Top 10 Media & Broadcasting companies in the World 2015
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Broadcasting is one-to-many communication of audio and/or video utilizing radio waves. Nowadays broadcasting is an important source of our day to day communications. It is a very convenient source to keep a track of whatever is happening anywhere around the world. Television and Radio are the main equipment for broadcasting along with telephone and web. The concept of broadcasting started with one-to-one communications which has now turned into single information being transmitted to a millions of people around the world in microseconds. Numerous companies are operating in this industry. Here is the list of top 10 media and broadcasting companies in the world ranked according to the parameters which are revenues, profits, assets and market value.
Viacom (video & audio communications) was founded by Sumner M. Redstone in 2005 in United States when it was separated from its parent company, CBS Corporation.
The present CEO of the company is Mr. Philippe Dauman. It is headquartered in New York, U.S. Viacom has its major presence in cinema & cable television business. Basically Viacom gets its business through entertainment contents like videos, films, short-movies, gaming and application etc. It operates through two segments; Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Media Networks provides its entertainment contents through Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vintage, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount television brands. The company has a worldwide presence in 170 networks operating in 160 countries. It reaches about 700 million subscribers around the world. Since its existence, Viacom has done a number of acquisitions like Neopets, Gametrailers, GoCitykids, IFILMS, Dreamworks, etc. to compete with other companies operating in the industry. Viacom also has a 50-50 partnership with the Indian Company Network 18 to form Viacom 18 in order to showcase its famous channels like MTV, VH1 and Nick in India. The company has got 9900 employees across the world.