TV Broadcast & Cable Networks Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry broadcast television programs for free to the public and for cable subscribers. In the US, major broadcast TV networks are ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, while leading basic-cable networks include ESPN, Fox News, USA Network, and Univision. Other leading companies include Luxembourg-based RTL Group (owned by Germany's Bertelsmann), Japan's Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK, also called Japan Broadcasting Corporation), the UK's ITV, and Italy's Mediaset.

Competitive Landscape

Business advertising, program popularity, and consumer demographics drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on advertising volume, programming mix, and efficient operations. Large companies have advantages of market dominance, often owning the only TV stations in a geographic area. Small companies can compete effectively with special programming that attracts a targeted audience. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 TV broadcasting companies account for about 90% of TV broadcasting revenue; the top 50 cable and other subscription programming companies account for nearly all of cable/subscription TV revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major industry product lines are broadcasts (air time) and programming, production, and post-production services. Other sources of revenue include program rights, merchandise sales, and sales of website advertising space.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the TV Broadcast & Cable Networks industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top TV Broadcast & Cable Networks Companies:
103564.0M | United States
48097.0M | United States
48088.0M | United States
48088.0M | United States
44151.285795M | Japan
34021.0M | United States
31271.0M | United States
15517.17547M | Australia
15517.17547M | Australia
14177.0M | United States
9363.0M | United States
8665.929M | United States
3867.0M | Bermuda
3764.6M | United States
3038.500864M | Republic Of Korea
2814.956M | United States
2636.647134M | New Zealand
2559.718515M | Canada
2127.081834M | Australia
2127.081834M | Australia
1921.342345M | United States
1873.4464M | Canada
1857.478M | United States
1833.296362M | Australia
1833.296362M | Australia

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