Ownership Chart: Television
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. In the interactive charts below we reveal who owns what.
General Electric media-related holdings include a minority share in television networks NBC and Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks MSNBC, Bravo and the Sci Fi Channel. GE also owns 80 percent of NBC Universal. On January 18, 2011 the Federal Communications Commission approved Comcast’s take-over of a majority share of NBC-Universal from General Electric. However, General Electric still has a 49% ownership stake in NBC-Universal.
Television networks: NBC Networks, Telemundo, Ion Media (partial stake)
Cable: 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%).
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.
Magazines: SciFi Magazine
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.
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).
- 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
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, Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks around the world.
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 or Monday Night Football, ESPNplus, Playhouse Disney, Jetix, ABC Kids.
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.
Music: 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.
- Broadband channels ABC News Now and ESPN360
- Disney’s Blast, broadband entertainment for children
- Subscription-Based internet services: Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, for toddlers; Disney Connection, for children; Disney’s Toontown Online, for families
- Websites: 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, military.history.com, Thehistoryhcannelclub.com, Historytravel.com).
Consumer Products: Disney Hardlines, Disney Softlines, Disney Toys, the Baby Einstein Company, Muppets Holding Company, Disney Direct Marketing’s catalog and website (DisneyShopping.com), Disney Stores, Disney Princess, Disney Interactive Studios, AETN Consumer products (37.5% equity).
Disney also owns Mobile ESPN and has launched the cellular service Disney Mobile.
News Corporation’s media 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.
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%).
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.
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.
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%).
Bertelsmann AG is one of the world’s largest media companies, with substantial holdings in Europe and North America, including: book publisher Random House, international radio and television station owner RTL Group, and media firm Gruner+Jahr.
RTL Group’s content production and distribution arm, Fremantle Media, is the largest independent television distribution company outside the United States.
Bertelsmann subsidiary Gruner+Jahr: owns several digital television channels, including the National Geographic Channel in Europe.
Germany: UFA Film & TV Produktion, Grundy LE, Grundy UFA, Teamworx
France: Fremantle France, Be Happy
Netherlands: Blue Circle
UK: TalkbackTHAMES, Fremantle Media
Belgium: Fremantle Productions Belgium
Luxembourg: CLT-UFA International, ENEX
Croatia: Fremantle Produkcija
Spain: Grundy Producciones
Hungary: Magyar Grundy UFA
North America: FremantleMedia North America, Original Productions
Latin America: Fremantle Productions Latin America
Australia: Grundy Television, Crackerjack
Italy: Grundy Productions Italia
Random House owns more than 100 imprints including: Ballantine Publishing Group, Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Broadway, Crown Publishing Group, Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, Pantheon, Random House UK, Transworld, Sudamericana, C. Bertelsmann, Karl Blessing Verlag, Goldmann, Siedler Verlag, Wolf Jobst Siedler Verlag, Plaza & Janes (50%), Grijalbo Mondadori (50%), Knopf Publishing Group, RH Adult Trade Publishing Group, RH Audio, RH Children’s Books, RH Direct, Inc., RH Information Group, RH International, RH Large Print, RH Value Publishing, and Waterbrook Press. All subsidiaries own publishing groups of their own.
Gruner+Jahr: owns several newspapers in Germany, including: Financial Times Deutschland, Morgenpost Sachsen and Sachsishe Zeitung.
Gruner+Jahr: also has a vast, international magazine publishing operation.
BMG Music Publishing owns copyrights to more than one million songs.
Cox Enterprises, whose subsidiaries include Cox Cable, Cox Television and Cox Radio, controls 80 radio and 15 television stations, 43 newspapers, and several publishing companies. Cox also offers broadband Internet access and digital phone service; as of 2009, it had 4.1 million broadband customers and 2.7 million voice customers in the United States.
Cox Television owns 15 broadcast stations and one cable station (PCNC).
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA), Austin American-Statesman (TX), The Palm Beach Post (FL), Dayton Daily News (OH), Waco Tribune-Herald (TX), The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO), Longview News-Journal (TX), Springfield News-Sun (OH), JournalNews (Hamilton, OH), The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC), The Middletown Journal (OH), Rocky Mount Telegram (NC), The Lufkin Daily News (TX), The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC), The Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches, TX), Marshall News Messenger (Marshall, TX), Palm Beach Daily News (FL), Florida Pennysaver (West Palm Beach, FL), Western Star (Lebanon, OH), Mundo Hispanico (Atlanta, GA Spanish language), Pulse-Journal (Mason, OH), LaPalma (West Palm Beach, FL Spanish language), ahora si! (Austin, TX Spanish language), The Nickel-Grand Junction (Grand Junction, CO), Fairfield Echo (OH), The Duplin Times (Kenansville, NC), North Lake Travis (Lago Vista, TX), The Chowan Herald (Edenton, NC), Bastrop Advertiser (TX), The Enterprise (Williamston, NC), Oxford Press (OH), Beaufort-Hyde News (Belhaven, NC), Pflugerville Pflag (TX), Lake Travis View (Austin, TX), Bertie Ledger-Advance (Windsor, NC), Westlake Picayune (Westlake Hills, TX), Smithville Times (TX), Standard Laconic (Snow Hill, NC), Farmville Enterprise (NC), Times-Leader (Ayden-Grifton, NC), Perquimans Weekly (Elizabeth City, NC), Weekly Herald (Robertsonville, NC), Round Rock Leader (TX).
Other publishing companies: Trader Publishing (vehicle, employment and real estate guides; 50% ownership), Cox Custom Media (newsletter publishing company), Cox Publishing Solutions
Telephone: As of 2009, Cox had 2.7 million voice subscribers.
Cox also owns Adify Corporation (online advertising), Manheim Auctions (automobile auctions), Manheim Automotive Financial Services, Manheim Government Services, AutoTrader.com, Valpak (packaging and waste management), PAGAS Mail Services (direct mail advertising), SP Newsprint (recycled newsprint producer, 33% ownership), Clarendon Farms, Hualalai Ranch, Remarketing Solutions, Dent Wizard, Cox Search, COXnet (virtual newsroom, includes Cox News Service), Cox Business Services.
Cox Television owns the following television advertising sales companies: TeleRep; Harrington, Righter & Parson; and MMT Sales.
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.
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.
Magazines: Nickelodeon Magazine.
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 the leading supplier of video to Google’s new Video Marketplace.
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.
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.
Gannett holdings include 23 television stations, a massive portfolio of print publications including USA Today, and numerous other related operations and services.
In addition to USA Today, Gannett publishes 83 daily newspapers in the United States, along with 650 non-daily publications. These are: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL; The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ; Tucson Citizen, Tucson, AZ; The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR; The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA; The Salinas Californian, Salinas, CA; Tulare Advance-Register, Tulare, CA; Visalia Times-Delta, Visalia, CA; Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, CO; The News Journal, Wilmington, DE; Florida Today, Brevard County, FL; The News-Press, Fort Myers, FL; Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, FL; Pacific Daily News, Hagatna, Guam; The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu, HI; The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN; Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN; The Star Press, Muncie, IN; Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN; The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA; Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, IA; The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY; Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Alexandria, LA; The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA; The News-Star, Monroe, LA; Daily World, Opelousas, LA; The Times, Shreveport, LA; The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD; Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, MI; The Detroit News and Free Press, Detroit, MI; Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI; Times Herald, Port Huron, MI; St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud, MN; Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, MS; The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS; Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO; Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT; Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, NV; Asbury Park Press, Asbury Part, NJ; Courier News, Bridgewater, NJ; Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, NJ; Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, NJ; Daily Record, Morristown, NJ; The Daily Journal, Vineland, NJ; Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY; Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY; The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, NY, Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY; Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY; The Journal News, Westchester County, NY; Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC; Telegraph-Forum, Bucyrus, OH; Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, OH; The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH; Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, OH; The News-Messenger, Fremont, OH; Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, OH; News Journal, Mansfield, OH; The Marion Star, Marion, OH; The Advocate, Newark, OH; News Herald, Port Clinton, OH; Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH; Statesman Journal, Salem, OR; The Greenville News, Greenville, SC; Argues Leader, Sioux Falls, SD; The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN; The Jackson Sun; Jackson, TN; The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, TN; The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; El Paso Times, El Paso, TX; The Spectrum, St. George, UT; The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT; The Daily News Leader, Staunton, VA; The Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI; The Reporter, Pond du Lac, WI; Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, WI; Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, WI; Marshfield News-Herald, Marshfield, WI; Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI; The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI; Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI; Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI; and The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Newspapers, United Kingdom: Newsquest publishes 17 daily newspapers and more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications in the U.K.
Magazine publishing: Clipper Magazine, Inc.; Gannett Healthcare Group, which publishes 12 regional nursing publications.
The Army Times Publishing Co. publications: Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, Air Force Times, Federal Times, Defense News, Armed Forces Journal, Military Times.
Other: Captivate Network, Inc. (national news and entertainment network), QuadrantONE (digital advertising), Planet Discover, Pearls Review, Inc., Gannett Media Technologies International (tech support and products for domestic newspapers), Gannett Offset print group, Gannett Offset Marketing Services Group.
Tribune owns 23 television stations (reaching more than 80 percent of U.S. television households), 17 newspapers, several publishing companies, four magazines, and one radio station, among other holdings.
Networks: 13 Tribune stations are affiliates of the CW. Tribune also has an equity interest in the TV Food Network, and equity interest in the Comcast Sports Network.
Cable channels: WGN Cable (WGN Superstation).
Magazines: Chicago Magazine, Redeye, City & Shore, South Florida Parenting.
Publishing companies: Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Chicago Tribune Company, Baltimore Sun Company, Sun-Sentinel Company, Orlando Sentinel Communications Company, Hartford Courant Company, The Daily Press, Inc., The Morning Call, Inc., Patuxent Publishing, Homestead Publishing, EZ Buy & EZ Sell Recycler Corporation.
Sports: Chicago Cubs.
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified communications companies with vast interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television.
Programming: A&E Networks (joint venture), ESPN, Inc (20 percent), Lifetime (50 percent), New England Cable News (50 percent).
U.S. magazine titles are: Cosmopolitan, CosmoGIRL!, Country Living, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Seventeen, SmartMoney (50 percent), Town & Country, Town & Country TRAVEL, and Veranda.
Newspapers: Hearst also owns 16 daily newspapers: Albany Times Union, Beaumont Enterprise, Connecticut Post, Edwardsville Intelligencer, Houston Chronicle, Huron Daily Tribune, Laredo Morning Times, Midland Daily News, Midland Reporter, The News-Times, Plainview Daily Herald, San Antonio Express-News, San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate (Stamford), Greenwich Time.
Hearst also owns Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, Hearst Interactive Media, Hearst Business Media, Tribune Entertainment.
The E.W. Scripps Company holdings include 10 television stations and 14 newspapers.
Other: Scripps Media Center, Washington, D.C., home of the Scripps Howard News Service.
Media General owns 19 television stations and 24 daily newspapers, including the Tampa Tribune, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Winston-Salem Journal. Media General also owns 21 daily community newspapers and approximately 275 weekly newspapers and other targeted publications. It owns Blockdot, Inc., an “advergaming” and game development firm.
Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bristol Herald Courier, The News and Messenger, The (Lynchburg) News & Advance, The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress, Danville Register & Bee, The (Waynesboro) News Virginian, Culpeper Star-Exponent.
North Carolina: Winston-Salem Journal, (Concord & Kannapolis) Independent Tribune, Hickory Daily Record, Statesville Record & Landmark, The (Morganton) News Herald, The Reidsville Review, The (Eden) Daily News, The (Marion) McDowell News.
Florida: The Tampa Tribune, (Brooksville) Hernando Today, (Sebring) Highlands Today, Jackson County Floridan.
Alabama: Dothan Eagle, Opelika-Auburn News, The Enterprise Ledger.
South Carolina: (Florence) Morning News.
Media General also owns 21 daily community newspapers and approximately 275 weekly newspapers and other targeted publications.
Media General also owns Professional Communications Systems in Tampa, FL (a broadcast and audiovisual integrator and equipment supplier), and Atlee Station in Hanover, VA (a corporate park).
Sinclair Broadcast Group owns and operates 58 television stations in 35 media markets in the United States. It reaches approximately 22 percent of all U.S. television households.
Sales and Marketing: G1440
Power: Jadoo Power Systems
Venture Capital: Sterling Venture Partners, Patriot Capital II, LP, Allegiance Capital LP; Keyser Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, holds equity interest in Triangle Sign & Service and Alarm Funding Associates.
Production of broadcast equipment: Acrodyne Communications Inc. (equity interest held by Sinclair).
Belo owns and operates 20 TV stations, six cable news stations, more than 25 Web sites, and has a broad range of Internet-based products and services.
In 2008, Belo spun off its newspaper business into a publicly traded company called A.H. Belo Corp.
Six cable news stations: NorthWest Cable News, Texas Cable News, 24/7 NewsChannel, NewsWatch on Channel 15, Arizona NewsChannel and Local News on Cable (co-owned with Cox).