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  Media conglomerate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A media conglomerate describes companies that own large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet.
A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of seemingly unrelated businesses.
Critics have accused the larger conglomerates of dominating media, especially news, and refusing to publicize or deem "newsworthy" information that would be harmful to their other interests, and of contributing to the merging of entertainment and news at the expense of tough coverage of serious issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Media_conglomerate   (267 words)

 Liberty Media - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberty Media Corporation NYSE: L is an American media conglomerate.
Control is exercised by engineer Dr. John Malone (described by Al Gore as the "Darth Vader of cable"), with a majority of the voting shares.
Members of the board of Liberty Media are: Robert Bennett, Donne Fisher, Paul Gould, Gregory Maffei, John Malone, David Rapley, LaVoy Robison, and Larry Romrell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberty_Media   (205 words)

 Young Entrepreneur Challenges Japan's Media Barons
The media have pitched their intense and sometimes emotional coverage of the legal battle as a battle between young and old generations.
Philip Brasor, writer of a media column in The Japan Times, is skeptical of the established media?s dash for the moral high ground.
Recounting Aesop?s fable of the oak and the reed, the columnist noted similarities with the ongoing battle between the established media and Horie?s new media.
www.japanmediareview.com /japan/stories/050324mcnicol   (1551 words)

 Media Jihad : news archive : 2001
Jupiter Media Metrix, the group behind the statistics, claims that "the data helps dispel the long-held myth that market dominance on the Web would be difficult to achieve." Yet one more reason to support independent and alternative news sources on the web.
In this age of media conglomeration, omnipresent advertising and spectacle news events, it becomes increasingly important for groups such as MediaChannel to keep a critical eye on the mainstream news organizations.
The offerings of this alt media conglomerate are diverse: while FEED is a general interest magazine covering a wide range of topics, Altculture is an online encyclopedia of contemporary pop culture.
www.mediajihad.com /news/news2001.shtml   (3467 words)

 RE: Media Conglomerate Packages
I think it's time to leverage a large portion of a budget with one media company -- the current state of consolidation is reeking havoc on CPMs across the board, particularly in spot market situations.
The media companies are certainly leveraging their position with their vendors, as well as with their advertisers, and there should be opportunity to obtain CPM discounts, and added value/integration.
I think the ability to launch an integrated campaign across multiple media is one of the only benefits of the current state of consolidation, and if done right, can add impact to a selling message.
www.amic.com /htmlforums/MediaPlanning/1999/0029974.html   (427 words)

 Internet businessman's bid for media conglomerate shaking up old-guard Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Better yet, the conglomerate that Nippon Broadcasting is part of has stakes in two professional baseball teams -- meaning that Horie may get his sweet revenge and become a club owner, of sorts, after all.
Eiichi Oshida, professor of media studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, said he welcomed Horie as a breath of fresh air because Japanese media companies are so rigid and unresponsive to the public that they are crying out for change.
Tatsuo Inamasu, professor at Hosei University in Tokyo, who specializes in media culture, says Livedoor's move is more a symbolic publicity stunt than real as Horie doesn't have the acumen to rule over a media empire.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05059/463054.stm   (967 words)

 frontline: merchants of cool: media giants | PBS
It is the second largest global media conglomerate, after AOL Time Warner.
This privately-owned German media conglomerate has interests in 600 companies in 53 countries.
The $165 billion mega-merger between AOL and Time Warner, approved by the FCC in January 2001, is the largest media merger in history.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/giants   (262 words)

 I Want Media - Media News & Resources
Media content is increasingly becoming "unbundled" from its physical distribution medium, reports Oxford Analytica.
The media sector is "far from dead," adds a senior analyst with Morningstar.
The stocks of the media conglomerates are still underperforming, despite positive earnings reports and moves by companies to buy up their own shares in a show of confidence.
www.iwantmedia.com   (4176 words)

 Untitled Document
Sumner Redstone, one of the great empire-builders of the media world, on Friday said he had no regrets about his decision to break up Viacom Inc., the massive media company that owns MTV, CBS and the Paramount movie studio.
"The age of the conglomerate is over," Redstone said, addressing a small group of reporters at an annual retreat for media moguls in Sun Valley, a scenic resort tucked into the mountains of Idaho.
The stocks of large, diversified media companies including Viacom and Time Warner have been out of favor on Wall Street as investors have become skeptical of claims that the various kinds of media businesses would create more value under one roof than they would operating as separate businesses.
www.jimmarrs.com /news.php?recordnumber=214   (566 words)

 Business Wire: Media Conglomerate Mirror Group Selects Zip2 to Develop National and Local Portals in the U.K.; U.K. ...
The strategy behind the merger is to work with Zip2 media customers to deliver the most robust platform for localized information and e-commerce available on the Internet.
Zip2's Professional Services group assists media companies and their local merchants develop compelling and useful online services for targeted consumers, leveraging Zip2's knowledge of consumer behavior, interactive advertising and key applications such as e-commerce.
Media companies using the Zip2 platform to run their online enterprises include the Mirror Group, Classified Ventures, The New York Times Company, Knight Ridder, Morris Communications, and newspapers in the Hearst, Times Mirror, Media General, Pulitzer Publishing and Freedom Communications chains.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_Feb_22/ai_53920051   (1249 words)

 The Globalist | Global Media -- It Ain't Easy Being a Media Conglomerate
Some of the world's biggest media conglomerates have been replacing their CEOs.
Stephan Richter: Where the media companies are all the same is that they're like the telecom companies; it's just the same thing.
Everybody was chasing after a handful of assets, expecting miracles, paying tens of billions of dollars for many of these assets, and that's an equation that can't work.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=2593   (561 words)

 Media conglomerate in talks with Newhouse about TWE stake. - Mar. 25, 2002
Media conglomerate in talks with Newhouse about TWE stake.
Media conglomerate in talks with Newhouse family about TWE stake.
AOL had said in January that it expected to take a $40 billion to $60 billion charge in the first quarter of 2002 to reflect overall market declines since the merger was announced in January 2000.
money.cnn.com /2002/03/25/news/companies/aol_charge   (517 words)

 Humorix | Corporate Media Conglomerate HOWTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The world is scary place out there for you, the media executives, and the companies you serve.
The Global Media (namely you) will report the injunction as though it were actually binding, regardless of whether the court in question even exists in this space time continuum.
They didn't want to use an "approved" media player that you so generously gave to them, so they should pay the price for trying to do something about it.
humorix.org /articles/2000/01/media-conglomerate   (1023 words)

 Javorie.com :: Business :: . :: Media Conglomerates
Businesses, media conglomerates and personal Web development pages are using video technologies to their advantage.
Public repudiation of the mainstream media becomes so widespread that the media conglomerates face the choice: responsible journalism or bankruptcy.
Violent media (from cartoons for the youngest boys to Hollywood movies for adolescents) come from media conglomerates, not feminists.
javorie.com /directory/index.php/Business/.../Media_Conglomerates   (392 words)

 class105   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The electronic media industry in the 21st century is dominated by global media conglomerates
Although corporate mergers and acquisitions were common earlier, the modern media conglomerate did not emerge until the 1960s, when it became popular among investors.
Time Warner — the world’s largest media conglomerate -- was formed in 1989 combining the entertainment company that grew out of Warner Bros. movie studio with Time Inc., whose flagship magazine Time was founded in 1923.
www.tcom.bsu.edu /tcom101/class105.htm   (678 words)

 Media Conglomerate Funds Pro-War Rallies - Center for Media and Democracy
Media Conglomerate Funds Pro-War Rallies - Center for Media and Democracy
Beck, whose three-hour program is heard five days a week on more than 100 stations, has helped promote many similar demonstrations under the banner of Rally for America.
A singly-owned media: shaping the norms by which political deviancy can be calculated
www.prwatch.org /node/1813   (222 words)

 Northoftampa: Media conglomerate buys community paper
Richmond, Va.-based Media General, which purchased In the Loop for inclusion in its Sunbelt Newspaper Group, will publish the paper weekly starting Nov. 7.
In the Loop was founded in early 1999 as a color alternative to the community's fl-and-white weekly newspaper, the Laker.
Aside from the Tampa Tribune and the Sunbelt chain, Media General owns the Suncoast News in west Pasco and Hernando Today in Hernando County.
www.sptimes.com /News/092801/Northoftampa/Media_conglomerate_bu.shtml   (294 words)

 CNN Transcript - Burden of Proof: Media Conglomerate Time Warner Merges with America Online - January 10, 2000
If a bunch are happening at the same time, it's also fair to say is the combined effect too much and maybe we ought to look seriously at them all.
It is one of the most important ethical canons of a lawyer, and the corporations themselves have very strict rules that they put into place, and they keep tabs on what people are doing in the days leading up to the merger.
They inform their employees that there is a complete flout on anything that they're supposed to say to the media and the SEC.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0001/10/bp.00.html   (3136 words)

 Open Directory - Business: Arts and Entertainment: Media Conglomerates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bertelsmann AG - Global media conglomerate engaged in publishing, music, magazines, TV and radio production and distribution, as well as Internet services.
Empala Entertainment - Media conglomerate with strong focus on media for Hispanic and Latin American audiences.
Independent News and Media PLC - An international media conglomerate based in Ireland, operating in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
dmoz.org /Business/Arts_and_Entertainment/Media_Conglomerates   (579 words)

 Cross-Media Entertainment » Conglomerate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Henry Jenkins was one of the first media theorists to identify the subject of my research and and what he terms “transmedia storytelling”.
Such experiences deepen the consumer’s emotional investment in the media property, and expands their awareness of both content and brand.
Experiential Marketing refers to the development of novel approaches to brand extension and marketing which play out across multiple media channels so that the consumer’s identification with the product is enhanced and deepened each time they re-encounter the brand in a new context.
www.cross-mediaentertainment.com /?cat=7   (909 words)

 Jones Encyclopedia of Media & Technology Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Under the ownership of media giants Fox and ABC, the Family channel has undergone a series of major reconfigurations in an as yet unsuccessful attempt to recapture the success of Robertson’s evangelical family entertainment enterprise.
The onetime government-owned utility developed into one of Europe’s largest and most powerful conglomerates during the second half of the 1900s, with major positions in such diverse enterprises as telecommunications provision, manufacture of telecommunications equipment, production of electric generators, distribution of electricity, manufacture of supplies for public utilities, manufacture of electric cable, and shipbuilding.
McLean, Virginia-based Gannett Company is a diversified media conglomerate and one of the world’s largest owners of newspapers and broadcast television stations.
www.jonesencyclo.com /profiles.cfm   (12139 words)

 Who Owns What: Viacom
One of the largest global media empires, Viacom has a financial interest in broadcast and cable television, radio, Internet, book publishing, and film production and distribution.
Some of this vertically integrated conglomerate's highly recognizable properties include the CBS network, MTV, Infinity broadcasting, Simon and Schuster, Blockbuster and Paramount Pictures.
With such a diverse portfolio of properties, Viacom is one of the most profitable media giants as CBS is a top draw for older viewers while MTV remains the most popular teen orientated media outlet.
www.cjr.org /tools/owners/viacom.asp   (126 words)

Corporations formed by two of Maxwell Street's most famous alumni, Barney Balaban (Paramount-Viacom) and William Paley (CBS) have proposed a merger to form one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.
Balaban was born in Chicago in 1887 and was raised in the Maxwell Street area in an apartment in the back of his parents' grocery store.
His earliest introduction to the media industry was from his Uncle Luzor who played violin and drums in the Jewish Theaters in the area and from brother A.J. who went with Barney to the Halsted Street nickelodeons.
www.openair.org /Maxwell/ppress15.html   (648 words)

 freedomforum.org: Gusinsky's Russian media conglomerate collapses
As the rest of a media empire collapsed, concern is being voiced about the future of a free press in Russia.
On the heels of the takeover of NTV, Russia's only independent television service, the daily newspaper Segodnya and weekly magazine Itogi, both also owned by Vladimir Gusinsky, have changed hands or folded.
"In objecting to the cynical destruction of NTV as a private media outlet, we are not defending NTV so much as defending ourselves as citizens and our rights.
www.freedomforum.org /templates/document.asp?documentID=13697   (628 words)

 A new Canadian media conglomerate is born - Sep. 15, 2000
A new Canadian media conglomerate is born - Sep. 15, 2000
The new venture is being formed through various assets and cash contributed by each company and will be controlled by BCE, Canada's largest telecom operator.
Sounding very much like other top media CEOs who have crafted several major mergers during the last year, executives of all three companies said the deal was driven by the growing need to deliver content across all platforms.
money.cnn.com /2000/09/15/deals/thomson   (798 words)

Select Media festival 4, Community of the Future, Secret History Museum
Select Media Festival 3 :: Insurgent media arts festival.
We released the Select #8 video samizdat DVD during the fest.
www.lumpen.com   (687 words)

 Re: Media Conglomerate Packages
I think the answer is yes to all of your questions.
New advertisers will be lured with the value added and cross promotional opportunities.
A customer might spend less with the competition as a result of spending more with you, thus making other large media companies take a closer look at consolidation.
www.amic.com /htmlforums/MediaPlanning/1999/0029971.html   (236 words)

 It Ain't Easy Being a Media Conglomerate by Stephan Richter - The Globalist > > Global Media
Stephan Richter is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist and president of The Globalist Research Center.
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www.theglobalist.com /dbweb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=2593   (748 words)

 DriverHeaven.net - Ubisoft Open to Purchase by Media Conglomerate
Ever since Electronic Arts announced back on December 20 of last year that it had acquired 19.9 percent of French publisher Ubisoft, making EA the largest shareholder and giving the company 20.88 percent of the voting rights, the industry has been rife with speculation that a full buyout of Europe's third-biggest independent publisher is imminent.
Ubisoft Chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot is (now) apparently open to an acquisition by a large media company.
He would not say which companies Ubisoft had been talking to, but analysts have suggested Disney, Time Warner and Vivendi Universal as possibilities.
www.driverheaven.net /showthread.php?p=616370   (179 words)

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