Thanks, in part, from data obtained from Leichtman Research Group, popular digital media publication Recode has created an eye-catching graphic illustrating the “Big Media” landscape as it currently looks like.
You’d better print out and save a copy of this article. That’s because it’s likely not going to look like this in the near future.
With the “GAFAN” group of companies encroaching Hollywood, Recode created a simple diagram that organizes distributors, content companies and internet video companies by market cap and their main lines of business.
Here’s what it looks like:
As noted above, Comcast enjoys broad content and distribution, while Netflix is a large outlier.
With smaller distribution companies seeking content, mergers could be in the works. A reunification of CBS Corp. and Viacom recently fueled the rumor mill.
For now, all eyes are on AT&T and Time Warner, and on Disney and 21st Century Fox.
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