Global entertainment conglomerates:
select holdings 2010

Time Warner - 2009 Revenue: $25.78 Billion

Broadcast (TV/Radio):
CW network (joint venture with CBS)

Cable Television:
Turner Broadcasting (includes CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV,
The Cartoon Network, Adult Swim)
HBO and Cinemax pay cable channels
Eight local news cable channels
[recently spun off Time Warner Cable]

Film and Television Content:
Warner Brothers Pictures (includes New Line Cinema)
Warner Bros. Television
A library of over 6,000 films, 25,000 television programs and 1000s of animated shows
Warner Bros. Animation – includes Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera
DC Entertainment

Numerous Internet brands and services, including PGA.com, NASCAR.com, TMZ.com
[recently spun off AOL]

Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the world with more than 100 magazines
             (e.g., Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, In Style, Entertainment Weekly)
DC Comics, publisher of Superman, Batman, MAD Magazine, etc.  

Warner Bros. International Cinemas 
Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive

Disney  -  2009 Revenue: $36.1 Billion

Broadcast (TV/Radio):
ABC television network
Ten television stations and  46 radio stations
Radio Disney, ESPN Radio, ABC News Radio

Cable Television:
Disney Channels worldwide, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews, ABC Family
Channel, SOAPNet, Disney XD, plus holdings in A&E/Lifetime Television Networks (incl. A&E, Lifetime, The History Channel)
Hungama (Indian cable network for kids)

Walt Disney Pictures/Television, Touchstone Pictures, ABC Television Studio, and
Buena Vista Productions (also distribution deal with DreamWorks)
The Muppets
Marvel Entertainment

Hulu.com (co-owned with NBC Universal and News Corp.)
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Music labels, including Hollywood Records, Buena Vista Records and Walt Disney
Disney Parks and Resorts – including 11 theme parks and resorts on 3 continents
Disney Cruise Line
Walt Disney Imagineering
Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Theatrical Group (live stage shows)
Disney Consumer Products
Disney Stores
Club Penguin

Viacom- 2009 Revenue: $13.6 billion

(Viacom-CBS split into two separate publicly-traded companies in 2005)

Cable Television:
MTV Networks/International, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon, TVLand, BET, Spike TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Epix (partnership of Paramount, MGM & Lionsgate)

Film and Television Content:
Paramount Pictures (including library of over 1,100 titles and 18,000 hours of TV)
MTV Films, DreamWorks Animation

Paramount Home Entertainment (video distributor)
Various internet ventures  
Rock Band franchise (includes Rock Band, Rock Band 2, The Beatles: Rock Band)

CBS  - 2009 Revenue: $13 billion

Broadcast (TV/Radio):
CBS Television Network (over 200 affiliated stations)
CW Television Network (joint venture with Time Warner)
CBS Television Stations (29 stations – 16 CBS, 9 CW, 1 MyNetworkTV, 3 Independent)
CBS Radio (130 radio stations in across the US)

Cable Television:
Showtime Networks, The Movie Channel, Flix, CBS College Sports Network

Film and Television Content:
CBS Television Studios (currently producing 24 series for primetime)
CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CBS Digital Media
CBS Films

Simon & Schuster

CBS Outdoor (over 1 million billboards all over the world)
CBS Interactive (includes CNET, TV.com, BNet)
CBS Records

News Corporation – 2009 Revenue: $30.4 Billion

Broadcast (TV/Radio):
Fox Broadcasting Company (network), Fox Sports Radio Network, My Network TV
27 television stations in US

Cable Television:
Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Movie Channel, National Geographic Channel, FX, Fox
Business Network, FUEL TV, Speed, Fox College Sports
Ownership and/or major interests in satellite channels and services reaching Europe,
U.S., Asia, and Latin America including SKY and STAR TV

20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Searchlight, Blue Sky

More than 125 newspapers and mags worldwide, including the NY Post, The Times (UK)
and The Weekly Standard
Harper Collins publishers
Dow Jones & Co. (including The Wall St. Journal)

Myspace.com, Hulu.com (co-owned with NBC Universal and Disney)
Rotten Tomatoes, National Rugby League

NBC Universal  - 2009 Revenue: $15.4 billion

(80% owned by GE, 20% by Vivendi) – deal pending for 51% of company to be owned by Comcast, 49% by GE

Broadcast (TV/Radio):
NBC television network
10 NBC television stations
16 Telemundo stations

Cable Television:
Bravo (which owns televisionwithoutpity.com)
Weather Channel (joint venture with Bain Capital and Blackstone Group)
USA Network
Syfy Channel
MSNBC (with Microsoft)
Holdings in A&E Television Networks (Including Lifetime)

Universal Pictures
Focus Features
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (4,000+ films and 40,000 episodes of television) Universal Media Studios
Universal Cable Productions

Interests in five theme parks including Universal Studios and Universal Orlando.  
Hulu.com (co-owned with News Corp. and Disney)

[See below for proposed NBC/Comcast deal]

Other notable heavyweights and their key holdings:

Sony:  one of world’s largest producers of home entertainment and consumer electronics, Columbia TriStar, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, Game Show Network, Sony Home Entertainment (maker of PlayStation), co-owners of MGM/UA – including 8,000 title film library and Sony Music Entertainment (i.e. Columbia, Epic, Zomba, RCA, Arista, etc.)

Apple: Hardware (iMac, iPhone, iPod, MacBook, Apple TV), software (iTunes, QuickTime, Safari, iWork, iLife, Final Cut) Point of Sale (Apple Stores)

Google: Google, Youtube, Blogger, Gmail, Picasa, AdSense, etc.

NBC/Comcast proposed merger would include:

Cable TV Networks
    * USA
    * Bravo
    * Syfy
    * Universal HD
    * CNBC
    * CNBC World
    * MSNBC
    * Chiller
    * mun2
    * Sleuth
    * Oxygen
    * E!
    * Golf Channel
    * Style Network
    * Versus
    * G4
    * Comcast Regional Sports Networks
    * CSN Bay Area (67%)
    * CSN California
    * CSN Mid-Atlantic
    * CSN Chicago (30%)
    * CSN MTN (50%)
    * CSN New England
    * CSN Northwest
    * CSN Philadelphia (85%)
    * CSS (81%)
    * SNY (8%)*
    * New England Cable News
    * Exercise TV (65%)
    * Sprout (40%)
    * The Weather Channel (25%)
    * Universal Sports (8%)
    * FearNet (33%)
    * A&E (16%)
    * Biography (16%)
    * History (16%)
    * Lifetime (16%)
    * TVOne (33%)
    * International Channels
    * Syfy Universal
    * Diva Universal
    * Studio Universal
    * Universal Channel
    * 13th Street Universal
    * CNBC Europe
    * CNBC Asia
Broadcast Networks
    * NBC
    * Telemundo
    * NBC Television Network

10 NBC owned and operated broadcast TV stations
    * New York / WNBC
    * Los Angeles / KNBC
    * Chicago / WMAQ
    * Philadelphia / WCAU
    * San Jose / KNTV
    * Dallas/Ft.Worth / KXAS
    * Washington / WRC
    * Miami / WTVJ
    * San Diego / KNSD
    * Hartford / WVIT

16 Telemundo owned and operated Telemundo Stations
    * Los Angeles / KVEA
    * New York / WNJU
    * Miami / WSCV
    * Houston / KTMD
    * Chicago / WSNS
    * Dallas/Ft.Worth / KXTX
    * San Antonio / KVDA
    * Las Vegas / KBLR
    * San Francisco/San Jose / KSTS
    * Phoenix / KTAZ
    * Fresno / KNSO
    * Denver / KDEN
    * Denver / KMAS
    * Boston/Merrimack / WNEU
    * Tucson / KHRR
    * Puerto Rico / WKAQ

Digital Media Properties
    * CNBC.com
    * ivillage.com
    * NBC.com
    * fandango.com
    * movies.com
    * dailycandy.com
    * bravotv.com
    * eonline.com
    * thegolfchannel.com
    * golfnow.com
    * usanetwork.com
    * oxygen.com
    * style.com
    * chillertv.com
    * syfy.com
    * versus.com
    * comcastsportsnet.com
    * holamun2.com
    * universalhd.com
    * g4tv.com
    * sleuthchannel.com
    * accesshollywood.com
    * nbcsports.com
    * nbcolympics.com
    * televisionwithoutpity.com
    * exercisetv.tv (65%)
    * sproutonline.com (40%)
    * universalsports.com (8%)
    * fearnet.com (33%)
    * msnbc.com (50%)
    * hulu.com (27%)
    * weather.com (25%)
NBC Universal Domestic & International Distribution
Distributes NBC Universal's first-run, syndicated and library content nationally and
internationally, including more than 55,000 TV episodes

Universal Studios/Production
Universal Pictures
Focus Features
Universal Media Studios
Universal Cable Productions
Cattleya (18.5%)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Distributes more than 4,000 film titles)

Parks & Resorts
Universal theme parks
Orlando (50%)

Comcast cable and high-speed Internet distribution, digital voice services, 4G wireless

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