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Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199987238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001

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The World’s Major Media Companies

The World’s Major Media Companies

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Who Owns the World's Media?

Eli M. Noam

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the world’s top media companies in 13 industries across 30 countries. The industries are measured by revenue, as well as by a measure called the power index. Following that, the world’s largest media firms are determined on the basis of revenues, market shares, and power index. The result show that platform media are by far the largest, and among them the largest, by the power index, are the companies owned by the Government of China, as well NTT, AT&T, Telefonica, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Grupo Carso, Vodafone, and Orange. Among content media, the top companies are, by power index, the Government of China, Google, the Murdoch group, Comcast, Globo, BBC, and Disney.

Keywords:   revenue, media industry, national market, country market, Government of China, Google, Murdoch, Comcast Globo, BBC, Disney, Orange, Grupo Carso, Deutsche Telecom, Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon

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