Road Runner service delivers speeds from 768 Kbps to 30 Mbps.


With its recent acquisition of Qwest Communications, CenturyLink has become the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S. and has 6.4 million Internet subscribers. It offers DSL and fibre optic services with speeds up to 40 Mbps.


Charter Cable Internet access at speeds up to 100 Mbit Has 23,051,000 subscribers.


Verizon DSL access at speeds of 0.5 to 15 Mbit/s and fibre access (FiOS) at speeds of 50 to 500 Mbit/s. Has 7,011,000 subscriber.


Conferring with ZDnet, the United States the most used browsers is Chrome at 37.70%, Followed by Internet Explorer with 28.03 % 3rd is Safari rating a respectable 20.3%.


According to Statista the most Popular Websites: 1st is Google, 2nd is Facebook, 3rd is YouTube, 4th is Gmail, 5th is Amazon, 6th is Yahoo!, 7th is Yahoo! Mail, 8th is Wikipedia, 9th is Google Maps and 10th id Reddit.


As far as search engines go Google is far and away the United States favourite search engine with roughly 65% of searches being done on there. Bing is having an increase in market share, however Yahoo is on a slow and steady decline. Statistics courtesy of Statista.


 The most popular cell phones in the United States for 2017 are: 1st Apple iPhone 6, 2nd HTC One (M8), 3rd Motorola Droid Turbo, 4th Apple iPhone 5s, 5th Nexus 6 6th OnePlus One, 7th Meizu MX4 Pro, 8th Xiaomi Mi Note, 9th Nokia Lumia 630 / 635 10th Nexus 5 – Statistics courtesy of Techy Ways.


So that’s my run down on United States Media ownership. Hope you found it interesting.


All data is from Wikipedia unless otherwise specified.