Biggest `media` players
- 1. Alphabet — $59.62 billion
- 2. The Walt Disney Company — $22.45 billion
- 3. Comcast — $19.72 billion in media revenue
- 4. 21st Century Fox — $18.67 billion
- 5. Facebook — $11.49 billion
- 8.CBS Corporation — $9.57 billion
- 10. News Corp — $6.86 billion
- 19. CCTV — $4.08 billion
- 21. JCDecaux — $3.74 billion
- 30 30. Time Inc. — $2.87 billion
The Real Question
I want to know who are the most influential news providers. Who are the biggest `reality shapers`? Whose realities are the shaping? I'm not at al a fan of CT's but my imagination is vivid. So imagine a company with franchises in the countries and languages that really matter. Reaching minds that really matter. To the point. Let's take a closer look at the BI-revenue list. Two types of companies dominate:
- (DP) Digi Platforms
- (NC) News conglomerates
- Number 10: News Corp (Rupert Murdochs populist imperium
- Number 09: Baidu (The heavyly controlled and censored Chinese Google)
- Number 05: Facebook (Billion+ Socialites)
- Number 01: Alphabet (Read Google)
Others: Innovating Dinosaurs
- Bertelsmann (6) from print to e-media
- Disney (2) tinsel less, stream more
Others: Traditionalists (TV, Radio, Cable)
- CBS (8)
- Viacom (7)
- 21st Century Fox (4)
- Comcast (3)
Catching my attention in the tail
- Time Warner (16) , Survived AOL, we all know CNN
- CCTV (19). Multi lingual Chinese state broadcaster
- Mediaset (23) The Berlusconi clan outfit dominating TV in Italy and Spain
- Time Inc (30) Suffering pure print spin-of from TW with the weeklies "Time" and "Sports Illustrated"
Where are the agencies, grand old men and regional internationalists?
- For example
- Economist, FT, WP?
- RT, Al Jazeera, Euronews
Where are the emerging champions?
- From "Latina"?
- From "Indian subcontinent "?
- From "Japan and SE-Asia"?
- From "China"
Think global, talk local?
- Who provides local language outfits with regional foreign and world affairs?
- What recipes and flavoring they receive?
Are we all parrots?