Who owns what in Big Media today

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In the very, very outdated days, TV was easy. There had been three channels, you sat in your sofa, and also you watched no matter they confirmed you.

That’s all totally different now, and way more difficult. Also extra difficult: Figuring out which media or tech conglomerate owns the rights to the reveals and flicks you wish to watch. We write about these items for a dwelling, and we nonetheless get confused about it.

Which is why we’ve produced the map under, which sketches out the relative dimension, energy, and relationships between the businesses that make, personal, and distribute the stuff we watch at house, on our telephones, and even typically in a theater.

We’ve been making this one for 4 years. And every time we’ve created a brand new version, we’ve promised that the map would proceed altering, and it definitely has this time round.

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But it hasn’t modified in precisely the best way we might have imagined just some years in the past. Yes, media corporations proceed to merge with and take in one another. But the principle change is that Wall Street, which used to like Netflix, is now way more ambivalent about streaming, so Netflix’s worth has dropped dramatically.

And each media firm that has been chasing Netflix by making an attempt to create its personal high-growth, low/no-profit streaming service has seen its worth fall as properly. In 2016, for instance, Time Warner was price $85 billion plus debt to AT&T; now the corporate that was known as Time Warner has been handed over to the Discovery cable networks, which has a mixed worth of solely about $30 billion.

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The different main change is one we’ve made on the request of lots of our readers, who rightfully argue that the enormous tech platforms — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google — are media corporations. So we’re together with them in this yr’s version, regardless that there are large variations in the best way these corporations method media. Amazon, for example, treats media as a (very costly) sidelight — a strategy to persuade folks to subscribe to its Prime purchasing service. Meanwhile, YouTube is a key part of Google/Alphabet’s core promoting enterprise. The primary takeaway: These giants make the largest media corporations look tiny. (And sure, we must always most likely embrace TikTok subsequent time.)

Our warning/recommendation/promise nonetheless holds, by the best way: There might be extra modifications to return on this map, mainly through consolidation. It is now typical trade knowledge, for example, to consider that Warner Bros. Discovery will find yourself combining with Comcast’s NBCUniversal in the following couple of years. And smaller gamers like AMC Networks and Paramount are always described as acquisition targets.

That mentioned, it’s not solely clear who would do the buying, on condition that any large tech acquisition of a serious media outlet will draw numerous regulatory scrutiny. (It could also be telling, for example, that Amazon purchased MGM — a media firm that doesn’t personal TV networks and has a low client profile. And the Biden administration nonetheless raised a number of eyebrows about that deal earlier than letting it undergo this yr.) And combining two smaller media corporations simply will get you a … barely greater media firm.

So sure, this map will change … in some way, ultimately. We’re simply performed predicting the way it’s going to vary.

Media panorama

Distribution

Streaming

Content

Tech

Apple TV+

20-40M subs

Circles sized by market cap (September 2022)

MGM

YouTube

Reels

Facebook

$392B

Amazon

$1.3T

Google

$1.3T

Apple

$2.4T

Prime Video

Channels

Hulu

$27.5B†

NBC

Peacock

Disney+

ESPN

152M subs

13M subs

Comcast

$151B

Disney

$197B

67% stake

33% stake

46M subs

17M video

32M

broadband

CNBC

Universal

Studios

Marvel

Studios

Lucasfilm

Netflix

$106B

Verizon

$173B

AT&T

$118B

Warner Bros.

Discovery

$31B

Turner

(CNN,

TNT, TBS)

Fox

$18B

221M subs

Fox

News

Fox

broadcast

HBO, HBO Max,

Discovery+

92M subs

Food

Network

3.5M video

7M broadband

70% stake

Sony Pictures

$9.5B**

Paramount

$15B

Charter

$60B

DirecTV

$12B

Cox

$26B*

Axios

CBS

Columbia

Pictures

Sony

Pictures TV

Paramount+

43M subs

Showtime

15M video

30M broadband

14M video

3M video

5.5M broadband

Roku

$10B

Altice USA

$4B

Dish

$9B

AMC

$1B

Univision

$<1B

Lionsgate

$2.3B

60M energetic

accounts

10M video

(consists of Sling)

2.5M video

4M broadband

IFC

Shudder

Univision News

Lionsgate

Films

Starz

†Minimum primarily based on 2019 deal; *assumes 2X income a number of;

**assumes 1X income a number of

Source: The corporations, information experiences, Leichtman Research Group (cable/ web subs),

Recode reporting

Media panorama

Distribution

Streaming

Content

Tech

Apple TV+

20-40M subs

Circles sized by market cap (September 2022)

MGM

YouTube

Reels

Facebook

$392B

Amazon

$1.3T

Google

$1.3T

Apple

$2.4T

Prime Video

Channels

Hulu

$27.5B†

Disney+

NBC

Peacock

ESPN

13M subs

152M subs

Comcast

$151B

Disney

$197B

33% stake

67% stake

46M subs

17M video

32M

broadband

Lucasfilm

CNBC

Universal

Studios

Marvel

Studios

Netflix

$106B

AT&T

$118B

Verizon

$173B

Warner Bros.

Discovery

$31B

Turner

(CNN,

TNT, TBS)

Fox

$18B

221M subs

Fox

News

Fox

broadcast

HBO, HBO Max,

Discovery+

92M subs

Food

Network

3.5M video

7M broadband

70% stake

Sony Pictures

$9.5B**

Paramount

$15B

Charter

$60B

DirecTV

$12B

Cox

$26B*

CBS

Axios

Columbia

Pictures

Sony

Pictures TV

Paramount+

43M subs

Showtime

14M video

15M video

30M broadband

3M video

5.5M broadband

Roku

$10B

Dish

$9B

Altice USA

$4B

AMC

$1B

Univision

$<1B

Lionsgate

$2.3B

60M energetic

accounts

10M video

(consists of Sling)

2.5M video

4M broadband

Univision News

IFC

Shudder

Lionsgate

Films

Starz

†Minimum primarily based on 2019 deal; *assumes 2X income a number of;

**assumes 1X income a number of

Source: The corporations, information experiences, Leichtman Research Group

(cable/ web subs), Recode reporting

Media panorama

Distribution

Streaming

Content

Tech

Circles sized by market cap (September 2022)

Apple TV+

20-40M subs

MGM

YouTube

Reels

Facebook

$392B

Amazon

$1.3T

Google

$1.3T

Apple

$2.4T

Prime Video

Channels

Hulu

$27.5B†

Disney+

NBC

Peacock

ESPN

13M subs

152M subs

Comcast

$151B

Disney

$197B

33% stake

67% stake

46M subs

17M video

32M

broadband

CNBC

Universal

Studios

Marvel

Studios

Lucasfilm

Netflix

$106B

AT&T

$118B

Verizon

$173B

Warner Bros.

Discovery

$31B

Turner

(CNN,

TNT, TBS)

Fox

$18B

221M subs

Fox

News

Fox

broadcast

HBO, HBO Max,

Discovery+

92M subs

Food

Network

3.5M video

7M broadband

70% stake

Sony Pictures

$9.5B**

Paramount

$15B

Charter

$60B

DirecTV

$12B

Cox

$26B*

CBS

Axios

Columbia

Pictures

Sony

Pictures TV

Paramount+

43M subs

Showtime

14M video

15M video

30M broadband

3M video

5.5M broadband

Roku

$10B

Dish

$9B

Altice USA

$4B

AMC

$1B

Univision

$<1B

Lionsgate

$2.3B

60M energetic

accounts

10M video

(consists of Sling)

2.5M video

4M broadband

Univision News

IFC

Shudder

Lionsgate

Films

Starz

†Minimum primarily based on 2019 deal; *assumes 2X income a number of;

**assumes 1X income a number of

Source: The corporations, information experiences, Leichtman Research Group

(cable/ web subs), Recode reporting

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