Google dominates ranking of world’s largest media owners

Google has widened the gulf between it and the chasing pack in the latest ranking of global media owners to be filed by Zenith Optimedia.

A top thirty report filed by the firm shows Google cementing its top dog status by ‘significantly’ extending its advantage over second placed Disney, growing from just 115 per cent larger last year to being 136 per cent bigger this time round.

To put the scale differential into context Google is also larger than both Disney and Comcast (the third largest challenger) combined, says Zenith's report.

Here is the full list:

Top 30 Global Media Owners 2015

1 Google

2 Walt Disney Company

3 Comcast

4 21st Century Fox

5 CBS Corporation

6 Bertelsmann

7 Viacom

8 Time Warner

9 News Corp

10 Facebook

11 Advance Publications

12 iHeartMedia

13 Discovery

14 Baidu

15 Gannett

16 Asahi Shimbun Company

17 Grupo Globo

18 Yahoo!

19 Fuji Media Holdings


21 Microsoft

22 Hearst Corporation

23 JC Decaux

24 Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings

25 Mediaset

26 Axel Springer

27 ITV plc

28 ProSiebenSat.1

29 NTV

30 Sanoma

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