Digital giants are increasingly dominating the global advertising market. In 2015, Google, Facebook, Baidu, Yahoo, and Microsoft accounted for 19% of all the global ad spend flowing through all media, according to media agency ZenithOptimedia's 2016 "Top Thirty Global Media Owners" report.
WPP plc, (Wire and Plastic Products) is a British multinational advertising and public relations company with its main management office in London, England, and its executive office in Dublin, Ireland. It is the world's largest advertising company by revenues, and employs around 179,000 people in 3,000 offices across 111 countries.
The U.S. reigns when it comes to the largest media companies in the world. No surprises in this year's rankings; the biggest still remain the biggest -- and, once again, Comcast Corporation sits regally at No. 1. The broadcasting and cable company faced intense regulatory scrutiny earlier this year in April after announcing [...]
After a decade of planning and investment of $5.5 billion, the entertainment giant's first park in mainland China will open on June 16. The Shanghai Disney Resort represents a major bet that China's growing middle class will spend more and more of their money on travel, tourism and leisure.
Netflix will release its fourth quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday. But let's cut all the pretense. Nobody is really going to care about Netflix's revenues or profits. This is a stock that lives and dies by its global streaming subscriber count.
Disney (NYSE: DIS) is going through a tough period. Shares of the entertainment powerhouse are down by nearly 20% from their highs during the past year on the back of growing concerns about falling ESPN subscribers. This is an important risk factor to watch, however, chances are that the short-term uncertainty in Disney stock is creating a buying opportunity for long-term investors.
The company was re-incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1969, under the new name Comcast Corporation. The name "Comcast" is a portmanteau of the words "Communication" and "Broadcast". Comcast's initial public offering occurred on June 29, 1972, with a market capitalization of US $3,010,000.
DirecTV (stylized as DIRECTV) is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. As of July 2015, it is a subsidiary of AT&T. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is an American cable telecommunications company. It is the second largest cable company in the U.S. by revenue behind only Comcast, operating in 29 states. Its corporate headquarters are located in the Time Warner Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with other corporate offices in Stamford, Connecticut; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Herndon, Virginia.