News Corporation (abbreviated to Corp) (NYSE: NWS) is one of the world's largest media conglomerates. Its is Murdoch, an influential and controversial media tycoon. is a listed on the Exchange and as a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange (LSE: NCRA). Formerly incorporated in , , the company was re- incorporated in the state of after a majority of shareholders approved the on 12 November 2004. The company is still listed on Stock Exchange (ASX: NWS). News Corporation's United States headquarters is on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in , in the 1960s-1970s portion of the complex. Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2005 was $23.859 billion. This does not include News Corporation's share of the revenue of businesses in which it owns a minority stake, which include two of its most important assets, DirecTV and BSkyB. Almost 70% of the company's sales come from its US businesses.

In 2007 News Corporation reached an agreement to purchase Dow Jones, publishers of , for an estimated $5.6 billion. On 15 October 2007 the corporation spun off a business news channel from - Network


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Å The Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. Founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy Disney as a small , it is one of the largest studios and also owns theme parks and several networks, including ABC. Disney's corporate headquarters and primary production facilities are located at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, . The company is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It had revenues of $31.9 billion in 2005. Motion Pictures Group. On August 31, 2009, Disney announced plans to acquire the assets of publisher Entertainment, in a deal estimated to cost $4 billion.


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Viacom is a "high-growth" media with various worldwide interests in cable and networks (MTV Networks and BET), video gaming (part of Sega of America), and movie production and distribution (the Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). is the President and Chief Executive Officer; is the Chairman and, through , majority shareholder of .. The Original Viacom split off as CBS coporation in March 2005.

On February 1, 2006, Paramount completed its long-awaited acquisition of DreamWorks. On April 24, Viacom obtained Xfire. In August, just hours before announcing its most recent quarterly earnings, Viacom announced that it had acquired Atom Entertainment for $200 million. In September, Viacom acquired game developer for $175 million dollars.


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Time Warner Inc. or TimeWarner (NYSE: TWX) (AOL Time Warner Inc. between 2001 and 2003) In 2000, a company called AOL Time Warner, with Steve Case as chairman, was created when AOL purchased Time Warner for 164 Billion dollars. It is the world's largest media company with major Internet, publishing, film, telecommunications and television divisions. The company is headquartered in New York City, Warner Bros. Studios. On January 24, 2006,ÅCBS Corporation and Time Warner announced that they were to create a new broadcast network, The CW Television Network. The network officially debuted on September 18, 2006. In the summer of 2008, the Reader's Digest Association sold QSP to Time Warner Time Inc. for $110 million.


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NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric's NBC with Universal Entertainment, part of French Vivendi Universal. GE owns 80% of NBC Universal with the remaining 20% owned by Vivendi Universal and . The company develops, produces, and markets entertainment, news, and information to a global customer base. NBC Universal owns and operates a United States television network and group of stations, a Spanish-language network, a portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a motion picture company, a number of television production companies, and several theme parks. Bob Wright, who serves as vice chairman of General Electric, is Chairman and CEO of NBC Universal.

In March 2007, NBC announced that it would offer full-length prime-time television shows like The Office and Heroes on-demand to play on mobile phones. This was a first for the United States, as the market shifts away from traditional television.


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CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is a focused largely on the United States market, specifically broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production. The President and CEO of the company is Leslie Moonves. Sumner Redstone, whose company National Amusements is CBS's majority shareholder, serves as Chairman. The company split from Viacom and officially became its own publicly traded corporation on December 31, 2005.CBS, UPN, CBS Radio, Simon & Schuster, , Viacom Outdoor, Showtime,

Viacom found that the promised synergy was not there, and at of 2005 it split itself in two. CBS became the center of a new company, CBS Corporation, which included the broadcasting elements, 's production operations (renamed CBS Television Studios), UPN (which later merged with Time Warner's The WB into The CW), Viacom Outdoor (renamed CBS Outdoor), Showtime, Simon & Schuster, and Paramount Parks, which the company sold in May 2006.


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The “Major” Movie Studios are studios that produce many multiple films per year. These major movie studios include studios that are old (Walt Disney Pictures and Universal) and newer studios (Lions Gate Films and New Line). These movie studios are contrasted with other smaller movie studios, which are known as independent (indie) studios. Typically Hollywood-based, some of these studios are part of six umbrella corporations, known as the Big Six. –

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