Here’s Who Owns Big Media



Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today

It probably won’t look like this for long.

By Rani Molla and Peter Kafka

The media landscape used to be straightforward: Content companies — studios — made stuff — TV shows and movies — and sold it to pay TV distributors, who sold it to consumers.

Now things are up for grabs: Netflix buys stuff from the studios, but it’s making its own stuff, too, and it’s selling it directly to consumers. That’s one of the reasons older media companies are trying to compete by consolidating. Disney, for example, recently completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Distributors like AT&T, which bought Time Warner last year, are becoming media companies, too.

Meanwhile, giant tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple that used to be on the sidelines are getting closer and closer to the action. Apple’s newest TV strategy positions the company as a TV guide, a TV storefront selling services like HBO, and a TV creator that employs the likes of Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Anniston to make exclusive shows for Apple users.

To help sort this all out, we’ve created a diagram that organizes distributors, content companies and internet video companies by market cap — the value investors assign to the companies — and their main lines of business.

Here’s what the Big Media universe currently looks like. We will update it periodically:


Source Article from

Related Posts
July 20, 2019 By B.N. Frank Many are promoting LED lights as “environmentally-friendly” because they
An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past has told clients
If you’re an Instagram fanatic, don’t freak out yet. The new hidden-likes feature is currently
(Natural News) As the terrorist who attacked the ICE facility “and the
Italian police said on Monday that they had seized a cache of weapons and Nazi

Hits: 171

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Here’s Who Owns Big Media”

Leave a Reply


Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes