Top Telecomm, Media and Tech Companies

Summary compiled by Bravo Technology Center. Based on data by Center for Public Integrity. June 10, 2007

Top 10 Movie Companies
Rank Company 2006 Box Office Gross 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Sony & MGM/UA (Sony Corporation)  $1,469,097,728  $66,607,275,095
 2 The Walt Disney Company  $1,278,391,029  $31,944,000,000
 3 20th Century Fox (News Corp.)  $1,192,477,646  $23,859,000,000
 4 Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema (Time Warner Inc.)  $1,005,414,485  $43,652,000,000
 5 NBC/Universal (General Electric Co.)  $932,864,129  $149,702,000,000
 6 Paramount Pictures (Viacom Inc.)  $823,083,583  $9,609,600,000
 7 Lionsgate  $246,947,250  $842,586,000
 8 The Weinstein Company  $225,099,147  N/A
 9 Yari Film Group  $39,136,157  N/A
 10 Freestyle Releasing  $17,447,282  N/A

Top 4 Record Companies
Rank Company 2006 Albums Sold 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Universal Music Group (Vivendi)  143,017,000  $25,799,680,000
 2 SonyBMG Sales Enterprise (Sony Corporation)  123,036,000  $66,607,275,095
 3 Warner Music Group (Time Warner Inc.)  86,038,000  $43,652,000,000
 4 EMI Music (EMI Group)  46,076,000  N/A

Top 10 Pay TV Programming Companies
Rank Company 2006 Average Prime-time Viewers 2006 Total Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 USA Network (General Electric Co.)  1,972,000  90,900,000  $149,702,000,000
 2 The Disney Channel (The Walt Disney Company)  1,927,000  89,700,000  $31,944,000,000
 3 TNT (Time Warner Inc.)  1,866,000  90,900,000  $43,652,000,000
 4 ESPN (The Walt Disney Company)  1,500,000  91,100,000  $31,944,000,000
 5 /The Walt Disney Company)  1,233,000  90,700,000  N/A
 6 Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner Inc.)  1,225,000  90,600,000  $43,652,000,000
 7 Cartoon Network (Time Warner Inc.)  1,222,000  91,000,000  $43,652,000,000
 8 Nickelodeon (Viacom Inc.)  1,210,000  90,600,000  $9,609,600,000
 9 Fox News Channel (News Corp.)  1,127,000  N/A  $23,859,000,000
 10 FX (News Corp.)  935,000  89,950,000  $23,859,000,000

Top 10 Newspaper Companies
Rank Company 2006 Weekday Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Gannett Company, Inc.  7,343,114  $7,598,939,000
 2 Tribune Company  3,343,824  $5,595,617,000
 3 The McClatchy Company  3,290,143  $1,186,115,000
 4 Advance Publications, Inc. (Advance/Newhouse Communications, Inc.)  2,671,639  N/A
 5 MediaNews Group, Inc.  2,572,809  $835,876,000
 6 Dow Jones and Company  2,513,637  $1,769,690,000
 7 New York Times Co.  2,244,328  $3,372,775,000
 8 Lee Enterprises, Inc.  1,550,049  $860,859,000
 9 Hearst Newspapers (Hearst Corp.)  1,506,471  N/A
 10 Scripps Newspapers (E.W. Scripps Company)  1,205,278  $2,514,000,000

Top 10 Television Companies
Rank Company 2006 TV Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Fox Entertainment Group (News. Corp)  $2,440,400,000  $23,859,000,000
 2 CBS Television Stations (CBS Corporation)  $1,914,575,000  $14,536,400,000
 3 NBC Universal Inc (General Electric)  $1,827,275,000  $149,702,000,000
 4 ABC Inc. (The Walt Disney Company)  $1,237,550,000  $31,944,000,000
 5 Tribune Company  $1,099,875,000  $5,595,617,000
 6 Gannett Company, Inc.  $1,023,750,000  $7,598,939,000
 7 Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. (Hearst Corp.)  $846,625,000  N/A
 8 Belo Corp.  $796,925,000  $1,521,234,000
 9 Univision Communications Inc.  $739,925,000  $1,952,531,000
 10 Cox Broadcasting (Cox Enterprises Inc.)  $648,900,000  $12,000,000,000

Top 10 Radio Companies
Rank Company 2006 Radio Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Clear Channel Communications Inc.  $3,563,650,000  $6,610,418,000
 2 CBS Radio (CBS Corporation)  $1,964,475,000  $14,536,400,000
 3 Entercom Communications Corp.  $552,500,000  $432,520,000
 4 Cox Radio Inc. (Cox Enterprises Inc.)  $499,350,000  $12,000,000,000
 5 Univision Communications Inc.  $427,375,000  $1,952,531,000
 6 Citadel Broadcasting Corp.  $419,050,000  $419,907,000
 7 Citadel/ABC Inc. (The Walt Disney Company)  $399,550,000  $31,944,000,000
 8 Radio One, Inc.  $384,100,000  $371,134,000
 9 Cumulus Broadcasting Inc.  $326,175,000  $327,756,000
 10 Emmis Communications Corp.  $269,100,000  $351,820,000

Top 10 Cable Operators
Rank Company 2006 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Comcast Corp.  26,780,352  $22,255,000,000
 2 Time Warner Cable Inc. (Time Warner Inc.)  14,400,000  $43,652,000,000
 3 Charter Communications Inc.  5,876,100  $5,254,000,000
 4 Cox Communications (Cox Enterprises)  5,407,000  $12,000,000,000
 5 Cablevision Systems Corp.  3,101,000  $5,175,911,000
 6 Bright House Networks (Advance/Newhouse)  2,280,000  N/A
 7 Mediacom Communications Corp.  1,400,000  $1,098,822,000
 8 Insight Communications Co. Inc.  1,302,400  $1,117,681,000
 9 Suddenlink Communications  1,275,300  N/A
 10 Cable One Inc. (The Washington Post Company)  686,000  $3,553,887,000

Top 10 Telephone Companies
Rank Company 2005 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 AT&T Inc.  49,413,000  $43,862,000,000
 2 Verizon Communications Inc.  48,800,000  $75,112,000,000
 3 BellSouth Corp.  20,037,000  $20,547,000,000
 4 Qwest Communications International Inc.  14,700,000  $13,903,000,000
 5 Embarq Corp.  7,100,000  N/A
 6 Windstream Corporation  3,400,000  $505,894,000
 7 CenturyTel Inc.  2,200,000  $2,479,252,000
 8 Citizens Communications Company  2,162,712  $2,162,479,000
 9 Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.  1,110,000  $1,252,524,000
 10 Cincinnati Bell Inc.  931,000  $1,209,600,000

Top 10 Wireless Companies
Rank Company 2005 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Cingular Wireless LLC (AT&T Inc. & BellSouth Corp.)  54,144,000  $43,862,000,000
 2 Verizon Wireless (Verizon Communications Inc.)  51,337,000  $75,112,000,000
 3 Sprint Nextel Corp.  44,815,000  $34,680,000,000
 4 T-Mobile USA Inc. (Deutsche Telekom AG)  21,690,000  $73,904,000,000
 5 Alltel Corp.  10,662,000  $9,487,000,000
 6 United States Cellular Corp. (Telephone and Data Systems Inc.)  4,945,000  $3,960,069,000
 7 MetroPCS Communications Inc.  2,000,000  N/A
 8 Leap Wireless International Inc.  1,668,000  $914,663,000
 9 Dobson Communications Corp.  1,543,000  $1,179,462,000
 10 Centennial Communications Corp.  1,338,000  $882,427,000

Top 10 Broadband Companies
Rank Company 2006 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Comcast Corp.  9,344,000  $22,255,000,000
 2 AT&T Inc.  7,774,000  $43,862,000,000
 3 Verizon Communications Inc.  6,125,000  $75,112,000,000
 4 Time Warner Inc.  5,626,000  $43,652,000,000
 5 BellSouth Corp.  3,273,000  $20,547,000,000
 6 Cox Communications (Cox Enterprises)  3,067,000  $12,000,000,000
 7 Charter Communications Inc.  2,375,100  $5,254,000,000
 8 Cablevision Systems Corp.  1,891,400  $5,175,911,000
 9 Qwest Communications International Inc.  1,798,000  $13,903,000,000
 10 Bright House Networks (Advance/Newhouse)  988,000  N/A

Top 2 Satellite TV Companies
Rank Company 2006 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 The DIRECTV Group Inc. (News Corp.)  15,500,000  $23,859,000,000
 2 Echostar Communications Corp.  12,460,000  $8,425,501,000
 
Top 2 Satellite Radio Companies
Rank Company 2006 Subscribers 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.  7,000,000  $558,266,000
 2 Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.  4,678,207  $242,245,000
 
Top 10 Internet Companies
Rank Company Sept. 2006 Unique Home Audience 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Microsoft Corporation  97,083,000  $39,788,000,000
 2 Yahoo! Inc.  88,461,000  $5,257,668,000
 3 Time Warner Inc.  84,856,000  $43,652,000,000
 4 Google Inc.  82,849,000  $6,138,560,000
 5 News Corp. Online (News Corp.)  49,694,000  $23,859,000,000
 6 eBay Inc.  48,534,000  $4,552,401,000
 7 IAC/InterActiveCorp  41,441,000  $5,753,671,000
 8 Amazon.com  32,759,000  $8,490,000,000
 9 Walt Disney Internet Group (The Walt Disney Company)  31,573,000  $31,944,000,000
 10 RealNetworks, Inc.  28,469,000  $325,059,000

Top 10 Software Companies
Rank Company 2005 Global Software Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Microsoft Corporation  $39,788,000,000  $39,788,000,000
 2 Fujitsu Limited  $19,585,177,040  $44,511,766,000
 3 International Business Machines Corporation  $15,492,780,000  $91,134,000,000
 4 Oracle Corporation  $9,793,171,000  $11,799,000,000
 5 Electronic Arts Inc  $3,129,000,000  $3,129,000,000
 6 SAP Aktiengesellschaft  $3,124,929,580  $10,080,418,000
 7 CA, Inc.  $2,587,000,000  $2,587,000,000
 8 Symantec Corporation  $2,582,849,000  $2,582,849,000
 9 Adobe Systems  $1,966,321,000  $1,966,321,000
 10 Intuit Inc.  $1,242,998,830  $2,037,703,000

Top 10 Computer Companies
Rank Company 2005 Global Computer Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Hewlett-Packard Company  $67,622,880,000  $86,696,000,000
 2 NEC Corporation  $45,256,636,868  $45,256,636,868
 3 Dell Inc.  $44,776,550,000  $49,205,000,000
 4 Intel Corporation  $38,826,000,000  $38,826,000,000
 5 Ingram Micro, Inc.  $28,808,312,000  $28,808,312,000
 6 International Business Machines Corporation  $25,517,520,000  $91,134,000,000
 7 Fujitsu Limited  $24,799,096,000  $44,511,766,000
 8 Quanta Computer Inc.  $14,901,000,000  N/A
 9 Texas Instruments Inc.  $13,392,000,000  $13,392,000,000
 10 Apple Computer Inc.  $11,980,660,000  $13,931,000,000

Top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies
Rank Company 2005 Global Electronics Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Samsung Group  $69,165,000,000  $79,500,000,000
 2 LG Group  $60,786,600,000*  $60,786,600,000
 3 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.  $54,294,656,000  $81,036,800,000
 4 Sony Corporation  $44,626,874,314  $66,607,275,095
 5 Hitachi, Ltd.  $36,999,524,173  $84,089,827,667
 6 Toshiba Corporation  $31,089,712,350  $54,543,355,000
 7 Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.)  $28,350,000,000*  $28,350,000,000
 8 Sharp Corporation  $22,044,059,280  $23,960,934,000
 9 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.  $19,505,577,000*  $23,220,925,000
 10 Royal Philips Electronics N.V.  $17,656,660,000  $36,034,000,000

Top 10 Telecommunications Equipment Companies
Rank Company 2005 Global Telecommunications Equipment Revenue 2005 Total Parent Company Revenue
 1 Nokia Corporation  $42,396,840,000  $42,396,840,000
 2 Motorola Inc.  $36,843,000,000  $36,843,000,000
 3 Cisco Systems, Inc.  $24,801,000,000  $24,801,000,000
 4 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson  $20,378,700,000  $20,378,700,000
 5 Alcatel  $15,547,000,000  $15,547,000,000
 6 Nortel Networks Corporation  $10,523,000,000  $10,523,000,000
 7 Lucent Technologies Inc.  $9,441,000,000  $9,441,000,000
 8 QUALCOMM Incorporated  $5,673,000,000  $5,673,000,000
 9 Avaya Inc.  $4,902,000,000  $4,902,000,000
 10 Corning Inc.  $3,342,670,000  $4,579,000,000