Who Owns Popular Media?
Here are a few of the biggest corporations and some well-known assets they have. Note that any merchandise or franchise shown by these TV networks or other forms of media also likely owned by their respective corporations. I wanted to make this for a reference to people who are wondering who owns what.
Let’s start with Viacom-
- Nickelodeon and all associated networks (Nicktoons, etc.)
- MTV and all associated networks (MTV2, etc.)
- Comedy Central
- VH1 and all associated networks
- TV Land
- CMT (Country Music Television for all you non-country fans) and all associated networks
- BET and all associated networks
- Paramount Pictures and all associated groups (Paramount Animation, Paramount Home Entertainment, etc.)
Then there’s Time Warner-
- Sports Illustrated Magazine
- Time Magazine
- Entertainment Weekly Magazine
- TBS and all associated networks (TruTV, etc.)
- Cartoon Network/Adult Swim and associated networks (Boomerang, etc.)
- Warner Brothers Entertainment
- DC Comics
And the list goes on forever, it seems.
And lastly, there’s Disney. This may surprise you more than the other two. Aside from Walt Disney Studios, Disney channel, etc. they also own these:
- Lucasfilm, LucasArts, etc.
- Pixar Animation
- ABC Television Network
- History Channel
- E! Entertainment
- Marvel Entertainment (Marvel Comics, etc.)
- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks (American NHL hockey team)
These are just a few examples of who owns what when it comes to popular media. Next time you wonder why networks or franchises change the type of media or product they sell to consumers, remember it might be owned by one of these parent corporations, who call the shots. These are only 3 large corporations, and there are others like Fox Entertainment which own a large chunk of popular media we see or hear every day, as well as products we buy or places we go.
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