Media StocksU.S. Exchanges
When you watch TV, turn on your radio, visit a website or read a newspaper there is a good chance you are consuming a product owned by one of the publicly traded companies on this list. Here is a little info on some of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded media stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.
Cable and Satellite Providers: The public companies in this category own a very large percent of the cable and satellite TV market. Examples include Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), DISH Network Corporation (DISH) and Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR).
Digital Media: There are two types of companies in this category. The first are companies that receive a large percentage of their revenue from the websites they own. The second are large-sized companies with notable and popular websites. Examples of digital media companies include IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), Media General, Inc. (MEG) and WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD).
Diversified Media Companies: These companies own assets in more than one media category (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media). This section has many of the larger companies based on market capitalization.
Internet Television Stations/On Demand: Streaming and on demand has changed the way individuals consume entertainment and information over the past several years. This category currently has Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) and a few companies providing streaming and on-demand services in China.
Newspapers: Almost all of the major daily newspapers in the United States are represented by a company in this section. There are also a few regional and community newspaper publishers in this category. Some of the larger companies include News Corporation (NWS) and New York Times Company (The) (NYT).
Radio: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) and Pandora Media, Inc. (P) might be the most recognized names because of the common use of their products but there are also just shy of a dozen other public companies that own radio stations on this list. Many of these companies own 20 to 50 radio stations spread out across markets in different parts of the country.
Social Media: This section includes well-known social media companies in addition to social gaming and social entertainment platform companies. Examples of some of the larger companies in this category include Facebook, Inc. (FB) and Twitter, Inc. (TWTR).
TV Networks: Basically every network on TV, from the big three to premium cable networks, is represented by a public company in this category. Many of these companies carry strong brand names and own multiple media and entertainment assets. Examples of these companies include:
TV Stations: Similar to radio, you might not recognize the names of these television broadcasting companies. However, because many of the companies have dozens of TV stations across the country you might very well recognize the local station they own. Examples of companies in this category include E.W. Scripps Company (The) (SSP), Gray Television, Inc. (GTN) and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST).
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List of Publicly Traded Media StocksU.S. Exchanges
A H Belo Corporation (AHC) (Newspapers: Dallas Morning News)
AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) (AMC, IFC and SundanceTV, Also operates BBC America)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (BBGI) (Radio: Diverse range of formats)
Cable One, Inc. (CABO) (Cable service provider)
CBS Corporation (CBS) (CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS Television Studios, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster and CBS Television Stations and CBS Radio)
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CETV) (Television stations: Operates in Central and Eastern Europe)
Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR) (Cable operator)
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) (Cable – XFINITY; NBC Universal – NBC, Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Universal Parks, Television Production and Television Stations)
Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS) (Radio: Diverse range of formats)
Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.) (DJCO) (Newspapers: Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals)
DHX Media Ltd. (DHXM) (Canada: Children’s television programming)
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)(Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet)
DISH Network Corporation (DISH) (Satellite TV)
Emmis Communications Corporation (EMMS) (Radio: Radio stations and a selection of magazines)
Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM) (Radio: road range of content)
Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC) (Spanish-language TV and radio stations)
E W Scripps Company (The) (SSP) (Radio and television stations)
Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) (USA TODAY)
Gray Television, Inc. (GTN) (Television stations)
Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV) (Mexico – TV radio, Live Entertainment, Film Production and Magazines)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV) (Hispanic TV/Cable Networks)
IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) (About.com, Ask.com, Chemistry.com, Citysearch, CollegeHumor, DailyBurn, Dictionary.com, Electus, HomeAdvisor, Investopedia, Vimeo and Tutor.com)
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) (Newspapers: Midwest Daily Publications)
Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDA) (Interest in Charter Communications)
Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA) (Cable Operator: United Kingdom)
Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA) (Subsidiaries – Sirius Satellite Radio and the Atlanta Braves. Interest and/or investments in Live Nation Entertainment, Time Warner and Viacom)
McClatchy Company (The) (MNI) (Newspapers: The Sacramento Bee, (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, the Miami Herald and The Charlotte Observer)
Media General, Inc. (MEG) (Operates TV Stations and Digital Media Assets)
Meredith Corporation (MDP) (Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Television Stations)
MSG Networks Inc. (MSGN) (Sports and entertainment networks)
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) (Internet television network)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST) (Television stations)
New Media Investment Group Inc. (NEWM) (Community Publications)
News Corporation (NWS) (Harper Collins Publishers, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Australia Leading Publisher, United Kingdom – The Times and The Sun)
New York Times Company (The) (NYT) (Newspapers)
Pandora Media, Inc. (P) (Internet radio)
Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) (China: internet media and entertainment)
Radio One, Inc. (ROIA) (Radio: Primarily targets African American and urban listeners)
Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA) (Radio: Broad range of programming)
Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM) (Radio: Primarily targets Christian and conservative listeners)
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) (HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and the Travel Channel)
Sina Corporation (SINA) (China: multiple online properties including SINA.com and social media website Weibo.com)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBGI) (Television stations)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) (Satellite radio)
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBSA) (Radio: Primarily targets Hispanic listeners)
Tegna, Inc. (TGNA) (Television stations and digital media properties)
Time Inc. (TIME) (People, Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune, InStyle)
Time Warner, Inc. (TWX) (Home Box Office (HBO), Cinemax, Flixster, TBS, TNT, CNN, multiple websites)
Townsquare Media, Inc. (TSQ) (Radio: Radio broadcasting and live events)
Tribune Media Company (TRCO) (Broadcast Stations and Superstation WGN America)
tronc, Inc. (TRNC) (Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel and The Baltimore Sun)
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) (Twentieth Century Fox Film, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FOX, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, National Geographic Channels and STAR)
Viacom Inc. (VIA) (Paramount Pictures, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, SPIKE, TV Land and VH1)
Videocon d2h Limited (VDTH) (India: Pay TV services)
Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) (Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm)
Wecast Network, Inc. (WCST) (China: internet media and entertainment)
WideOpenWest, Inc. (WOW) (IPO May 25, 2017; cable and broadband provider)