AT&T is the largest media company in the world by revenue, generating USD 181.2 billion last year. AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. As of now, At&T is also the world’s largest telecommunications company.
In 2018, AT&T acquired Time Warner Inc. and gained media properties such as Turner Broadcasting and HBO; Warner Bros. branded film, TV shows and video game properties; and publishing properties. As of 2020, AT&T has a current market cap of USD 283.07 billion — making it one of the largest media companies in the world by both revenue and market cap.
Ranking 2nd on this list of the top 5 largest media companies in the world by revenue is Comcast, an American telecommunications conglomerate headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast has a subscriber count of 21,650,000 and is known for the well-known Xfinity brand for its cables services.
The company was founded in 1963 and offers Cable/Fiber services. Comcast is the parent company of NBC Universal since 2011. Comcast owns and operates Xfinity residential cable communications and over-the-air national broadcast network channels such as NBC, Telemundo, TeleXitos, and Cozi TV. Last year Comcast generated USD 108.94 billion in revenues making it 2nd on this list of the biggest media companies worldwide by revenue in 2020.
3. The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company ranks 3rd on this list of the biggest media companies in the world by revenue. Disney is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. The company was known as the leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks.
Growing as a leading media brand, Disney recently launched the very popular Disney Plus streaming service to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and others in the on-demand streaming market. The Walt Disney Company generated USD 69.57 billion in revenues last year making it one of the top media companies worldwide in 2020 by revenue. The company also has a market cap of USD 245.33 billion as of 2020, making it one of the largest media companies in the world by market cap.
4. Charter Communications
Charter Communications is an American telecommunications and mass media company that offers its services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Spectrum. Generating USD 43.63 billion in revenues last year, Charter Communications ranks 4th on this list of the top 10 largest media companies in the world by revenue in 2020.
Charter Communications was founded in 1993 and acquired Time Warner Cable in 2015, boosting its media presence. As of 2020, Charter Communications has a market cap of USD 94.13 billion — making it one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.
5. 21st Century Fox
Ranking 5th on this list of the top 10 largest media companies in the world by revenue is 21st Century Fox, an American multinational mass media corporation that was based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company has since split into smaller segments but before splitting it was the 5th biggest media company in the world by revenue. 21st Century Fox’s market cap was 21.08 billion in 2019.
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