Ownership Chart: The Big Sixhttp://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/main
The U.S. media landscape is dominated by massive corporations that, through a history of mergers and acquisitions,
have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these giant companies are vertically integrated,
controlling everything from initial production to final distribution. Here is information about the largest U.S. media firms.
Media Protects Bilderberg GroupEach spring, when Bilderberg meets behind closed doors at a remote luxury resort sealed off by armed guards, police and, frequently, the host nation's military, luminaries from the world's major newspapers and broadcast outlets attend on vows of secrecy.
Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and other Bilderberg luminaries frequently and gushingly thank the media attending their secret meetings for covering up their global conspiracy.
Exclusive to The SPOTLIGHT By James P. Tucker Jr.
Thus, Bilderberg makes the mainstream press part of the conspiracy of silence, causing them to ignore a major story. Over the years, Bilderberg coverage by the SPOTLIGHT has resulted in advance stories on the end of the Cold War, the downfall of Margaret Thatcher and other earth-shaking events.
Often, the gratitude is expressed individually during cocktail-sippings, with Kissinger, Rockefeller and others thanking Donald Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, and high officials of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other newspapers and network television anchors.
But secrecy is so crucial that the collaborating press is often thanked as part of the formal proceedings, too.
A source who attended the 1991 Bilderberg meeting in Baden Baden, Germany related the following comments to The SPOTLIGHT and attributed them to mattoid David Rockefeller.
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years."
============ GE-controlled TV============Television networks:
NBC Networks, Telemundo, Ion Media (partial stake).NOTE: See about GE/NBC Merger with Comcast here: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=202146.msg1203702#msg1203702Cable:
NBC Entertainment, NBC News, NBC Sports, NBC Television, NBC Universal, CNBC, CNBC World (Arabia, India, Asia, Europe), MSNBC, Bravo, SyFy Channel, Telemundo, USA, Oxygen, Weather Plus, Mun2, Sleuth, Chiller, Universal HD, A&E Networks (16%; includes A&E, the History Channel, History en español, the Biography Channel, Military History Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, A&E HD, the History Channel HD, History International), the Weather Channel (partial), SyFy Channel HD. Production and distribution companies:
NBC Universal Television Distribution, Universal Media Studios
26 television stations, owned under the “NBC Universal” division. These include NBC affiliates, 46 stations, Telemundo affiliates, and a small number of independents.International Channels
: 13eme Rue (France), 13th Street (Germany), Studio Universal (Germany), Sci-fi Channel (Germany), Calle 13 (Spain), Sci Fi Channel UK, Movies 24 (UK), DivaTV (UK), Studio Universal (Italy), Universal Channel (Latin America), CNBC Asia, CNBC Europe, 18 Hallmark Channels (worldwide), KidsCo (worldwide, partial). Programming:
NBC Network News, NBC Universal Global Networks, NBC Universal International Channels, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline NBC, Meet the Press, Early Today, CNBC, Squawk Box, Mad Money, CNBC World, CNBC Arabia, CNBC-India TV-18, Hardball with Chris Matthews, the Rita Cosby Specials Unit, Morning Joe, Mun2, Sleuth, A&E [partial], the History Channel [partial], the Biography Channel (partial), ShopNBC (27%).
============ GE-controlled Film ============: Production:
NBC Universal (80% ownership): Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures. Universal has production agreements with Imagine Entertainment, Jersey Films, Tribeca Films, Shady Acres, the Kennedy/Marshall Company, Playtone Company, Strike Entertainment, Type A Films, Depth of Field, Stephen Sommers and Working Title Films (Europe).Distribution:
Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
============ GE-controlled Publishing ============: Magazines:
============ GE-controlled Internet ============:
NBC.com, CNBC.com, iVillage.com, Scifi.com, telemundo.com, nbc.com, hulu.com (a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp.), Bravotv.com, Triotv.com, msnbc.msn.com, nbcolympics.com, ShopNBC.com. Partial: aetv.com, biography.com, historychannel.com, military.history.com, Thehistoryhcannelclub.com, Historytravel.com, Newsvine.com.
============ GE-controlled Games ============Mod Edit: Added this section as it was not included in the GE profile in the original chart:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activision_BlizzardVivendi Universal Entertainment
was created in December 2000 with the merger of the Vivendi media empire with Canal+ television networks and the acquisition of Universal Studios from Canadian company Seagram.Vivendi in its current form came into existence on April 20, 2006 following the sale of an 80% stake in the Vivendi Universal Entertainment unit to General Electric to form NBC Universal
(merging GE's NBC unit & Vivendi's Vivendi Universal Entertainment unit) and the gradual recovery of the company from its disastrous over-expansion in the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
On December 2, 2007, Vivendi announced that it would be merging its Vivendi Games unit with Activision in a $18.8 billion deal. This will allow the merged company, Activision Blizzard, to rival Electronic Arts, the world's biggest video games publisher.
(GE therefore controls Activision Blizzard, makers of the largest online game in the world, "World of Warcraft".
Activision in Santa Monica, California, founded on October 1, 1979, merged with Vivendi Games on July 9, 2008.
Activision Value in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, founded in 2001.
Beenox in Quebec, Canada, founded in May 2000, acquired on May 25, 2005.
Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California, founded in February 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, acquired in 1998 by Vivendi, merged with Activision on July 9, 2008.
DemonWare in both Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, founded in 2003, acquired on May 2007.
FreeStyleGames in Leamington, England, United Kingdom, founded in 2002, acquired September 12, 2008.
High Moon Studios in San Diego, California, founded as Sammy Entertainment in April 2001, acquired by Vivendi Games in January 2006.
Infinity Ward in Encino, California, founded in 2002, acquired October 2003.
Neversoft in Los Angeles, California, founded in July 1994, acquired October 1999.
Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, Canada, founded in 1991, acquired in 2005.
Raven Software in Madison, Wisconsin, founded in 1990, acquired in 1997.
Sledgehammer Games in Foster City, California, founded November 17, 2009
Toys For Bob in Novato, California, founded in 1989, acquired May 3, 2005.
Treyarch in Santa Monica, California, founded in 1996, acquired 2001.
Vicarious Visions in Albany, New York, founded in 1990, acquired January 2005.
7 Studios in Los Angeles, California, founded in 1999, acquired in April 2009.
============ GE-controlled Other ============: Military Production
: Manufactures and maintains engines for the F-16 Fighter jet, Abrams tank, Apache helicopter, U2 Bomber, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), A-10 aircraft, and numerous military equipment including planes, helicopters, tanks, and more.Parks
: Universal Studios Theme Parks and Resorts (Orlando, FL; Hollywood, CA; Costa Durada, Spain; Universal City, Japan)Consumer Products
: NBC Stores, ShopNBC (partial), GE Industrial (Formerly, GE Consumer and Industrial), AETN Consumer Products (37.5% equity).Other:GE Commercial Finance
: GE Capital Aviation Services, GE Commercial Equipment Financing, GE Corporate Financial Services, GE Structured Finance Global Energy Unit, GE Fleet Services, GE Healthcare Financial Services, GE Real Estate, GE Vendor Financial Services.GE Consumer & Industrial
(appliances, lighting, and Industrial Systems).GE Healthcare
(diagnostic and interventional medical imaging, information and services technology)GE Infrastructure
(comprised of GE Water Technologies, GE Silicones, GE Superabrasives, and GE Quartz, commercial aviation financing, and serves various industries including cosmetics, semi-conductors, oil drilling, construction and telecommunications)GE Money
============ Disney-controlled TV============Disney Media Networks
, a company whose holdings include:The ABC Television Network
: ABC Entertainment, ABC Daytime, ABC News, ESPN on ABC, ABC Television, ABC Kids, and Touchstone Television.Production & Distribution Companies:
Walt Disney Television, Walt Disney Television Animation, BVS entertainment, ABC Studios, Walt Disney Television, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Cable Networks:
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN PPV, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPNHD, ESPN2 HD, ESPNEWSHD and ESPNUHD, Disney Channel HD, Toon Disney, SOAPnet, ABC Family Channel, A&E Television Networks (42% equity; includes A&E, the History Channel, the Biography Channel, History en español, Military History Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, A&E HD, The History Channel HD), Lifetime Entertainment Services (50% equity; includes Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women).International Channels
: ESPN International, ESPN America, ESPN Latin America, ESPN Asia, ESPN Classic Sport Europe, Jetix Europe, Jetix Latin America, Jetix Canada, Jetix Israel, International Disney Channels, History International. The ABC Television Network has 226 affiliated stations
reaching 99 percent of all U.S. television households. The company owns and operates ten ABC television stations in the nation’s top markets. Programming:
Good Morning America, World News with Charles Gibson, World News Now, 20/20, Primetime, This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Sportscenter/Monday Night Football, ESPNplus, Playhouse Disney, Jetix, ABC Kids.
============ Disney-controlled Radio============:
Through its majority ownership stake in Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Disney owns 277 radio stations
in the United States.Programming:
ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio, Radio Disney, Lifetime Radio for women (50% equity), ABC Music Radio, ABC Radio Networks: Imus in the Morning, The Mark Levin Show, Morning Joe, The Tom Joyner Show.
============ Disney-controlled Publishing============: Magazines:
Family Fun, ESPN the Magazine, Jetix Magazine, Wondertime Magazine, Bassmaster Magazine and Disney AdventuresMusic:
Disney Music Group distributes music and motion picture soundtracks under its four labels: Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Buena Vista Records, Lyric Street Records, Disney Music Publishing Worldwide.Books:
Disney Publishing, a subsidiary of the Company, owns Hyperion Books, Hyperion Books for Children, Disney Press, Disney Editions, Disney Adventures, Disney Fairies, Disney Digital Books, Mirimax, ESPN books, ABC Daytime Press, Hyperion East, Hyperion Audiobooks, Volo, Jump at the Sun, Disney Libri (Italy), Disney Hachette JV (France).
Other: Marvel Comics.
============ Disney-controlled Film============: Production and Distribution:
Walt Disney Pictures (includes Walt Disney Feature Animation and DisneyToon Studios), Touchstone Pictures, Miramax Films, Pixar Animation Studios, Hollywood Pictures, Buena Vista International, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment International, Disney Theatrical Group, Marvel Studios, A&E IndieFilms (42% equity).
============ Disney-controlled Internet============: The Walt Disney Internet Group includes:Broadband channels
ABC News Now and ESPN360. Disney’s Blast, broadband entertainment for childrenSubscription-Based Internet services:
Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, for toddlers; Disney Connection, for children; Disney’s Toontown Online, for familiesWeb sites:
ABC.com, ABCNews.com, Oscar.com, Disney.com, Disneychannel.com, Family.com, ESPN.com, Familyfun.com, Go.com, Soccernet.co (60%), NFL.com, Toysmart.com (partial), Go Network, www.disneysgamecafe.com
, ESPN.com, Abcsports.com, ESPNdeportes.com, Wondertime.com, iparenting.com, celebrityparents.com, incrediblebabynames.com, disneyfairies.com, clubpenguin.com, Disneyshopping.com, (37.5% equity: aetv.com, biography.com, historychannel.com, militaryhistory.com, thehistoryhcannelclub.com, Historytravel.com).
============ Disney-controlled Games ============Mod Edit: This chart does not include online games publishing, and Disney has "Disney Interactive", "Disney Interactive Studios" and "Buena Vista" games set up to reach out to kids in their homes:
In its early period, Disney Interactive often worked as a developer rather than a publisher (though it also marketed games on its own for select platforms), establishing development/publishing alliances with interactive-gaming industry leaders such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Activision, Capcom (the most allianced), Konami, Square-Enix and Ubisoft
. Disney Interactive dealt with mass-market, global development, publishing and distribution of interactive entertainment software based on its intellectual property (including Disney characters and other franchises).Buena Vista Games
To diversify its portfolio, the company re-established itself as Buena Vista Games and divided productions across two publishing labels -- Buena Vista Interactive developed titles across multiple platforms for creative content from the businesses within The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Interactive marketed and distributed children's entertainment and learning software. Buena Vista Games is probably best known for the Kingdom Hearts series along with Japanese developer Square Enix.Disney Interactive Studios
In 2007, The Walt Disney Company re-merged its productions under the name Disney Interactive Studios. The studio publishes both Disney and non-Disney branded video games for all platforms worldwide, with titles that feature its consumer brands including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Touchstone (which is used as a label for Disney Interactive), Disney/Pixar, and Square Enix. The studio has selectively licensed Disney intellectual property to other video game publishers such as Activision and THQ.
In June 2008 Disney Interactive Studios was spun off of Disney Consumer Products and taken up under the new division Disney Interactive Media Group.Disney Interactive Games
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_Interactive_Studios_gamesDisney Studios
Avalanche Software, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Acquired April 2005
Black Rock Studios, based in Brighton, England. Acquired 28 September 2006
Fall Line Studios, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Gamestar, based in China. Acquired 8 April 2008
Junction Point Studios, based in Austin, Texas. Acquired 13 July 2007
Wideload Games, based in Chicago, Illinois. Acquired 8 September 2009
Tapulous, based in Palo Alto, California. Acquired 1 July 2010
Playdom, based in Mountain View, California. Acquired 27 July 2010
============ NewsCorp-controlled TV============Networks:
Fox, MyNetworkTV. In the United States, News Corp. owns 27 television stations.Cable:
Fox Business Channel, Fox Movie Channel, Fox News Channel, Fox College Sports, Fox Regional Sports Networks (16 owned and operated), Fox Sports En Espanol, Fox Sports Net, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Reality, Premier Media Group (Australia 50%), Premium Movie Partnership (Australia 20%), Cine Canal (Latin America 23%), Telecine (Latin America 13%), FUEL TV, FX, FX HD, National Geographic Channel (US 67% and Worldwide 52%), National Geographic Channel HD, SPEED Channel, SPEED HD, Big Ten Network & Big Ten Network HD (49%), Premier Media Group (Australia 50%).Production and Distribution Companies:
Fox Television Studios, Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Television, Regency Television (50%).Satellite Television:
Fox International owns 120 channels around the world.Europe:
SKY Italia includes Sky Sport, Sky Calcio, Sky Cinema, Sky TG 24, Premiere AG (25%). British Sky Broadcasting (39%) includes Sky News, Sky Sports, Sky Travel, Sky One, Sky Movies, Artsworld. News Corp. also owns Balkan News Corporation.Latin America:
LAPTV (33%), Telecine (13%).Asia:
STAR Channels, Space TV (India DBS 20%), Phoenix Satellite Television (18%), Hathway Cable and Datacom (22%), China Network Systems (17 affiliated cable systems), Vijay, Xing Kong Channel [V], ESPN Star Sports (50%), ANTV (20%), TATA Sky (20%), Asianet (50%), Asianet Plus (50%), Suvarna (50%), Sitara (50%).Australia & New Zealand
: Sky Network Television Limited (44%), FOXTEL (25%). Programming
: Fox Sports, Special Report with Brit Hume, Fox Report with Shepard Smith, On the Record With Greta Van Susteren, Fox News Sunday, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Pan American Sports (38%).
============ NewsCorp-controlled Publishing============Magazines:
Barron’s, SmartMoney (50%), Big League, InsideOut, donna hay, News America Marketing (In-Store, FSI (SmartSource), SmartSource iGroup, News Marketing Canada), Alpha, The Weekend Australian Magazine, sundaymagazine, body + soul, STM (WA), home, TVGuide, News Magazine (Australia). Newspapers: Australia/Asia
: More than 150 titles including: The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Fiji Times, Daily Telegraph, Nai Lalakai, Shanti Dut, Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun, Newsphotos, Newspix, Newstext, NT News, Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (63%), Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Mail, Sunday Tasmanian, Sunday Times, Sunday Territorian, The Advertiser, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, The Mercury, News Limited, The Sunday Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, Weekly Times, The Weekend Australian, MX, Brisbane News, Northern Territory News, Cumberland (NSW), Leader (VIC), Quest (QLD), Messenger (SA), Community (WA), Darwin Sun/Palmerson Sun (NT). United Kingdom:
News of the World, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times, News International.United States:
Newspaper holdings include the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswire; News Corp. also acquired the Ottoway group of community newspapers through its takeover of Dow Jones in 2007. Books
: HarperCollins Publishers.
============ NewsCorp-controlled Film============Production and Distribution:
Fox Film Entertainment: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox Espanol, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, 20th Century Fox International, Fox Atomic, Blue Sky Studios, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Music, Fox Studios Australia, Fox Studios Baja (Latin America), Canal Fox (Latin America), Balaji Telefilms (26%, Asia), 20th Century Fox Animation.
============ NewsCorp-controlled Internet============
Fox Interactive Media manages Fox’s online holdings, which include MySpace.com, Scout.com (a college sports site), ign.com (Internet gaming), Simply Hired (an online job search site), FoxSports.com, Fox News.com, Fox.com, Intermix, IGN.com, IGN.com.au, NYPost.com, MSN.Foxsports.com, Broadsystem.com, NewsOptimus.co.uk, NewsOutdoor.com, RottenTomatoes, Fox.com, AmericanIdol.com, MarketWatch.com, Photobucket.com, Hulu.com (32%), jamster.com (51%), askmen.com, whatifsports.com, ksolo.com, springwidgets.com, flecktor.com milkround.com, nds.com, newsoutdoor.com, wsj.com, dowjones.com, barrons.com.
News Corp. also owns News Digital Media (a group of Australian Web sites). Mobile Web sites include Fox Business and Fox News. Fox is also now offering a mobile entertainment package called Mobizzo on Cingular and T-Mobile phones.
============ NewsCorp-controlled Other============: Outdoor advertising
: News Outdoor.Sports:
National Rugby League.Europe
: NDS (72%), News Outdoor Group.Misc.:
Fox Sports Enterprises, National Advertising Partners, Media Support Services Limited (Russia), STATS LLC (50%).
============ TimeWarner-controlled TV============Network:
CW Network (50% with CBS).Cable:
Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO, Cinemax, HBO Sports, HBO Pay-Per-View, HBO on Demand, Cinemax Multiplexes, Cinemax on Demand, HBO HD, Cinemax HD, as well as HBO channels around the world), TruTV, TBS, TBS HD, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, TCM Europe, TCM Asia Pacific, TNT, TNT HD, CNN Airport Network, CNN International, CNN Headline News, CNN en Español, CNN en Español Radio, CNN Pipeline.Regional and Local Channels:
NY1 News, NY1 Noticias, Sports Net, R News (Rochester, NY), Turner South, Capital News 9 Albany, MetroSports, News 8 Austin, News 10 Now — Syracuse, News 14 Carolina-Charlotte, News 14 Carolina-Raleigh. International:
CNN International, CNN Headline News in Asia Pacific, CNN Headline News in Latin America, CNN+, CETV (36%)(China), CNNj, CNN Turk, CNN-IBN, Cartoon Network Europe, Cartoon Network Latin America, Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network Japan (70% share), Imagen, TCM Classic Hollywood in Latin America, TNT Latin America, TNT Serie, truTV, Nuts TV, Cartoonito, Pogo, 7 networks in Latin America.Production and Distribution:
Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Home Video, Warner Horizon Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Telepictures Productions, HBO Video, HBO Independent Productions, New Line Television, Williams St. Studio, Cartoon Network Studios, CNN Newsource, Central Media Enterprises (31%). Programming:
CNN Newsroom, Live From The Situation Room, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, NBA Games, MLB Playoffs, NASCAR, Entourage, Kids' WB, American Morning.
============ TimeWarner-controlled Internet============America Online:
AOL, AOL.com, AOL Instant Messenger, AOL Wireless, AOL Music Now, AOL Local, McAfee VirusScan Online (bundled with AOL services), AOL by Phone, AOL Call Alert, AOL CityGuide, AOL PassCode, AOL Voicemail, AOL Europe (Germany and Luxembourg), America Online Latino (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Chile, AOL Global Web Services, AOL Latino). HuffingtonPost.comOther Online Holdings
: CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, CNNStudentNews.com, MapQuest, Moviefone, Movietickets.com, RED, Advertising.com, CompuServe, ICQ, KOL, SI.com, People.com, Pipeline, GameTap, CartoonNetwork.com, DCComics.com, Time.com, VeryFunnyAds.com, Cwtv.com, Golf.com, Truveo, Weblogs, TMZ.com, Momlogic.com, AIM, Bebo.com, NASCAR.com, NASCAR.com en Espanol, PGA.com, PGATour.com, Play On!, superdeluxe.com, MyRecipes.com, MyHomeIdeas.com, ThisOldHouse.com, buy.at, MedioTiempo.com, Goowy, Sphere Source, Mousebreaker.com. Time Warner "operates" NBA.com until 2016.
============ TimeWarner-controlled Games ============Edit: TIME Warner has a big stake in games:Games published, developed or licensedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._InteractiveCartoon Network games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cartoon_Network_gamesDC and Vertigo Comics games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DC_and_Vertigo_Comics_gamesHanna-Barbera games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hanna-Barbera_gamesLooney Tunes games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Looney_Tunes_gamesWarner Bros. Pictures games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Warner_Bros._Pictures_gamesOther games
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Guinness World Records: The Video Game
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Lego Rock Band (co-published with MTV Games)
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (co-published with Midway Games)
Puyo Pop Fever
Tomb Raider: Underworld (co-distributed with Eidos Interactive)
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: The Brave and The Bold: The Videogame
Galactic Taz Ball
Game Party: In Motion
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!
Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp
Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival
Sesame Street: Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure
The Bachelor: The Videogame
The Clique: Diss and Make-Up
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
This is Vegas
Vacation Isle: Beach Party
============ TimeWarner-controlled Film============Production:
Subsidiary The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group owns: Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Warner Premiere, Picturehouse, Warner Bros. International Cinemas, Warner Independent Pictures, a joint venture with Village Roadshow Pictures, and a joint venture with Alcon Entertainment. Distribution
: Distribution to more than 125 international territories.
============ TimeWarner-controlled Publishing============Comics:
DC Comics, E.C. Publications, Inc. (publisher of MAD magazine).Time, Inc. controls:
Time Warner Book Group (with publishing companies The Mysterious Press, Time Warner Book Group UK, Warner Faith, Warner Vision, Warner Business Books, Aspect, and Little, Brown and Company (includes Little, Brown Adult Trade, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Back Bay, and Bulfinch Press); Oxmoor House, Inc., Sunset Books, Books-of-the-Month Club, Inc., Southern Progress Corporation, Grupo Editorial Expansion (publishes 15 magazines in Mexico).More Than 150 Magazines:
People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, This Old House, 25 Beautiful Homes, 25 Beautiful Kitchens, 4x4, Aeroplane, All You, Amateur Gardening, Amateur Photographer, Ambientes, Angler’s Mail, Audi Magazine, Balance, Bird Keeper, Business 2.0, Cage & Aviary Birds, Caravan, Chat—Its Fate, Chilango, Classic Boat, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Cottage Living, Country Homes & Interiors, Country Life, Cycle Sport, Cycling Weekly, Decanter, Entertainment Weekly, Essence (joint venture), Essentials, EXP, Expansion, European Boat Builder, Eventing, Family Circle (U.K.), Fortune Asia, Fortune Europe, FSB: Fortune Small Business, Golf Magazine, Golf Monthly, Guitar, Hair, Health, Hi-Fi News, Homes & Gardens, Horse, Horse & Hound, Ideal Home, In Style, In Style U.K., International Boat Industry, Land Rover World, Life, Manufactura, Marie Claire (joint venture), MBR-Mountain Bike Rider, MINI, MiniWorld, Model Collector, Money, Motor Boat & Yachting, Motor Boats Monthly, Motor Caravan, NME, Now, Nuts, Obras, Outdoor Life, Park Home & Holiday Caravan, People en Espanol, Pick Me Up, Practical Boat Owner, Practical Parenting, Prediction, Progressive Farmer, Quien, Quo (joint venture), Racecar Engineering, Real Simple, Rugby World, Ships Monthly, Shoot Monthly, Shooting Times, Soaplife, Southern Accents, Southern Living, Sporting Gun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Stamp Magazine, Sunset, Superbike, Synapse, Targeted Media, Teen People, The Field, The Golf, The Golf+, The Railway Magazine, The Shooting Gazette, This Old House Ventures, Time Asia, Time Atlantic, Time Australia, Time Canada, Time for Kids, Time, Inc. Content Solutions, Time Pacific, TV & Satellite Week, TV Easy, TVTimes, Uncut, VolksWorld, Vuelo, Wallpaper, Webuser, Wedding, What Camera, What Digital Camera, What’s on TV, Who, Woman, Woman & Home, Woman’s Own, Woman”s Weekly, World Soccer.Joint Ventures:
Groupe Marie Claire (U.K.).
============ TimeWarner-controlled Other============Marketing businesses
: Synapse Group Inc., Targeted Media, Inc., Media Networks, Inc., Third Screen Media, LLC, ADTECH AGTACODA LLC, Quigo Technologies.Other
: CNN Mobile, CNNRadio, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., Monolith Productions (game developer), GameTap, Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc. (licensing), HBO Properties (licensing and merchandising), HBO distributed over AT&T Wireless, Warner Bros. Animation (including Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes), Time Warner Investments, Winamp.
============ Viacom-controlled TV ============Viacom owns 10 TV stations
(primarily broadcasting MTV Tr3s).Cable:
MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite, TV Land, VH1, Spike TV, CMT: Country Music Television, Comedy Central, Palladia, MTV U, LOGO, MTV World, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Comedy, BET, BET Jazz, BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop, Nick Jr., TeenNick, MTV Tr3s, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Pure Country.International Channels:
MTV Networks International operates in 160 countries. Viacom also owns Colors, The Music Factory, The Box, Game One, VIVA, QOOB, MTV Network Europe, Comedy Central Germany, MTV Base, MTV Arabia.Production:
BET Event Production, MTV Productions.Programming:
The Hills, Nick Gas, Turbo Nick, Nicktoons Network, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report
, MTV Jams, MTV World.
============ Viacom-controlled Radio ============
MTV Radio, BET Radio, Imagine Radio Limited
============ Viacom-controlled Publishing ============
Music: The Extreme Music Library, Director's Cuts Production Music.
Magazines: Nickelodeon Magazine.
============ Viacom-controlled Film ============
Paramount Pictures (includes Dreamworks, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Home Entertainment), Viacom 18 (50%) (India).
============ Viacom-controlled Internet ============
MTV.com, VH1.com, Spiketv.com, ComedyCentral.com, Nick.com, GT.TV, GameTrailers.com, Neopets Inc., MTVi Group, SonicNet.com, GoCityKids.com, MTV Overdrive, VH1 Vspot, BET.com, BET on Blast, Cmt.com, TurboNick, Quizilla, Nick Jr. Video, The Click, Nicktropolis, Addictinggames.com, Shockwave.com, ParentsConnect.com, Atomfilms.com, Rhapsody America (49%), Virtual Worlds (Nickropolis, vmtv.com), thedailyshow.com, colbertnation.com, southparkstudios.com (51%), spiketv.com, ifilm.com, jokes.com, Xfire (gaming).
============ Viacom-controlled Other ============
MTV Mobile, MTV Games (including Rock Band), BET Mobile, Harmonix, Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing, Rhapsody (part ownership).Viacom to Pay $102 Million for an Online Game Servicehttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/25/technology/25viacom.html?_r=1
Also see: http://www.sramanamitra.com/2007/04/03/viacom%E2%80%99s-digital-strategy/
Viacom is the first major media company to launch a series of virtual worlds that seamlessly integrate television programming with emerging virtual world technology, e.g. Nicktropolis, a new virtual destination for kids
, which offers kids the opportunity to engage in a virtual world full of activities, and safely connect with friends.
============ CBS-controlled TV ============Networks:
CBS Network consists of 30 stations. CW Network (50% with Time Warner).Cable:
CBS College Sports Network, the Smithsonian Channel, MountainWest Sports Network (50% with Comcast). Showtime Networks, Inc. (SNI) owns Showtime, the Movie Channel, Flix, Showtime Too, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next, Showtime Women, Showtime Familyzone, the Movie Channel Xtra, Showtime HD, Showtime Too HD, Showtime PPV, Showtime on Demand, the Movie Channel HD.Programming:
CBS Television Distribution: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Survivor, Everybody Loves Raymond, Jeopardy!, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Early Show, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Face the Nation, Two and a Half Men, The Young and The Restless. CBS also owns
CBS News, CBS Sports, CBS Entertainment, and broadcasts the NCAA Basketball Tournament. International:
In the UK, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Drama. In Australia, TV1 (33%), Sci Fi (33%).Production and Distribution
: CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Films, CBS Paramount Network Television, CBS Paramount International Television.
============ CBS-controlled Radio ============CBS Radio owns 130 radio stations in 29 markets
; most of these are in the nation’s top 50 markets.
============ CBS-controlled Publishing ============Books: Simon & Schuster
: Atria Books, Kaplan, Pocket Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, The Free Press, The Touchstone, Fireside Group. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
: Aladdin Paperbacks, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Little Simon, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, Simon Spotlight.Other Publishing
: Simon & Schuster Canada, Simon & Schuster UK, Simon & Schuster Australia, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, MTV Books.
============ CBS-controlled Internet ============
CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBS Interactive, CBSGames.com, CBS Outernet, CBSSports.com, CBSCollegeSports.com, Sportsline.com, CNet.com, ourchart.com, ProElite, Inc., smithsoniannetworks.com (50%), MaxPreps.com, NFL.com, NCAAsports.com, ParentConnect.com, PGATour.com, Sho.com, Innertube, TheShowBuzz.com, Last.fm, GameSpot, TV.com, MP3.com, help.com.
============ CBS-controlled Other ============
CBS owns CBS Outdoor, CBS Consumer Products, and manages CBS Television City at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV).