WARNING: 3 CORPORATIONS OWN 9000 RADIO STATIONS AND 1500 NEWSPAPERS & TV STATIONS


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5 Responses to WARNING: 3 CORPORATIONS OWN 9000 RADIO STATIONS AND 1500 NEWSPAPERS & TV STATIONS

  1. eslkevin says:

    United States[edit]
    Main article: Media cross-ownership in the United States
    In the United States, movie production is known to be dominated by major studios since the early 20th Century; before that, there was a period in which Edison’s Trust monopolized the industry. The music and television industries recently witnessed cases of media consolidation, with Sony Music Entertainment’s parent company merging their music division with Bertelsmann AG’s BMG to form Sony BMG and TimeWarner’s The WB and CBS Corp.’s UPN merging to form The CW. In the case of Sony BMG, there existed a “Big Five” (now “Big Four”) of major record companies, while The CW’s creation was an attempt to consolidate ratings and stand up to the “Big Four” of American network (terrestrial) television (this despite the fact that the CW was, in fact, partially owned by one of the Big Four in CBS). In television, the vast majority of broadcast and basic cable networks, over a hundred in all, are controlled by eight corporations: News Corporation (the Fox family of channels), The Walt Disney Company (which includes the ABC, ESPN and Disney brands), National Amusements (which includes CBS Corporation and Viacom), Comcast (which includes the NBC brands), Time Warner, Discovery Communications, E. W. Scripps Company, Cablevision, or some combination thereof.[54]
    There may also be some large-scale owners in an industry that are not the causes of monopoly or oligopoly. Clear Channel Communications, especially since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, acquired many radio stations across the United States, and came to own more than 1,200 stations. However, the radio broadcasting industry in the United States and elsewhere can be regarded as oligopolistic regardless of the existence of such a player. Because radio stations are local in reach, each licensed a specific part of spectrum by the FCC in a specific local area, any local market is served by a limited number of stations. In most countries, this system of licensing makes many markets local oligopolies. The similar market structure exists for television broadcasting, cable systems and newspaper industries, all of which are characterized by the existence of large-scale owners. Concentration of ownership is often found in these industries.
    In the United States, data on ownership and market share of media companies is not held in the public domain. Academics, for example at MIT Media Lab and NYU, have struggled to find data that show reliably the concentration of media ownership.[citation needed]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration_of_media_ownership

  2. eslkevin says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration_of_media_ownership

    United States[edit]
    Main article: Media cross-ownership in the United States
    In the United States, movie production is known to be dominated by major studios since the early 20th Century; before that, there was a period in which Edison’s Trust monopolized the industry. The music and television industries recently witnessed cases of media consolidation, with Sony Music Entertainment’s parent company merging their music division with Bertelsmann AG’s BMG to form Sony BMG and TimeWarner’s The WB and CBS Corp.’s UPN merging to form The CW. In the case of Sony BMG, there existed a “Big Five” (now “Big Four”) of major record companies, while The CW’s creation was an attempt to consolidate ratings and stand up to the “Big Four” of American network (terrestrial) television (this despite the fact that the CW was, in fact, partially owned by one of the Big Four in CBS). In television, the vast majority of broadcast and basic cable networks, over a hundred in all, are controlled by eight corporations: News Corporation (the Fox family of channels), The Walt Disney Company (which includes the ABC, ESPN and Disney brands), National Amusements (which includes CBS Corporation and Viacom), Comcast (which includes the NBC brands), Time Warner, Discovery Communications, E. W. Scripps Company, Cablevision, or some combination thereof.[54]
    There may also be some large-scale owners in an industry that are not the causes of monopoly or oligopoly. Clear Channel Communications, especially since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, acquired many radio stations across the United States, and came to own more than 1,200 stations. However, the radio broadcasting industry in the United States and elsewhere can be regarded as oligopolistic regardless of the existence of such a player. Because radio stations are local in reach, each licensed a specific part of spectrum by the FCC in a specific local area, any local market is served by a limited number of stations. In most countries, this system of licensing makes many markets local oligopolies. The similar market structure exists for television broadcasting, cable systems and newspaper industries, all of which are characterized by the existence of large-scale owners. Concentration of ownership is often found in these industries.
    In the United States, data on ownership and market share of media companies is not held in the public domain. Academics, for example at MIT Media Lab and NYU, have struggled to find data that show reliably the concentration of media ownership.[citation needed]

  3. eslkevin says:

    Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media.[1] Contemporary research demonstrates increasing levels of consolidation, with many media industries already highly concentrated and dominated by a very small number of firms.[2][3]
    Globally, large media conglomerates include Viacom, CBS Corporation, Time Warner, News Corp, Bertelsmann AG, Sony, Comcast, Vivendi, Televisa, The Walt Disney Company, Hearst Corporation, Organizações Globo and Lagardère Group.[4][5][6]
    As of 2012, The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in the US, with News Corporation, Time Warner and Viacom ranking second, third and fourth respectively.[7]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration_of_media_ownership

  4. eslkevin says:

    The “Big Six”[edit]
    The Big Six[1] Media Outlets Revenues (2009)
    NBCUniversal/Comcast NBC and Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks MSNBC, Bravo, CNBC, The Weather Channel, Syfy, Versus, style., G4, E!, and the Comcast SportsNet regional system. Was a joint venture in which Comcast held a controlling 51% stake and General Electric a 49% stake in from January 2011 to March 2013, now wholly owned by Comcast. Comcast also owns two sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers through a separate subsidiary. $157 billion
    The Walt Disney Company Owns the ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and book publishing companies, production companies Touchstone, and Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks in several countries. $36.1 billion
    News Corporation Holdings include: the Fox Broadcasting Company; television and cable networks such as Fox, Fox Business Channel, National Geographic and FX; print publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and TVGuide; the magazines Barron’s and SmartMoney; book publisher HarperCollins; film production companies 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios; numerous websites including MarketWatch.com; and non-media holdings including the National Rugby League. $30.4 billion
    Time Warner Largest media conglomerate in the world, with holdings including: CNN, the CW (a joint venture with CBS), HBO, Cinemax, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, America Online, MapQuest, Moviefone, Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock and New Line Cinema, and more than 150 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Marie Claire and People. $25.8 billion
    Viacom Holdings include: MTV, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, Atom Entertainment, and music game developer Harmonix. Viacom 18 is a joint venture with the Indian media company Global Broadcast News. $13.6 billion
    CBS Corporation Owns the CBS Television Network, CBS Television Distribution Group, the CW (a joint venture with Time Warner), Showtime, book publisher Simon & Schuster, 30 television stations, and CBS Radio, Inc., which has 130 stations. CBS is now a supplier of video to Google’s new Video Marketplace. $13.0 billion
    Although Viacom and CBS Corporation have been separate companies since 2006, they are both partially owned subsidiaries of the private National Amusements company, headed by Sumner Redstone. As such, Paramount Home Entertainment handles DVD/Blu-ray distribution for most of the CBS Corporation library.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_cross-ownership_in_the_United_States

  5. eslkevin says:

    FCC – Snopes.com
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/fcc.asp
    The rules change could allow your local TV stations, newspaper, radio stations, and … of CBS) and General Electric (corporate parent of NBC) to owning TV stations which … On 2 June 2003 the FCC voted 3-2 to adopt the proposed changes.
    Is it true that there are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio …
    https://www.quora.com/Is-it-true-that-there-are-1500-newspapers-1100-magazines-90
    Not to say I know the answer, but may have found the source to that allegation… and it appear … These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In Amer. … that there are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV stations, … How do you start your own FM radio station, and how much would it cost?
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    There’s 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TVstations, & 2400 publishers all owned by 3 corporations @InjusticeFacts.
    Media cross-ownership in the United States – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_cross-ownership_in_the_United_States
    Media cross-ownership is the ownership of multiple media businesses by a person or corporation. … 3 Local content; 4 Media consolidation debate … That translates to fewer companies owning more media outlets, increasing the …. Over 4,000 radio stations were bought out, and minority ownership of TV stations dropped to …
    The Powerless Press – New Progressive Alliance
    http://www.newprogs.org/the_powerless_press
    Jun 2, 2013 – The four reasons for this are corporate takeover of both the electronic and print … own 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, and 2,400 publishers. … 3-Average Television Viewing in Different Countries
    Kim Dotcom on Twitter: “1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 …

    May 11, 2015 – 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations & 1500 TV stations owned by 6 corporations. If you want the truth read … 6 corporations own 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations & 1500 TV stations @KimDotcom @the_intercept. 0 replies 1 retweet 3 likes. Reply. Retweet. 1.
    Injustice Facts on Twitter: “There are 1500 newspapers, 1100 …

    There are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV stations, 2400 publishers, owned by only 3 corporations. … @InjusticeFacts Now you can figure that approx 1497 companies own everything else, eyeing off Human …
    6 Corporations Infographic – Running Wolf’s Rant
    rwrant.co.za/6-corporations-infographic/
    May 28, 2013 – … corporations that own many newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV … 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV …
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    Why Today’s Media is Unreliable and How that Affects Our Vote
    http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Why-Today-s-Media-is-Unreliable-and-How-that-Affects-Our...
    May 19, 2016 – … and 1,100 magazines in circulation, 9,000 radio and 1,500 television stations, as well as 2,400 publishers, just six corporations own most of them. … Gannett, anchored by USA Today, is the biggest newspaper company in the … According to the Huffington Post[3], the American people are more skeptical …
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