The hope is to compete with Hollywood for eyeballs as well as revenue. - The goal of the observatory are twofold; (1) to create transparency in the audiovisual sector, and (2) to provide data for experts in the business and academic sectors. • The mission is a ‘challenge for Europe’ Top 10 European major communication stakeholders by revenue. 1. Bertelsmann (Germany) - The German-based Bertelsmann group of companies has a strong media presence in over 50 countries worldwide. It is the 7 th largest media company globally. 2. Vivendi (France) - France’s Vivendi SA is a major player in France, across Europe’s audiovisual sector, and globally, with Activision Blizzard and other properties. 3. Lagardere (France) - Lagardere median is an extremely diversified French conglomerate with major publishing and media interests as well as military- industrial activities.
4. BSkyB ( UK) 5. Pearson PLC (UK) - Pearson, based in the UK, is a global media company with three main branches: the Penguin Group, the Financial Times Group, and Pearson Education. 6. Reed Elsevier (the Netherlands/UK) - Reed Elsevier is based in London and Amsterdam. It is primarily made up of three divisions: Elsevier, LexisNexis and Reed Business Information. Publish books, textbooks, journals, magazines, etc. 7. ARD/ Deutsche Welle (Germany) 8. BBC (UK) 9. Mediaset (Italy) - Mediaset is the largest private television or commercial broadcaster in Italy. Controls 7 channels in Italy and 4 in Spain, plus 2 additional satellite channels 10. Virgin Media (UK) - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is a significant transnational entity for public broadcaster across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In 2005 it issued the Madrid Declaration. The five main issues covered by the Declaration are: 1. the major role played by public service broadcasters to further European integration; 2. a proactive approach on the part of the EBU and its members to support public services; 3. the need for public service broadcasting to be at the forefront of new initiative regarding digital terrestrial broadcasting; 4. a comprehensive delivery of public content on the full spectrum of new digital platforms; and 5. the crucial importance of guaranteed stable and long-term funding to allow the full implementation of public duties. Multimedia Corporation Outside the United States and Europe: - European-based multimedia corporation are by no means the only-US stakeholders in the global communication industry. - Major communication stakeholders outside the United States and Europe, 2013; 1. WETV (Canada) 2. Aboriginal People’s Television Network (Canada) • APTN was launched in 1999 as means of promoting positive images and messages about Aboriginal peoples and their lifesyles.
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- Winter '16
- Helen Hambly
- European Union, Global Communication, global media, major communication stakeholders