December 1, 2005

Media Concentration: The List

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 10, 2005 @ 10:43 am
Filed under: Media Watch, Free Speech?

Media ownership is concentrated.

Justice for None has this list:

Time Warner ownership:

America Online; Time Warner Cable; Home Box Office (HBO) and Cinemax; Turner Broadcasting System; CNN; TNT; New Line Cinema; Warner Bros., Entertainment; Time Inc. (the leading magazine publisher in the world with 140 magazines, including TIME and LIFE magazines).

Disney Media Networks ownership:

The ABC Television Network, including: ABC Entertainment, ABC Daytime, ABC News, ABC Sports, ABC Kids and the Disney-owned production company Touchstone Television; ABC-Owned Television Stations operates 10 stations in top markets across the country; ABC Radio owns 72 stations nationwide, including Radio Disney, ESPN Radio and ABC News Radio; a suite of cable networks, including ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Toon Disney, SOAPnet, Walt Disney Television Animation, and Fox Kids International; Lifetime Entertainment Services; A&E Television Networks; E! Networks; Buena Vista Television; Buena Vista Television International; Hyperion Books; and Walt Disney Internet Group, which leads corporate Internet business and technology strategy and manages many of the company’s Internet properties.

General Electric ownership:

Bravo; CNBC; Focus Features; International Channels; MSNBC; mun2; NBC and Telemundo Television Stations; NBC Entertainment: NBC News, NBC Television Network, NBC Universal Cable, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics; NBC Universal Television Distribution; NBC Universal Television Studio; Paxson; the SCI-FI Channel; ShopNBC; Telemundo; TRIO; Universal Pictures; Universal Studio Home Video; USA Network; and Universal Parks & Resorts.

News Corp ownership:

Book publishing division: HarperCollins Publishers, William Morrow & Company, Avon Books, Amistad Press, and Fourth Estate.

Television division: Fox Movie Channel, Fox News Channel, Fox College Sports, Fox Sports Enterprises, Fox Sports en Espanol, Fox Sports Net, Fox Soccer Channel, FUEL, FX, National Geographic Channel, SPEED Channel, Stats Inc.

Film division: 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Espanol, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox International, 20th Century Fox Television, Blue Sky Studios, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Studios Australia, Fox Studios Baja, Fox Studios LA, Fox Television Studios

Magazine division: Big League, InsideOut, donna hay, News America Marketing, SmartSource, The Weekly Standard, TV Guide International

Newspapers: Over 175 different newspapers, including Daily Telegraph, Sunday Herald Times, The Australian, The Mercury, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sun, New York Post, Post Courier, and Fiji Times


Viacom ownership:

CBS Television; Viacom Television Stations Group (owns and operates 39 TV Stations in the US); Paramount Television; UPN (United Paramount Network); MTV; MTV2; Nickelodeon; BET (Black Entertainment Television); Nick at Nite; TV Land; NOGGIN; THE N; VH1; Spike TV; CMT; Comedy Central; Showtime; The Movie Channel; Flix; Sundance Channel; LOGO; Infinity Broadcasting (one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States); Viacom Outdoor (one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies — e.g., billboards); Paramount Pictures; Paramount Home Entertainment; The Famous Players and United Cinemas International chains (own nearly 1,700 screens); Simon & Schuster Publishing